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Health & Wellness

October 13, 2021

WAYNE, NJ – In recognition of National Breast Cancer Awareness month, Clara Maass Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, will present a day of empowerment and education on breast cancer at Willowbrook Mall in Wayne, NJ. on Sunday, October 17 from 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., The ‘Pink Village’ ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Vice President Kamala Harris came to Newark on Friday with a clear goal in mind - to encourage city residents to get vaccinated at a time when the COVID-19 pandemic has clearly yet to be defeated.  “There will be an end to this,” Harris said at a pooled press conference while ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of a $100 million donation from the Cooperman Family Foundation—the largest monetary contribution ever provided to a hospital in New Jersey in support of its healthcare initiatives—Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston announced on Thursday that the ...

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Bloomfield, NJ-- Bloomfield launched its Community Farmers Market on Tuesday in the Bloomfield Public Library Courtyard.  The market will run every Tuesday, 3:30-6:30pm, through November 9 and feature City Green's mobile veggie truck along with a variety of other vendors.  “This farmers ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Midway through National Suicide Prevention Month in September and nearly two months after the death of her 14-year-old son, Shiv, Livingston mom Shilpa Kulkarni addressed the Livingston Board of Education (LBOE) on Tuesday night about the challenges Shiv faced and what steps the ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- For anyone who is on the fence regarding vaccinations for their children, The Township of Bloomfield has organized an Instagram Live event to help you in your decision-making process.  Join the Bloomfield Department of Health & Human Services this Wednesday, August 25 from ...

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After weeks of being labeled a Substantial COVID-19 transmission area, Essex County has escalated to a High transmission location. The CDC (Center for Disease Control) rates areas on a four-category scale of COVID-19 spreading: High, Substantial, Moderate and Low. Only four counties in New ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ – Essex County is taking appointments for COVID-19 booster shots, for people with compromised immune systems, it was announced today. County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. said CDC and FDA are recommending that residents with compromised immune systems receive a third dose, or ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two different events were happening in East Brunswick Friday, flooding the narrow streets around Memorial Elementary School.  One was a rally by about 150 "anti-maskers" who were there to protest Governor Murphy's statewide requirement for students to be masked when they ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc.

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BELLEVILLE, NJ — Through the end of the year, Clara Maass Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health will offer a comprehensive blood screening program at a reduced cost of $40 per screening. The program will be offered from 7 AM to 9 AM on August 26, September 23, October 28, November 18 ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The combination of high temperatures and high humidity across Northern NJ will continue according to the National Weather Service (NWS). In response, a heat advisory has been issued through 8 p.m. Wednesday.   "A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity ...

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NEW YORK, NY — While the region continues to swelter, the National Weather Service (NWS) bulletin issued shortly before 4 a.m. Monday, indicates that the heat advisory may be extended into Wednesday. According to the NWS, "A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ — The County of Essex be providing free COVID-19 vaccines at the Brookdale Park fireworks and concert spectacular this Thursday, July 1. Just look for the new Mobile Health Unit. The much-loved Essex County Fireworks Spectacular returns to Brookdale Park after a free concert ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The Bloomfield Department of Health & Human Services will be holding pop-up COVID-19 vaccine clinics with the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine and they are looking to get the word out. Ages 18+ are eligible.    The dates and locations are as ...

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UNION COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to be ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- The following reminders were issued by the Township of Bloomfield Department of Health & Human Services; COVID-19 Vaccinations: Reminder- COVID-19 Vaccine Pop-up Clinic at Watsessing Community Center TOMORROW, May 12th from 10am-3pm. Walk-ins welcome!! 2 flyers attached ...

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Nursing is defined as a profession within the health care sector, focused on the care of individuals, families, and communities, so they may attain, maintain, or recover optimal health and quality of life. Ask anyone who has been influenced by a nurse, and you’ll most likely be told that the ...

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NEW JERSEY - New Jersey's"Shot and a Beer" program which encourages eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated has expanded.  Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose can take their vaccination card to a participating brewery will receive a free beer. The program will end on ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--Bloomfield Township and Essex County will be hosting a COVID-19 pop-up vaccination clinic at Watsessing Park on May 12 and May 19. Registration is tomorrow, Tuesday, May 4. In partnership with Essex County, a pop-up COVID-19 vaccination site will be held at Watsessing ...

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POMPTON PLAINS, NJ — A Sparta family is going to have some interesting birthday celebrations in the future following the unusual birth of their twins.  Rebekah Faith was born at 11:46 p.m. March 31 and her sister Charlotte Grace was born 12:06 a.m. April 1.  Not only were they born on different ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The best methods on how to prevent opioid misuse and abuse among student athletes and adults with chronic pain was discussed during the ‘Operation Helping Hand’ virtual meeting on Wednesday evening. The event was hosted by the Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee, Department ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ – The women of Bloomfield’s Township Council and the Bloomfield Commission on Civil Rights hosted a virtual community meeting Wednesday night discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted working women and their daily routines. The insightful conversation focused on personal ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark is preparing to serve as a major hub to deploy nearly 6,000 vaccine doses per day, Gov. Phil Murphy announced.  The governor on Friday announced a partnership with the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the school’s Naimoli Center on ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ-- National Nutrition Month® is an annual campaign created by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. During the month of March, everyone is invited to learn about making informed food choices and developing healthful eating and physical activity habits.  The Bloomfield Department ...

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A healthcare communications and marketing leader at RWJBarnabas Health has been recently installed as the 2021 chair of the Public Relations Society of America's Health Academy. Dennis Wilson, Jr., of Basking Ridge, is vice president of Strategic Marketing for the Northern Region and Creative ...

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Jason Chesterman, BSN, RN is a lifelong resident of Bloomfield.  Recently, seeing an opportunity with the current pandemic, he started a business in Bloomfield along with partners Christina Gizienski, RN and Ashley Castro, RN.  The trio own Virus Squad, LLC, an on-site, rapid Covid-19 antigen ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - Frank Dos Santos, DO, MPH, FACEP, a seasoned physician executive with over 24 years of experience has been appointed Chief Medical Officer at Clara Maass Medical Center (CMMC), a facility of RWJBarnabas Health.  “Dr. Dos Santos’ expertise in global healthcare and medical ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ -- The Bloomfield Municipal Alliance Committee along with the Bloomfield Public Library and Bloomfield Health Department are once again partnering with Rutgers Robert Johnson Wood Medical School for a presentation on opioid overdose prevention. The free March 19 training will take ...

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BLOOMFIELD, NJ--It’s been one year since COVID-19 became a household name and forced every household to become closer than ever before. The general public may have been caught by surprise, but the Bloomfield Health Department (BHD) was ready: Planning for pandemics, and other public health events ...

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