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Health & Wellness

February 1, 2023

Each year more than 600,000 Americans die from heart disease. The number one cause of deaths for most groups, heart disease affects all ages, genders, and ethnicities. Risk factors include high cholesterol, high blood pressure, smoking, diabetes, and excessive alcohol use. In 2004, the American ...

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NEW JERSEY – Over the past few weeks, the news has been flooded with details and updates about Damar Hamlin, a 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety who, during a Jan. 2 game, collapsed on the field and went into sudden cardiac arrest.  Cardiac arrest is the sudden, unexpected loss of heart function, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — As promised, we will continue sharing with readers some of the many success stories coming from TAPinto Rahway advertiser Kindred Hospital New Jersey-Rahway. This long-term acute care facility, which occupies the 4th floor of RWJ University Hospital in town, continues to do amazing, ...

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NEW JERSEY – January is National Blood Donor Month and, through its continued effort to address a current severe blood and platelet shortage throughout the state, RWJBarnabas Health (RWJBH), is continuing its urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood.  “New Jersey, ...

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CRANFORD, NJ – Bob Talbot was a patient, kind man who loved to tell a good joke, cook a mean meal, root for the Steelers and find a good pint, but above all he was a loving husband and father. He approached beating colorectal cancer like he did most things in life–with verve, gusto, and ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health continues its urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations, especially Type O blood, this January during National Blood Donor Month in response to a severe blood and platelet shortage among hospitals throughout the state. The surge in respiratory illnesses and ...

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NEW JERSEY — For many of us, the holiday season is a time for celebration and cheer, spending time with friends and family, at get-togethers and parties. Especially after COVID lock-downs, such gatherings are a welcomed deviation from normal routines. However, for those in recovery, holiday ...

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Target recalled Children's Pillowfort Weighted Blankets due to asphyxiation hazard. A young child can become entrapped by unzipping and entering the blanket, posing a risk of death by asphyxiation, said the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. A 4-year-old girl and a 6-year-old girl ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ  — RWJBarnabas Health, the largest, most comprehensive academic health care system in New Jersey, announced today that it has appointed Frank Pipas as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Balpreet Grewal-Virk, PhD, as Senior Vice President, Community Health. In ...

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Cardiologists, team physicians, certified athletic trainers, advanced practice providers, fellows and residents gathered from December 9-10 to discuss best practices in sports and exercise cardiology, for elite and professional athletes during the Sports Cardiology Summit, hosted by the National ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — As we've told you before, one of TAPinto Rahway's newest advertisers is Kindred Hospital New Jersey-Rahway. This long-term acute care facility, which occupies the 4th floor of RWJ University Hospital in town, is in the business of doing some amazing—some might say, miraculous—things, ...

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Good Matters Three-Wick Candles have been recalled due to fire and laceration hazards, announced the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The candles can burn at higher than usual temperatures causing the jars to break, posing fire and laceration injury hazards, said the commission. The candles ...

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NEW JERSEY – The holidays – a busy time of year filled with shopping, parties, cooking, travel, family gatherings, and, for many, added stress. While there is no one right way to celebrate the season, medical experts say managing mental health is key to ensuring the holidays are healthy, safe, and ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — On December 13, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway’s “From My Home” cooking demonstration featured Avalon Francois, who shared holiday dishes from Trinidad. Francois, who works in Rehabilitation Services, and daughter Luvaeya discussed a hearty corn soup to share with ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is continuing its recommendation that children ages six months through five years get a COVID-19 bivalent vaccine. This updated version of the COVID-19 vaccine offers stronger protections from Omicron, including its BA.4 and BA.5 ...

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Conair recalls Cuisinart Compact Blender & Juice Extractor Combos due to laceration hazard. The nut holding the blender blade assembly can loosen and detach from the base when in use, posing a laceration hazard, stated the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. The recalled products are ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway’s Pulmonary Rehabilitation Department threw a 99th birthday party for patient Salvatore Villani of Clark. Mr. Villani said he looks forward to the program of supervised exercise, education, and breathing retraining. Pulmonary ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Recognized for her kindness and ability to connect with her patients, 3C nurse Ashley Austria is the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital Rahway DAISY Award winner. The DAISY Award honors nurses who provide exceptional and compassionate care to patients and families. A patient, ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Holiday parties, travel, and family demands can wreak havoc on one's sleep. Sleep specialist and Robert Wood Johnson (RWJ) University Hospital Rahway Chief Medical Officer Carol Ash is an expert in dealing with such problems.   Last week, Dr. Ash was a guest on the Today Show to ...

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Patients in New Jersey suffering from localized prostate cancer have a new, in-state option for care thanks to an innovative procedure offered through Atlantic Health System Cancer Care. Using Focal One robotic technology, urologists can deliver high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) to remove ...

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For many of us, the holiday season is a time for celebration and cheer, spending time with friends and family, at get-togethers, and parties. Especially after COVID lock-downs, such gatherings are a welcomed deviation from normal routines. However, for those in recovery, holiday parties and ...

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While Thanksgiving involves delicious food for humans, it can be tempting to give our furry family members some holiday treats off the table. However, many foods can be harmful, and sometimes even toxic, to your pets.  Below are some safety tips for how to keep your pet healthy during holiday ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ -  Christine Tricarico, PharmD, MBA, Director of Pharmacy Services at Children’s Specialized Hospital, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently became a Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE), the nation’s leading professional society for health care ...

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RAHWAY, NJ – Three RWJBarnabas Health facilities were awarded with “A” Hospital Safety Score ratings by the Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits. Among the A-rated hospitals is Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch which ...

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NEWARK — Despite a recent legislative push in the opposite direction, New Jersey patients overwhelmingly support having a licensed physician anesthesiologist leading, overseeing, and providing anesthesia care, according to new survey research. A poll obtained exclusively by TAPinto Newark shows ...

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RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Host Free Workshops and Events in Recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month     WEST ORANGE, NJ — In recognition of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and The Great American Smokeout this November, RWJBarnabas Health and Rutgers Cancer ...

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TRENTON, NJ — The NJ Department of Health reported that a North Jersey resident's death was tied to monkeypox. The October death was a patient with underlying medical conditions.  According to the Department of Health, the patient was confirmed to have had monkeypox in September. Given privacy ...

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James Masterson, President, Board of Directors, and the Board of Directors of The Gateway Family YMCA have named Melynda A. Disla as the new Chief Executive Officer, effective November 1, 2022.  In her new role, Ms. Disla will be responsible for leading The Gateway Family YMCA’s strategic vision ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — The College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME) has released their coveted Digital Health Most Wired Survey results for 2022, recognizing all RWJBarnabas Health facilities with Most Wired status.   Among the more than 38,000 organizations surveyed by ...

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Live Run & Wellness Walk Scheduled for Sunday, October 30 with Virtual Format Participation Options; Exciting Fundraising Incentives Available and ALL Proceeds Support Heroic Efforts of Healthcare Heroes Registration Available at rwjbh.org/runningwiththedevils   WEST ORANGE, NJ ...

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