Health & Wellness

May 13, 2019

PARAMUS, NJ – Spurred by the worst measles outbreak the country has seen in nearly 20 years, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center has created a program to educate the public about the disease. On Thursday, New Bridge will present “Measles: Separating Fact From Fiction – What First Responders and the ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ – The Diabetes Foundation recently held its annual Visions of Hope gala, a fundraising effort that benefits programs, care and research related to the disease. At this year’s event – which was May 1 at the Venetian in Garfield, the Hackensac-based not-for-profit organization ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- When Bergen County school children are experiencing behavioral or mental health problems during school hours, they can expect to receive understanding and a focused plan to stay in school. CBH Care, the community-based mental health-focused non-profit that has served the greater ...

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WESTWOOD, NJ -- CBH Care, the North Jersey-based community mental and behavioral health service that provides assistance to some 200 outpatient consumers every day, operates an emergency wellness center to assist hundreds of people when they experience a dangerous mental health crisis. The Westwood ...

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HACKENSACK – Two local hospitals rank as among the best in the nation, according to a new analysis by Newsweek. In the magazine’s first-ever “World’s Best Hospitals” list, Hackensack University Medical Center and The Valley Hospital were both named as top facilities for 2019. Altogether, one ...

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HACKENSACK –Hackensack Meridian Health Hackensack University Medical Center rolled out a mobile residency rotation on St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands, giving a doctor-in-training the opportunity to help a community that is still recovering from damaged caused by severe hurricanes nearly two ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A new report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, which uses research by Rutgers University, shows a significant increase in the percentage of 4-year-old children with autism spectrum disorder in New Jersey. The study found the rate increased 43 percent from ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ - After almost three years without a permanent pastor, New Hope Baptist Church has installed a new spiritual leader. On Sunday, Rev. Dr. Drew Kyndall Ross officially took the helm as New Hope’s eighth senior pastor. He was elected to the post by unanimous vote in December 2018 and ...

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HACKENSACK – Several WWE Superstars took a break from preparing for Sunday’s WrestleMania at MetLife Stadium and paid a visit to the young patients at the Joseph M. Sanzari Children’s Hospital this week. Johnny Gargano, EC3, Lacey Evans and Ember Moon took the trip Wednesday to the hospital at ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- This Wednesday, Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco, the Bergen County Board of Chosen Freeholders, the Bergen County Department of Human Services and Division of Family Guidance, local officials and community leaders celebrated the Grand Reopening of the historic Conklin Building ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Area businesses will now have the opportunity to purchase locally grown greens and give back to a good cause while they do it, thanks to a newly-launched endeavor by REED Next, a non-profit that supports autistic adults. The organization kicked off the start of National Autism ...

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NJ -- Several local police departments will take part in the national U Text, U Drive, U Pay Campaign to make roads safer and combat distracted driivng. According to Hasbrouck Heights Police Chief Michael Colaneri, Sr., and Wood-Ridge Police Chief John Korin, both Hasbrouck Heights and ...

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TRENTON, NJ -- In a demonstration of bipartisan cooperation rarely seen in New Jersey, the State Senate and Assembly have passed a bill to better prepare school officials and law enforcement to respond to emergencies on school grounds. The legislation requires NJ schools to provide maps and ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College has received a $12,000 grant from the CVS Health Foundation and the American Cancer Society to develop campaigns targeting the elimination of smoking and tobacco use on- and off-campus. Although the College banned smoking on campus in 2007, the rise of ...

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TRENTON, NJ - The scheduled vote on marijuana legalization that was on the calendar for today has been cancelled, after it became clear that there weren't enough votes to pass it. Senate President Stephen Sweeney had this to say in a released statement, "While we are all disappointed that we did ...

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DG™/health NATURALS baby Cough Syrup + Mucus is being recalled due to potential contamination, announced the FDA. Kingston Pharma has recalled Lot KL180157 of its 2-fluid ounce (59ML) bottles due to potential contamination of Bacillus cereus/Bacillus circulans, they said. According to the press ...

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The co-anchor for ABC News’ 20/20 had recently turned 40 when she was asked to take a mammogram for a television segment. Amy Robach had every intention of turning down the story, but five years later Robach is thankful she did take the cancer screening. Speaking to about 400 people at the ...

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HAWORTH, NJ -- Bergen Center for Child Development is hosting 1st Annual Special Needs Community Resource Fair this Saturday, March 30, from 10am-2pm at 140 Park St., Haworth, NJ.  The fair, which will be open to the public - will provide information and networking opportunities about numerous ...

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PARAMUS, N.J. – Bergen Community College’s Center for Peace, Justice and Reconciliation and Center for Veteran and Military Affairs have begun to mobilize a $100,000 grant awarded from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) to launch programs that will support the community at-large. An ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - The choice of a hospital is a difficult one for patients to make, in non-emergency situations, as patients do not have the information available to make an informed decision. The website,  Medicare Hosptial Compare, has attempted to help individuals by rating hospitals ...

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AAA is reminding drivers that the change to Daylight Saving Time may create distraction on the roadway and challenges for drivers who lost an hour of sleep. Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday March 10 at 2 a.m. “As we spring forward, drivers should be aware that the time change will also mean ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Hackensack Public Schools will be closed tomorrow, Monday, March 4, in anticipation of the final, most violent leg of the weekend-long snowstorm. Hackensack schools announced the closure at approximately 7:30pm Sunday night, via social media. With the snowfall from Friday and ...

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BERGEN COUNTY, NJ  -- The American Red Cross has a severe shortage of type O blood and urges type O donors – as well as eligible blood and platelet donors of all blood types – to give now to ensure lifesaving patient care isn’t impacted this winter. Type O blood is the most in-demand blood type, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- An emotional Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco delivered his annual State of the County Address today, his first such address since being sworn-in to his second term on the job.  "As I begin initiatives for my second term, I want to end my first term by thanking all of you ...

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NJ - Today's State of Emergency may have gotten off to a slow start, but at the lunch hour, Northern NJ was already experiencing snow, sleet, freezing rain, or a combination of all three. Roads, as predicted, are slick. AAA Northeast offers driving tips for those who find themselves out and ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- Earlier on Monday, Governor Phil Murphy declared that New Jersey will enter a state of emergency beginning tonight at midnight ahead of the winter storm, which is expected to start tonight and continue throughout the day Tuesday. Executive Order No. 55 declares a state of ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The County of Bergen announced today that it is partnering with the New Jersey Department of Human Services to help provide free refurbished hearing aids to qualified low-income seniors. The New Jersey Hearing Aid Project provides free refurbished hearing aids for eligible ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The long time leader of one of the area's most vital providers of mental and behavioral health services received quite a send off last week, as Comprehrensive Behavioral Healthcare's Executive Director Peter Scerbo called it a career after nearly 50 years. Scerbo was joined by ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- The National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc Bergen/Passaic Chapter presents its annual Heart Healthy “Go Red” event at Hackensack Performing Arts Center this Friday from 7 to 10 p.m. (Doors open at 6:30 p.m.)  The event will include light refreshments, health information and ...

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