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Health & Wellness

August 8, 2022

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 Friday, August 5. In Bergen County, there were 25 cases as of Monday morning.  County by county, there are 73 ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center received $2 million in federal funds for the expansion of its Behavioral Health Emergency Department Expansion Project.  County commissioners and Congressman Josh Gottheimer joined hospital officials just outside the hospital's emergency room ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is offering Monkeypox vaccines beginning Friday, July 29 to New Jersey at-risk residents. New Bridge joins Cooper University Hospital in Camden County as additional sites for residents without a confirmed exposure who believe they may have been ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Bergen New Bridge Medical Center is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its Psychiatry Residency Program. “We are proud to be an educational leader, providing a solid and diverse foundation for the future of Psychiatry,” said Deborah Visconi, President and CEO of Bergen New Bridge ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ — Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to reach 90 to 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. High temperatures are expected to continue through the week. Here are some tips on ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ -- The Hasbrouck Heights Board of Health will be hosting a blood drive on Thursday, July 14 at the Senior Center at 320 Boulevard. It is scheduled from 4:00 to 9:00 p.m. Donors can pre-register, but walk-ins are welcomed. Donor guidelines are: A person must weigh at ...

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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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RIDGEWOOD, NJ– The Valley Hospital has earned national recognition for its commitment to providing high-quality stroke care. The American Heart Association recognized Valley Hospital with its Get With The Guidelines® - Stroke Gold Plus quality achievement award. According to ...

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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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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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WAYNE, NJ — Nationwide, 7.124 people died in crashes involving teen drivers between 2011 and 2020 during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the hazardous summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s more than seven people a day each summer. Last year, deaths increased by nearly 20 percent ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - May is mental health awareness month, and it could not have been more poignant this week in the aftermath of the Uvalde, Texas school shooting. "There is no health without mental health," said Deborah Visconi, Bergen New Bridge President and CEO, who delivered opening remarks at a ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Guardian Research Network Inc. (GRN) announced that Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, New Jersey’s largest hospital and a clinical affiliate of Rutgers University Medical School, has joined its nationwide healthcare system research network. As not-for-profits, both entities come ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Scratchy throat, watery eyes, dry cough? Could be Covid...or, just a seasonal allergy attack. But which is it? Bergen New Bridge Chief Medical Officer Dr. Gian Varbaro says it's not so easy to tell.  "If we knew for sure right away, things would be so much simpler, so easy," he ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights will host a brief presentation on suicide prevention from the “American Foundation for Suicide Prevention” on Thursday, April 28th at 7:00 pm in the Senior Center. All are welcome to attend. The talk will be on mental health and how to prevent suicide.

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NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide. According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are: North ...

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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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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer products have been recalled due to the possible bacterial contamination, announced the FDA. Select units of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer could show the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium. The baterium typically poses little medical risk to ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, the County of Bergen, and Vitalant teamed up to put forward a successful blood drive complete with food, beverages, and appreciation gifts, that yielded 38 units of blood donated blood at the Medical Center on March 13. “With blood supplies at an ...

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NEW JERSEY - It is that time of year once again for us to spring ahead into the new season.  The temperatures start to rise, birds begin to chirp, leaves start to bloom, and we turn our clocks forward Moving into spring is always initiated by the tradition of turning our clocks forward by one ...

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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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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights will offer COVID-19 testing for borough residents again this week, the borough announced. Testing will be available on Wednesday, March 2, from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Senior Center. The session will again be facilitated by Integrated Pain Management.

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it is investigating consumer complaints of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections. All the cases are reported to have consumed powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. As a result ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers researchers have developed a rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible omicron variant. The test, which can be performed at laboratories experienced in COVID-19 testing, can quickly detect clinical samples that contain the ...

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NEW JERSEY - Beginning Wednesday, January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests are now available for all American households, the Biden Administration announced.  According to the administration, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights will offer COVID-19 testing for borough residents again this week, the borough announced. Testing will be available on Wednesday, January 19, from 3:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Senior Center. The session will again be facilitated by Integrated Pain ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – COVID-19 pop-up testing locations will include Bergenfield and Ridgefield Park over the next two days, according to health officials at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center. The County of Bergen in partnership with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center will provide COVID-19 Saliva PCR ...

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HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - Hasbrouck Heights will offer COVID-19 testing for borough residents again this week, the borough announced. Testing will be available on Wednesday, January 12, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Senior Center. The session will again be facilitated by Integrated Pain Management.

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