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Health & Wellness Top Stories

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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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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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 earlier this week to call on Congress to support the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ — After being diagnosed with a rare nasal cancer and undergoing seven weeks of radiation therapy, John Amato, a longtime Jersey City resident and owner of Doggie’s Playmate Pet Sitting, is beginning his journey back to wellness. While the recovery process “has been more taxing ...

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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, NJ - Washington Park Association of Hudson County, Inc will host a Wellness Fair on Saturday June 4 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event will include a number of local health and wellness-based organizations and businesses to celebrate wellness. The program includes:  Gentle Yoga at ...

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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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