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U.S. Secretary Of Defense Lloyd Austin Treated For Prostate Cancer, Hospitalized With Complications

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Hackensack NJ,officials at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center announced today that complications following prostate surgery have kept Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin hospitalized since New Year’s Day.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Says Derogatory Middle East Conflict Posts on Instagram was “Unauthorized”

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Hackensack NJ, Spending excessive time with your phone in hand, eyes constantly fixed on the screen, might be an indication of overindulgence in your social media feeds. While many believe that maintaining connections with friends through social media can have positive effects, the reality is that prolonged use of these platforms may elevate the risk of depression and anxiety.

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Wyckoff State Farm Insurance Agent Tammy Felton, and Hackensack Meridian Health Donate Bicycle Helmets to Students at Washington School

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Wyckoff NJ, Wyckoff State Farm Insurance Agent Tammy Felton, and Hackensack Meridian Health generously donated bicycle helmets to students at Washington School. The helmets were raffled off during the annual bicycle safety program held on May 25th. This program is a joint effort by the Washington School PTO and the Wyckoff Police Department to educate the students about safety while operating a bicycle. During the program, the students are instructed on the rules of the road and laws covering bicycle riding. Officers ensure that the student’s helmets are properly fitted and oversee a confidence course that the students navigate on their bicycles. The day was a great success, and the students learned valuable skills. Many thanks to State Farm Insurance, Tammy Felton, Hackensack Meridian Health, Washington School PTO, and the Wyckoff Board of Education for helping to keep our students safe.

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U.S. Court of Appeals Blocks Merger of Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health

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Englewood NJ, claiming the merger would hurt consumers, a federal appeals court on Tuesday blocked the proposed merger of Englewood Health and Hackensack Meridian Health. The court said ,”consumers would likely be disadvantaged because Englewood would no longer have an incentive to outperform HUMC”  .

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Hackensack Meridian Health Opens Vaccine Megasite Weeks After Covid Peak

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Paramus NJ, Hackensack Meridian Health opened the vaccination site at the former Lord & Taylor store off Route 17 in the Fashion Center. The new COVID-19 vaccine megasite opened in Paramus on Wednesday.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Now Requires Proof of Vaccination or a Negative COVID-19 test Result will be Required to Visit Patients

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Hackensack NJ, As of December 28, 2021, all visitors to inpatient units at Hackensack Meridian Health must show proof of full vaccination or a negative COVID PCR or antigen test result (within 72 hours). Home tests will not be accepted as they cannot be validated. Special exceptions will be made for end-of-life care, labor & delivery, emergency room care, pediatrics and other circumstances.

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Retired New York Giants Quarterback Eli Manning, to become a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees

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Edison NJ, Hackensack Meridian Health, New Jersey’s largest and most comprehensive health network, is pleased to announce that retired New York Giants Quarterback, two-time Super Bowl Champion & Super Bowl MVP and 2016 Walter Payton Man of the Year, Eli Manning, has become a member of the Hackensack Meridian Health Board of Trustees.

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Federal Court Halts Hackensack Meridian Health and Englewood Health Merger

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Englewood NJ, a Federal court on Aug. 4 granted the Federal Trade Commission’s bid to block the planned merger of Edison, N.J.-based Hackensack Meridian Health and Englewood (N.J.) Health.

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3 Thing You Can Do Right Now to Reduce Seasonal Allergy Symptoms

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Hackensack NJ, If you suffer from seasonal allergies, being outside around this time of year can feel like torture for you. Sneezing, itchy eyes and hives are classic symptoms that can make your time outside very uncomfortable.

While your doctor may suggest that you take medication, for some people, medication may not be enough. Adopting lifestyle habits which limit your exposure to pollen may make it more pleasant to live through allergy season.

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Can COVID Cause Pain in Your Knees, Hips & Other Joints?

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Clinical Contributors to this Story Ahmed Siddiqi, D.O. contributes to topics such as Orthopedic Surgery.

Hackensack NJ, COVID-19 is characterized by a variety of symptoms—some common to respiratory illness (fever, cough, runny nose) and others altogether strange (loss of taste and smell and “foggy brain”). Although some COVID-19 patients have complained of joint pain, new research has quantified the prevalence of the symptom and is beginning to reveal the causes behind it.

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Hackensack Meridian Health Names Linda A. McHugh as Chief Experience and People Officer

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Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Meridian Health is pleased to welcome Linda A. McHugh, M.T., MBA as chief experience and people officer, responsible for the strategic management and delivery of all experience, hospitality and people programs, policies, processes, and practices for the network.

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Four of Ten Young Adults Nervous to Return to Social Interaction

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Ridgewood NJ, this chart caught our eye, primarily because it underscores the extent to which stress, anxiety, isolation, and other mental health aspects of lock down have hit young people hard, despite the fact severe disease and death form the virus has been overwhelmingly among seniors.

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Are Naps Good for You?

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Hackensack NJ, we have always been big proponents of “cat naps” during the day, according to Doctor David Goldstein  ,”sleep is essential for a healthy mind and body. You feel better, perform better at work and enjoy your days more when you are well rested. And without quality sleep on a regular basis, you’re at an increased risk for diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and obesity. But where do naps come in?”

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Hackensack Meridian Health :Throw These Items Away During Extended Power Outages

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Hackensack NJ, Emergencies can happen at any time. Especially during the winter months along the East Coast where nor’easters and blizzards can strike, leaving residents without power for extended periods of time.

One of the most important things to consider in a power outage is the items in your refrigerator and freezer. If you’re without power for more than a couple of hours, there’s a risk that food inside can grow bacteria to dangerous levels and medications can become ineffective. Here’s what you need to know:

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New Jersey’s largest health network administered its 100,000th vaccine, marking major milestone in the fight against COVID-19

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Hackensack NJ, Hackensack Meridian Health, the largest and most integrated health network in New Jersey, announced today that it has administered its 100,000th COVID-19 vaccine on February 12, 2021. The network reached this major milestone just two months after it launched its vaccination deployment program on December 15, 2020.

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