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Health & Wellness

January 31, 2023

NATIONAL -- 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, ...

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SAYREVILLE – Sen. Joe Vitale (D-19th Dist.) is urging New Jerseyans to sign up for a 2023 health insurance plan through the state’s health insurance marketplace, Get Covered New Jersey. With just days left in the Open Enrollment Period, Vitale is urging residents in need of health coverage to ...

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The holidays can be magical times for children, but they can provoke stress, which can manifest in different ways than in adults. Schenike Massie-Lambert, program coordinator of the Rutgers Children’s Center for Resilience and Trauma Recovery at University Behavioral Health Care, discusses ways ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The holidays are an exciting and busy time of year. Whether you’re traveling, hosting or attending a gathering, or just cozying up at home, the holidays are filled with potential hazards that could ruin your holiday cheer. “The holiday season is in full swing, and we’ve already had ...

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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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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- 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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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ  -- Blood banks across the country report critically low supplies, with donor levels lower now than they were before the pandemic. Only about 3% of Americans donate blood, and since the COVID pandemic began, the blood supply has fallen dramatically as blood drives at schools, ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The latest resource in the ongoing effort to combat cancer is 38 feet long, 12 feet high, weighs 13 tons and comes with two center console cup holders. Officials and staff members from ScreenNJ and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey on Tuesday cut the ribbon on ...

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NEW JERSEY -The state of New Jersey ranks among the top 10 least obese states in the nation, according to a study released on Monday, November 14 by WalletHub. The study was titled "2022's Most Overweight and Obese States in America," which included all 50 states and the District of ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — Face coverings will be optional for Rutgers students and faculty in indoor teaching spaces and libraries starting Oct. 1. The new protocols announced Monday, Sept. 26 by Antonio M. Calcado, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Rutgers, come after the school ...

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NEW JERSEY -- Despite research from the American Psychiatric Association (APA) that finds that 87% of Americans feel “anxious” or “very anxious" about inflation, New Jerseyans seem to be among the least impacted, according to a new study by WalletHub.   In its analysis of 2022’s Happiest ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- Sayreville Recreation hosts the Hit the Bricks 5K Trail Fun Run/Walk at the Capik Nature Preserve on Saturday, Oct. 15, at 9:30 a.m. Race Day registration begins at 8 a.m. at the sports complex refreshment stand on Bordentown Ave. Registration will be $25 with proceeds going ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- the Middlesex County Mosquito Extermination Commission will be conduct a truck ULV spray mission for adult mosquitoes in Sayreville and South Amboy on Friday, Sept. 2, from 7 p.m. to 11:59 p.m. The location is the area east of the Garden State Parkway. (See map.) Residents can ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Saint Peter’s University Hospital has been recognized for its quality care for patients who have had a stroke - the fifth leading cause of death and a leading cause of adult disability in the U.S.  The hospital has received the American Heart Association/American Stroke ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - The Center for Vector Biology (CVB), part of the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers University-New Brunswick, recently launched ‘New Jersey Ticks 4 Science!’, a citizen-led science project supported by the state that asks New Jerseyans to submit tick specimens ...

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SAYREVILLE, NJ -- The COVID-19 testing center in the parking lot of Sayreville police headquarters has been closed. Police advise: If you are in need of testing please check with your healthcare provider or a local pharmacy. It has been our pleasure to assist our community through the height of ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — No one is ever too old to enjoy the thrill of competition or the exhilaration of bringing home gold, silver or bronze medals for their well-earned victories. Scores of senior citizens, age 50 and older, from across the Garden State will prove those sentiments again in September ...

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WESTFIELD, NJ — A volunteer-driven mental health crisis call center is preparing for the rise in calls to the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline that is anticipated to come with the rollout of an easier-to-remember number for the hotline, 988. The new number went live July 16. Caring Contact ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – Rutgers is preparing to play a pivotal role in New Jersey’s rollout of the new National Suicide Prevention Lifeline number later this month. The 988 hotline will work similar to how the 911 hotline currently works and will serve as an alternative to calling the three-digital ...

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TRENTON, NJ – The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) announced on Monday the first possible case of monkeypox in the state. A PCR test conducted by the Department’s Public Health and Environmental Laboratories confirmed the presence of orthopoxvirus in a Jersey City individual on June 18. A ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The city’s two major hospitals are abandoning their plans to merge after the Federal Trade Commission moved to block the deal. RWJBarnabas Health and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System, with hospitals less than one mile apart, issued a statement today, June 14, stating the ...

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WAYNE, NJ — Nationwide, 7.124 people died in crashes involving teen drivers between 2011 and 2020 during the “100 Deadliest Days,” the hazardous summer months between Memorial Day and Labor Day. That’s more than seven people a day each summer. Last year, deaths increased by nearly 20 percent ...

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WOODBRIDGE, NJ — Radiological tests conducted at Colonia High School have found “no evidence of any cancer-causing hazard” and no reason for further environmental investigations at the school, Mayor John E. McCormac announced today. For two weeks in April, Woodbridge paid for radiological ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – The five new operating rooms unveiled Tuesday, May 17 represent Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital’s continuing commitment to making it so Garden State residents don’t have to travel to a galaxy far, far away for state-of-the-art health care. From the spacious settings ...

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PERTH AMBOY - 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 ...

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NEW JERSEY -- The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk for hearing loss because of chronic exposure to loud noise. During the pandemic, young adults were regularly using earbuds and headphones for remote learning, connecting ...

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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 ...

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The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that 1.1 billion teenagers and young adults worldwide are at risk for hearing loss because of chronic exposure to loud noise. During the pandemic, young adults were regularly using earbuds and headphones for remote learning, connecting with friends, or ...

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SOUTH AMBOY, NJ -- After an interruption due to the pandemic, the City of South Amboy, in collaboration with the Board of Education and the South Amboy YMCA, has resumed its water safety program for second grade students in the district. There was a great deal of excitement as the children were ...

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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 ...

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