Health & Wellness

May 21, 2020

HACKENSACK, N.J. — As the world continues to be in the throes of the coronavirus pandemic, local hospitals — which county officials have dubbed “war zones” with Intensive Care Units filled to capacity with infected individuals — are currently the most feared place among people concerned for their ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The Rodriguez family at Hackensack University Medical Center (HUMC) radiate just as much love for each other as they do for their vocation. Kathy, along with her daughters Meghan, 31, and Erin, 27, work diligently at the Prospect Avenue hospital — a place they liken to a ...

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NORTH JERSEY — As the country continues to be in lockdown amid the coronavirus pandemic, forcing millions of Americans to stay at home to help curb the spread of the potentially deadly virus that has to date touched more than 3.4 million people and claimed almost a quarter of a million lives, ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — City officials are announcing two important updates concerning the ongoing response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus crisis. Both updated policies are based on the continued reduction in new COVID-19 cases in Hackensack and the surrounding area, which have made it possible to begin ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — For the physicians and nurses working the front lines at Hackensack University Medical Center during the coronavirus pandemic, April 28 marked a milestone victory in their epic battle against the infamous widespread killer virus. Early this afternoon, on perhaps the nicest day ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Hackensack University Medical Center is cautioning patients not to ignore symptoms of a stroke or heart attack due to fear of contracting COVID-19. Many hospitals across the country have noticed an increase in people ignoring life-threatening symptoms. They are choosing to ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack officials are announcing the launch of a new COVID-19 hotline phone number and email address. City residents can call or email the hotline if they need help or have questions about anything COVID-19-related. “Connecting residents with the available resources on ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- CBH Care is announcing that it has relocated its program personnel to remote therapy services or telehealth, in order to serve its consumers during the COVID-19 pandemic. The organization will continue to provide vital mental health services to youth and adults in need while ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Are you a patient that has recovered from COVID-19? Hackensack Meridian Health needs your help! On Friday, Hackensack Meridian Health announced that researchers and clinical experts are looking to the blood of infected COVID-19 survivors for answers on how to treat the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Hackensack officials are announcing the launch of a new COVID-19 information portal on the city’s website. The information portal provides a comprehensive resource and daily updates for the city’s residents on the Coronavirus pandemic.  “One of the best ways our city can help ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Three people in the Bergen County Jail community have tested positive for COVID-19.  Bergen County Sheriff Anthony Cureton announced that — in addition to the first case, which was reported two weeks ago, a 31-year-old ICE detainee — a 40-year-old Salvadoran national in U.S.

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — A successful launch of last Friday’s opening of the state’s first-ever, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)-backed drive-thru testing center for novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at Bergen Community College in Paramus has prompted Bergen County to initiate work on a second test ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- As cases of novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bergen County continue to climb -- the most recent tally of which has reached 61 -- County Executive James Tedesco is calling for tighter measures that will help corral large crowds to safeguard additional people from exposure to the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. —  City officials are announcing that a 49-year-old female Hackensack resident has tested positive for COVID-19/Coronavirus. The resident was tested at a local hospital and was discharged to self-quarantine and recover at home. The Hackensack Health Department will remain in ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. —  On behalf of the City Council and local government, Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse is releasing the following statement regarding the city’s response to the COVID-19/Coronavirus outbreak: While we are fortunate that our city has not yet had a confirmed case of Coronavirus in ...

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NORTH JERSEY — Since the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic this past week, new bipartisan legislation has been passed aiming to address the spread of the potentially deadly virus head-on, keep American families safe, and stimulate the economy. Congressman Gottheimer ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — All 75 school districts in Bergen County will be closed beginning Friday, March 13, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco said during a news conference Thursday night inside the Freeholder Public Meeting Room at One Bergen County Plaza. Students will transition from on-site ...

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EDISON, N.J — Hackensack Meridian Health announces the national recognition of two of its leaders, Lauren Koniaris, M.D., chief medical informatics officer of the Northern Region of Hackensack Meridian Health, and Sandra Powell-Elliott, BS, MBA, vice president for Life Sciences and Innovation at ...

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MAHWAH, N.J. -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Board of Chosen Freeholders invite the public to attend a free HealthEASE Wellness event focusing on lifestyle choices to maintain good brain health and reduce risks to it as you age. Presented by the Bergen County Division of Senior ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco and the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders will present the Bergen County Department of Human Services-Division of Senior Service/ADRC’s Annual Spring Caregivers Conference on Saturday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Felician ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. – Following the announcement of two presumptive positive cases of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Bergen County this past week, the Division of Consumer Protection of Bergen and Passaic Counties is advising residents to be cognizant of the potential of price gouging on the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — The City of Hackensack is working cooperatively with state and county health officials as well as Hackensack University Medical Center to ensure that the community is kept safe and informed of the situation regarding a confirmed case of Coronavirus that was announced last night.

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- The Boys and Girls Club of Hackensack/Lodi held their annual Staff and Member Awards Night on February 25. The club honored members who have been involved in different aspects of the club like STEM club and athlete of the year. The Chamber was the proud recipient of the ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Since news of the coronavirus spread across national headlines this past December, it’s common to find people walking public streets with face masks on as a precaution to protect themselves from the potentially deadly disease.  On Sunday, U.S. Congressman Josh Gottheimer ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — YWCA Northern New Jersey will host its 2020 Women’s Leadership Conference—ENERGIZE. ENGAGE. INSPIRE on March 4 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at Bethany Community Center, 605 Pascack Road, Washington Township.  Dynamic leaders will share key strategies on how to deepen your ...

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FORT LEE, N.J. — All of last week, tenth-grade students at Fort Lee High School were excused from their class studies to learn about the culturally omnipresent issue of mental health. In groups classes learned critically important Mental Health First Aid (MFHA) training, which teaches attendants ...

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Edison, NJ — Hackensack Meridian Health announces the addition of M. Todd Way as regional president of the Central Market. Todd will lead five hospitals in the Central Market – JFK Medical Center, Raritan Bay Medical Center-Perth Amboy, Raritan Bay Medical Center-Old Bridge, Bayshore Medical ...

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EDISON, NJ — Hackensack Meridian Health announces the promotion of Kenneth Esser to senior vice president, chief of staff, Corporate Services and Governance, Government Relations. Esser joined Hackensack Meridian Health in October 2018 and has had a positive impact on many fronts. In addition to ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — For the children heading into surgery at Hackensack Meridian Palisades Medical Center in North Bergen, fear and anxiety are taking a backseat. Literally.  Children have begun driving themselves into surgery in style via an electric motorized Mercedes-Benz and a Land Rover. The ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Five new physicians have joined the medical staff at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Cancer Center in New Jersey.    Hyung C. Suh, MD, PhD, is a hematologist-oncologist who joined the Stem Cell Transplantation and Cellular Therapy program. Dr. Suh ...

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