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Saint Peter’s postpones COVID-19 testing, focuses care on patients admitted to hospital

Saint Peter's University Hospital is suspending its drive-through COVID-19 testing service immediately. After much deliberation, the hospital has decided that this is in the best...

Health Matters 12/31: Protect Yourself Against Falls at Home

By Isao Iwata, MD Each year millions of seniors — those 65 and older — experience a fall. In fact, more than 1 in 4 older...
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Patient makes donation to Feingold cardiac catheterization suite

EDISON – Hackensack Meridian JFK University Medical Center Foundation announced a gift from a grateful patient to benefit the recently expanded and newly named...

HEALTH MATTERS 12/24: Discharge to Home After Hospital Stay

By Arun Rao, MD, AGSF, FACP If you’ve been hospitalized with a serious illness or injury, the decision of where to continue recovery once you...

HEALTH MATTERS 12/17: Seek Treatment for P.A.D. to Avoid Future Complications

By Elliot Sambol, MD, FACS More than 8.5 million U.S. adults over age 40 suffer from peripheral artery disease (P.A.D.) and many are unaware they...
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Saint Peter’s to hold vaccine and booster clinics

Saint Peter's University Hospital is hosting both Moderna COVID-19 booster vaccine clinics and a Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic for first, second and booster doses...

HEALTH MATTERS 12/3: Framing Your Outlook with Gratitude

By Anne Boucard, MSN, RN, APN-BC, PMHNP-BC This is the season of gratitude, in which friends and family gather and give thanks for all the...

Health Matters 11.26: Thyroid Disease is a Common Problem 

By Tomer Davidov, MD Thyroid disease is a common problem that affects an estimated 20 million Americans — especially women — according to the American...
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Health Matters 11/19: Pediatric COVID-19 Vaccine: What Parents Should Know

  By Bert Mandelbaum, MD   In less than a month since the Food and Drug Administration authorized the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine for children ages 5-11, nearly...

HEALTH MATTERS 11/12: Recognizing Risks and Warning Signs Can Help Prevent Suicide

By Arshad Siddiqui, MD Millions of Americans have serious thoughts of suicide each year, and while suicide rates fell by nearly 6 percent in 2020,...
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Physicians recall emotional first wave of novel coronavirus pandemic

In the initial weeks of the novel coronavirus pandemic, healthcare professionals were scrambling to take care of their patients as best they could. The evolving...
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Female physicians: Inequality still exists among men and women in the field

EDISON - Close to 30 years ago, there were very few women in leadership roles at Hackensack Meridian Health (HMH) JFK University Medical Center. Just...
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Health Matters 11/5: Talk to Your Doctor About Osteoporosis Risk

    By Anupa Sharma, DO   If you are age 50 or older, you could be at risk for breaking a bone and not even know it.   That’s...
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Saint Peter’s to offer first dose of Pfizer vaccine to children 12 and older

Saint Peter's University Hospital is hosting a first-dose Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine clinic for individuals 12 years of age and older from 5-7 p.m. Nov....

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System is hiring

Saint Peter's Healthcare System will hold a job fair from 3:30-7:30 p.m. Nov. 18 to hire for all clinical, non-clinical and administrative positions. There will...

For critically ill, leaving the ICU is just the beginning

Patients who are discharged from the ICU can experience significant losses of physical, mental and cognitive abilities. This group of problems is called post-intensive...
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Woodbridge brain trauma patient gives back to rehabilitation center

A Woodbridge community member is giving back to Hackensack Meridian JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison, visiting the Brain Trauma Unit to give appreciation...
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Raritan Bay Medical Center becomes Old Bridge Medical Center

Hackensack Meridian Health unveiled Hackensack Meridian Raritan Bay Old Bridge’s new name to the public, Hackensack Meridian Old Bridge Medical Center.   “After conducting extensive research,...
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