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Health & Wellness

June 29, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s new Chief Medical Officer has extensive experience in emergency response that including treating patients during a virus epidemic in West Africa and those affected by a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane. Lewis Rubinson, MD, PhD, FCCP, ...

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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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CARTERET NJ — Construction of a two-story satellite healthcare facility is to begin soon after officials held a groundbreaking here for the new Central Jersey Medical Center, formerly known as Jewish Renaissance Medical Center (JRMC). The 6,000-square-foot facility at 1540 Roosevelt Ave. will offer ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal. RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement today, June 14, stating the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As all the colors of the Pride Flag ascended into the blue sky outside of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, the assembled doctors, nurses and other personnel had their cell phones ready to take photos. That’s when a gentle breeze unfurled the flag, setting it waving ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - A blood drive will be held on Thursday, June 9 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus to help ease a shortage in the emergency blood supply. "The blood supply is in crisis," said Lynne Ross, the Account Manager for New Jersey Blood Service. "Patients and hospitals are ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a lawsuit in federal court seeking to block the merger of the city’s two hospitals, saying it would be a poison pill for patients of Middlesex County. The consumer watchdog entity has also filed an administrative complaint to block ...

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CARTERET NJ — A Perth Amboy-based healthcare center is coming to Carteret, set to break ground May 25th on a medical–dental satellite faciility that will spare borough patients trips out-of-town. JRMC, a nonprofit, federally-qualified health center, has announced its purchase of 1540 Roosevelt ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The five new operating rooms unveiled Tuesday, May 17 represent Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s continuing commitment to making it so Garden State residents don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away for state-of-the-art health care.From the spacious settings ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nurses at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provide constant care for children who are recovering from invasive surgery, have congenital anomalies or a host of other medical issues. Their colleagues in Saint ...

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EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ - National-wide problems have hit home as local stores in Spotswood, Milltown, and East Brunswick have each fallen into the infant baby formula shortage.  TAPinto East Brunswick went on the road today to visit eight local stores that carry infant formula - or wish they could - to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, where 5,300 babies were delivered last year, has been recognized as one of the nation’s best maternity hospitals for 2022 by a leading publication. The hospital, renowned for its comprehensive care of expectant mothers and newborns, has been ...

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MILLTOWN, NJ - The Milltown Public Library is inviting residents to lace up the sneakers and get walking. The library is hosting a weekly walking club starting on Tuesday, May 17 at 9 a.m. Registration is not required, and all ages are welcome to join in. Residents can come out and meet the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Denise G. was reduced to crawling on her hands and knees by intense back pain that didn’t respond to acupuncture, physical therapy or over-the-counter pain medicine. It wasn’t until an ultrasound test revealed that one of her uterine fibroids had doubled in size that the fourth ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University–New Brunswick is launching its first Mental Health and Wellness Week with a series of programs to address the mental health needs of students and employees. The programs throughout the week of April 25 are part of Chancellor-Provost Francine Conway’s effort to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital was recently recognized for its care for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital received a Platinum Award for its efforts at the forefront of the fight to reduce the risk of COVID-19 by a statewide business advocacy ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - On Monday, Spotswood Mayor Jackie Palmer read a proclamation once again declaring Tuesday, 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 and was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, the parent company of Saint Peter’s University Hospital, has appointed Edward “Ed” Daech as vice president and chief human resources officer (CHRO). Daech, whose appointment was effective Feb. 21, has 24 years of experience in the corporate and ...

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HELMETTA, NJ - Certified Zumba instructor Tracy Salvesen will be offering complimentary outdoor classes at the Maple Street Pavilion on Saturday, April 9, Saturday, April 16, and Saturday, April 30. All classes begin at 9:30 a.m. and last for an hour. Salvesen has been a certified group fitness ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Affable and knowledgeable, Bob Belvin has helped generations of New Brunswick Free Public Library patrons find the answers to their questions, no matter how small or expansive. The library’s longtime director recently faced a personal question, and the answer was not waiting to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Perinatal Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.  The Gold Seal of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An executive described as a catalyst in RWJBarnabas Health’s recent expansion will head the company when Barry H. Ostrowsky retires at the end of this year. Mark E. Manigan has been appointed president by the Board of Trustees and will report directly to Ostrowsky until Dec.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - COVID-19 was wreaking havoc again in late December and state health officials were worried. The omicron variant was causing some of the highest case levels since the start of the pandemic, hospital beds were filling up and nurses and other health care workers were getting sick ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The operating room nurses at Saint Peter’s University Hospital have again been recognized for their high levels of training by one of the nation’s largest specialty nursing credentialing organizations. The 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital has earned the CNOR Strong ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - There's some bad news for those hoping for a romantic rendezvous on Valentine's Day. A Rutgers researcher has found that in the time of COVID-19, when intimate relationships have been strained and human connections fleeting, singles seeking to settle down – and getting ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ - Penn Medicine Princeton Health will hold a COVID-19 booster clinic at the South Brunswick Senior Center on Tuesday, February 15. Booster shots will be given out from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the senior center located at 540 Ridge Road. Registration can be made by clicking ...

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NEW JERSEY – National Wear Red Day, an American Heart Association (AHA) sponsored initiative to help raise awareness of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disease in women, will take place this year on Friday, February 4.  Since 1964, February has been declared National Heart Health ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers researchers have developed a rapid test that detects all known COVID-19 variants, including the highly transmissible omicron variant. The test, which can be performed at laboratories experienced in COVID-19 testing, can quickly detect clinical samples that contain the ...

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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 Center ...

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NEW JERSEY - Parker Health Group, Inc., which can trace its history to the establishment of the Francis E. Parker Home on Easton Avenue 115 years ago, announced a new partnership on Thursday with the Holmdel-based Visiting Nurse Association that will focus on serving more seniors in their ...

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