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Health & Wellness

July 1, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s new Chief Medical Officer has extensive experience in emergency response that including treating patients during a virus epidemic in West Africa and those affected by a Category 5 Atlantic hurricane. Lewis Rubinson, MD, PhD, FCCP, ...

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Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, ...

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TRENTON – In an announcement by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) everyone 6 months of age and older can now be protected against COVID-19. On June 17, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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Walgreens Brand Acetaminophen has been recalled due to failure to meet child resistant packaging requirements, announced Aurohealth. The packaging of the products is not child resistant, posing a risk of poisoning if the contents are swallowed by young children, according to the Consumer Product ...

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WAYNE, NJ – The town council voted unanimously to approve a shared services agreement between Wayne Township and the Borough of Totowa for health services. The agreement is for the next ten years, starting this July. Currently, Wayne provides health services for its own residents as well as for ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Nationwide, 7.124 people died in crashes involving teen drivers between 2011 and 2020 during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the hazardous summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s more than seven people a day each summer. Last year, deaths increased by nearly 20 percent ...

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BAYONNE, NJ - Standing in front of the Flournoy Gethers VFW in Bayonne, U.S. Senator Robert Menendez joined local officials and members of veterans groups to call on Congress to support the Sergeant First Class Heath Robinson Honoring Our Promise to Address Comprehensive Toxics Act, or PACT ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal. RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement Tuesday, June 14, stating the ...

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PATERSON, NJ – St. Joseph’s Health announced on Friday the opening of its new Addiction Medicine Office located at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center in Paterson at 11 Getty Avenue. This facility will provide low barrier, evidence-based care for people in the community who are suffering from ...

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SnoreStop NasoSpray has been voluntarily recalled due possible microbial contamination, announced Green Pharmaceuticals Inc. The FDA, after product testing, found microbial contamination identifed as Providencia rettgeri. This microorganism is rarely associated with human illness; however, in ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Nationwide, 7.124 people died in crashes involving teen drivers between 2011 and 2020 during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the hazardous summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s more than seven people a day each summer. Last year, deaths increased by nearly 20 percent ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers University campuses statewide will prohibit the use of all tobacco products —  both indoors and outdoors — starting on Jan. 1, 2023. The university will join eight other Big Ten universities that do not allow smoking, e-cigarette use, smokeless tobacco use or other ...

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Atlantic Health System is pleased to announce the arrival of Suja Mathew, MD, FACP, as the system’s new Executive Vice President, Chief Clinical Officer. With decades of experience in clinical leadership and physician development, Dr. Mathew will work collaboratively to deliver innovative and ...

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CORAL SPRINGS, FL — The Florida Department of Health in Broward County is investigating a presumptive case of monkeypox in the county. Monkeypox is a rare disease that falls under the same umbrella as smallpox, and is usually less severe, as it does not swell the lymph nodes. Symptoms of ...

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West Orange resident, Registered Dietitian and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, Karin Kaplan Grumet recently published her first book “I Am Me,” which helps people of all ages to “not compare themselves to others and to love themselves just the way they are, without obsessing about ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - The Woodland Park Stigma Free Task Force held a fun, free color run on May 14 on Memorial Field for both kids and adults to bring awareness to May being Mental Health Awareness Month.  Dozens of attendees enjoyed the short, fun run where throughout the course they were ...

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SKITTLES® Gummies, STARBURST® Gummies, and LIFE SAVERS® Gummies are being recalled due to the potential presence of a very thin metal strand embedded in the gummies or loose in the bag, announced Mars Wrigley Confectionery US, LLC. The recall was initiated after the company received reports from ...

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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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TOTOWA, NJ – New parents have been struggling to find formula to feed their babies ever since one of the largest manufacturers of several popular powdered baby formula products in the nation was shut down in February of this year. Shelves in Totowa area grocery stores and pharmacies have been ...

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TRENTON, N.J. — Gov. Phil Murphy announced new legislation Wednesday that would renew abortion rights in the state and expand access to reproductive care. The proposal would mandate insurance plans in New Jersey to cover abortion procedures with no out-of-pocket costs. Murphy also announced his ...

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BIBS Baby Bottles are being recalled due to a burn hazard, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The bottles manufactured by BIBS Denmark made the announcement on May 5, 2022.  According to the recall, hot liquids in the bottle can cause the bumper to shrink, making the bottle ...

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WOODLAND PARK, NJ - Students at Memorial Middle School recently came together for their first assembly in over two years. The Woodland Park Municipal Alliance Against Alcoholism & Drug Abuse, the Woodland Park Police Department, and James Chitty and John Plunkett from BlueCrest Recovery Center, ...

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WAYNE, NJ – While America is moving forward from a global pandemic that changed all of our lives, the tragedies continue – just quieter with less publicity. Perhaps because we have become numbed by the sheer numbers and exhausted by the weight of tragedy and just want to move on. On Monday, ...

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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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MONTCLAIR, NJ - The Montclair YMCA has created two dedicated areas for feeding Infants inside of the Park Street facility, officials announced.  On March 30, the two new dedicated spaces for lactation and infant feeding will be devoted to nursing mothers and parents in need of a quiet, dedicated ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - New York Times bestselling author Theresa Brown, RN, will debut her new book HEALING: When a Nurse Becomes a Patient, in Montclair, organizers announced. On Thursday, April 28 at 7pm, Brown will appear in-person at Watchung Books in Montclair, in conversation with author and ...

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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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HACKENSACK, NJ - Thanks to a new $775,000 federal investment, Congressman Josh Gottheimer announced Hackensack University Medical Center will receive a new “life-saving, cutting-edge” CT scanner for their new Intensive Care Unit (ICU).  According to a press release from Congressman Gottheimer’s ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The nationwide mask requirement for public transportation will remain in place for at least another two weeks. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was extending the order, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 as it monitors ...

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