Health & Wellness

July 29, 2021

NEWARK, NJ – In a state faced with one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation, Gov. Phil Murphy aims to tackle those numbers with the establishment of a universal home nurse visitation program for newborns. Murphy signed a landmark bill (S690) on Thursday at the Leaguers, Inc.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital will host a first-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic for New Jersey residents 12 and older. The clinic will be run 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3 and Tuesday, Aug. 10. at the hospital’s Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center at 254 Easton ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, has announced that Kianoush Sheykholeslami, MD, PhD, FACS, the chief of Ear, Nose, and Throat (ENT) and Head and Neck Surgery at Saint Peter’s, has been appointed as the new Fellowship Committee ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Black and Latinx people intensely sought information on COVID-19 and engaged in public health measures such as mask-wearing and testing due to devastating experiences during the pandemic but are still skeptical about vaccines, according to a Rutgers study. The findings, which ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The state has taken another look at its data and concluded that the Hub City’s vaccination rate is higher than previously reported. In fact, New Jersey Commissioner of Health made reference today to work being done by Mayor Jim Cahill’s office in helping increase COVID-19 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jennifer O’Neill danced the night away at her wedding reception, a wild New Year’s Eve party that included a live band and as many friends and family members as could cram inside Christopher’s Restaurant in the Heldrich Hotel.  It came to a colorful conclusion at midnight, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Keosha Doyle put a human face on what it means to build a world-class cancer hospital in the city. At age 27, she was treated for a rare type of sarcoma at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey a few years ago, but only after being turned away by four other cancer ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jack Morris is a modest man who sees himself as a kid from Highland Park who’s done good. Thursday’s announcement that his name will adorn the state’s first free-standing cancer center, however, is a great source of pride for his parents. Being able to drive across the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Ground was broken in New Brunswick on Thursday for a new facility that medical experts and politicians hope will lead the charge in cancer treatment and research. Gov. Phil Murphy, Mayor Jim Cahill, RWJ Barnabas Health President and CEO Barry Ostrowsky, Rutgers President ...

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NEW JERSEY - The new Department of Health building scheduled to be built this year in downtown Trenton will be named after Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli. The Judith M. Persichilli Building will recognize what Gov. Phil Murphy called her “past and ongoing service to the people of New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Gov. Phil Murphy, Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Speaker Craig Coughlin are expected to be on hand next week for the groundbreaking ceremony for the state’s first free-standing cancer hospital. Mayor Jim Cahill, Rutgers President Jonathan Holloway, RWJ Barnabas Health ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK – One year ago, Kedisha Dayes quietly made a deal with God. As the deadly and highly contagious COVID-19 virus was rapidly spreading around the world and ravaging New Jersey, Dayes pledged in her prayers to continue to care for the seniors at Parker at Stonegate, an assisted living ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Although John Tanega goes about his duties in health information management for Saint Peter’s University Hospital from an off-site office, there are occasions when his work brings him to the hospital. Those are the times when he inevitably runs into hospital employees who ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 updates over the past several weeks have brought news that the city was at or near the bottom when it comes to percentage of residents who have been vaccinated. Wednesday, however, the state’s statistics revealed that New Brunswick has seen a jump ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 updates have frequently included a list of cities with the lowest percentage of vaccinated residents. One chart last month listing the cities with a population above 10,000 with under 50% vaccination rate showed that New Brunswick was tied with ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — While 73% of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and another 10% say they will likely get a shot, there are still 16% who remain unwilling to take the vaccine, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The large number of Garden ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s new Community Health Services van will be used to deliver various health care services, including COVID vaccinations, to key sites throughout Middlesex and Somerset counties including schools, retirement communities, homeless shelters, senior ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The number of city residents receiving the COVID-19 vaccine continues to lag compared with other municipalities around the state, according to statistics released by Gov. Phil Murphy and the New Jersey Department of Health. New Brunswick has the lowest vaccination rate among ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital has announced that it has dosed the first patient in Imagine-1, a global Phase 1/2 clinical trial program for PBGM01, an adeno-associated virus (AAV)-delivery gene therapy being developed by Passage Bio, Inc., a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Kirstie Patindol, BSN, RN-BC, and the other nurses at Saint Peter’s University Hospital were called upon to provide care in unprecedented ways during the challenging COVID-19 health crisis. There was no greater demonstration of this then when nurses stepped in when friends ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital will be holding several COVID-19 vaccine clinics for New Jersey residents, including some walk-in clinics. The number of New Brunswick residents who have received the vaccine lags behind most other municipalities across the ...

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Tinnitus May Be Linked to COVID 19 'Dr. Robert M. DiSogra, an audiology consultant in Millstone and member of the New Jersey Speech-Language-Hearing Association (NJSHA) audiology committee, wants the public to know that tinnitus – unusual or annoying noise such as buzzing or ringing in the ear – ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jeremiah Patten tensely waited for the needle to prick his arm when his dad leaned over and told him it wouldn’t be so bad if he looked away. As a physician assistant and the first person at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to get the COVID-19 vaccine, Anthony Patten ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Hub City ranks among the bottom in the state’s list of municipalities when it comes to percentage of residents who have received the COVID-19 vaccine. According to state statistics, 25% of all residents have had one dose and 13% have been fully vaccinated. These ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — As the nationwide roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine continues and supply increases steadily, Middlesex County is encouraging residents wishing to receive the COVID-19 vaccine to schedule an appointment. The county is now utilizing its own scheduling system, allowing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ —Saint Peter’s University Hospital received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, a national distinction recognizing the hospital’s achievements protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents and infections. The Leapfrog Group is an independent ...

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NEW JERSEY – In the wake of a new federal rule that will disregard race considerations when evaluating the organ procurement organizations (OPOs) that help register organ donors and facilitate donations across the country, an advocacy group is addressing the disparities that could arise from the ...

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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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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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