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Health & Wellness

February 4, 2021

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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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Heldrich Hotel and Conference Center is among six COVID-19 vaccine sites that have been established by Middlesex County as the state continues its rollout of the COVID-19 vaccination. Establishing these locations, in addition to the state-run Middlesex County Regional ...

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NEW JERSEY — Gov. Phil Murphy said Tuesday he expects the progress made so far in the state’s vaccine rollout to be given a much-needed push forward by the Joe Biden administration once the President-elect is sworn in on Wednesday. So far, the state has had to reckon with delays in the arrival ...

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OLD BRIDGE - The 103-year-old woman who last month became New Jersey’s first nursing home resident to receive a COVID-19 vaccine got her second and final shot Monday morning with Gov. Phil Murphy looking on. Dressed in a purple winter coat and white scarf and seating in a wheelchair, Mildred ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Two locations in the city have been chosen as sites where COVID-19 vaccination shots will be administered. The Middlesex County Office of Health Services at 596 Jersey Ave. and the Rutgers Eric B. Chandler Health Center at 277 George Street will be among the 130 sites ...

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NEW JERSEY — Be sure to remember scout’s honor when seeking a COVID-19 vaccine in New Jersey. Roughly 300 locations, including as many as six mega-sites, will rely on the honesty and goodwill of residents in its mission to vaccinate the 1A priority group: frontline healthcare workers, law ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Anthony Patten Jr. knows the drill – or rather, the needle. The physician assistant in cardiothoracic surgery rolled up his left sleeve and received the second dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday, 21 days after he became the first staff member at Robert Wood ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A pandemic raged, retreated and returned with a vengeance, but the eight chaplains on staff at Saint Peter’s University Hospital tended to the spiritual well-being of hundreds of patients as the medical staff cared for their physical health. The members of the Pastoral Care ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey officials visited University Hospital in Newark on Monday morning as healthcare workers received their second doses of the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine. A similar effort to inoculate frontline workers throughout the Garden State brings the number to roughly 100,000 inoculations ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The first babies born in 2021 at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital were twins Jade Eloni and Jasmine Elle Mayes. Older sister Jade (5 pounds, 2 ounces) arrived at 12:39 p.m. on Jan. 1, and Jasmine (5 pounds, 1 ounce) followed shortly after at 12:55 p.m. The proud ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ  — Healthier bodies. Healthier minds. In this challenging year, there’s not much more one can ask for but good health. Achieving that goal for seniors means much more than sitting on the couch and hoping good wishes can do the trick. “The key is to interact with other ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital welcomed its first baby to be born in 2021 at 3:29 a.m. Parents Chirag (father) and Bhumika (mother) Patel of Milltown welcomed a baby boy, Aryan. He weighs 7 pounds, 15 ounces. Saint Peter's is renowned for its childbirth care. In ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey has begun its program for administering the COVID-19 vaccine. The state currently has in place a two-phase plan to administer the vaccine to the general population. Stage 1A that provides vaccine access to Health Care workers and Long-Term Care residents is currently in ...

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NEW JERSEY — Hours after administering the first COVID-19 vaccines in New Jersey long-term care facilities during a ceremony in Old Bridge, Gov. Phil Murphy called on residents to ring in the New Year with caution. “This is not the year for a wild New Year's Eve party,” Murphy said during a ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ –The Woman Who Needs No Introduction was thrust into the role of providing up-to-the-minute information during televised press conferences alongside Gov. Phil Murphy soon after the COVID-19 pandemic began. In the past nine months, Judith Persichilli has become a familiar, often ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, began administering the long-anticipated Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 Tuesday. Initial vaccinations will be disseminated to hospital employees and physicians with the highest levels of patient ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Jeffrey Crews, a transportation specialist and security officer, became the first employee at Children’s Specialized Hospital to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Monday. “It was important for me to get the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as it was available not only to protect myself ...

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NEW JERSEY — Months of back and forth appear to be over with Congress expected to pass a $900 billion COVID-19 stimulus package to help an economy in dire straits - with businesses crushed by the pandemic and families struggling financially. The agreement, like the first, would include checks of ...

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NEW JERSEY- The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced a recall of Nestle Lean Cuisine Baked Chicken meals for “possible extraneous materials, specifically pieces of white hard plastic.” The baked chicken meals were produced and packaged on September 2, 2020 with a “Best Before” date of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – They didn’t roll out the red carpet for Gov. Phil Murphy’s appearance in the Hub City on Thursday as much as they shoveled and plowed a path so he could get to the front door. An overnight storm had left New Brunswick a soggy mess, but inside Robert Wood Johnson University ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Gov. Phil Murphy is scheduled to tour Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for employees Thursday morning. State Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli is also expected to look on as front line hospital employees receive the COVID-19 ...

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NEW JERSEY — A day after New Jersey made history with its first COVID-19 vaccines in Newark, Gov. Phil Murphy said Wednesday that it is no time for residents to stop taking preventative steps. “Yesterday was a historic day, a day for optimism with some of our health care heroes receiving the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – It took Anthony Patten Jr. a second – if that - to make history Tuesday afternoon. With the prick of a needle followed by a hastily applied Band-Aid, he became the first staff member at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital to receive a dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The first staff members at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick will receive the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at an event scheduled for this afternoon. The hospital commemorated the historic day by taking video of personnel carefully unpacking the vaccine and ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Maritza Beniquez, a University Hospital emergency room nurse, became the first person in New Jersey to be inoculated against COVID-19 on Tuesday.  The frontline health care worker, who also turned 56 on the history-making occasion, said receiving the vaccine was the best gift she ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital is the only hospital in Middlesex County to have recently received an ‘A’ from a nationwide assessment that analyzes a variety of patient safety measures. The Fall 2020 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade looks at publicly available measures of ...

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