Health & Wellness

July 26, 2021

SUMMIT, NJ – JULY 22, 2021 – Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center today marked the opening of its new South Garage, a recently completed, state-of-the-art employee parking structure that will improve parking throughout the campus. The 234,000 square-foot garage includes 648 parking ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to ...

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SUMMIT and MORRISTOWN, NJ - New Jersey-based Atlantic Health System and New York-based NYU Langone Health -- two of the leading names in healthcare in the Tri-State region -- are joining together to give patients greater access to heart and liver transplants and the coordinated, high-quality care ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jack Morris is a modest man who sees himself as a kid from Highland Park who’s done good. Thursday’s announcement that his name will adorn the state’s first free-standing cancer center, however, is a great source of pride for his parents. Being able to drive across the ...

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NEW JERSEY - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli. The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New ...

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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 Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital has announced that it has dosed the first patient in Imagine-1, a global Phase 1/2 clinical trial program for PBGM01, an adeno-associated virus (AAV)-delivery gene therapy being developed by Passage Bio, Inc., a ...

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To CareOne nurses and all nurses everywhere: Each May we celebrate the birthday of the pioneer of modern nursing, Florence Nightingale. From the start of her career, Florence Nightingale was challenged with crisis such as Cholera and the trauma of war. These crises provided a deep desire to ...

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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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — As the nationwide roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine continues and supply increases steadily, Middlesex County is encouraging residents wishing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to schedule an appointment today. As part of a larger expansion of accessibility to COVID-19 vaccines, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Feeding the food insecure, sheltering the homeless and empowering the unemployed - creating social programs to help communities around the state is part of the stated mission of RWJBarnabas Health. So, when some opponents of the plan to raze the Lincoln Annex School on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health’s Southern Facilities will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 23, featuring a panel of experts who will discuss the fears and hesitations within the Black community surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine, addressing specific concerns with science-based ...

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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 – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, will host the third free lecture in its virtual family lecture series Wednesday, March 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The topic, “Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction,” will be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for all parts of society, but social distancing has taken a particularly hard toll on adolescents.   How adolescents can navigate the pandemic will be the focus of “Adolescents and Ways to Safely Socialize,” a program that will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Blood Services is partnering with Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick to host a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 11, from noon to 6 p.m. The drive is being held because blood and blood product supplies in the state and region have ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Due to the impending snow storm, three COVID-19 mega sites will be closed on Sunday, February 7, announced Governor Murphy. The mega sites that will be closed are: Morris County - appointments will be moved to February 10 Burlington County - appointments will be moved to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJ Barnabas Health will have the opportunity to invest in research that will help ensure its training programs remain at its customary high standards. Rutgers University will double its resource productivity with its new-found ability to recruit leading clinicians and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Children’s Specialized Hospital has received a $250,000 state grant to fund an 18-month program focusing on safety education and injury prevention for people with disabilities throughout their lifespan. The funding will come from the New Jersey Department of Human Services ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center is among six COVID-19 vaccine sites that have been established by Middlesex County as the state continues its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination. These locations, in addition to the State-run Middlesex County Regional COVID-19 ...

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OLD BRIDGE - The 103-year-old woman who last month became New Jersey’s first nursing home resident to receive a COVID-19 vaccine got her second and final shot Monday morning with Gov. Phil Murphy looking on. Dressed in a purple winter coat and white scarf and seating in a wheelchair, Mildred ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - The South Brunswick Office of Emergency Management is continuing to coordinate with the Middlesex County Health Department and state officials on distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine in the township. According to the OEM, the state will open a mega-vaccination site at the ...

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Companies, Organizations, Government Can Now Schedule On-Site Testing, Anywhere in New Jersey EDISON, NJ – As the demand for COVID testing in New Jersey grows – with hospitalizations reaching all-time highs – Immediate Care is now taking its service on the road. The Red Bank-based company, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The first babies born in 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital were twins Jade Eloni and Jasmine Elle Mayes. Older sister Jade (5 pounds, 2 ounces) arrived at 12:39 p.m. on Jan. 1, and Jasmine (5 pounds, 1 ounce) followed shortly after at 12:55 p.m. The proud ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ - Morristown Medical Center, part of Atlantic Health System welcomed Morris County's first baby of 2021 at 12:36am. The baby girl, named Blake Noelle Sabino weighed 7 lbs 10 oz and is 20.5 inches long. Blake joins parents Nicole Barbour and Jason Sabino of ...

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NEW JERSEY- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of Nestle Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken meals for “possible extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic.” The baked chicken meals were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020 with a “Best Before” date of ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Maritza Beniquez, a University Hospital emergency room nurse, became the first person in New Jersey to be inoculated against COVID-19 on Tuesday.  The frontline health care worker, who also turned 56 on the history-making occasion, said receiving the vaccine was the best gift she ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - To help support an urgent call from New Jersey Blood Services about a blood shortage, Spotswood John J. Carney Post 4589 is hosting two emergency bloods drive on Monday, December 7 and Tuesday, December 29. Both blood drives will be held from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Donors should be ...

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EDISON, NJ – Edison Heating and Cooling, a residential, commercial and industrial HVAC company, offers a variety of air purification technology systems, including those that work to refresh stale air while reducing the likelihoods of health issues caused by indoor pollutants.  "Whether you're a ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD - During a virtual South Plainfield Council Meeting on Nov. 16, Mayor Matthew Anesh proclaimed Dec. 4 to be “PKS Awareness Day.” Accepting the proclamation was eleven-year-old Brianna Feeney, who has Pallister-Killian Syndrome (PKS), and her mother Patricia Trenchak Feeney.  PKS ...

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