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Health & Wellness

August 10, 2022

LIVINGSTON, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health is making an urgent appeal for blood and platelet donations as it responds to a serious blood shortage at hospitals throughout the state. Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston is one several RJWBarnabas Health facilities that have scheduled local blood ...

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NEW JERSEY — There are 214 Monkeypox cases across New Jersey with the majority clustered in northern counties, according to the state Health Department’s communicable disease service, which one month ago put the number of cases known statewide at 11. As of Aug. 5, 2022, there are 45 cases in Essex ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health has received 26 awards from Healthgrades, the highest number of awards in the state for excellence in comprehensive women’s care. Healthgrades’ Obstetrics and Gynecology Excellence Award, Labor and Delivery Excellence Award, Gynecologic Surgery Excellence Award ...

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West Orange Director of Health & Welfare Michael Fonzino presented a health update to the town council at its most recent meeting. He reported, “On July 14, the COVID-19 community level in Essex County, along with 17 other counties in New Jersey, elevated from medium to high, which is orange, ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ — RWJBarnabas Health Vice President of Business Development Meg Stagliano, MBA, MSN, RN, has been named president of the New Jersey Association of Ambulatory Surgery Centers (NJAASC), the health care system announced this week. Stagliano, who will serve a three-year term as ...

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An increase in COVID-19 cases in Essex County has triggered the CDC's recommendations for public buildings to return to indoor masking with social distancing. The return of this precautionary measure is a result of the latest COVID-19 weekly surveillance report indicating a change in the status of ...

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WEST ORANGE, NJ - Over the next few days, the temperature is expected to reach 90 - 100 degrees. A heat advisory is in effect Wednesday from noon to 8 p.m., according to the National Weather Service. Here are some tips on beating the heat from the American Red Cross: Stay Cool Stay ...

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NEW JERSEY: Mental health in the U.S. has become steadily worse, according to the 2022 State of Mental Health In America report from Mental Health America, which found that an estimated 11.4 million adults have serious suicidal thoughts.  Suicide is the 12th most common cause of death in the ...

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NEW JERSEY — Yesterday's COVID-19 report from the Essex County Executive's Office revealed that there are 25 new cases of COVID-19 in West Orange. There have been 14,532 cases in the last two and a half years and 265 deaths in West Orange--none from the BA.5 variant.  The COVID-19 variant BA.5 ...

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ESSEX COUNTY, NJ — Message to the public on fireworks: they’re best left to the professionals, but if you do use the novelty devices that are legal in New Jersey, do so with extreme caution. What’s legal? State law permits ground-based sparklers, and novelty items, including smoke devices, such ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — June has long been recognized as Pride Month in honor of the Stonewall riots that took place in New York City in June 1969. A symbol of gay pride, the rainbow flag reflects the diversity of the LGBTQIA+ community and the spectrum of human sexuality and gender. At Cooperman ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ — A fox was euthanized after being injured following an illegal trapping in Montclair. As a result, the Humane Society of the United States is offering a reward of up to $5,000 for information leading to the identification, arrest and conviction of the person or persons responsible ...

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Parents, caregivers, and health care providers are being warned to not use neck floats with babies for water therapy interventions, especially with babies who have developmental delays or special needs, such as spina bifida, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) type 1, Down syndrome, or cerebral palsy, ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ - Montclair Township Animal Shelter officials are seeking the public's help in locating the individual who ejected a kitten from a car window on Friday, they announced. According to published reports, Montclair animal control officers say that an unidentified person threw ...

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A single lot of Freshpet Select Fresh From the Kitchen Home Cooked Chicken Recipe has been recalled due to potential contamination, announced Freshpet Inc.  The product, with a sell date of 10/29/22 has been recalled due to the potential contamination with Salmonella. The recalled product ...

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TRENTON – In an announcement by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) everyone 6 months of age and older can now be protected against COVID-19. On June 17, 2022, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorized the Pfizer vaccine for children 6 months through 4 years ...

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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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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Michael L. Loftus, MD, MBA, has been appointed Senior Vice President and Chief Medical and Quality Officer for Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility located in Livingston. As an experienced healthcare executive with expertise in designing and ...

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Dr. Gloria Bozor is currently launching her first book, “The ABCs of Child Sexual Abuse.” Bozor, a New Jersey mental health case manager for almost a decade, is also a sociologist, child advocate, woman activist, mother and author. She’s made it her mission to bring awareness, education and ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Are you thinking about trying to get pregnant? Congratulations! Preparing you and your partner’s bodies for pregnancy are important factors in pre-pregnancy planning. When you and your partner decide that you are ready to start a family, one of the first steps you should take is ...

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In response to the tragic and horrific school shooting in Texas yesterday, West Orange Interim Superintendent Dr. C. Lauren Schoen issued a statement to the community. She remarked, “In light of the tragic events that took place at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas this afternoon, please ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ – RWJBarnabas Health (“RWJBH”) and Saint Peter’s Healthcare System (“Saint Peter’s”) announced that the State of New Jersey has approved their transaction to create New Jersey’s first premier academic medical center (“premier AMC”) located in New Brunswick. “This is a ...

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West Orange resident, Registered Dietitian and Certified Eating Disorder Registered Dietitian, Karin Kaplan Grumet recently published her first book “I Am Me,” which helps people of all ages to “not compare themselves to others and to love themselves just the way they are, without obsessing about ...

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West Orange Superintendent Dr. Lauren Schoen issued an email stating, “The current COVID-19 Activity Level (CALI) index for the Northeast region (which includes West Orange) has moved to the HIGH range. This means that there is an increased number of positive COVID-19 cases reported in our ...

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Babyganics is voluntarily recalling two lots of 20-ounce bottles of babyganics® 20oz chamomile verbena bubble bath, due to the presence of the bacterium Pluralibacter gergoviae, announced the company. It was discovered, during internal testing, that two specific lot numbers of this product ...

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WASHINGTON, DC — The nationwide mask requirement for public transportation will remain in place for at least another two weeks. On Wednesday, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced it was extending the order, which was set to expire Monday, until May 3 as it monitors ...

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Ferrero U.S.A. is voluntarily recalling its Kinder ® Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder ® Mix Chocolate Treats basket, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. Salmonella is an organism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young ...

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MONTCLAIR, NJ – Hackensack Meridian Mountainside Medical Center received “Leader” status with a perfect score of 100 from the Human Rights Campaign Foundation (HRC), the educational arm of the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer civil rights organization. The designation ...

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Skippy Foods is voluntarily recalling 161,000 pounds of peanut butter because stainless steel fragments may have contaminated “a limited number of jars.” The company posted the recall on its website and issued an apology. "From our family to yours, we want you to know that we take the quality of ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) recently announced the appointment of Robert Weitzman as the Vice President for Ambulatory Care at the Livingston-based hospital. “We welcome Rob to Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center,” said Richard Davis, president and chief executive ...

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