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Health & Wellness

May 17, 2022

New Brunswick, NJ – Access to quality medical care in New Jersey is vital to underserved populations. That's why the African American Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey (“AACCNJ”) announced its support for the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick. “This is a ...

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Millburn Public School Superintendent Dr. Christine Burton noted in her weekly Superintendent Update that COVID-19 cases in Millburn are rising and that The Department of Health announced that most of New Jersey, including Millburn, is now in a High (Orange) Covid Activity Level (CALI) transmission ...

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Babyganics is voluntarily recalling two lots of 20-ounce bottles of babyganics® 20oz chamomile verbena bubble bath, due to the presence of the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, announced the company. It was discovered, during internal testing, that two specific lot numbers of this product ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The nationwide mask requirement for public transportation will remain in place for at least another two weeks. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was extending the order, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 as it monitors ...

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Ferrero U.S.A. is voluntarily recalling its Kinder ® Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder ® Mix Chocolate Treats basket, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young ...

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Skippy Foods is voluntarily recalling 161,000 pounds of peanut butter because stainless steel fragments may have contaminated “a limited number of jars.” The company posted the recall on its website and issued an apology. "From our family to yours, we want you to know that we take the quality of ...

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The Millburn Health Department's Walking Club will resume meeting on April 15 to trek around the reservoir at the South Mountain Recreation Complex in West Orange.  Walks will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Fridays from April 15, 2022, through June 3, 2022, weather permitting. The Walking ...

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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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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer products have been recalled due to the possible bacterial contamination, announced the FDA. Select units of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer could show the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium. The baterium typically poses little medical risk to ...

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Wegmans' fresh-cut fruit manufacturer, Fruit Fresh Up (USDA), issued a recall for some fruit and dip products due to possible Listeria. The recalled products were packaged on surfaces that contained Listeria monocytogenes, an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in ...

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WASHINGTON, DC - As many of the mask mandates enacted in New Jersey to curb the spread of COVID-19 are lifted, there’s still one place Garden State residents must wear them —while using public transportation. The Transportation Security Administration announced Thursday it will extend the ...

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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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WAYNE, NJ - A beloved 69-year-old grandmother is in desperate need of a new kidney. Theresa LaBarck has been on dialysis for the past two years. Originally from Paterson, she has been a Wayne resident for almost 20 years. Her grandson, Thomas, Jr. "T.J." Sullivan, said he was ready to do ...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it is investigating consumer complaints of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections. All the cases are reported to have consumed powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. As a result ...

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The Millburn/Short Hills Volunteer First Aid Squad has put out a call for EMTs (Emergency Medical Technicians). The squad promises that new EMTs will enjoy the "challenge and connecting with a great group of local volunteers" as they "work with Millburn’s amazing Police Department and Fire ...

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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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Siren Birthday Cake bites have been recalled after someone reported an allergic reaction after eating the product. The product is being voluntarily recalled by Siren of San Francisco, CA  because the product may contain undeclared cashews and almond butter which was not on the ingredient ...

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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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What's more adorable than dogs enthusiastically romping in fresh snow?  Residents posted photos of their dogs on the Facebook group Happy Millburn this past weekend.  Sit back, take a look and have a smile.

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Because cancer is the number one killer of firefighters, the Millburn Fire Department is collaborating with the First Responder Center for Excellence and the Firefighters Cancer Support Network to host a free firefighter cancer prevention seminar on Saturday, January 29 from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 ...

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Almost 334,000 pacifiers are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Mushie & Co FRIGG silicone pacifiers came in two designs, the Classic and the Daisy, and each design came in two sizes: 0-6 months and 6-18 ...

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SUMMIT, The Westfield Regional Health Department will host a COVID-19 vaccine and booster clinic for individuals 12-years-of-age and older on January 22 at Summit High School. Open to the public and accepting walk-ins, the clinic will run from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. The clinic will offer Pfizer, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The CDC upgraded its guidance acknowledging that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread across the country.  Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the ...

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UNITED STATES - Beginning Wednesday, January 19, at-home, rapid COVID-19 tests will be available for all American households, announced the Biden Administration.  According to the administrations, testing is an important tool to help mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Public health experts and the ...

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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, Montclair, Newark, Paterson, South Orange and Hoboken have all passed indoor mask mandates in response to the uptick of COVID cases. Millburn hasn’t mandated masks, but in a post on its webpage, residents were strongly urged to cover their faces and “take precautions amid the current ...

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NEW JERSEY — Beginning on December 28, Hackensack Meridian Health will require visitors to show full proof of a COVID-19 vaccination or negative test results at all its hospitals. The health care system cited escalating COVID-19 numbers and the presence of the Omicron variant for its decision, ...

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Cincinnati, OH -- The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) has issued a voluntary product recall of aerosol dry conditioner spray products and aerosol dry shampoo spray products from Pantene, Aussie, Herbal Essences and Waterless produced in the United States. It had also recalled previously ...

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NEW JERSEY - RWJBarnabas updated the visitor policy this week in response to the rise in confirmed COVID-19 cases across the state. Starting Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021, no visitors will be allowed in any RWJBarnabas hospital or healthcare facility. This includes inpatient acute care, Emergency ...

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