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St. Peter's Hospital 'Exploring' Partnership Possibilities

October 12, 2018

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - St. Peter's University Hospital is the latest health care center to announce it is considering a merger with another hospital or agency.

Leslie Hirsch, interim CEO and president of St. Peter's Healthcare System - the parent company of the hospital - said the hospital this month began a process of identifying potential partners. Hirsch said no timeline was set ...

Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

'Wellness on Wheels' Brings Healthy Eating to Communities

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Call it bringing the farm and the kitchen to the residents of the city.

On Wednesday, Wellness on Wheels, a 35-foot van complete with a hydroponic garden and food preparation area, was unveiled for a maiden visit in New Brunswick, the first in a series of demonstrations to show children and adults the importance of healthy lifestyles.

RWJBarnabas Health created the ...

Rutgers Opens Autism Research Center

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers University has opened research center to study the treatment and service needs for people with autism spectrum disorders that will allow an advisory board of parents and advocates of the disability community to identify unmet needs.

Based in New Brunswick, the New Jersey Autism Center of Excellence is funded through the Governor's Council for ...

East Brunswick's Wellspring Honors Lisa Laitman as Anti-Opiate Hero

EAST BRUNSWICK, NJ –Wellspring Center for Prevention will be celebrating the 2018 National Recovery Month by dedicating its “Tree of Hope” to Saint Peter’s Hospital Opioid Taskforce. The “Tree of Hope” is awarded annually to an organization that promotes recovery from addiction.

A ceremony to recognize the program will take place on Wednesday, ...

Fall Sports Season Heightens Risk of Head Trauma

TRENTON – The return to school also means a return to highly-competitive sports, prompting the need for student-athletes across New Jersey to heed caution, especially in contact sports such as football and soccer.

The New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) believes that caution begins with the youth sports coach and parents, who must be aware of all risks and develop a ...

Rutgers Profs study the Medical Use of Bear Drool

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - It is not the easiest thing to get, and something the average person has never thought about, but scientists have found a medical value in, of all things, salvia from East Siberian brown bears.

Scientists from Rutgers, working with others in the field, have used bacterium from the wild animals to see if it inhibits harmful bacteria, according to study published online ...


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