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Health & Wellness

November 29, 2021

All lots of specific Old Spice and Secret aerosol spray antiperspirants and Old Spice Below Deck aerosol spay products, with an expiration date through September 2023, have been recalled, Proctor & Gamble has announced. The products were recalled due the presence of Benzene. The recalled ...

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Doctors have long known that excess levels of bad cholesterol LDL cause plaque buildup in the arteries, leading to heart attacks and strokes. In 1987, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved lovastatin to safely reduce low density lipoproteins (LDL) – the sometimes called “bad” ...

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Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has expanded its extensive cardiovascular program with an advanced, less-invasive surgical procedure to repair damaged aortic valves – known as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR).  The procedure is indicated for older ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Some 28 million children ages 5 to 11 can now get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine under emergency use authorization granted by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Simon Li, an associate professor of pediatrics at Rutgers ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hundreds of people participated in the 6th Annual Hudson County Lupus Walk, organized by Daddy's Sunshine, the Fight Against Lupus organizers based out of Hudson County, on Saturday.  Lupus, which organizers called "cruel and deadly," is an autoimmune disease which causes the ...

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WASHINGTON, DC- A recently identified manufacturing issue may lead to false positive results with certain lots of the Ellume COVID-19 Home Test, federal officials from the FDA announced in a safety communication.  A “false positive” is a test result that says a person has the virus when they do ...

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WHIPPANY, N.J.-- All unexpired Lotrimin® AF and Tinactin® spray products are being voluntarily recalled due to the presence of benzene in some product samples, Bayer, the product's manufacturer has announced.   All products with lot numbers beginning with TN, CV or NAA and distributed ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ – As much as we’d love to be talking about something else, COVID remains at the forefront of concerns worldwide. Steve Lenox of TAPinto recently spoke with Director/Health Officer of the Hudson Regional Health Commission, Carrie Nawrocki about what she and her team are doing to ...

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Coppertone® has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of specific lots of aerosol sunscreens due to the presence of Benzene, a human carcinogen, announced the FDA. The recall includes the Pure & Simple SPF 50 Spray (2021 Launch), Sport Mineral SPF 50 Spray (2021 Launch) and Travel-Size ...

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September is National PACE Month. The annual observance provides an opportunity to celebrate the work of PACE staff and increase awareness of PACE (A Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly) and the benefits PACE organizations provide to their communities. PACE programs offer healthcare ...

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NEW PROVIDENCE, NJ - September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. "Childhood Cancer is the number one disease killer in children, yet is consistently underfunded," said Steve Healey, co-founder of The Brooke Healey Foundation. Less than four percent of the federal budget for cancer ...

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NEW JERSEY, NJ – With August coming to a close, the NJ Sharing Network, the non-profit, federally designated organ procurement organization (OPO) responsible for the recovery of organs and tissue in the state, is reminding residents that this is National Minority Donor Awareness Month. Honoring ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ -- Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, is becoming a major teaching affiliate site to train tomorrows’ gastroenterologists as it joins the Rutgers Health/New Jersey Medical School Gastroenterology fellowship for young doctors to receive advanced training in ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have authorized a third dose of the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for those with moderately to severely compromised immune systems – after the initial two-dose ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Hudson Pride and the Jersey City LGBTQ+ Pride Festival are partnering with Jersey City Mayor Steven Fulop and the Mayor’s LGBTQ+ Taskforce to kick off a month-long celebration for the 20th anniversary of Pride in Jersey City with the launch of Pride crosswalk murals painted ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Mayor Steven M. Fulop and Jersey City’s Department of Health and Human Services announced a new partnership with HOT 97’s Ebro, co-host on the “Ebro in the Morning” radio show, to launch a teen vaccine incentive program directly targeting Jersey City students as they prepare to ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy announced Monday that all workers in certain state and private health care facilities, and high-risk congregate settings, will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or be subject to testing weekly. This requirement is designed to help increase protection ...

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NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday giving New Jersey one of ...

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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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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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Black and Latinx people intensely sought information on COVID-19 and engaged in public health measures such as mask-wearing and testing due to devastating experiences during the pandemic but are still skeptical about vaccines, according to a Rutgers study. The findings, which ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Anna Prilutsky isn’t going to have an average teenage summer. The daughter of immigrants, Prilutsky is a 2020 graduate of McNair High School where, she said, she developed a love of computer science, as well as entrepreneurship. Now, with her previous participation in Jersey ...

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JERSEY CITY, 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 ...

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JERSEY CITY, N.J. -- Hudson County Executive Tom DeGise, the Hudson Regional Health Commission and the county’s Vaccine Task Force will be hosting a mobile vaccination clinic on Saturday morning with late Councilman Michael Yun’s wife, Jennifer Yun.  The clinic will be hosted at the corner of ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - The Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced the start of this year’s Summer Food Service Program, providing free, healthy meals to all children, ages 18 and under, to ensure there is no gap in healthy food access during the summer months when school ...

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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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