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Passenger Who Flew to Newark Could Have Exposed Others to Measles: Health Officials

October 4, 2018

NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, the department said. The person, whose name was not released, may have traveled ...

Paterson Provides Services to Become a Healthier City

PATERSON, NJ - Free health screenings and adult flu shots were among the menu items at the first community health fair held under Mayor Andre Sayegh’s watch. The event, sponsored by the City of Paterson, took place on Saturday, September 15 and was a reminder, Sayegh said, that “the Division of Health, led by Dr. Thakur D. Persaud, offers many free programs that are beneficial to all ...

Longtime Addict Reassures Others 'There is Hope'

PATERSON, NJ- In few places is the scourge of the opioid epidemic more visible than in Paterson. In fact, it’s nearly impossible to drive from one end of the city to the other without seeing some evidence of the ugly prevalence of drug abuse.

Despite the best work of law enforcement, the launch of a nationwide effort by St. Joseph’s Health, and the tenacity of community ...

St. Joseph's Health Hosts 'Life Shaving' Event

PATERSON, NJ – Readers may have noticed an increase in bald heads across the City of Paterson, primarily among well known figures such as Councilman Luis Velez; Kevin Slavin, President and CEO of St. Joseph’s Health; and Passaic County Freeholder Assad Ahkter, recently.   

And while under normal circumstances the stress of their jobs could certainly be considered a ...

Firefighters in Five North Jersey Towns Invite Residents to Help Save Lives

PATERSON, NJ- Already known for their willingness to rush headlong into emergency situations that most are running from, career firefighters in five North Jersey towns have announced that they will be giving their blood, literally, to help save others.

The effort, sponsored by the New Jersey FMBA Northern District, is being held in conjunction with the Community Blood Services, and includes ...

Susan G. Komen North Jersey to Present Free Women’s Wellness Expo in Wayne, NJ

 

The mission of October’s perennial National Breast Cancer Awareness Month has traditionally been focused on a singular core message: awareness. The impetus of the month-long campaign has been that women (and men) need to be aware of what’s normal for them, know their family histories, and pay heed to the importance of getting screened regularly for breast cancer. But ...

Women's Wellness Expo to Kickoff National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, September 29

WAYNE, NJ –  The local North Jersey Affiliate of Susan G. Komen is launching a new “Women’s Wellness Expo” as an unofficial kickoff  to the annual National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October. 

The free expo will feature free health screenings, informative speakers and local resources so women can “be aware of what’s normal for ...

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