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Health & Wellness

February 14, 2022

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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - The NJ Department of Health and Vault Medical Services announced their partnership to offer a free, at-home COVID-19 saliva test kit that is available to every NJ resident who thinks they need a test – even if you don't have symptoms. To order a free test kit, ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - The Spotswood Office on Aging will be the site of a COVID-19 vaccination clinic for ages 18 and up on Wednesday, January 5 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines will be available. Appointments can be made to receive a first or second dose as ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Blood drives held in the borough during 2021 collected 775 pints according to New Jersey Blood Services Account Manager Lynne Ross. Ross explained the 700 plus pints will help more than 2,000 patients. She is hoping to continue the trend in 2022 with blood drives at the Spotswood ...

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SOUTH BRUNSWICK, NJ- According to a recent report, COVID-19 has become more widespread in South Brunswick Township as the Omicron Variant continues to spread rapidly across the state and the country. The Middlesex County Health Department has reported 176 cases of COVID-19 in South Brunswick, 97 of ...

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NEW JERSEY - As indicated by the rapid rise in the number of cases of COVID-19 this month, there are lots of tests being taken both at home and in local pharmacies, emergency centers, hospitals and drug stores. People waited in lines or online to grab appointments in East Brunswick and around the ...

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NEW JERSEY - The highly transmissible omicron variant continues to surge across the state, where the single-day COVID-19 positive case record was eclipsed for the third straight day. There were 16,626 new cases reported, about a thousand more than the new cases that were reported Thursday and 1,144 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Most visitors, including those under 18, will be prohibited at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and other RWJBarnabas facilities across the state after Christmas. Saint Peter’s University Hospital, as part of a comprehensive set of mandates that took effect Thursday, has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – The Chief Medical Officer at Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been elected to a prestigious post by the largest national medical association in the United States. Niranjan Rao, MD, FACS, has been elected as chairman of the American Medical Association’s (AMA) Council on Medical ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Oncology Kids Holiday Party at Saint Peter’s University Hospital was born after a young woman, who was battling breast cancer, tried to cling to life long enough to see her daughter’s graduation from college that spring. When she passed away before the winter holidays, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The alarming blood shortage that has hit Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital and other hospitals around the state has been caused by a perfect storm of factors - including a rise in trauma patients. The blood supply shortage that began during the COVID-19 pandemic has ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A nurse who headed Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s COVID-19 vaccination clinics that resulted in more than 30,000 doses being administered throughout the community has been recognized for her leadership. Avril A. Keldo has been honored with the Divisional Leader Award ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state. The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has announced the appointments of Racheal Ankrah-Fosu and Leonardo (Len) DeCandia to its Board of Governors. Ankrah-Fosu is chief operations and technology officer at ConSol USA, a for-profit social enterprise delivering outsourced technology ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers, a clinical trial site for the global Pfizer-BioNTech research study to evaluate the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine in children, is looking for participants for a third clinical trial on children ages six months to four years. “Children can get sick from COVID-19 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman who was rushed into the emergency room at Saint Peter’s University Hospital was unable to communicate and visibly scared. Her inability to speak - a condition known as aphasia - is typically a tell-tale sign of a stroke. Thankfully, the woman had called 911 in time to ...

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OLD BRIDGE, NJ -– On Saturday, November 13, a resident of Old Bridge’s pet dog attacked and killed a skunk in the resident’s backyard. The animal was picked up by the Animal Control Officer and was then taken to the New Jersey Department of Health Laboratory for testing. It was reported on Tuesday, ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - Donate blood to help alleviate the ongoing shortage and win a chance for a staycation. The Spotswood Knights of Columbus is hosting a blood drive on Monday, December 6 from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. All donors earn a chance to win a Home for the Holiday Sweepstakes which includes a two-night ...

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NEW JERSEY - Some 28 million children ages five to 11 can now get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine under emergency use authorization granted by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Simon Li, an associate professor of pediatrics at Rutgers Robert ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ   – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will host its virtual 13th Annual Breast Cancer Awareness Event, “Access and Equity: A Call to Action,” on Wednesday, October 27 from 6:30-8 p.m. The event features keynote speaker Meika Neblett, MD, MS, Lead, Equity in Clinical Care, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Saint Peter’s Healthcare System has been awarded an annual honor that recognizes companies that strive to reduce workplace risks, secure expert care for their workers and make the health of their employees a priority. Saint Peter’s is one of the recipients of the 2021 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Children’s Specialized Hospital, a leading provider for children facing health changes from chronic illnesses to complex disabilities such as brain and spinal cord injuries, has named Colin O’Reilly as vice president and chief medical officer. “In this role, Dr. O’Reilly will ...

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SPOTSWOOD, NJ - September is Childhood Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society and the American Red Cross, cancer patients utilize a quarter of the blood supply. In 2021, more than 10,000 children under the age of 15 will be diagnosed with cancer. With the nation in the midst of a ...

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NEW JERSEY - Rutgers student?  Public School teacher?  Concert-goer? Airline traveler? As some restaurants, performance spaces, hospitals, and other social venues are starting to require proof of COVID-19 vaccination, residents who have been vaccinated at New Jersey locations may wish to preserve ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A dedicated team of 75 highly trained registered nurses care for the patients in Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s 24-bed intensive care unit. Providing fully monitored care for those with severe or even life-threatening illnesses and injuries was made even more challenging ...

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