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Health & Wellness

May 20, 2022

PATERSON, NJ - New Jersey General Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin was in Paterson Friday to tour Center of United Methodist Aid to the Community (CUMAC). Coughlin, who has led a stronger legislative focus to combat hunger in the state and encouraged cross-sector partnerships, innovations, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh joined Rabbi Abe Friedman on Wednesday to cut the ribbon on a new local health care facility. Riverview Medical Care provides quick, affordable, and easy access to medical care and will serve the more vulnerable communities in Paterson, organizers ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh and Paterson’s Opioid Response Team (ORT) announced on Monday that it has partnered with St. Joseph’s Health to place two ORT Social Workers in the Emergency Department. The two social workers will be available during the times when data shows an influx of ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh joined Paterson Chief Data Officer Harsha Mallajosyula and Lauren Su, Director of Certification at Results for America, recently to announce that Paterson has achieved What Works Cities Silver Certification. What Works Cities Certification is the national ...

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PATERSON, NJ - Superintendent of Schools Eileen F. Shafer welcomed state and local officials – as well as the Caped Crusader – to Public School No. 28/Paterson Academy for the Gifted and Talented (PAGT) on Monday to launch 11 in-school COVID-19 vaccination sites. The vaccines are being made ...

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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer products have been recalled due to the possible bacterial contamination, announced the FDA. Select units of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer could show the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium. The baterium typically poses little medical risk to ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson Division of Health has launched a citywide COVID-19 health literacy program with a special focus on Black and Hispanic communities, Mayor Andre Sayegh announced on Wednesday.  The program will provide information that will assist residents of Paterson and the ...

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PATERSON, NJ - With bright-colored t-shirts and bright (mask-covered) smiles, members of the Paterson Public School’s new Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Team gathered at the Central Office Building Friday to mark national SEL Day.   The SEL Team is a new initiative in the district funded by the ...

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PARAMUS, NJ - Hundreds of people attended Bergen New Bridge Medical Center's Black Balloon Day, which honors the memory of the lives lost to overdose, and celebrates hope through recovery. According to New Bridge organizers, March 6, Black Balloon Day, is recognized as a national and ...

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UNITED STATES — Fitbit is recalling its Ionic Smartwatch due to the potential for the lithium-ion battery to overheat, thus posing a burn hazard, the US. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports. Sales of the Fitbit Ionic Smartwatch total around one million across the country. The fitness ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Thursday, The New Jersey Department of Health joined Mayor Andre Sayegh to announce a partnership to get Patersonians boosted. Paterson has one of the highest vaccination rates in the State, yet, with boosters, Paterson and Passaic County are seeing slow uptake. This partnership ...

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WAYNE, NJ - A beloved 69-year-old grandmother is in desperate need of a new kidney. Theresa LaBarck has been on dialysis for the past two years. Originally from Paterson, she has been a Wayne resident for almost 20 years. Her grandson, Thomas, Jr. "T.J." Sullivan, said he was ready to do ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Paterson Public Schools students and educators will likely continue to wear masks in classrooms and while at school until after Spring Break, according to a discussion by the Board of Education at their Wednesday meeting. The Board is expected to vote on a resolution to implement ...

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PATERSON, NJ – The Paterson City Council is expected to vote to ratify an application to the NJ Department of Community Affairs’ Single-Family Home Remediation grant program.  The Paterson Division of Health will apply for the grant which secures funding to begin implementing lead hazard ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Monday, Mayor Andre Sayegh and St. Joseph’s Health officially opened the City’s first Fitness Zone at Pennington Park. “During this pandemic, we’ve learned that health and wellness is important,” Sayegh said. “Now more than ever, we have to take care of ourselves and remain ...

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PATERSON, NJ – In an ongoing effort to help women, especially African-American women, learn best practices for a healthy heart including exercising and improving their diets, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pi Xi Omega Chapter, will host three virtual events in February, the month designated as ...

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PATERSON, NJ - New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Judith Persichilli at St. Jospeh's Health on Tuesday to crown Paterson the winner Mayors Vaccine Challenge against the City of Trenton. With the support from St. Joseph’s Health CEO Kevin Slavin, the two cities embarked on the friendly ...

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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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PATERSON, NJ – On Friday, The Partnership for Maternal and Child Health of Northern New Jersey introduced the Community of Caring: The Paterson Doula Cooperative. First Lady Tammy Murphy, along with other health officials, discussed the importance of the Cooperative and doulas. Doulas are ...

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Almost 334,000 pacifiers are being recalled because they pose a choking hazard, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The Mushie & Co FRIGG silicone pacifiers came in two designs, the Classic and the Daisy, and each design came in two sizes: 0-6 months and 6-18 ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh was joined by members of his Administration, City Council President Maritza Davila, and medical professionals on Thursday to celebrate Paterson's place as just one of 15 cities globally on the list of winners of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors ...

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WAYNE, NJ – St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health announced a new clinical affiliation that brings expanded cancer care services to the residents of Northern New Jersey. “This new affiliation is a major step forward in creating a comprehensive cancer care program between our two ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh and Paterson Health Officer Dr. Paul Persaud announced on Thursday that Paterson has achieved a 100% vaccination rate among adults age 18 and older. The statistic, as counted by the State of New Jersey, is based on the 2010 census count of 146,199 of adults age ...

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PARAMUS, NJ — With statewide COVID-19 cases spiking to 12,538 on Sunday, the top hospital executive at Bergen New Bridge Medical Center said testing at the hospital has increased 10-fold since last week. "This variant is spreading like wildfire," said Deborah Visconi, President and Chief ...

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PARAMUS, NJ – Responding to the uptick of COVID-19 cases and the next surge of the virus, The County of Bergen in partnership with Bergen New Bridge Medical Center have expanded COVID-19 testing directly into North Jersey communities. "The combination of the chaos of the holidays and people ...

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PATERSON, NJ - St. Joseph’s Medical Center hosted their annual Christmas Tree Lighting event on Thursday.  Medical staff were happy with the turnout as the celebration couldn’t take place last year due to COVID. Now that the community is able to be together again safely, many families and kids ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh, along with leaders from the Paterson Department of Public Safety, Passaic County Prosecutor’s Office and various other outreach programs, discussed preliminary outcomes of the City’s first Opioid Response Team (ORT) on Monday.  The first ORT intervention involves ...

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TRENTON, NJ – Legislation sponsored by Senators Nellie Pou and Joe Cryan that would require institutions of higher learning to implement and expand suicide prevention programs, provide students with more information on depression and suicide, and raise awareness of mental health services was ...

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PATERSON, NJ – Mayor Andre Sayegh joined St. Joseph’s Health leadership and counselors on Friday to spread the word about “Well-Being for Me”, an initiative to support those in need of mental and behavioral health services. The program, funded through a $1.2 million Community Development Block ...

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