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Health & Wellness

April 14, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — In recognition of Older Americans Month in May, the Township of Livingston is hosting a series of free, in-person presentations focused on “living mindfully” and the “power of positive-thinking.” This series comes after Deepak Sethi, chief executive officer at Livingston’s Organic ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Renal and Pancreas Transplant Division at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston has once again performed more kidney transplants than any center in New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania. In 2021, the team completed 348 kidney transplants. With this volume, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The Livingston Health Department (LHD) will host a virtual presentation on anti-inflammatory foods in conjunction with Summit Health on Thursday, April 7 from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. via Zoom. Although chronic inflammation has been linked to an increased risk for certain health ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) recently announced the appointment of Robert Weitzman as the Vice President for Ambulatory Care at the Livingston-based hospital. “We welcome Rob to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center,” said Richard Davis, president and chief executive ...

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CHICAGO, IL — The Alzheimer’s Association “2022 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures” report unearthed challenges both doctors and the American public face in understanding and diagnosing mild cognitive impairment (MCI), which is characterized by subtle changes in memory and thinking. According ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Rahuldev Bhalla, MD, a fellowship-trained, board-certified urologist, has joined the Combined Medical Group of RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Health. Dr. Bhalla is affiliated with Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston and will provide urologic oncology services in ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As Livingston Public Schools (LPS) prepares for its pivot to a mask-optional protocol beginning Monday, March 7, the Township of Livingston continues to see a significant decrease in COVID-19 cases community-wide compared to January, when the omicron variant ran rampant throughout ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Several Livingston mothers have joined forces to promote good mental health habits among local adolescents through the establishment of Shiv’s Third Eye Foundation, which is named in memory of a Livingston teen who lost his life to suicide over the summer and will operate under the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — At the request of Livingston resident Magnolia Wang, a biology student at University of Pennsylvania with a passion for research of rare genetic diseases, the Livingston Township Council recently agreed to designate Feb. 28 as NORD (National Organization for Rare Disorders) Rare ...

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  Atlantic Health System’s Overlook Medical Center today announced that it has earned the Go Clear Award™ for its achievement in eliminating hazardous smoke from its surgical procedures. Overlook was one of only three hospitals in New Jersey to receive the award. The Go Clear Award is ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The Matthew J. Morahan III Health Assessment Center for Athletes (Morahan Center) at RWJBarnabas Health will provide free cardiac and concussion baseline screenings to young athletes on Saturday, March 26, 2022, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the South Mountain Recreation Complex Codey ...

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WAYNE, NJ – Medical technology leader Getinge has expanded operations in New Jersey with the launch of a new Experience Center in Wayne that will support its sales and service operations in North America. The company already has its U.S. headquarters and extensive manufacturing facilities here, and ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite reporting nearly 1,800 new cases of COVID-19 among Livingston residents and four new deaths attributed to the novel coronavirus in January, the rate of transmission in the Township of Livingston and statewide continues to rapidly decline heading into February. According ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The American Red Cross has declared its first ever national blood crisis, warning if donations don't increase soon, life-saving blood may not be available to people who need it. In response, Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) is urging people to donate blood and platelets at ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Sheila Collier, MSN, RNC-MNN, has been named the Chief Nursing Officer at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), formerly Saint Barnabas Medical Center. A dedicated member of the CBMC team since 2005, Collier is now responsible for all aspects of the CBMC Nursing ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After averaging more than 130 new cases of COVID-19 per day earlier this month, the Livingston Health Department (LHD) reported only six new cases on Monday and 14 cases on Tuesday as the statewide transmission rate dropped to 0.58 on Wednesday compared to 1.92 on New Year’s ...

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WHIPPANY, NJ — In memory of Livingston native Marci Josephson’s daughter Samantha—who was a senior at University of South Carolina in 2019 when she was abducted and killed by a man posing as an Uber driver—a group of friends and supporters are hosting a fundraiser and ride-safety awareness event in ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Although 2021 was an exciting year in Alzheimer’s research, the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) accelerated approval of aducanumab and ongoing news surrounding COVID-19 caused many important Alzheimer’s and dementia science stories to go under-reported. As a result, the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — After alerting Livingston residents to the presence of a recently regulated contaminant called Perfluorooctanoic Acid (PFOA) in one of the wells in the township’s water system in November that was shut down as a result, Livingston Township Manager Barry Lewis has provided another ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Signs that the latest wave of COVID-19 cases has reached its peak in Essex County began to show this week as county data indicated a three-day average of 2,464 new cases per day as of Tuesday compared to an average of 3,591 new cases reported in the first three days of 2022. The ...

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FLORHAM PARK, NJ — The arrival of snow reminds us that winter is here, and with it comes more potentially challenging situations for the 347,000 people who provide care for the 190,000 New Jerseyans living with Alzheimer’s or another dementia.   “Winter weather conditions, combined with the ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Joseph Koziol, MD, has been named Chair of Neurosurgery at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), formerly known as Saint Barnabas Medical Center, after serving as an attending physician at CBMC for almost 30 years. “Over the past several years, the Neurosurgery Department ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ – Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center welcomed the first baby of 2022, baby Eve Muhammad, at 1:44 a.m. on New Year’s Day. Born to Andrea Anderson and Naseer Muhammad, the baby weighed in at 6 pounds, 13 ounces and was 19-and-three-quarter inches long.  “It was such a blessing ...

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MORRISTOWN, NJ — Morristown Medical Center welcomed the first baby of the new year. Baby Mia was born at 12:21am on January 1. She weighed in at 4 pounds, 10 ounces. Baby Mia and her parents are doing well and resting comfortably. A baby boy was the first baby born at Overlook Hospital for ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Dec. 28, all Hackensack Meridian Health facilities are now requiring visitors to show proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results in order to enter the building.  The health care system cited escalating COVID-19 case numbers and the presence of the Omicron variant ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — As of Sunday, Dec. 26, no visitors will be allowed in any RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH) facility, including Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (formerly Saint Barnabas) in Livingston.   This policy, which is being enforced for all inpatient acute care, emergency departments, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health recorded 15,482 new COVID-19 cases on Thursday, a sharp increase from the nearly 10,000 reported on Wednesday. Thursday marks the second-consecutive day the state has broken a record for most new positive cases in one day.  Thursday's new case ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Despite the drastic spike in COVID-19 cases nationwide—including a significant increase in cases being reported within Livingston Public Schools (LPS) and the Livingston community at-large—LPS Superintendent Dr. Matthew Block announced on Wednesday that the district does not plan ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Due to a significant increase in the spread of COVID-19 in Livingston and across the state, the Livingston Township Council canceled its Monday night meeting after announcing plans to return to in-person meetings for the first time since the start of the pandemic. As of Monday, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — For Essex County native Naiesha Brooks, 44, knee pain and missing her children’s activities were finally too much to bear. She had always been an active person, with a particular interest in dancing and boxing. During one strenuous boxing workout, however, Brooks tore the ...

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