Health & Wellness

July 20, 2021

JERSEY CITY, NJ — While COVID-19 conditions have improved, the need for blood never ends. Our hospitals rely on individual donations to provide much of the blood that we use, and our primary blood suppliers urgently need the public’s help to address the severe blood shortage and avoid potential ...

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All lots of Neutrogena and Aveeno aerosol sunscreen products have been voluntarily recalled, announced Johnson & Johnson. According to a company announcement, internal testing identified low levels of benzene in some product samples. Benzene is classified as a human carcinogen, a substance ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — While COVID-19 conditions have improved, the need for blood never ends. Our hospitals rely on individual donations to provide much of the blood that we use, and our primary blood suppliers urgently need the public’s help to address the severe blood shortage and avoid potential ...

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The sun is shining, the trees are in leaf and the breeze is blowing from the river. For many Jersey City-area residents, these signs of nature are also signals to get out and get some exercise—especially now, after city dwellers have been coping with pandemic-related restrictions. Unfortunately, ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — It could feel as hot as 102 degrees on Tuesday, the National Weather Service predicts. A heat advisory is in effect from 11 a.m. until 8 p.m., with the highest temperatures and heat indices between 1 p.m. and 5 p.m., the weather service said. The National Weather Service offers ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - With case numbers now down to a trickle, the City of Hoboken has gone 30 days without having a resident hospitalized for COVID-19. Having lost 52 residents throughout the pandemic, the news is an indication that the densely populated metropolitan mile-square city is on the ...

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Did you know that one in four U.S. adults (age 50 and over) is not physically active, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention—and that statistic is from before the pandemic kept many people homebound. Spending too much time in a “sedentary lifestyle” - the habit of sitting ...

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Continuing significant investments and enhancements in health care for residents of the communities it serves, Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, today opened a new center that expands the hospital’s delivery of multidisciplinary, comprehensive cancer care — close to ...

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NEW BRUSWICK, NJ — As vaccination rates increase and prospects of normal life return more than a year into the coronavirus pandemic, New Jerseyans differ on various aspects of this “new normal” and how comfortable they feel, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. Almost all New Jerseyans ...

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SILVER SPRING, MD - The National Weather Service declared Sunday, June 6 an "Ozone Action Day." This air quality alert is for Northern NJ including Eastern Passaic County, Bergen County, Hudson County, Essex County and Union County. Ozone levels are forecast to reach unhealthy for sensitive ...

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Natural Balance Pet Foods, Inc has voluntarily recalled L.I.D. Green Pea and Chicken Dry Cat Food due to possible Salmonella contamination, announced the FDA. The contamination was discovered after a routine sample was obtained by the Minnesota Department of Agriculture. The products were ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - With less than five new cases per day reported over the last two weeks, the tide has seemed to turn in Hoboken's ongoing battle with COVID-19. "We continue to make substantial progress in Hoboken in overcoming COVID-19 with the recent reduction in cases," said Mayor Ravi Bhalla.

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — The Pfizer vaccine opened to children 12 – 15 in New Jersey Wednesday night, state health officials said. The state Health Department in a statement said that following federal authorization of the Pfizer vaccine for children in that age range, it is allowing the vaccine to ...

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Peak bone growth occurs during childhood, but bones continue to grow throughout life.  “Bone is a pretty amazing thing,” says Richard Yoon, MD, Director of Orthopedic Research at Jersey City Medical Center and a member of RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group. “Bone is always in turnover, constantly ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Local vaccination efforts continue to move ever forward, as the Hoboken Health Department announced plans to work with local pharmacies to expand availability for Hoboken residents, Hoboken business employees, and now Hoboken residents ages 12-15. Medicine Man Pharmacy has begun ...

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As an assistant team physician for Rutgers Athletics and the former medical director for Sky Blue FC, Dr. Jason Krystofiak works with hundreds of athletes every year to safely return them to play after a concussion.  In the old days, the prescription for a concussion was generally to rest for ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - After a slow start to the vaccination rollout in our area, the Hoboken Health Department have announced a slew of opportunities this week for Hoboken residents and employees at Hoboken businesses. Through a continuing partnership with Medicine Man Pharmacy and Compounding, Hoboken ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - After a sluggish start, local vaccination efforts are rolling along, with officials posting notice of available appointments in our area. The Hoboken Health Department has announced that residents and employees of Hoboken businesses can sign-up for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment on ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ  – Patients with work-related or sports injuries and those with joint-related conditions can receive high-quality integrated orthopedic care and rehabilitation services in one convenient location in Newport. Jersey City Medical Center brings their advanced expertise and ...

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NEW JERSEY – In the wake of a new federal rule that will disregard race considerations when evaluating the organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that help register organ donors and facilitate donations across the country, an advocacy group is addressing the disparities that could arise from the ...

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Jersey City Medical Center is expanding its services in support of victims of violence and their families, thanks to a federal Victims of Crime Act (VOCA) grant. Based on an evidence-based treatment and intervention model developed at the University of California, the program is being rolled out ...

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NEW JERSEY - It seems there is a day, week, or month for everything. Perhaps that’s driven by most human’s inherent need for celebration and joy, or, maybe it’s because in this fast-paced world we need reminders to stop and think about what really matters.  Even if that’s to enjoy a Margherita ...

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NEW JERSEY – Have you lost your COVID-19 vaccination card?  Although the New Jersey Department of Health cannot provide you with a new CDC vaccination card, it can provide you with a copy of your immunization record. In order to request your immunization record, visit the New Jersey Immunization ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - As New Jersey prepares to broaden its qualifications for the COVID vaccine, Mayor Ravi Bhalla and the Hoboken Health Department have taken steps to encourage all Hoboken residents ages 16 and up to pre-register through the Hoboken Health Department at Carepoint. The Hoboken Health ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ  - Following the advice of federal regulators and their own medical professionals, Hudson County officials have announced that they have put a pause on distributing the Johnson & Johnson produced COVID-19 vaccine. The move comes following reports, including in the New York ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ –  A $700,000, three-year pledge of support by investment management company Lord, Abbet & Co. LLC will mean a brand-new center located in Jersey City and enhancement of the ongoing diverse programming and services offered by Hudson Pride Center (HPC). “Our team at Hudson ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - With 172 new cases reported last week, the City of Hoboken is reminding residents of the ongoing need for caution when dealing with COVID. Underscoring that reality is the sad announcement of the Mile Square City's 50th COVID-related fatality since the pandemic began. "Since the ...

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NEW JERSEY — As part of its streaming series on the COVID-19 vaccine, the New Jersey Department of Health is hosting a free public town hall discussion led by medical professionals from NJ’s Asian American communities. The event, scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on April 20, will address facts, fears, and ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Rising COVID case counts indicate that while there may be a light at the end of the tunnel, we're still very much in the tunnel here in Hudson County. Hoboken had 282 reported positive cases in the past week, bring the city's total to 4,532 confirmed COVID-19 cases, along with 49 ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - Three Community Health Centers (CHCs) in Hudson County are set to share in $7.6 billion that has been set aside for Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) nationwide, US Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker have announced. The funding is part of the recently signed American ...

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