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Health & Wellness

May 13, 2021

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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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Chairman of the Board of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Jack Morris and President and Chief Executive Officer of RWJBarnabas Health Barry H. Ostrowsky have announced the appointment of Bill Arnold as the President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city marked a morose milestone on Wednesday with the passing of the 100th resident due to complications of COVID-19. There were 22 new cases and one death over the 24 hours leading up to Middlesex County’s daily COVID-19 pandemic update Wednesday. In all, 5,818 ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - Joined by Senate Health Committee Chair Senator Joe Vitale (D, Middlesex County), Assemblywoman Yvonne Lopez (D, LD-19), and other officials, Gov. Phil Murphy visited the North Hudson Community Action Corporation to highlight the $20 million investment in the Fiscal Year 2022 ...

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NEW JERSEY- A coalition of organ donation professionals, physicians, recipients, and donor families have banded together to knock back a Trump era attempt to inject profit and politics into what most experts consider to be the world’s best organ donation system. Science in Donation, a non-profit ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital is the recipient of the 2021 Clinical Healthy Work Environment Award presented by Sigma Theta Tau, an organization that empowers nursing leaders to transform global healthcare. The award recognizes and honors a clinical facility that ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health’s Southern Facilities will host a webinar on Tuesday, March 23, featuring a panel of experts who will discuss the fears and hesitations within the Black community surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine, addressing specific concerns with science-based ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK - Funded with a grant from Parker Health Group, Inc., the world is further opening for New Brunswick seniors in two vastly different ways. Parker, which has been providing long-term elder care at its Landing Lane campus since 1907, and serves elders in five locations across Central ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital will mark the one-year milestone of the COVID-19 pandemic with a series of observances and light displays that pay tribute to the courage and resilience of the hospital’s healthcare heroes and the communities that have supported ...

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CAMDEN, NJ — The New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner says their office has learned of residents canceling their two-shot Moderna or Pfizer vaccine appointments in order to stand by for a Johnson & Johnson shot, which requires just one shot. Commissioner Judy Persichilli advised ...

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“COVID-19 Vaccine: Fears, Hesitation, and Access, What the Black Community Needs to Know,” a webinar hosted by RWJBarnabas Health, will be held Monday, March 15 at 6 p.m. The event will be moderated by WABC-TV news anchor and reporter Toni Yates. The panel of experts for the event ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Feeding the food insecure, sheltering the homeless and empowering the unemployed - creating social programs to help communities around the state is part of the stated mission of RWJBarnabas Health. So, when some opponents of the plan to raze the Lincoln Annex School on ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, will host the third free lecture in its virtual family lecture series Wednesday, March 10, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. via Zoom. The topic, “Adolescent Brain Development and Addiction,” will be ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Daniela Ramirez said her daughter’s scoliosis was so painful, the only relief came when she would wear a hard plastic brace. But when she wore it, some of her classmates at New Brunswick High School noticed. “She felt very embarrassed because the kids who are looking at her ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital has recently received national recognition for its support of perioperative nursing training and certification. The hospital has earned the CNOR Strong designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute, a designation given to ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ — As of Monday, 1.37 million COVID-19 vaccine shots had been administered in New Jersey through hospitals, pharmacies, community health centers, government-run clinics and state run “mega-sites,” New Jersey's COVID-19 dashboard shows. Those shots included 1,003,232 first ...

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SOMERSET, NJ – The elders at Parker at Somerset recently got a Golden Ticket to take a virtual, behind-the-scenes tour of a chocolate factory just in time for Valentine’s Day. Through the wonders of immersive virtual reality technology, the elders were able to visit Taza Chocolate’s facilities ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Blood Services is partnering with Brunswick Square Mall in East Brunswick to host a blood drive Thursday, Feb. 11, from noon to 6 p.m. The drive is being held because blood and blood product supplies in the state and region have ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The COVID-19 pandemic has presented challenges for all parts of society, but social distancing has taken a particularly hard toll on adolescents.   How adolescents can navigate the pandemic will be the focus of “Adolescents and Ways to Safely Socialize,” a program that will ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJ Barnabas Health will have the opportunity to invest in research that will help ensure its training programs remain at its customary high standards. Rutgers University will double its resource productivity with its new-found ability to recruit leading clinicians and ...

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PISCATAWAY, NJ — With the growing demand for PPEs in the fight to stop the spread of COVID-19, one Piscataway company has its sights set on becoming a leading provider of quality disposable face masks that are made in America, all while creating hundreds of good paying jobs. Hudson Holdings ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Residents can now access a new coronavirus vaccine hotline with 250 New Jersey-based staff members currently on hand to answer common questions, help connect people to centers providing shots and clear up eligibility rules. More than 17,000 people called in within the first hour - ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Children’s Specialized Hospital has received a $250,000 state grant to fund an 18-month program focusing on safety education and injury prevention for people with disabilities throughout their lifespan. The funding will come from the New Jersey Department of Human Services ...

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Speech-Language Pathologists Say We Are Straining Our Voices to Maintain Voice Loudness It is the time of the year for New Year’s Resolutions and that includes this important message from the state’s association of speech language pathologists: Rest your voice. For those who have worked in ...

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