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Health & Wellness

November 30, 2021

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Rutgers, a clinical trial site for the global Pfizer-BioNTech research study to evaluate the efficacy of its COVID-19 vaccine in children, is looking for participants for a third clinical trial on children ages 6 months to 4 years. “Children can get sick from COVID-19 and can ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- A number of factors have contributed to the rising cost of running the Sayreville Rescue Squad, including increased call volume, operational equipment costs (particularly replacement apparatus), and a significant surge in administrative costs. This has all strained the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The woman who was rushed into the emergency room at Saint Peter’s University Hospital was unable to communicate and visibly scared. Her inability to speak - a condition known as aphasia - is typically a tell-tale sign of a stroke. Thankfully, the woman had called 911 in ...

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NATIONAL -- In an online forum hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center, Dr. Anthony Fauci discussed COVID-19 as we approach Thanksgiving, the holidays, and what's ahead in 2022. Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and chief medical advisor to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital received an “A” Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade for fall 2021, a national distinction recognizing Saint Peter’s achievements in protecting patients from harm and error in the hospital. This is Saint Peter’s third consecutive “A” hospital ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Free COVID vaccinations are available on Friday, Nov. 12 and 19, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Sayreville Senior Center (423 Main St., Sayreville). All vaccinations will be offered at no cost to all residents.     Parlin Pharmacy will offer the following vaccines at weekly ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Some 28 million children ages 5 to 11 can now get the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine under emergency use authorization granted by the Food and Drug Administration and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Simon Li, an associate professor of pediatrics at Rutgers ...

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FANWOOD, NJ – Chelsea Senior Living (“Chelsea”), a leader in senior housing and care, has started offering COVID-19 vaccine booster shots to the residents in all of its communities. This extra dose of the Pfizer vaccine was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last month for ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - All Rutgers University faculty and staff must be vaccinated by Dec. 8 for the university to comply with an executive order signed by President Joe Biden, Antonio Calcado, executive vice president and chief operating officer, said in a message to university employees. Biden ...

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Feds Approve Department Plan to use American Rescue Plan Matching Funds to Strengthen Home and Community-based Services  (TRENTON) – Acting Human Services Commissioner Sarah Adelman today announced the federal government has approved Department plans to invest $634 million over the next three ...

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SAYREVILLE -- The Borough of Sayreville will begin a free vaccine clinc at the Sayreville Senior Center (423 Main St.) on Fri., Nov. 5. The clinic will occur every Friday from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. According to the Borough of Sayreville website, Parlin Pharmacy will offer the following ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY - Two of New Jersey’s nonprofit senior living providers, Parker Health Group, Inc. in Highland Park and Springpoint, have joined forces to create the Affordable Housing Wellness Initiative to help improve the health and well-being of older adults living in four Springpoint ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is expected to announce it will be investing hundreds of millions of dollars in translational research and medical education when ground is broken for the New Jersey Technology and Innovation Hub on Thursday morning. TAPinto New Brunswick has learned that the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – A dedicated team of 75 highly trained registered nurses care for the patients in Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s 24-bed intensive care unit. Providing fully monitored care for those with severe or even life-threatening illnesses and injuries was made even more challenging ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Saint Peter’s University Hospital, a member of Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, has been recognized as a High Performing Hospital for 2021-22 by U.S. News & World Report. The annual Procedures & Conditions ratings, now in their seventh year, are designed to assist ...

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NEW JERSEY -- New Jersey ranks fifth among the 50 states with about 51% of the population fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and the tenth safest, according to a report today by personal finance website, WalletHub. To determine the rankings of the safest states during the pandemic, WalletHub ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Many of the patients in the throes of drug overdose are on death’s doorstep by the time they arrive at the doors of the Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s emergency room. Nurse manager Janine Brys, MSN, RN, FN-CSA, CEN, and the rest of the emergency staff know that each time ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Dr. Steve Levin was in some good company on Monday afternoon. The medical director of the Eric B. Chandler Health Center gave a tour of his facility with U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra, Rep. Frank Pallone Jr. and Lt. Gov. Sheila Oliver in tow. And ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital will host a first-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic for New Jersey residents 12 and older. The clinic will be run 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 3, and Tuesday, Aug. 10, at the hospital’s Sister Marie de Pazzi Conference Center at 254 Easton ...

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ELIZABETH, NJ — Sixty-nine students, including South Amboy resident Alyssa Marie Brady, received their nursing diplomas from the Trinitas School of Nursing for what would have been the 166th Convocation Ceremony on June 3. Fifty-eight women and 11 men became eligible to sit for the registered ...

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MIDDLESEX COUNTY, NJ - First responders - both civic and medical - have been hard at work during the pandemic, serving as a source of strength, support, and action for others in the community.  Now it's time for those who care for us to care for themselves, too.  As a responder, have you been ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Black and Latinx people intensely sought information on COVID-19 and engaged in public health measures such as mask-wearing and testing due to devastating experiences during the pandemic but are still skeptical about vaccines, according to a Rutgers study. The findings, which ...

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SCOTCH PLAINS/FANWOOD, NJ -- As we start to hit the peak of summer heat, it is more important than ever to keep our hearts healthy. Individuals who have a preexisting heart condition need to be extra careful with these extreme weather circumstances. However, people with healthy hearts are likely to ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – New Jersey Commissioner of Health Judy Persichilli, speaking during Gov. Phil Murphy’s COVID-19 information update, said county ambassadors are working with elected officials, local public health groups, and community groups to increase rates in municipalities in 11 counties, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The chancellor of Biomedical and Health Sciences at Rutgers said concern for patients’ health is the biggest factor behind the decision to require the university’s 1,000 or so health care workers to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Dr. Brian Strom, who also serves as the ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Keosha Doyle put a human face on what it means to build a world-class cancer hospital in the city. At age 27, she was treated for a rare type of sarcoma at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey a few years ago, but only after being turned away by four other cancer ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Ground was broken in New Brunswick on Thursday for a new facility that medical experts and politicians hope will lead the charge in cancer treatment and research. Gov. Phil Murphy, Mayor Jim Cahill, RWJ Barnabas Health President and CEO Barry Ostrowsky, Rutgers President ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The Sayreville Emergency Squad's next monthly Blood Drive will be on Wednesday, June 23, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. Due to the pandemic, many businesses, schools, medical offices, and other public places have been unable to host blood drives. Blood donations are needed more now ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — While 73% of New Jerseyans say they have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, and another 10% say they will likely get a shot, there are still 16% who remain unwilling to take the vaccine, according to the latest Rutgers-Eagleton Poll. The large number of Garden ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital’s new Community Health Services van will be used to deliver various health care services, including COVID vaccinations, to key sites throughout Middlesex and Somerset counties including schools, retirement communities, homeless shelters, senior ...

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