piscataway

Health & Wellness

May 19, 2022

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nurses at The Children’s Hospital at Saint Peter’s University Hospital provide constant care for children who are recovering from invasive surgery, have congenital anomalies or a host of other medical issues. Their colleagues in Saint ...

Read more »

WOODBRIDGE - As May marks National Mental Health Awareness Month, Assembly Speaker Craig Coughlin (D-19th Dist.) is expressing concern over a recent study that shows 84% of parents with school-aged children believe there is a youth mental health crisis in the United States. Moreover, the study ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, where 5,300 babies were delivered last year, has been recognized as one of the nation’s best maternity hospitals for 2022 by a leading publication. The hospital, renowned for its comprehensive care of expectant mothers and newborns, has been ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – Anthony V. Cava will be retiring from his position as President and Chief Executive Officer of Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, effective Jan. 2, 2023. Patrick Delaney, the hospital’s Chief Operating Officer, will succeed ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Denise G. was reduced to crawling on her hands and knees by intense back pain that didn’t respond to acupuncture, physical therapy or over-the-counter pain medicine. It wasn’t until an ultrasound test revealed that one of her uterine fibroids had doubled in size that the ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

NEW JERSEY, NJ  – New Jersey’s 172,000-member nursing workforce faces ongoing anxiety, depression, job-induced stress, burnout, and turnover. And the situation has been substantially aggravated by the COVID-19 pandemic. “With the emergence of COVID-19, the day-to-day demands of nursing have been ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital was recently recognized for its care for the community during the COVID-19 pandemic. The hospital received a Platinum Award for its efforts at the forefront of the fight to reduce the risk of COVID-19 by a statewide business advocacy ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – Piscataway High School’s National Honor Society partnered with the New Jersey Blood Services to collect 55 pints of blood at their annual blood drive last month.  “The blood drive was extremely organized and well put together, which made it easier for staff and students to feel ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. – Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, has once again earned The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval for Perinatal Care Certification by demonstrating continuous compliance with its performance standards.  The Gold Seal of ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - Getting healthier one step at a time! Join your neighbors and be part of the Piscataway Pacers! The Piscataway Recreation Department announced that its walking and jogging program on the Sidney Road walking path starts on Tuesday, May 3rd from 6:30-7:30 p.m. It then continues ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ –  New Jersey is set to receive $641 million from settlements with Johnson & Johnson, which manufactured opioids, and the country’s three largest pharmaceutical distributors – McKesson, Cardinal Health, and AmerisourceBergen, announced Governor Phil Murphy and Acting Attorney ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - It is that time of year once again for us to spring ahead into the new season.  The temperatures start to rise, birds begin to chirp, leaves start to bloom, and we turn our clocks forward Moving into spring is always initiated by the tradition of turning our clocks forward by ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ – At his final COVID-19 press briefing Friday, Gov. Phil Murphy announced the signing of Executive Order No. 292, which lifts the COVID-19 Public Health Emergency in addition to the statewide school and daycare mask mandate, effective on Monday, March 7. Students at all grade levels ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – An executive described as a catalyst in RWJBarnabas Health’s recent expansion will head the company when Barry H. Ostrowsky retires at the end of this year. Mark E. Manigan has been appointed president by the Board of Trustees and will report directly to Ostrowsky until Dec.

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - COVID-19 was wreaking havoc again in late December and state health officials were worried. The omicron variant was causing some of the highest case levels since the start of the pandemic, hospital beds were filling up and nurses and other health care workers were getting sick ...

Read more »

EDISON, NJ – Middlesex College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic offers myriad services and care at affordable prices. Each appointment at the clinic in L’Hommedieu Hall on the college’s Edison campus includes a complete dental screening and cleaning. Services at this student clinic include oral cancer ...

Read more »

TRENTON, NJ - During Wednesday's COVID briefing, Governor Murphy announced the state COVID briefings will end in March. "Our next and final briefing will be on Friday, March 4th – the 2nd anniversary of our first recorded case of COVID-19", said Murphy. "As we move into our new normal and ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The walls have been painted sky blue, a gizmo with purple backlighting that shoots soothing streams of bubbles is hanging near the front door and the place still has that new-carpeting smell. From the stones etched with inspirational messages subtly positioned on desks to the ...

Read more »

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 ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The operating room nurses at Saint Peter’s University Hospital have again been recognized for their high levels of training by one of the nation’s largest specialty nursing credentialing organizations. The 478-bed acute-care teaching hospital has earned the CNOR Strong ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ - The Middlesex County Office of Health Services (MCOHS) and the Educational Services Commission of New Jersey (ESCNJ) have teamed up to offer two COVID Vaccine/Booster clinics. The clinics will be held at the ESCNJ Professional Conference Center located at 1690 Stelton Road in ...

Read more »

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Monday’s drive at The Yard on College Avenue is a call for Rutgers students to literally roll up their sleeves and help replenish the state’s critically low blood supply. College and high school blood drives have historically accounted for 40% of all the statewide collections ...

Read more »

Due to chronic and critical blood shortage throughout the state of New Jersey, RWJ University Hospital is hosting a blood drive at The Yard on College Avenue Rutgers Campus NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Blood Services is hosting a blood drive from 11:30 a.m.

Read more »

SOMERSET, NJ - Parker is ready to change the way you think about nursing homes and post-acute care. The newly-expanded community at Parker at Somerset promises to redefine long-term senior living for the 21st century by seamlessly integrating next-generation safety and technology with ...

Read more »

A Countywide initiative which will educate and spread awareness on health and wellness services offered by the County to residents MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ – The Middlesex County Board of Commissioners in partnership with the Office of Health Services, the Department of Community Services, and other ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ -- Every day, we count on heating systems to warm our homes and businesses, stoves to cook our meals, hot water heaters to warm our showers, and lawn mowers and snow blowers to keep our surroundings manicured and clear. Most of the time, fuel-burning appliances and equipment work ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – After many months of limited or no access to the Piscataway Senior Center building due to COVID-19 precautions, the township has announced the facility will reopen for in-person classes Monday, February 14. Senior Center members must register and wear masks to attend such ...

Read more »

PISCATAWAY, NJ – National Wear Red Day, an American Heart Association (AHA) sponsored initiative to help raise awareness of heart disease, stroke, and other cardiovascular disease in women, will take place this year on Friday, Feb. 4.  Since 1964, February has been declared National Heart Health ...

Read more »

SOMERVILLE, NJ – The Babs Siperstein PROUD Center at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Somerset, the first hospital in New Jersey to offer specialized primary care services for the LGBTQIA community, will mark its fifth anniversary on Jan. 30th. Opened as PROUD Family Health in ...

Read more »