Health & Wellness

December 7, 2018

PATERSON, NJ- City officials and health advocates gathered on the steps of Paterson’s Department of Health on Thursday to announce aggressive new and innovative strategies to reduce the infant mortality rate, specifically among African Americans, in the city. According to officials from the ...

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PATERSON, NJ- When Dr. Robert Reid founded the Paterson Coalition Against Substance Abuse (P-CASA) in 2013, the goal was simple but powerful, to stop alcohol, tobacco, and drug use among Paterson’s youth through outreach, education, community empowerment, and collaboration. Today, thanks to a ...

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PATERSON, NJ – On Tuesday U.S. Rep. Bill Pascrell, Jr. (D-NJ-09) announced that the  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has awarded $3,336,144 to the Paterson Community Health Center to provide primary health care to low-income residents. "The Paterson Community Health Center provides ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Whether they served overseas or here in the US, belted out the forceful “Oorah” of the Marines or marched to the more upbeat “Anchors Aweigh” of the Navy, performed their duty on a ship or in the middle of the desert, each of the 35 men and women honored Friday by St. Joseph’s Health ...

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PATERSON, NJ – St. Joseph’s University Medical Center earned an “A” grade for patient safety from The Leapfrog Group, a statement by the hospital read on Thursday. The grade, Kevin J. Slavin, President & CEO of St.Joseph’s Health said, is a result of the hospital’s “ongoing efforts to ensure ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Helmut Zarbl, an expert in circadian rhythm and its influence on sleep-wake cycles, hormone release, eating habits and more, says we pay the price for that extra hour of sleep - daylight saving time disrupts our biological clocks and affects our health. Daylight saving time ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The fundraising effort in support of breast cancer awareness by the Paterson Fire Department and Paterson FMBA Local 2 got a boost on Wednesday with a visit by Pink Heals Bergen County. The group’s arrival in a pink fire truck that was once owned by the Paterson Fire Department was ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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  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 ...

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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 ...

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New York, NY- Pfizer Consumer Healthcare, the makers of Children's Advil have recalled their bubble gum flavored product due to overdose fears. According to the company, the dosage cup provided is marked in teaspoons and the instructions on the label are described in milliliters. The company ...

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NEW YORK, NY - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North Jersey starting Tuesday Aug 28 at 11 a.m. and continuing through 9 p.m. Wednesday Aug. 29.  The heat index is expected to reach the mid to upper 90s during this time period.  A Heat Advisory is issued when ...

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PATERSON, NJ- More than 1,000 hours of planning and development between St. Joseph’s Health and the IPA of North Jersey has led to the launch of St. Joseph’s Health Partners, a Clinically Integrated Network (CIN) designed to “deliver high-quality, cost-effective care that will enhance the health of ...

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NEWARK, NJ- A Paterson based podiatrist who was sentenced to 36 months in prison earlier this year for defrauding Medicare and private insurance companies out of $3 million has had his podiatric license suspended for five years following a complaint that was filed against him by the State of New ...

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LITTLE FALLS NJ - The Yogi Berra Museum and Learning Center will host an in-depth conversation about the national opioid crisis on July 21. The event will run from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.  Dr. Robert L. Johnson, Dean of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School will lead the conversation about opioids and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- “Having Vitiligo is my special gift from God!  I love my spots. Be brave & love yourself.” This is the simple message found on the Facebook page of the Princess Khori Vitiligo Foundation. The namesake of Paterson nine year old Khori Muckle, the foundation seeks to raise ...

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PATERSON, NJ- The Passaic County Health Department notes that this year reports of ticks have been higher than usual. Lyme disease is spread by the deer tick. Ticks feed on the blood of animals and infected ticks transmit the disease as they feed. Ticks will feed not only on wild animals but ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Seeking to “empower members of the community with alternatives,” Paterson non-profit Humble Beginnings will host a drug and health awareness day and community cookout on Saturday. The event, to be held in the parking lot of the Masonic Temple on Broadway will run from 12:00 p.m. to ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Hundreds of students returned to Paterson School 8 on Monday to a brand new playground thanks to the efforts of over 100 volunteers on Sunday. Sponsored by Alexandra’s Playground, a non-profit organization set up by Michael and Andrea Vitale in honor of their daughter, Alexandra, ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Saying that watching the series may cause young people and teenagers to perceive that “suicide is a viable and/or romanticized option to coping with difficult circumstances,” Paterson Schools Superintendent Eileen Shafer sent a letter to parents on May 15 to make them aware of the ...

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When was the last time you were able to get fresh fruits or vegetable in the City of Paterson at a good cost? City Green, a non-profit organization has made it its duty to be a local provider of fresh organic food since 2004, and has partnered with schools, churches, community organizations, and ...

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PATERSON, NJ- New Jersey makes the world takes. While that well known adage recited Monday by U.S. Senator Bob Menendez may have originated in reference to the state’s capitol city, Trenton, it can certainly be applied to Paterson. The nation’s first planned industrial city, the one that gave ...

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PATERSON, NJ- How does exposure to lead affect our children? Not many give it a second thought. Why would they? Lead-based paint is no longer used in homes. But, it was in the past, when environmental and health regulations failed to exist, or were lax at best. What you may not realize is that ...

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PATERSON, NJ- As home of the Judgement Free Zone®, we want all of our Planet Fitness members to have a comfortable, non-intimidating environment to work out in. We cater to occasional and first-time gym goers, which is why we are proud to offer free fitness instruction to all of our members at no ...

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PATERSON, NJ- Paterson Public Schools (PPS) works hard to offer students healthy choices through their Fresh Fruit and Vegetable and Free Breakfast Programs, so what is the challenge?  Getting the kids to eat these nutritious foods!  On Wednesday, in an effort by administrators to overcome this, ...

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The “Healthy Small Food Retailer Act” was passed by the General Assembly by a vote of 59-17 on Monday, March 26. The legislation now awaits consideration by the New Jersey Senate.   TRENTON, NJ– Legislation sponsored by Paterson’s  Assemblyman Benjie Wimberly geared towards increase the ...

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