Health & Wellness

July 26, 2021

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The national blood supply continues to be of concern.  New Jersey needs more donors to assure that patients can have the lifesaving substance they need.  Appointments for this blood drive here in East Brunswick are very low, and the New York Blood Center and the Township of ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - The amount of blood donated this week at the Brunswick Square Mall was enough to help approximately 144 patients in need. 51 donors registered, and 48 units (pints) were collected by New Jersey Blood Services, a division of the New York Blood Center.  Says the American ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - First responders - both civic and medical - have been hard at work during the pandemic, serving as a source of strength, support, and action for others in the community.  Now it's time for those who care for us to care for themselves, too.  As a responder, have you been ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city's Code Red has been activated in response to today's rising temperatures. In fact, the National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory for New Brunswick and the surrounding area until 8 p.m. With the temperature expected to hit a high of 95 degrees in the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city has declared a Code Red, with temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s. According to the National Weather Service, the high temperature this afternoon in New Brunswick is expected to 96 degrees. There is also a chance of thunderstorms this afternoon, ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Temperatures were hot in East Brunswick this week, especially when it came to the discussion of the ordinance proposed by the Township Council to allow the sale of medical marijuana in the township.  More than 40 people attended the online meeting of the Township Council this ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The chancellor of Biomedical and Health Sciences at Rutgers said concern for patients’ health is the biggest factor behind the decision to require the university’s 1,000 or so health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. Brian Strom, who also serves as the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The city has declared a Code Red, with temperatures expected to climb into the upper 90s. Unity Square at 81 Remsen Avenue will be open as a cooling center until 4 p.m. Anyone who needs addition help should call 211. An excessive heat warning is in effect until ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Ground was broken in New Brunswick on Thursday for a new facility that medical experts and politicians hope will lead the charge in cancer treatment and research. Gov. Phil Murphy, Mayor Jim Cahill, RWJ Barnabas Health President and CEO Barry Ostrowsky, Rutgers President ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - At the COVID – 19 Vaccine Clinic to be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center located at 721 Cranbury Road in East Brunswick, the Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will both be available. To register and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — While 73% of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and another 10% say they will likely get a shot, there are still 16% who remain unwilling to take the vaccine, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The large number of Garden ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The number of city residents receiving the COVID-19 vaccine continues to lag compared with other municipalities around the state, according to statistics released by Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health. New Brunswick has the lowest vaccination rate among ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jeremiah Patten tensely waited for the needle to prick his arm when his dad leaned over and told him it wouldn’t be so bad if he looked away. As a physician assistant and the first person at Robert Wood Johnson University to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Anthony Patten is an old ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital will be holding several COVID-19 vaccine clinics for New Jersey residents, including some walk-in clinics. The number of New Brunswick residents who have received the vaccine lags behind most other municipalities across the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Saint Peter’s University Hospital will host a first dose COVID-19 vaccination clinic for New Jersey residents 12 years of age or older where they will administer the Pfizer vaccine, officials announced on Saturday. The clinic will be held on Sunday, May 16 from 8 a.m. to 11 ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ -  The single-shot Johnson and Johnson vaccine against COVID-19 will be available today at the East Brunswick Community Arts Center on Cranbury Road between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. It is not required to be a resident of East Brunswick. Register at ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - People for Animals andKarma Cat + Zen Dog Rescue Society have teamed up to host a Trap, Neuter Return Workshop on Wednesday, May 26. The workshop will be held at the East Brunswick VFW on Cranbury starting at 6 PM. Out of an abundance of caution, they will be limiting ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman with the big, round stomach was eager to ask questions about what the ultrasound had revealed about the tiny life growing inside her. However, her English skills were limited, and the doctor didn’t speak much Spanish. At critical moments like these, Saint Peter’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses. “In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded ...

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MARLTON, NJ — A Burlington County man and his family are asking for the public’s help to save his life. Mark Klayman, who lives in Marlton, is in desperate need to find a kidney donor – and time is literally running out. Mark, who was diagnosed in 2009 with kidney cancer, has Stage 4 Kidney ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System will be hosting a remembrance service to honor those lost and affected by COVID-19. The virtual interfaith service will be held Wednesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Immediately after, there will be a commemorative tree planting ceremony outside the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city marked a morose milestone on Wednesday with the passing of the 100th resident due to complications of COVID-19. There were 22 new cases and one death over the 24 hours leading up to Middlesex County’s daily COVID-19 pandemic update Wednesday. In all, 5,818 ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's John J. Carney Post 4589 is hosting two blood drives in this month on Tuesday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to help address the blood shortage the area is facing. The mission of NJ Blood Services is to provide an adequate blood supply ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two weeks ago, The New Jersey Department of Health identified Saint Peter’s University Hospital, and many other hospitals and sites throughout the state, as open PODs (Point of Dispensing) locations for the COVID-19 vaccinations. As an open POD, St.Peter's is following state ...

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Nearly 90,000 Uninsured Children Will Have Access to Health Care Coverage Through the Initiative; Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal Invests $20 million in First Phase of Two-Year Campaign  MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Joined by Senate Health Committee Chair Senator Joe Vitale (D, MIddlesex County), ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of today, New Jersey has administered more than 3,798,523 vaccine doses, (2,515,767 with at least one dose and 1,357,829 fully vaccinated people).  In Middlesex County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 314,919 doses of vaccines have been administered.  "Vaccinations are ...

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Effort Continues Murphy Administration Work to Save Lives by Getting Overdose Antidote into as Many Hands as Possible TRENTON, NJ – Acting Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman announced the Department on Thursday distributed nearly 13,000 doses of the life-saving opioid overdose antidote ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With temperatures expected to drop and winds expected to increase, the city has called for a Code Blue alert from the evening of Sunday, March 14 to the morning of Monday, March 15. Unity Square Community Center at 81 Remsen Avenue will be open overnight as a warming center ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will mark the one-year milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic with a series of observances and light displays that pay tribute to the courage and resilience of the hospital’s healthcare heroes and the communities that have supported ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – With overnight temperatures expected to plummet, the city has called for a Code Blue from the evening of Sunday, March 7 through the morning of Monday, March 8. Unity Square Community Center at 81 Remsen Avenue will be open overnight as a warming center between 7 p.m. and 7 ...

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