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Health & Wellness

August 14, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Dr. Todd Mastrovitch was almost done with his shift one morning when a child suffering a severe neurological issue, another with a severe respiratory problem and a third with a mental health concern passed through the doors in a five-minute span. Within 30 minutes, Dr.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been recognized for its quality care for patients who have had a stroke - the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.  The hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus. There are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Eradicating food insecurity in New Jersey, where it affects one in five families with children, often seems like a daunting battle, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin said. But at a roundtable discussion with food insecurity stakeholders that he and Sen. Cory Booker hosted at ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 293 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 11, 2022, shows an increase of 50 cases statewide since Monday Aug. 8. In Essex County, there are 59 cases as of Thursday morning.  The US Centers for Disease Control ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - How long has it been since you tested out your Egg Race or Tug of War skills?  Too long?   Then you just might want to participate in this upcoming event!   East Brunswick Recreation and Parks Department has once again teamed up with ELITE Fitness Alliance to bring you ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The pediatric emergency department at Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been recognized by a trusted referral source that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on criteria such as clinical performance and patient satisfaction. The Dorothy B. Hersh Pediatric ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Center for Vector Biology (CVB), part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, recently launched ‘New Jersey Ticks 4 Science!’, a citizen-led science project supported by the state that asks New Jerseyans to submit tick specimens ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - This past week, the South Brunswick Township Council voted down a Trap, Neuter, Vaccinate and Manage (TNVM) ordinance in an effort to address the feral cat population. The measure was unanimously disapproved by the council, citing their inability to accommodate demands from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Another steel beam bolted in place here. Some concrete poured there. And the distinct shape of a spiral staircase climbing to where the atrium will be bathed in sunlight. Step by step, the state’s first free-standing cancer hospital has been taking shape under the gratified ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — No one is ever too old to enjoy the thrill of competition or the exhilaration of bringing home gold, silver or bronze medals for their well-earned victories. Scores of senior citizens, age 50 and older, from across the Garden State will prove those sentiments again in September ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A volunteer-driven mental health crisis call center is preparing for the rise in calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that is anticipated to come with the rollout of an easier-to-remember number for the hotline, 988. The new number goes live July 16. Caring Contact ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The emergency department at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been recognized for its care of children by the national Emergency Nurses Association (RNA). Dorothy B. Hersh Pediatric Emergency Department has earned the Lantern Award from the ENA, ...

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he Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in partnership with the Federal Communications Commission and the Department of Veterans Affairs, are moving to a 3-digit dialing code as a way to strengthen and expand the existing National Suicide Prevention ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s new Chief Medical Officer has extensive experience in emergency response that including treating patients during a virus epidemic in West Africa and those affected by a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane. Lewis Rubinson, MD, PhD, FCCP, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - About 200 to 250 people gathered at New Brunswick City Hall last night to attend a pro-choice rally organized by Planned Parenthood in the wake of yesterday’s U.S. Supreme Court decision overturning the Roe v. Wade decision to legalize abortion.   Speakers included Tara ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Township Council has introduced an ordinance that would require lead paint inspections for certain rental spaces. The ordinance was introduced at the last council meeting on Tuesday, June 14th. Last year, the state passed a law that would require ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal. RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement today, June 14, stating the ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Radiological tests conducted at Colonia High School have found “no evidence of any cancer-causing hazard” and no reason for further environmental investigations at the school, Mayor John E. McCormac announced today. For two weeks in April, Woodbridge paid for radiological ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center, announced a Blood Emergency last week.  This is an urgent situation, and New Jersey Blood Services needs as many donations as possible over the next few weeks to help them get out of the blood shortage. A ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — The national Brain Tumor Foundation pledges free MRI brain tumor screenings for people associated with Colonia High School after an ardent appeal from Al Lupiano, an alumnus on a mission to find the cause of local health issues that captured the national and international media ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nurses at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provide constant care for children who are recovering from invasive surgery, have congenital anomalies or a host of other medical issues. Their colleagues in Saint ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - National-wide problems have hit home as local stores in Spotswood, Milltown, and East Brunswick have each fallen into the infant baby formula shortage.  TAPinto East Brunswick went on the road today to visit eight local stores that carry infant formula - or wish they could - to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The five new operating rooms unveiled Tuesday, May 17 represent Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s continuing commitment to making it so Garden State residents don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away for state-of-the-art health care. From the spacious settings ...

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WOODBRIDGE - As May marks National Mental Health Awareness Month, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) is expressing concern over a recent study that shows 84% of parents with school-aged children believe there is a youth mental health crisis in the United States. Moreover, the study ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, where 5,300 babies were delivered last year, has been recognized as one of the nation’s best maternity hospitals for 2022 by a leading publication. The hospital, renowned for its comprehensive care of expectant mothers and newborns, has been ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- Last week, a rabid raccoon was confirmed in South Brunswick after an altercation with a local dog. This is the first confirmed case of rabies in South Brunswick for 2022, according to the township. On Tuesday, May 10th, a resident’s dog had an altercation with a raccoon that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Denise G. was reduced to crawling on her hands and knees by intense back pain that didn’t respond to acupuncture, physical therapy or over-the-counter pain medicine. It wasn’t until an ultrasound test revealed that one of her uterine fibroids had doubled in size that the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital was recently recognized for its care for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital received a Platinum Award for its efforts at the forefront of the fight to reduce the risk of COVID-19 by a statewide business advocacy ...

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