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Health & Wellness

August 12, 2022

TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus. There are ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — As reported cases of monkeypox tick up in New Jersey, Hudson County now has the highest infection rate in the state. According to the state Department of Health, as of Friday at least 214 cases have been reported across 13 of the state’s 21 counties, including 67 in Hudson ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a heat advisory for our area through 8 pm. Tuesday Aug. 9. The hot temperatures and high humidity may cause heat-related illness to occur, especially to vulnerable populations and the elderly. On Monday and Tuesday, expect daytime ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection (NJDEP) issued an Air Quality Alert for our area from 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Thursday Aug. 4. This is in addition to the National Weather Service (NWS) Heat Advisory for our area from 11 a.m. Thursday Aug. 4 to 8 p.m. Friday Aug.

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NEW JERSEY - Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to reach 90 - 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Here are some tips on beating the heat from the American Red Cross: Stay Cool Stay indoors, ...

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Tony Hawk Silver Helmets, sold exclusively at Walmart have been recalled, the Consumer Product Safety Commission announced. According to the commission, the multi-purpose helmets have been recalled due to risk of head injury. The recalled helmets do not comply with the positional stability and ...

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Scholastic is recalling Shake Look Touch Books due to a choking hazard, the Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.  According to the commission, the pom poms on the book can detach, posing a choking hazard to young children. The recall was initiated July 7, 2022. Scholastic ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Up for a challenge? Look no further than Pier A Park, where, on July 30, the City Challenge Race will make its return to Hoboken. Since it debuted nearly a decade ago in the Mile Square City, the race, which turns city streets into an urban obstacle course, has become ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Medical Center is hosting a recruitment event for registered nurses and patient care technicians on Thursday, July 14, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at JCMC’s new Emergency Department at 355 Jersey Ave. in Jersey City.  JCMC is recruiting for ...

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JERSEY CITY - Jersey City Medical Center is hosting a recruitment event for registered nurses and patient care technicians on Thursday, July 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. The event will be held at JCMC’s new Emergency Department at 355 Jersey Ave. in Jersey City.  JCMC is recruiting for nurses in ...

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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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HOBOKEN, NJ —Between June 4 and 24, the Hoboken Health Department reported 489 new COVID-19 infections, which, it says are primarily associated “with schools, daycare, social gatherings, travel and work.” The health department noted that cases are high, especially in childcare centers. New ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — The city’s Fitness in the Park program is back, bringing a series of free sample classes hosted by local gyms to five parks across Hoboken. Attendees are asked to wear sneakers and loose-fitting clothing. They should also bring water and, if needed, a mat. In the event of ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken will host a COVID-19 vaccine clinic for children between the ages of 3 and 5 on Friday. The clinic, which is made possible through a partnership with Hoboken Health Department and Medicine Man Pharmacy & Compounding, will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the 7th and ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ – The summer solstice arrives Tuesday, kicking off the official calendar start of the season and gifting us with the longest day of the year in terms of daylight. But, did you know it’s also International Yoga Day? It has been celebrated annually on June 21 since 2015, when the ...

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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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BAYONNE, NJ - Standing in front of the Flournoy Gethers VFW in Bayonne, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez joined local officials and members of veterans groups to call on Congress to support the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, or PACT ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ  — Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an affiliate of RWJBarnabas Health, the leading academic health system in New Jersey, has welcomed Carlos Lejnieks, the CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Hudson & Union Counties, as the hospital’s new board chair. Lejnieks has served ...

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JERSEY CITY - As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to move to an endemic phase, many individuals grapple with short and long-term health issues, including trouble sleeping. Jyoti Matta, M.D., the medical director of the Center for Sleep Disorders at Jersey City Medical Center, discusses how sleep ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes (Morahan Center) at RWJBarnabas Health expanded its services to Hudson County at Newport Centre. To mark the grand opening of the new Center, staff recently offered free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -  Jersey City Medical Center, a facility of RWJBarnabas Health, attained Magnet recognition again, a testament to its continued dedication to high-quality nursing practice. The American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) Magnet Recognition Program distinguishes health care ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Following CarePoint Health’s announcement earlier this week that it has completed the transition from a for-profit healthcare system to a non-profit, Hudson Regional Hospital issued a strong rebuke. In a statement, Hudson Regional Hospital officials called CarePoint’s ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Hoboken City Councilman Joe Quintero said he has tested positive for COVID-19. After attending Wednesday's city council meeting virtually instead of in person, Quintero posted a tweet about his diagnosis, writing, “Luckily I am vaxxed and boosted and so my symptoms are very ...

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Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke, with someone dying nearly every four minutes, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. David Kung, M.D. a cerebral vascular, endovascular, and general neurosurgeon at The Stroke Center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical ...

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May is National Stroke Awareness Month, and while individuals may each experience different symptoms, there are some that are most common. Time is also critical when treating someone with a stroke. The quicker a stroke victim is treated, the higher the changes of preventing long-term effects or ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — Free mental health services are being made available to residents of the Hoboken Community Center’s affordable housing program thanks to a new partnership with Jersey City Medical Center. On Tuesday afternoon, local officials joined with representatives from JCMC and HCC to ...

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Jersey City Medical Center has a wide-ranging commitment to healing, enhancing, and investing in Hudson County. Here, President and CEO Michael Prilutsky explains what that means for the community. What new investments or expansions can Hudson County residents expect in the next year or ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ — COVID-19 infections are on the rise, according to the latest data from the city Health Department. As of April 14, Hoboken has 28 new cases, up from 11 infections a month prior. Still, the city’s numbers remain well below the 305 cases reported during the peak of January’s omicron ...

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Aphasia — a condition that can occur suddenly after a stroke or traumatic head injury or develop slowly from a growing tumor or disease — has been in the headlines lately due to actor Bruce Willis’ decision to retire due to his recent diagnosis.    According to the National Aphasia Association, ...

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