Health & Wellness

March 14, 2020

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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HACKENSACK, N.J. – Hackensack University Medical Center, a national leader in orthopedic care and robotic surgery, is the first facility in the United States to acquire and offer patients undergoing total knee replacement the TSolution One Total Knee Application (TKA) for use in total knee ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Thirteen minutes past the stroke of midnight on Wednesday, as millions of Americans celebrated the birth of the big 20-20, one Paterson couple celebrated the birth of their firstborn baby.   Claret and Jorge Sepulveda welcomed their son, Ezekiel Eli Sepulveda, on January 1 at ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Earlier this month, Hackensack Meridian Health fell victim to a targeted ransomware attack, causing an IT disruption that impacted its 17-hospital network that forced one of New Jersey’s largest hospital systems to remit an undisclosed sum of ransomware payment.   Hackensack ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. — With the dangers of vaping a hot topic in current headlines as the death toll from the harmful activity  — which is linked to lung disease — continues to climb among young people, one Paramus college is joining in the national movement to encourage smoking cessation. In ...

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HAWTHORNE, NJ - CBH Care celebrated 50 years of providing excellent mental and behavioral health care to North Jersey residents with a gala event at Macaluso’s on November 14. A video honoring the mission of CBH Care was shown before awarded were presented to honorees Westwood Mayor John Birkner, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ — On November 1, CBH Care provided mental health first aid (MHFA) training to over 100 10th grade students at Fort Lee High School, as part of Bergen County’s pilot program for teen Mental Health First Aid training. Students learned about common mental health challenges and how they ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Low-income Bergen County families living in homes that are more than 40 years old can have their property assessed for lead hazards to mitigate their exposure to the damaging and potentially deadly toxic metal.  The county will receive a $3.3 million grant from the U.S.

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HACKENSACK, N.J. — Englewood Health will merge with Hackensack Meridian Health to form a medical powerhouse offering top-tier, cost-effective care and abundant services, according to Robert C. Garrett, CEO of Hackensack Meridian Health.   The Board of Trustees for both hospitals signed an ...

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HACKENSACK, N.J. -- Former CBH Care Executive Director Pete Scerbo was awarded the Ann Klein Advocates Award for his 49 years of service as a social worker. The honor is awarded to those who have gone above and beyond in their service to improving people’s lives who are living with mental health ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. -- Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco has announced that a Human Relations Commission Conference on Implicit Bias will take place on Tuesday, October 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Moses Meeting and Training Center at Bergen Community College, 400 Paramus Road in ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The city’s firefighters have always been the lifeblood of Hackensack. And now, one longtime firefighter needs yours. Rich Kubler – who has served on the Hackensack Fire Department since 1998 and subsequently assisted in the rescue efforts at Ground Zero following 9/11 – is ...

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TEANECK, N.J. – When Dr. Chaye Lamm Warburg observed the fragile swiping motions exerted by the delicate little hands of preschool kids against their parents’ smart devices inside classrooms in various public and private area schools from Hackensack to Paramus, she saw a need existed among children ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- City police are investigating an indoor marijuana grow house inside a Hackensack home. On Thursday, October 3, members of the city's Narcotics Bureau arrived at a Hackensack residence upon receipt of an anonymous tip to discover what police are calling an "elaborate" marijuana ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- CBH Care, the community-based mental and behavioral healthcare non-profit that has served the greater Bergen County area for 50 years, hosted its annual Gabriel M. Ambrosio Memorial Golf & Tennis Outing on Tuesday, September 24, with special guest, mental health advocate and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – City officials are mulling the placement of electric vehicle charging stations throughout the city of Hackensack.  During the Sept. 24 council meeting, representatives of Greenspot, a Jersey City-based, e-mobility company that specializes in the development, installation and ...

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