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Health & Wellness

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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Newark Beth Israel Medical Center continues to be a leader in healthcare in Newark and across the country after it was designated one of the "World’s Best Hospitals-USA" by Newsweek for a fourth consecutive time. Newark Beth Israel ranked among the top 250 U.S. hospitals and is one ...

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Saint Michael's Medical Center joined with dozens of other hospitals in the state to donate much-needed medical supplies to war-torn Ukraine. The effort was organized by the New Jersey Hospital Association in coordination with Ukrainian National Women’s League of America (UNWLA). Among the ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Millions of dollars are coming to University Hospital in Newark by way of a federal funding boost secured by U.S. Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez that will help construct a new trauma operating room for the hospital. Booker, a former Newark mayor, and Menendez announced Friday at ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Saint Michael’s Medical Center today announced that it has been recognized by Healthgrades as a 2022 Patient Safety Excellence Award™ recipient. This distinction places Saint Michael’s among the top 5% of all short-term acute care hospitals as evaluated by Healthgrades, the leading ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Spirit of Children, the philanthropic arm of Spirit Halloween, recently presented Children's Hospital of New Jersey at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center with a $127,776 grant to support the hospital’s Child Life program. This is the 13th annual donation from the Spirit of Children ...

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NEWARK, NJ — University Hospital staffers wouldn’t let their gratitude go unheard for a group of military service members that completed a 30-day mission to assist the hospital’s clinical teams with their coronavirus response amid a severe staffing shortage. Doctors, nurses and hospital ...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration announced Thursday it is investigating consumer complaints of Cronobacter sakazakii and Salmonella Newport infections. All the cases are reported to have consumed powdered infant formula produced from Abbott Nutrition’s Sturgis, Michigan facility. As a result ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The CDC upgraded its guidance acknowledging that cloth masks are not as effective as surgical and N95 masks to protect against COVID-19 as the highly contagious Omicron variant continues to spread across the country.  Rutgers microbiologist Martin Blaser, director of the ...

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NEWARK, NJ – New Jersey Acting Attorney General Andrew J. Bruck is cracking down on businesses who are raising prices as the demand for COVID-19 tests have skyrocketed due to the omicron variant. Bruck announced on Friday that the Division of Consumer Affairs has sent more than 50 warning ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Newark resident Bernard China, 58, is taking time this holiday season to reflect on the gift of life as he celebrates the one-year anniversary of the life-saving heart transplant he received at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. “This Christmas was extra special for me as I was able ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - For Naiesha Brooks, 44, knee pain and missing her children’s activities were finally too much to bear. She had always been an active person, enjoying dancing and exercising, especially boxing. During one strenuous boxing workout she tore the meniscus in her knee, the C-shaped ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Stephen K. Jones, a titan in the health care field in New Jersey and a driving force in the merger that created RWJBarnabas Health, has died. Mr. Jones, who passed away at his home in the Kendall Park section of South Brunswick on Monday, was 74. He also served as the ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Group has announced that Jonathan Aviv Golani, M.D., has joined the practice in the field of internal medicine. Board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, Dr. Golani is passionate about the science of healthcare and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy and Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli announced the State Department of Health has confirmed a case of the Omicron variant in a traveler to the state.  The person has been identified by the state as an adult female, who is a fully-vaccinated resident from ...

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A ceremonial first kick officially opened the Clara Maass Medical Center Community Field, a turf soccer field located at Planseson Playground on Stephens Street in Belleville. Sixth-grade students from the Belleville public schools participated in the November 30 grand opening celebration of the ...

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TRENTON, NJ—Gov. Phil Murphy announced on Monday at a pandemic media briefing that 9,000 New Jersey children between the ages of five and 11 have received their first dose of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine. Murphy explained, “When I look back on our announcement over the summer that our schools ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Public health officials are calling on Newark residents this month to give blood due to low blood supplies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  A blood drive will be hosted in Newark this month by New Jersey Blood Services. The blood drive will be held on Nov. 16 at the University ...

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NEWARK, NJ – A new section chief of Advanced Heart Failure Treatment and Transplantation has been appointed at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.  The Newark Beth Israel administration appointed David Seth Feldman to the role. Feldman will head one of the top 15 heart failure treatment and ...

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For the fifth year in a row, Saint Michael’s Medical Center was named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for cardiac care by Healthgrades, a healthcare ratings organization. Saint Michael's is the only hospital in Newark to achieve the distinction and one of only three in the state. “We take ...

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WHIPPANY, N.J.-- All unexpired Lotrimin® AF and Tinactin® spray products are being voluntarily recalled due to the presence of benzene in some product samples, announced Bayer.   All products with lot numbers beginning with TN, CV or NAA and distributed between September 2018 to September 2021 ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Hours after Saint Barnabas Medical Center (SBMC) announced that the hospital would be renamed the Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in recognition of a $100 million donation from the Cooperman Family Foundation, an unveiling ceremony honoring Leon and Toby Cooperman of Short ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Public health officials are calling on Newark residents this month to give blood due to low blood supplies caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.  A blood drive will be hosted in Newark this month by New Jersey Blood Services. The blood drive will be held on Oct. 21 at the New Jersey ...

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Coppertone® has issued a nationwide voluntary recall of specific lots of aerosol sunscreens due to the presence of Benzene, a human carcinogen, announced the FDA. The recall includes the Pure & Simple SPF 50 Spray (2021 Launch), Sport Mineral SPF 50 Spray (2021 Launch) and Travel-Size ...

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NEWARK, NJ – Local outreach organizations are encouraging Newark residents to come out to a health and wellness fair this weekend at West Side Park that is aimed to address physical, emotional, social, and intellectual wellness.  The event will come to the West Side Park outside the community ...

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