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Health & Wellness

October 5, 2022

FAIRFIELD, NJ - North Jersey residents will now have access to a brand new, state-of-the-art pediatric dental facility in Fairfield, NJ. New Jersey Pediatric Dentistry opened last week and has started to accept new patients! Dr. Mary Sayegh, the Founder and President of New Jersey Pediatric ...

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Please be advised that there may be a decrease in water pressure and discoloration due to the Newark Water Department repairing another water transmission line leak in Belleville. This should only affect residents who receive Newark Water (west of Ridge Road and Van Winkle Avenue). During ...

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NEW JERSEY:  Bereaved mother Dawn Massabni, of Rumson, NJ, has worked tirelessly for the last three years to get the ball rolling to pass legislation to prevent the deaths of young women at risk for developing menstrual toxic shock syndrome (mTSS). This week in a victorious first ...

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NEW JERSEY - Across RWJBarnabas Health, we have seen a recent surge in cases of severe respiratory illness in children who test positive for rhinovirus and/or enterovirus. Uzma N. Hasan, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and Christopher Freer, ...

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BELLEVILLE, N -  Clara Maass Medical Center, an RWJBarnabas Health facility, has begun offering heart patients intracoronary lithotripsy, a state-of-the-art technology that delivers ultrasound waves at high pressure to break down the calcium in hard calcified blockages, allowing a better expansion ...

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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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WAYNE, NJ – St. Joseph’s Health and Hackensack Meridian Health celebrated the recent opening of a new Infusion Center on the campus of St. Joseph’s Wayne Medical Center on Tuesday. This is the first step of a more extensive oncology partnership that brings the expertise of Hackensack ...

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JERSEY CITY, NJ - New Jersey has been awarded $66,756,027 in federal funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to continue the state’s comprehensive efforts to tackle the opioid epidemic, U.S. Senators Bob Menendez and Cory Booker (both D-NJ) announced on Monday. “We ...

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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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PISCATAWAY, NJ – The Gift of Life. A topic that became a personal mission for one Piscataway High School student who formed a club at the school to raise awareness on the importance of organ donation and how doing so can save lives. Divakaran Manimaran, the president and founder of the PHS ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night. The freestanding outpatient facility, ...

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Members of the Belleville Police Department joined Clara Mass Medical Center (CMMC) staff to celebrate World Patient Safety Day on Friday, September 16. World Patient Safety Day is an annual campaign by the World Health Organization to remind medical providers and patients to prioritize and take ...

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TRENTON, NJ — Governor Phil Murphy significantly increased state benefits for veterans with certain wartime service-connected disabilities under a new state law he signed on Thursday.  Annual payments to eligible veterans will increase from $750 to $1,800 with payments being distributed on a ...

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MONTCLAIR,NJ –Andrew “Andy” Favata, manager of central processing at Mountainside Medical Center, has been selected as Mountainside’s Leader of the month. Central Processing is one of the many departments at Mountainside Medical Center that runs quietly in the background working to ensure that ...

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RAHWAY, NJ — Transgender and non-binary community members now have access to lawyers to advise them through the process of changing their name to legally affirm their gender identity under a partnership with Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital (RWJUH) Rahway, an RWJBarnabas health ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Two bats, found in a home on Garden Street, were indicated to have been infected by the Rabies virus, Montclair health officials stated.  On September 2, the Township of Montclair Health Department was notified by the NJDOH Lab that two bats found on Garden Street (same ...

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HUDSON COUNTY, NJ — Face masks are now optional on New York State public transportation systems, including the PATH Train between New Jersey and Manhattan. In an announcement Wednesday, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul said that, effective immediately, facial coverings are no longer required on ...

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You may know what a hernia is, but do you know that a hernia without pain may be a ticking time bomb in your gut? To emphasize the importance of getting your hernia examined as soon as possible, we asked Harvey Rainville, M.D., a board-certified general surgeon at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside ...

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TRENTON – A COVID-19 bivalent booster dose is now available to individuals, ages 12 and older, announced Governor Murphy's office. This updated version of COVID-19 boosters offers stronger protections against severe illness and death from Omicron sub-variants, said Murphy's office. “As we ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – According to the American Cancer Society, prostate cancer is the most common cancer in American men, with an estimated 268,490 new cases projected for 2022.  In most cases, conventional screening does not accurately identify the location and extent of the cancer, until now.

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A recall has been issued for approximately 14,400 UPPAbaby All-Terrain RIDGE Jogging Strollers because the  rear disc brakes have openings that may “cause amputation or laceration if a non-occupant child’s fingertip gets caught in the openings while the stroller is in use,” according to the U.S.

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) was one of nine RWJBarnabas Health facilities to recently earn national recognition for its efforts to increase organ, eye and tissue donor registrations across the state through the Workplace Partnership for Life (WPFL) Hospital Organ ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- The New Jersey Department of Health (NJDOH) and the Hamilton Township Division of Health are investigating four cases of Legionnaires’ disease in local residents. One person has died, officials said.  According to the Township, two cases of Legionnaire's Disease in August 2022 ...

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BELLEVILLE, NJ - For 2022-2023, Clara Maass Medical Center has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as a High Performing hospital in three specialties where it rates Common Adult Procedures and Conditions: heart failure, kidney failure and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease ...

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TRENTON – As kids head back to school, government officials have announced another vaccine option; the Novavax COVID-19 Vaccine. The Novavax vaccine is for adolescents ages 12 through 17. “With the start of the new school year right around the corner, this is welcome news for New Jersey ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Like a scene from a horror movie, more than 100 black vultures have been found on and near the Sussex Branch Trail in Lafayette causing officials to close the trail from Route 94 to Morris Farms Road. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protections Fish ...

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NEWARK, NJ — Dr. Chris Pernell University Hospital's chief strategic administrator and health equity officer, has resigned to "pursue new opportunities," University Hospital announced. The hospital announced Pernell's departure on Aug. 25 at a time when Newark and the rest of the country is ...

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HAMILTON, NJ — New Jersey's Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness (NJOHSP) has updated its disinformation portal to include information about monkeypox. The NJOHSP says it now includes information that is causing confusion among New Jerseyans, including misleading videos and conspiracy ...

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NUTLEY, NJ -  The NJ Dept. of Health (NJDOH) reports 420 Monkeypox cases in the Garden State. The US Centers for Disease Control reports 16,926 cases across the nation as of Aug 22, and 46,724 cases globally. County by county in NJ, there are 118 cases in Hudson County, 80 cases in Essex County, ...

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You may know what a hernia is, but do you know that a hernia without pain may be a ticking time bomb in your gut? To emphasize the importance of getting your hernia examined as soon as possible, we asked Harvey Rainville, M.D., a board-certified general surgeon at Hackensack Meridian Mountainside ...

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