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Health & Wellness

October 4, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – As the COVID-19 pandemic raged and receded, Gov. Phil Murphy took to referring to the state’s Commissioner of Health as the “the woman who needs no introduction.” So, there was some irony when he joined with state officials, public employees and health care professionals in a ...

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NEW JERSEY - Across RWJBarnabas Health, we have seen a recent surge in cases of severe respiratory illness in children who test positive for rhinovirus and/or enterovirus. Uzma N. Hasan, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and Christopher Freer, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Face coverings will be optional for Rutgers students and faculty in indoor teaching spaces and libraries starting Oct. 1. The new protocols announced Monday, Sept. 26 by Antonio M. Calcado, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Rutgers, come after the school ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A new, cutting-edge space where clinicians, researchers and members of private industry can come together to invent and develop new technologies has been unveiled at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital.   A ribbon-cutting ceremony was recently held for the Center for ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night. The freestanding outpatient facility, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – One of the driving forces behind the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s Homeless & Indigent Population Health Outreach Program (HIPHOP) is being recognized for her leadership. Susan Giordano is one of six women who are being honored by the Boy Scouts of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital that has been treating city residents for 115 years, has been recognized for its care in four key categories by a global authority in hospital rankings and consumer advice. Saint Peter’s earned “high ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — To mark Aug. 31 as “International Drug Overdose Awareness Day,” municipal officials highlighted the life-saving success of local drug treatment and recovery programs, while state Sen. Joseph Vitale (D-19th Dist.) used the moment as “a call to action” to do more to prevent ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Eric B. Chandler Health Center at 277 George Street has been added as a vaccination site as state officials continue to see a steady increase in monkeypox cases. Department of Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli on Friday, Aug. 12 announced there had been 305 confirmed ...

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  NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  - Alicia Wright, RCS, FASE, Clinical Lead Sonographer for Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s (RWJUH) Division of Cardiology, has been named a Fellow of the American Society of Echocardiography (FASE).   Wright, a long-time Linden resident who now resides in ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Dr. Todd Mastrovitch was almost done with his shift one morning when a child suffering a severe neurological issue, another with a severe respiratory problem and a third with a mental health concern passed through the doors in a five-minute span. Within 30 minutes, Dr.

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been recognized for its quality care for patients who have had a stroke - the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.  The hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The pediatric emergency department at Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been recognized by a trusted referral source that identifies the nation’s best hospitals based on criteria such as clinical performance and patient satisfaction. The Dorothy B. Hersh Pediatric ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The final piece of steel in the construction of a state-of-the-art medical pavilion on the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) campus was hoisted 15 stories above Somerset Street. The topping-off ceremony was held Tuesday, Aug. 2 for the RWJUH Ambulatory Medical ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Another steel beam bolted in place here. Some concrete poured there. And the distinct shape of a spiral staircase climbing to where the atrium will be bathed in sunlight. Step by step, the state’s first free-standing cancer hospital has been taking shape under the gratified ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Sabrina Charles is spending her summer doing painstaking research that will one day inform the care a burgeoning New Brunswick nonprofit clinic provides to groups such as expectant mothers of color. “I like doing research, especially because it's basically going to translate ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey said being ranked as one of the premier cancer care facilities in the state is “important recognition and validation” because much of the input came from peers and constituencies. The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The heat was already getting to Kelvin Ramirez and Lindersay Valeriano on Wednesday morning as they took a break from picking up litter in Buccleuch Park to stand in the shade and wipe the sweat from their brows. “The best thing to stay cool is to freeze the water bottles and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The emergency department at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been recognized for its care of children by the national Emergency Nurses Association (ENA). Dorothy B. Hersh Pediatric Emergency Department has earned the Lantern Award from the ENA, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is preparing to play a pivotal role in New Jersey’s rollout of the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number later this month. The 988 hotline will work similar to how the 911 hotline currently works and will serve as an alternative to calling the three-digital ...

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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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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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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Radiological tests conducted at Colonia High School have found “no evidence of any cancer-causing hazard” and no reason for further environmental investigations at the school, Mayor John E. McCormac announced today. For two weeks in April, Woodbridge paid for radiological ...

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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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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 – 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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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 ...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk for hearing loss because of chronic exposure to loud noise. During the pandemic, young adults were regularly using earbuds and headphones for remote learning, connecting with friends, or ...

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