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Hearing Loss Among Young Adults is a Growing Concern, NJSHA Warns

May 11, 2022

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 wearing earbuds for long periods of time for gaming and listening to music and ...

Saint Michael’s Only Hospital in Essex County to be Nationally Recognized with an ‘A’ Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade

NEWARK, NJ – Saint Michael's Medical Center was the only Newark hospital to earn an "A" Hospital Safety Grade from the Leapfrog Group for spring 2022.

The national distinction recognizes Saint Michael’s as among the top in the nation in protecting patients from preventable harm and errors in the hospital.

Leapfrog's Hospital Safety Grade assigns ...

Babyganics Bubble Bath Recalled Over Possible Bacterium Contaminaton

Babyganics is voluntarily recalling two lots of 20-ounce bottles of babyganics® 20oz chamomile verbena bubble bath, due to the presence of the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, announced the company.

It was discovered, during internal testing, that two specific lot numbers of this product contained the bacterium.

Pluralibacter gergoviae does not usually cause healthy ...

Newark Hospital Raises Organ Donor Awareness, Earns 'Platinum' Honors

NEWARK, NJ — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center received “Platinum Level” recognition for the hospital’s efforts to increase enrollment in the New Jersey state donor registry.

Newark Beth Israel garnered the honor from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Health Resources and Services Administration Workplace Partnership for Life Hospital ...

What is Aphasia? A Neurosurgeon Explains the Condition

Aphasia — a condition that can occur suddenly after a stroke or traumatic head injury or develop slowly from a growing tumor or disease — has been in the headlines lately due to actor Bruce Willis’ decision to retire due to his recent diagnosis. 
 
According to the National Aphasia Association, nearly 180,000 Americans acquire aphasia each year. In this Q&A we ...

New South Ward Wellness Center to Increase Health Care Access to Residents

NEWARK, NJ — A new South Ward Wellness Center opened Thursday on Clinton Avenue, aiming to make health care more accessible to residents in a community disproportionately impacted by health disparities.

“Countless people are going to benefit from this center,” Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced at a grand opening ceremony for the wellness center. “Our women and our ...

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New Brunswick Mayor Cahill Urges Approval of RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – New Brunswick Mayor James M. Cahill has thrown his support behind the transaction between Saint Peter’s HealthCare System (“Saint Peter’s”) and RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”), which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick.

“Today, New Brunswick residents in need ...

NJ Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Supports RWJBarnabas Health Transaction with Saint Peter’s HealthCare System

New Brunswick, NJ – The Statewide Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of New Jersey ("SHCCNJ") threw its support behind the proposed transaction between RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and St. Peter's HealthCare System, which will lead to the creation of a premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) in New Brunswick. 

In a letter to the Federal Trade ...

Heartbreak and Resilience in Buffalo

14208. That is the zip code stalked by a racist who massacred 10 people and wounded three others in East Buffalo this weekend. His specific target: Black people. 

There are no words to describe the visceral anger and grief that all of us at LISC are feeling. What happened in Buffalo was utterly horrific. It was a premeditated plan designed to kill and menace people of color, leaving a ...

JESPY Partners with Paper Mill Playhouse for Performance Showcasing JESPY Clients

May 20, 2022

SOUTH ORANGE – With the musical talents of JESPY clients in the spotlight, JESPY has partnered with Millburn’s Paper Mill Playhouse to present a showcase of Broadway songs to be performed by the clients on June 18 at 4pm.

The performance, which is open to the public, is tentatively titled A New Beginning. Set to take place at JESPY, the play will feature client talents, alternating ...

Montclair Council: Rent Control Complaints Continue; Flood Control Measures Voted On, Recreational Marijuana Approved

May 20, 2022

MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair Township Council had its first regular in-person meeting open to the public since 2020 on May 17, and Mayor Sean Spiller and the councilors, with the rent-control ordinance finally in place, might have thought that the issue was behind them at last.  Continued complaints from owners of small multiple-unit structures in public comment clearly destroyed any such ...

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Sat, May 21, 8:00 PM

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The Oratorio Society of NJ Performs Works of ...

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New Jersey Warns of Price Gouging During Nationwide Baby Formula Shortage

May 20, 2022

NEWARK, NJ —New Jersey's Acting Attorney General and the Division of Community Affairs (DCA) are warning customers and merchants statewide about price gouging and any fraud dealing with the sale of baby formula in New Jersey.

“The current baby formula shortage may have scammers and unscrupulous vendors coming out of the woodwork to take advantage of parents at a vulnerable ...