Health & Wellness

June 1, 2020

TRENTON, NJ – Outdoor dining and in-person retail shopping will be allowed starting June 15, while personal care businesses such as barbershops and hair salons will be able to open a week later as Gov. Phil Murphy continues to peel away social distancing measures. Youth summer programs will also ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Front-line health care heroes have worked long hours for several weeks with COVID-19 patients, and at places such as Saint Peter's University Hospital, there's help those who have been helping others. Saint Peter’s has been making additional support available to doctors, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An inexpensive and readily available saline solution can be used to safely store and transport coronavirus samples and help resolve a nationwide shortage of the solution needed to complete COVID-19 testing, according to Rutgers researchers. In a study published in The Journal ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Hurrying off to The Hamptons or Hilton Head? Carpooling to Cape Cod or Cape May? With Memorial Day behind us and summer just down the road, a Rutgers expert recommends that you pack your hand sanitizer, mask and common sense along with your sunscreen and sandals when you go ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An illness related to COVID-19 is increasingly affecting children and forcing the medical community to re-examine what it thought it knew about the coronavirus, according to a Saint Peter’s University Hospital expert. Dr. Siva Jonna, a pediatric intensivist at The Children’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Charles Babich has been treated by Dr. Frank Sonnenberg for the past 25 years, but they weren’t even in the same room for the most recent visit. “Dr. Sonnenberg is over the top in terms of taking time and explaining and answering questions,” Babich said. “The appointment was ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, diabetes-related health problems can make it even harder to overcome COVID-19, a disease that already poses recovery challenges for those with no prior health conditions. Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has not altered plans to construct the first free-standing cancer hospital in the state, the director of the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey said. Dr. Steven Libutti has told TAPinto New Brunswick that the $750 million Cancer Pavilion that will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – If the nurses at Saint Peter’s University Hospital weren’t sure that the community was supporting their work during the COVID-19 pandemic, they’re reminded almost every day around lunchtime. That’s when a delivery of pizza or subs or some other food arrives at the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital celebrated the discharge of its 600th COVID-19 patient on Thursday. Maria Herrera left the hospital to much fanfare as members of the staff applauded and cheered. According to Middlesex County officials, the number of COVID-19 positive ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The first of six mobile handwashing stations coming to the city is scheduled to open today. The first station will begin piloting daily at the United Methodist Church at 323 George St. in conjunction with its food program. Hygiene access, care packs, health education, free ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers’ RUCDR Infinite Biologics received an amended emergency use authorization from the FDA late Thursday for the first SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus test that will allow people to collect their own saliva at home and send to a lab for results. The decision follows the FDA’s ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Twenty years ago, Dr. Maureen Cernadas helped deliver Calista Kleintop at Saint Peter's University Hospital. Kleintop, now a junior at Virginia Tech and majoring in material science and engineering, is using recyclable material provided by Cernadas to create surgical-grade ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Aina Togiai said she felt a bit drained after working her first shift at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital on Monday. Considering Togiai had just flown in from Lehi, Utah, it was understandable. Togiai answered when the hospital put out a call for reinforcements to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A by-appointment-only walk-up COVID-19 testing site at the A.C. Redshaw Elementary School will be open Thursday and Friday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Middlesex County’s Department of Public Safety & Health and Office of Health Services, in collaboration with the city of New ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Thirty-six additional New Brunswick residents have tested positive for COVID-19, according to information released by Middlesex County officials tonight. A total of 939 residents have now tested positive. There was also one additional death, bringing the COVID-19 death ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - An addition 70 New Brunswick residents have tested positive for COVID-19, bringing the total to 903. According to Middlesex County health officials, the death toll in the city is up to 34. County officials began releasing information about COVID-19 deaths by municipality ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Middlesex County health officials are reporting 833 New Brunswick residents have tested positive for COVID-19 and 33 have died after testing positive for the coronavirus. Wednesday was the first time Middlesex County officials have broken down the death toll by municipality.

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NEW BRUNSWICK – Rutgers University announced today that it has launched the nation’s largest prospective study of health care workers exposed to COVID-19. The study includes a series of clinical trials that will explore new drug treatments, antibody testing and long-term health tracking in the hope ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The medical staff at Saint Peter's University Hospital will be getting some assistance in caring for COVID-19 patients. A group of 34 caregivers from Colorado arrived today on a commercial flight and will be joining the health care heroes at Saint Peter's and two other ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Even more adults will be working from home after the executive order Gov. Phil Murphy signed Saturday. Aside from the few businesses deemed essential, such as gas stations, supermarkets and pharmacies, all others have been instructed to close and their employees should work ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Jennifer St. Pierre watched from her home as the motorcade slowly made its way down the street. A beloved neighbor had died from complications of COVID-19. Instead of a wake and funeral, the line of cars stopped briefly and the wife and son emerged, masks on. The hearse ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - From dog walking and grocery runs to coordinating PPE donations and assisting with new telehealth initiatives, medical students at Rutgers are volunteering their assistance to support the healthcare workforce, patients and communities in New Jersey during the COVID-19 ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Olive Branch is noted for its mozzarella sticks, its pizza and its fun, festive atmosphere. Of all the things on the menu, however, “In Fauci We Trust” T-shirts have been selling like hot cakes – or more accurately, hot wings. Spend $29 on food at the sports bar and ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - In the middle of a health crisis comes a feel-good story from Saint Peter's University Hospital: Two sisters recently gave birth seven hours apart. Kerry Foote gave birth to Leah on April 2. Later that day, Katelyn Scott gave birth to Lilly. Because of social distancing ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy sought to pump the brakes Wednesday on growing optimism among New Jerseyans that there will come a time when the "masks can come off and the dancing can begin.” Murphy, commenting on a reporter’s question at his daily COVID-19 news conference, said social distancing ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Store shelves have been wiped out of paper towels and toilet paper since the COVID-19 pandemic gripped the country last month, but few have noticed that diapers, baby wipes and formula are also being hoarded. For those parents who are struggling not only to find the basic ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Hundreds of COVID-19 positive patients are leaving hospitals every day and the pace of new positive cases across the state is slowing, Governor Phil Murphy said at his daily press briefing Saturday. Both of these statistics, he declared, are early signs that “we are beginning to ...

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Gov. Phil Murphy's Executive Order that takes effect at 8p.m. tonight requires all shoppers to wear masks. In an effort to keep everyone safe, the New Jersey Food Council (NJFC) recommends these few tips to grocery store shoppers: reduce store crowding by shopping alone, practice safe social ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – When Jennifer Olawski was asked to tape a one-hour segment for a local cable program, the Robeson School physical education and health teacher said it was important to be her usual enthusiastic, goofy self. Being goofy, enjoying a few laughs, having some fun – she says these ...

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