Health & Wellness

April 8, 2019

NEWARK, NJ - Barringer High School on Saturday will have free health screenings hosted by the New Jersey Innovation Institute (NJII), a corporation of New Jersey Institute of Technology. The pop-up health clinic will provide basic tests, including height, weight, blood pressure and glucose ...

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NEWARK, NJ - After failing twice, city council today advanced an ordinance that would allow medical marijuana dispensaries in Newark. The council has flip-flopped on the issue several times. In August, the council passed a resolution that welcomed and supported medical marijuana dispensaries.

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NEWARK, NJ - Honeywell is expected to help cut the city’s annual energy costs across 17 buildings by 36 percent at a tune of $1 million annually. The engineering company was selected as the city’s Energy Services Company as part of the Newark’s Department of Engineering’s Sustainability Action ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The co-anchor for ABC News’ 20/20 had recently turned 40 when she was asked to take a mammogram for a television segment. Amy Robach had every intention of turning down the story, but five years later Robach is thankful she did take the cancer screening. Speaking to about ...

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CEDAR GROVE, NJ — The co-anchor for ABC News’ 20/20 had recently turned 40 when she was asked to take a mammogram for a television segment. Amy Robach had every intention of turning down the story, but five years later Robach is thankful she did take the cancer screening. Speaking to about ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University-led team, that includes two other major New Jersey higher education institutions, has been awarded a $29 million grant from the National Institute of Health (NIH)  to develop patient treatments based on results found in laboratories as well as in clinics, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Girls on the Run (GOTR) of New Jersey East is currently seeking volunteers to empower girls through running for the spring 2019 season at various chapters, including Livingston, West Orange, the Caldwells, Roseland, Fairfield and other locations throughout the area. GOTR is a ...

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NEWARK, NJ — The New Jersey Devils and RWJBarnabas Health, the team’s official healthcare partner, have teamed up once again to host their third annual blood drive in coordination with the American Red Cross.  On March 10 from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Newark’s Prudential Center, the Devils and ...

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Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark is one of only six hospitals in New Jersey to receive an overall five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) in the federal agency’s latest hospital performance report released this week. Newark's two other hospitals ...

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NEWARK, NJ -- Carolyn Allen, a veteran healthcare professional with 30 years of progressive accounting, auditing, reimbursement, business planning, and leadership experience, has joined Saint Michael’s Medical Center in Newark as its new chief financial officer. “We are thrilled to have Carolyn ...

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NEWARK, NJ - University Hospital will launch a new program that uses chaplains to help create better communication between health care professionals and high utilizers of the emergency room. The goal of the Community Health program is to lessen dependency on emergency services and improve access ...

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Daniel and Danielle Jenkins suffer from Von Willebrand Disease (VWD), a genetic bleeding disorder that prevents blood from clotting. But despite the disease, the 17-year old twins from Carteret have had otherwise completely normal childhood thanks to the Blood Research Institute at Saint ...

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Vending machines aren't typically known for dispensing healthy food.  Doritos, Kit-Kats and bottles of sugary soft drinks? Yes. But royal quinoa sesame noodles, marinated kale salad and a juice made with lemon, ginger, raw honey, echinacea extract, infusion of edlerberry and elderflower? Not ...

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NEWARK, NJ - A preliminary study shows that even if water in the city's East Ward had been tested for lead alone, it would not have exceeded federally accepted levels. The draft report from CDM Smith, an Edison-based engineering firm, so far verifies what city officials told residents about the ...

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NEWARK, NJ - Residents living in Newark's 07104 zip code had the fourth highest rate in New Jersey of people with chronic conditions seeking care in hospital emergency departments, a new study shows. That could cause huge financial burdens for patients with chronic conditions, the Center for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - A Rutgers University student has been diagnosed with meningitis, and the university has sent a message to other students about steps to take as a precaution. The student with the disease was hospitalized Monday is receiving treatment and is recovering, Dr. Melodee Lasky, ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— First Lady Tammy Murphy yesterday launched a new campaign aimed to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates, and the racial disparity that exists between mothers and infants who survive childbirth. Nurture NJ is a multi-pronged, multi-agency approach to improve maternal and infant ...

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CAMDEN, NJ— First Lady Tammy Murphy yesterday launched a new campaign aimed to reduce infant and maternal mortality rates, and the racial disparity that exists between mothers and infants who survive childbirth. Nurture NJ is a multi-pronged, multi-agency approach to improve maternal and infant ...

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CAMDEN, NJ—  Gov. Phil Murphy and his administration were in Camden today to announce new initiatives the state is launching to combat the opioid epidemic — including adding opioid addiction as a condition under the state’s medical marijuana program. The initiatives are part of $100 million ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city’s Code Blue alert will remain in effect today as temperatures this morning dropped to about 6 degrees. A Code Blue alert is called whenever temperatures reach 25 degrees or lower without precipitation or 32 degrees or lower with precipitation. The alert helps homeless ...

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TRENTON, NJ - Legislation signed last summer prohibiting smoking at public beaches and parks in New Jersey goes into effect today. The bill, S-2534, updates the “New Jersey Smoke-Free Air Act of 2006.” According to the American Lung Association, more than 480,000 people die from tobacco use and ...

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NEWARK, NJ - City council on Wednesday approved changes to how reserved handicap-accessible parking spaces are assigned, but kept renewal and application fees the same. The ordinance introduced in October would have raised renewal fees for handicap parking spaces from $25 to $100 and application ...

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ESSEX COUNTY — Essex County’s Code Blue procedures are being activated through Monyday, Jan. 14, due to extreme cold weather in the forecast, Essex County Executive Joseph DiVincenzo, Jr. and Essex County Sheriff Armando Fontoura announced on Thursday. When a Code Blue is declared, a network of ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The city has exceeded allowable lead levels again and also received three other violations since last month for other water issues, according to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection website. This is the fourth time since 2017 the city has exceeded lead levels in its ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - These days there is one item people keep with them constantly: a smartphone. Now a Rutgers University professor has received a $400,000 grant to see if those smartphones can gather data on the effects of conditions that literally cause people to shake, such as Parkinson's ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ ‚ Patients and staff at the RWJBarnabas Health family of hospitals, including Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) in Livingston, were treated to a holiday-season visit by members of the New Jersey Devils National Hockey League (NHL) team. As RWJBarnabas Health is the official ...

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NEWARK, NJ - City council on Wednesday hired two vendors for a total of $10.3 million to begin to replacing lead service lines for homeowners.  The vendors will start to replace lead pipes for about 1,500 homes in January, city spokesman Frank Baraff said. The work represents the first part of a ...

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NEWARK, NJ -  The woman who was appointed through a directive from Gov. Phil Murphy to oversee University Hospital will be the new acting president of the embattled healthcare institution after its former leader resigned. University Hospital’s Board of Directors today passed a resolution ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The president of University Hospital announced he will be stepping down as the hospital’s leadership faces intense scrutiny from state and local officials after three babies with a bacterial infection died after receiving care there.   John Kastanis will officially leave his post as ...

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