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Health & Wellness

September 23, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night. The freestanding outpatient facility, ...

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A recall has been issued for approximately 14,400 UPPAbaby All-Terrain RIDGE Jogging Strollers because the rear disc brakes have openings that may “cause amputation or laceration if a non-occupant child’s fingertip gets caught in the openings while the stroller is in use,” according to the U.S.

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HACKENSACK, NJ - In honor of September being Prostate Cancer Awareness Month, Hackensack Meridian Health is now offering an innovative prostate cancer imaging test called PYLARIFY® (piflufolastat F 18) at four hospitals in the HMH network. Approved in May 2021, the test involves an injection that ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - With the educational year beginning soon, the Hackensack Health Department and Hackensack Public Schools will be hosting a Vax to School vaccine clinic to help keep kids safe going back to school.  The vaccine clinic will take place on Thursday, September 15 at the Hackensack ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack Meridian Hackensack University Medical Center is the first hospital in New Jersey to use the Persona IQ Smart Knee, a knee replacement joint component that securely tracks and transmits knee motion data. Physicians can then use the data to optimize patient monitoring, ...

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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 Bergen County, there are 29 cases as of Thursday morning.  The US Centers for Disease Control ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - In an effort to make improvements to the lives of New Jersey residents, the New Jersey Reentry Commission (NJRC) is giving Hackensack residents the opportunity to live a fulfilling life.  With programs designed for immigrants, those who struggle with addiction and the previously ...

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SAN DIEGO, CA — New research reported at the 2022 Alzheimer’s Association International Conference® (AAIC) covered the breadth of Alzheimer’s and dementia research, including the basic biology of aging and the brain, risk factors and prevention strategies, caregiving and living well with the ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 243 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The report, published Aug. 8, 2022, shows an increase of 29 cases since the last report on Fri. Aug. 5. In Bergen County, there are 25 cases as of Monday morning.  County by county, there are 73 cases ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 pm. Tuesday Aug. 9. The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. On Monday and Tuesday, expect daytime ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued an Air Quality Alert for our area from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday Aug. 4. This is in addition to the National Weather Service (NWS) Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug.

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — As temperatures rise across the country, extreme heat can have a significant impact on everyone's safety, but can be especially stressful and confusing for individuals with Alzheimer’s and other dementias, according to warnings issued through the Alzheimer’s Association of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to reach 90 - 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Here are some tips on beating the heat from the American Red Cross: Stay Cool Stay ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Senior citizens looking to improve their self-defense skills have the opportunity to take an eight-week course through the Hackensack Recreation Department.  Larry Barr of Barr Karate will be the course instructor. The course will take place from August 12 to September 30 from 9 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is preparing to play a pivotal role in New Jersey’s rollout of the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number later this month. The 988 hotline will work similar to how the 911 hotline currently works and will serve as an alternative to calling the three-digital ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — In observation of “The Longest Day” (TLD), celebrated each year on the day with the most daylight—also known as the summer solstice—people from across the world “fight the darkness of Alzheimer's through a fundraising activity of their choice.” At the Alzheimer’s Association ...

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Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, ...

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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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In 1994, National Men's Health Week was first established in the United States. Now every June our country celebrates National Men's Health Month to raise awareness of preventable health issues and encourage education and early detection of disease and illness among men and boys. Studies have found ...

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Walgreens Brand Acetaminophen has been recalled due to failure to meet child resistant packaging requirements, announced Aurohealth. The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children, according to the Consumer Product ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - The Hackensack Performing Arts Center will be hosting Sunset Yoga during the months of July and August.  Sunset Yoga will take place at Atlantic Street Park, located at 102 State Street, at 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.  The classes will take place on the following ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the request of the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater New Jersey (AAGNJ), the Livingston mayor and council have declared June 2022 as Alzheimer’s and Brain Health Awareness Month as well as the week of June 19 through June 25 as “Paint the Town Purple for Alzheimer’s Week” ...

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SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies are being recalled due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag, announced Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC. The recall was initiated after the company received reports from ...

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Babyganics is voluntarily recalling two lots of 20-ounce bottles of babyganics® 20oz chamomile verbena bubble bath, due to the presence of the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, announced the company. It was discovered, during internal testing, that two specific lot numbers of this product ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Thanks to a new $775,000 federal investment, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced Hackensack University Medical Center will receive a new “life-saving, cutting-edge” CT scanner for their new Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  According to a press release from Congressman Gottheimer’s ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The nationwide mask requirement for public transportation will remain in place for at least another two weeks. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was extending the order, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 as it monitors ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Federal judges in the Third Circuit of Appeals have upheld a previous decision, keeping Hackensack Meridian Health’s planned merger with Englewood Healthcare on pause.  According to the court’s decision, the planned merger would leave Hackensack Meridian controlling half of the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) has made history upon medical centers in the state of New Jersey and made rumblings nationwide after their recent announcement.  HUMC is the first center in New Jersey and the second in the world to use an innovative imaging technology ...

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UNITED STATES — Fitbit is recalling its Ionic Smartwatch due to the potential for the lithium-ion battery to overheat, thus posing a burn hazard, the US. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. Sales of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch total around one million across the country. The fitness ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - When you're rated as the Best Skilled Nursing Facility overall in Bergen County and one of the top in NJ overall, that points directly to the people who work and care for their residents. CareOne at Ridgewood Avenue, near Route 17 and the Garden State Parkway in Paramus, earned ...

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