Health & Wellness

March 18, 2019

TRENTON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health officials have warned that passengers that traveled through Newark Airport between March 4 at 9:00 p.m. and March 5 at 9:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles and could develop symptoms as late as March 26. According to the health alert issued on ...

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BAYONNE – CarePoint Health Medical Group has announced that Dr. Howard Levine has relocated to a new office at 654 Broadway. The new location, according to hospital officials, offers more space and parking than the previous location on Avenue C. The office’s telephone number and “great” staff ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University Tuesday announced that it is urging students to get a vaccination against meningitis following a state Department of Health decision to declare an outbreak of the disease because of two cases on campus this winter. "To protect the student population, we are ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Offering a reminder that early diagnosis is key to surviving colorectal cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death affecting men and women of all ages, CarePoint’s Bayonne Medical Center has announced that they will host a panel discussion to bring awareness to the ...

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BAYONNE, N.J.–  When six members of the Bayonne Police Department set out on their four-day, 300-mile, bike ride from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. on May 9 they won’t be alone. The annual event, known as the Police Unity Tour, will include over 2,500 riders who will end their journey at the ...

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MONMOUTH JUNCTION, NJ - Three lots of infants' ibuprofen concentrated oral suspension USP 50mg per 1.25ML have been recalled to due potential higher concentrations of ibuprofen, announced Tris Pharma Inc. The recalled products have been found to potentially have higher concentrations of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Bayonne Medical Center was recognized by the New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute (NJHCQI) during their Quarterly Quality Breakfast on Tuesday. The NJHCQI’s quarterly breakfast included an interactive forum and touched on multiple topics including the 2018 performance metrics ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— First Lady Tammy Murphy was in Camden Wednesday to launch a new campaign aimed at reducing infant and maternal mortality rates, and the racial disparity that exists between mothers and infants who survive childbirth. Nurture NJ is a multi-pronged, multi-agency approach to improve ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -- Winter storms, bad weather and sloppy road conditions are a factor in nearly half a million crashes and more than 2,000 road deaths every winter, according to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. In fact, about 46 percent of all crashes involving bad weather take place in the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Saying that while many in recovery from substance or alcohol abuse find the holiday season to be especially difficult, Robert R. Detore, CEO, Turning Point, is offering reassurance saying that “With a little planning ahead and a realistic assessment of impending situations, they can ...

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BAYONNE, NJ -- CarePoint Health’s Bayonne Medical Center was one of only 12 New Jersey hospitals who received a 2018 Top Hospitals Award, being recognized as a Top Teaching Hospital by national healthcare nonprofit, the Leapfrog Group. Bayonne Medical Center, who is receiving the award for a second ...

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BAYONNE, NJ —Bayonne mother Sharon Romano will host a blood drive on Friday in honor of her son, Michael, who passed away from cancer when he was 11 years old. Michael, who suffered from neuroblastoma, a rare form of pediatric cancer, received chemotherapy, surgery, radiation, stem cell ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Women in Bayonne and the surrounding area now have access to state-of-the-art breast cancer detection screening thanks to a nearly half million dollar investment made by Care Point Health at Bayonne Medical Center. Hospital and city officials, including Mayor Jimmy Davis and Dr.

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The annual Essex-Hudson-Union Walk to End Alzheimer’s doubled in size this year, as more than 1,000 people attended Saturday’s event, hosted by the Alzheimer’s Association Greater New Jersey chapter (AAGNJ) at West Orange’s South Mountain Recreation Clipper Pavilion, in support of ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- The Bayonne Fire Department and the Bayonne Health Department are hosting a community blood drive on Monday at the City Hall Fire House, located at 27th Street and Avenue C. Donors are welcome between 3:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. “The need for blood donation is great,” a press release ...

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BAYONNE, NJ- Born and raised in Bayonne, John Buzinkai knows a little something about transforming his life. Actually, having once tipped the scales at 400 pounds, and bringing his weight down to 260 pounds, he knows a big something! As the owner of Training for Warriors, one of Bayonne’s newest ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – #Team Bayonne “Pink Team” players pose following the "Take Me Home Fundraiser" for city fire victims held recently. The squad won its first game in the softball tournament, but lost to the eventual tourney champion, the Bayonne Police Department. The event raised more than ...

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NEW JERSEY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday August 7. A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees ...

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LONG BRANCH, NJ — New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed legislation on Friday prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” “The Jersey Shore has always been one of our state’s—and nation’s—great natural ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – Trinitas Regional Medical Center is expanding into Bayonne. According to a Trinitas press release, one of the largest behavioral health and psychiatry departments in the state will take over Bayonne Community Mental Health Center. “This transition to ownership by Trinitas ...

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BAYONNE, NJ – At its Fourth Annual Peninsula Gala at the Bayonne Golf Club on March 22, the Bayonne Chamber of Commerce honored four individuals/groups for their service to the city. CarePoint Health Chief Operating Officer Peter Daniels lauded the honorees during remarks at the beginning of the ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ - Every two minutes, a woman is diagnosed with breast cancer. And every 13 minutes, a woman will lose her battle with the disease. These are mothers, sisters, wives, and friends.  Susan G. Komen was one of them. After the Texas native passed away from breast cancer, her sister ...

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