Health & Wellness

May 6, 2021

NEW JERSEY - NJ TRANSIT has announced a new partnership in a statement on May 4 to help get more New Jersey residents vaccinated. The partnership called VAXRide should help approximately 11,000 residents get free rides to both public and private vaccination destinations.  Novartis, a NJ based ...

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NEW JERSEY - Governor Murphy announced that New Jersey is launcing a "Shot and a Beer" program, encouraging eligible residents, ages 21 and over to get vaccinated. Any New Jerseyan who gets their first vaccine dose in the month of May and takes their vaccination card to a participating brewery ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Beginning Friday, walk-in vaccinations are open to all New Jerseyans age 16+ at all six vaccine mega-sites during select times, according to Governor Phil Murphy, who announced the news in a tweet on Thursday, April 29. Walk-up vaccinations are now available at the Middlesex County ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers are developing a rapid breathalyzer test that would determine in minutes if someone is infected with COVID-19 or other respiratory illnesses. “In addition to helping diagnose COVID-19, the goal of the project is to create a platform that can be expanded ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's John J. Carney Post 4589 is hosting two blood drives in May on Tuesday, May 4 and Tuesday, May18 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to help address the ongoing blood shortage the area is facing. "Blood centers nationwide have reported declines in blood collections in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman with the big, round stomach was eager to ask questions about what the ultrasound had revealed about the tiny life growing inside her. However, her English skills were limited, and the doctor didn’t speak much Spanish. At critical moments like these, Saint Peter’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System will be hosting a remembrance service to honor those lost and affected by COVID-19. The virtual interfaith service will be held Wednesday, April 21 at 2 p.m. Immediately after, there will be a commemorative tree planting ceremony outside the ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The state Department of Health has directed all New Jersey vaccination sites to cancel or put on hold appointments for the one-shot Johnson & Johnson coronavirus vaccine — following recommendations by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System and Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ) announced Wednesday that they have agreed to end their dispute over Horizon BCBSNJ’s OMNIA Health Plans. For many years, Saint Peter’s and Horizon BCBSNJ have worked closely to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Anthony Fauci has been presented with Rutgers’ inaugural Moral Courage in Medicine Award for his “steady and reassuring leadership steering the nation through an uncertain time during the pandemic.” Fauci, the White House chief medical advisor, received the award during ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chairman of the Board of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Jack Morris and President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health Barry H. Ostrowsky have announced the appointment of Bill Arnold as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson ...

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NEW JERSEY-- The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted just about every aspect of life: shutting down businesses, closing schools, instituting remote learning, limiting social interactions, and preventing activities, such as sports, from taking place. While government leaders and the CDC report on the ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On Monday, Spotswood Mayor Jackie Palmer read a proclamation declaring Monday, April 19 to be Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Awareness Day in honor of borough resident Asher Garcia. Garcia is the grandson of Spotswood Borough Councilwoman Marylin Israel. The toddler was diagnosed ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's John J. Carney Post 4589 is hosting two blood drives in this month on Tuesday, April 6 and Tuesday, April 20 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. to help address the blood shortage the area is facing. The mission of NJ Blood Services is to provide an adequate blood supply ...

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Nearly 90,000 Uninsured Children Will Have Access to Health Care Coverage Through the Initiative; Fiscal Year 2022 Budget Proposal Invests $20 million in First Phase of Two-Year Campaign  MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – Joined by Senate Health Committee Chair Senator Joe Vitale (D, MIddlesex County), ...

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NEW JERSEY — As of Friday, New Jersey has administered more than 3,798,523 vaccine doses, (2,515,767 with at least one dose and 1,357,829 fully vaccinated people).  In Middlesex County, the dashboard is showing that as of today, 314,919 doses of vaccines have been administered.  "Vaccinations ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - The borough is holding a Rabies Clinic on Tuesday, March 23 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Public Works garage. Rabies is a viral infection, which is spread through saliva. In the United States, the disease is typically spread by foxes, bats, raccoons, coyotes and skunks. Rabies can ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital is the recipient of the 2021 Clinical Healthy Work Environment Award presented by Sigma Theta Tau, an organization that empowers nursing leaders to transform global healthcare. The award recognizes and honors a clinical facility that ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ  –  Experts agree: Now is not the time to slow down on measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19, including getting tested if you’ve been exposed to an ill individual, or you may be feeling the common symptoms of the coronavirus. Even as testing capacity has risen, the number of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Every 23 seconds of every day in the United States, someone attempts suicide. Every 11 minutes, an individual dies from suicide. These most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)—an estimated 1.4 million suicide attempts and 48,344 deaths ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health’s Southern Facilities will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 23, featuring a panel of experts who will discuss the fears and hesitations within the Black community surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine, addressing specific concerns with science-based ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will mark the one-year milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic with a series of observances and light displays that pay tribute to the courage and resilience of the hospital’s healthcare heroes and the communities that have supported ...

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NEW JERSEY — The New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner says their office has learned of residents canceling their two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine appointments in order to stand by for a Johnson & Johnson shot, which requires just one shot. Commissioner Judy Persichilli advised ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers researchers have designed a new rapid test that can detect all three of the rapidly spreading variants of the coronavirus in a little over one hour – much shorter than the three to five days required by current tests, which can also be more technically difficult and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, will host the third free lecture in its virtual family lecture series Wednesday, March 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The topic, “Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction,” will be ...

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HELMETTA/SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Helmetta and Spotswood residents interested in receiving a COVID-19 vaccination are asked to fill out a survey. According to a Nixle advisory released on Sunday by the Spotswood Police Department, both boroughs partnered with the Spotswood Pharmacy in an attempt to get ...

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NEW JERSEY CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 12 - New Jersey Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-12) held a vaccine safety tele-townhall to spread accurate information about the COVID-19 vaccine and answer any questions. The tele-town hall was also joined by New Jersey Health Commissioner Judith ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Blood Services is partnering with the WeLoveU Foundation and South Amboy YMCA to host a blood drive Sunday, Feb. 28 from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. The drive takes place at the South Amboy YMCA at 200 John T. O’Leary Boulevard in South ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Daniela Ramirez said her daughter’s scoliosis was so painful, the only relief came when she would wear a hard plastic brace. But when she wore it, some of her classmates at New Brunswick High School noticed. “She felt very embarrassed because the kids who are looking at her ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The borough's John J. Carney Post 4589 is hosting blood drives in March on Tuesday, March 2, Wednesday, March 10, and Tuesday, March 16 from 12:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. to help ease the winter blood shortage. “Winters are typically a difficult time of the year for blood collections, ...

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