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Health & Wellness

February 13, 2024

For many, winter snow conjures images of sledding and hot cocoa. But beneath the beauty of the frosty landscape lies a hidden danger: the potentially serious cardiac risks posed by shoveling snow. While snow removal may seem like a mundane chore, it can pose significant threats to cardiovascular ...

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PATERSON, NJ -- As football fans across the country prepare for the big game between the Chiefs vs. the 49ers, the planning spectrum ranges from grand-scale celebrations to more intimate gatherings. Amid the excitement, it's no surprise that alcohol frequently takes center stage in Super Bowl ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- Located at 480 Central Avenue in Jersey City, a new Genuine Smiles dental facility has celebrated its grand opening. “We’re looking to provide excellent, comprehensive care with the aid of our doctors and our professional staff,” owner Mina Elfar said at the grand opening ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- The Jersey City Division of Quality of Life is reminding residents of the local heat ordinance, requiring heat and hot water to be provided to tenants during key times of the day. According to city officials, heat of a temperature no less than 68 degrees Fahrenheit must be ...

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BETHESDA, MD - BISSELL is recalling approximately 142,000 multi-reach hand and floor vacuum cleaners. The vacuum’s battery pack can overheat and smoke, posing a fire hazard, announced the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission.  There have been 17 reports of the recalled vacuum ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- The Jersey City Division of Community Health & Wellness, in partnership with Alliance Health, is holding an event focused on heart health in honor of American Heart Month. The workshop will take place on February 8 at 10 a.m. at the Summit Plaza Housing Community Room at 730 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A team of Rutgers researchers will recruit up to 500 women from Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and Saint Peter’s University Hospital to participate in a study of the impact of environmental influences on pregnancy and children’s health. The Rutgers Health researchers ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- The Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Alliance Community Healthcare, is hosting free health screenings throughout the year.  The events offer free blood pressure and glucose screenings, rapid COVID-19 testing, and on-site health ...

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NEW JERSEY – Organ donation and transplants reached new record highs in New Jersey in 2023, Carolyn M. Welsh, President and CEO of NJ Sharing Network, announced recently. According to Welsh, who took over the top spot at the federally designated non-profit organization focused on saving and ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- Jersey City officials have accepted grant funds from the Hudson County Department of Health and Human Services for the peer grouping meal program. In December 2023, the Hudson County Board of Commissioners authorized a grant program award totaling $40,000 to the Jersey City ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey residents 60 and older can expand their horizons in health, wellness, technology, travel, and a host of other subjects by taking free classes online with GetSetUp. The New Jersey Department of Human Services, Division of Aging Services, offers access to GetSetUp, a ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- Senior swimming and walking programs have resumed at New Jersey City University (NJCU), the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services Division of Senior Affairs has announced.  The programs take place five days a week at 100 Culver Avenue in Jersey City, with swimming ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ – Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility recently announced the appointment of Kimberly A. Skelding, MD, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, as Division Chief of Cardiovascular Services. As Division Chief, Dr. Skelding will oversee the cardiovascular program, with a particular ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ - After several years of conflict between them, Hudson Regional Hospital and CarePoint Health have announced that they are creating a new healthcare system to serve Hudson County. The principals of the new network, Hudson Health System, signed a letter of intent on January 11, ...

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BETHESDA, MD - About 46,000 Therapist Select Percussion Personal Massagers, manufactured by Homedics, have been recalled due to fire and burn hazards, the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission has announced.  According to the recall, the massagers can overheat while charging, posing ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - John Shin, M.D., an orthopedic spine surgeon with RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group, recently performed the state’s first unilateral biportal endoscopic (UBE) spine surgery at Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility. Dr. Shin is also on staff at Cooperman ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — Frigid temperatures are in the forecast over the next few days, with a combination of very cold air and a wintry mix, according to the National Weather Service. But before you plug in that space heater, keep in mind some important facts and safety tips. A December 2022 ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently marked the opening of two new trauma bays in its Emergency Department with a ribbon cutting. The hospital now has four spacious trauma bays, which provide specific intensive care for critically ill patients.

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - Jersey City Medical Center’s Anti-Violence Coalition of Hudson County will share in $5.2 million recently announced by Governor Phil Murphy in support of New Jersey’s Hospital-Based Violence Intervention Program (NJHVIP). The funds, provided from the Cannabis Regulatory, ...

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WASHINGTON, DC. – Holiday gift shoppers should “think safety” before buying that last minute Christmas gift, according to a recent report by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).  Released in November, the Toy-Related Deaths and Injuries report found there were 11 deaths, and an ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- The Jersey City Department of Health and Humans Services’s Division of Community Health and Wellness is hosting a Healthy Holiday Eats Workshop and Health Screenings event on Thursday. Touted as “tips for having a happy and healthy holiday season,” the program will take place at ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health is issuing a reminder to all New Jersey residents that blood and platelet donations are urgently needed to help combat a severe shortage statewide this winter. The shortage was initially driven by a surge in COVID HV. 1 cases and is expected to worsen due to an ...

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SOUTH PLAINFIELD, NJ – Kicking the habit is hard and what works for one smoker may not work for another.  Fortunately for New Jersey residents, free and personalized assistance and support is available through the Nicotine and Tobacco Recovery Program offered through the RWJBarnabas Health ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- Jersey City is set to host a walk and resource fair for World AIDS Day, presented by the Jersey City Department of Health and Human Services and the Jersey City AIDS Task Force. With the intention to “remember and commit,” there will be a World AIDS Day Walk at the Center for ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- For the 11th consecutive year, Jersey City has again earned a perfect score from the nationwide 2023 Human Rights Campaign's Municipal Equality Index (MEI), Mayor Steven Fulop has announced. MEI is the only nationwide evaluation of LGBTQ+ equality regarding municipal policies, ...

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NEW JERSEY - If anyone was wondering when that coveted extra hour of sleep rolls around, it's this weekend.  The time has arrived once again to roll those clocks back one hour and enjoy some extra sleep as Daylight Saving Time comes to an end at 2 a.m. on Sunday, November 5. The process of ...

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As the cooler months approach, it’s that time of year again when we brace ourselves for the arrival of the flu season. Dr. Aaiza Aamer, a specialist in geriatric and internal medicine at Jersey City Medical Center, discusses the effectiveness of the flu shot, the outlook for the current season, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ- October 11 is National Coming Out Day! The day celebrates the moments when members of the LGBTQ+ "come out of the closet," whether publicly or privately, to live their authentic lives instead of pretending to be otherwise. The Hudson Pride Center has all the resources anyone ...

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HOBOKEN, NJ - Hoboken and Jersey City based Exchange Physical Therapy Group (EPTG) is hosting a fundraiser on Tuesday, October 10, in support of Let's Save Ma, a non-profit organization dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness.   October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The event, ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - AMC Theater in Newport Mall was reopened this week after a rat infestation forced its closure. According to City Spokesperson Kimberly Wallace-Scalcione, a follow-up inspection was conducted on Friday with the determination made that the facility could reopen immediately, under ...

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