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Health & Wellness

May 25, 2022

JERSEY CITY - As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to move to an endemic phase, many individuals grapple with short and long-term health issues, including trouble sleeping. Jyoti Matta, M.D., the medical director of the Center for Sleep Disorders at Jersey City Medical Center, discusses how sleep ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes (Morahan Center) at RWJBarnabas Health expanded its services to Hudson County at Newport Centre. To mark the grand opening of the new Center, staff recently offered free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  Jersey City Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, attained Magnet recognition again, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes health care ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Following CarePoint Health’s announcement earlier this week that it has completed the transition from a for-profit healthcare system to a non-profit, Hudson Regional Hospital issued a strong rebuke. In a statement, Hudson Regional Hospital officials called CarePoint’s ...

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, with someone dying nearly every four minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. David Kung, M.D. a cerebral vascular, endovascular, and general neurosurgeon at The Stroke Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The State Health Planning Board voted last month against a recommendation by state health officials and delayed a vote that would have allowed BMC Hospital to buy 39.1 percent sale of Bayonne Medical Center. Although the sale will likely take place anyway, the transfer of ...

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and while individuals may each experience different symptoms, there are some that are most common. Time is also critical when treating someone with a stroke. The quicker a stroke victim is treated, the higher the changes of preventing long-term effects or ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - The Bayonne Free Public Library will host a “World Autism Month Breakthrough Summit with Dr. Kerry Magro,” on Friday, April 29, from 11 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., Library Director JP Porcaro has announced. This is a follow-up to last year's event, and all new topics will be addressed this ...

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Jersey City Medical Center has a wide-ranging commitment to healing, enhancing, and investing in Hudson County. Here, President and CEO Michael Prilutsky explains what that means for the community. What new investments or expansions can Hudson County residents expect in the next year or ...

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Aphasia — a condition that can occur suddenly after a stroke or traumatic head injury or develop slowly from a growing tumor or disease — has been in the headlines lately due to actor Bruce Willis’ decision to retire due to his recent diagnosis.    According to the National Aphasia Association, ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The nationwide mask requirement for public transportation will remain in place for at least another two weeks. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was extending the order, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 as it monitors ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -  A Bayonne grandmother is encouraging all residents to become an organ and tissue donor in memory of her 20-month-old grandson that tragically passed away in 2011. Jonathon Kuzminski sustained a traumatic brain injury in a fall. “I am the team captain for TEAM JONATHON, in ...

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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer products have been recalled due to the possible bacterial contamination, announced the FDA. Select units of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer could show the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium. The baterium typically poses little medical risk to ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Medical Center capped off its celebration of American Heart Month with a one-mile Walk for Heart Health for staff and community members earlier this month. The walk was led by representatives of Jersey City Medical Center, including Michael Prilutsky, president and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City's Metropolitan Family Health Network, Inc. will receive $800,000 in federal funds.  The dollars, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker said, are part of $11,958,000 in federal funding they secured for New Jersey hospitals and Federally Qualified Health ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis has announced that COVID testing at the Bayonne Museum will cease this week and the last day for vaccinations at the Korpi Ice Rink will be March 31. Positive rates have been dropping steadily over the last two months, and the city now believes there are enough ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Jersey City Medical Center, an affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, the leading academic health system in New Jersey, recently opened a newly renovated vascular center. “Our upgraded Vascular Center allows patients easier access to a full spectrum of advanced vascular care in a ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - While the City of Bayonne has said they will no longer report on the number of COVID-19 cases locally, the fact that Bayonne Medical Center only has three residents currently admitted for treatment due to the virus gives indication that the latest surge of the pandemic has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The CDC upgraded its guidance acknowledging that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread across the country.  Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the ...

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Almost 334,000 pacifiers are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Mushie & Co FRIGG silicone pacifiers came in two designs, the Classic and the Daisy, and each design came in two sizes: 0-6 months and 6-18 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ —In honor of Maternal Health Awareness Day on January 23, Jersey City Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, is offering two Covid-19 vaccination events next week.  The events will be held on Tuesday, January 25, and Friday, January 28 at the Medical Center, which is ...

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JERSEY CITY - Center for Sleep Disorders at Jersey City Medical Center in Jersey City recently received program accreditation from the American Academy of Sleep Medicine (AASM).  “The American Academy of Sleep Medicine congratulates Center for Sleep Disorders at Jersey City Medical Center on ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ —Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) has named Adrienne Austin as director of diversity and inclusion. The Medical Center is part of RWJBarnabas Health, a network of independent healthcare providers in New Jersey. Austin has spent years working on diversity and inclusion programs ...

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JERSEY CITY — Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is seeking donors to help address the state’s dangerously low blood supply.   “Blood donations are crucial in helping us minimize blood shortages that can sometimes delay lifesaving medical care for patients in ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Bayonne Medical Center is holding its own with the latest surge of COVID, although staffing shortages are occurring as people test positive and are forced to remain in isolation for five days, officials said. Fortunately, the hospital hasn’t lost any bed space and is holding people ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey's largest healthcare system has updated their visitor policy in response to the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state. Starting Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, no visitors will be allowed in any RWJBarnabas hospital or healthcare facility. This includes inpatient acute ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Mayor Jimmy Davis said he is working hard with his team to increase the testing apparatus in Bayonne to cope with the surge in reported cases of COVID-19. He encouraged people to get tested and vaccinated as they go into the holiday season. As of December 16 the Bayonne Health ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC) and RWJBarnabas Health have opened a retail pharmacy location at 519 Broadway in Bayonne. Located on the second floor, the Barnabas Health Retail Pharmacy (BHRP) at Bayonne offers fast, convenient prescription services for patients and community ...

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All lots of specific Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spay products, with an expiration date through September 2023, have been recalled, Proctor & Gamble has announced. The products were recalled due the presence of Benzene. The recalled ...

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Doctors have long known that excess levels of bad cholesterol LDL cause plaque buildup in the arteries, leading to heart attacks and strokes. In 1987, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved lovastatin to safely reduce low density lipoproteins (LDL) – the sometimes called “bad” ...

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