A day in the life of a contact tracer

As New Jersey remains stuck in Phase 2 of reopening amid the COVID-19 pandemic, contact tracers are working to mitigate the spread of the virus. Contact tracers identify residents who have tested positive and...


(Dr. Norquist is on vacation this week. We are re-running a letter that was published earlier in this column) Dear Dr. Norquist: I have been in a relationship for several years that I know is not...

Jersey City Medical Center to Host Complimentary Webinar on Childbirth & COVID-19

Jersey City Medical Center’s (JCMC) panel of Maternal Child Health experts will present “Childbirth & COVID-19: What to Expect During and After Your Delivery,” a free webinar scheduled for Tuesday, August 4, from 5:30...


Dear Dr. Norquist: My husband and I are currently going through an informal separation. This was his idea. Ever since our son (2 1/2) was born he says that I don't pay enough attention to...

Jersey City Medical Center Welcomes World-Class Cardiothoracic Surgeon At Hudson County’s Only Open...

Tyrone Krause, MD, Esq, Chief of Cardiothoracic and Chair of Surgery at Jersey City Medical Center (JCMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, recently welcomed Iosif Gulkarov, MD, as the new Associate Chief of Cardiac Surgery,...


Dear Dr. Norquist: How can I stop myself from this crazy worrying and obsessing and thinking too much about past and future and being a perfectionist etc.? I need help! And some advice! Thank you....

With no COVID-19 patients, Bayonne Medical Center prepares for the future

Bayonne Medical Center had zero COVID-19 patients as of July 10. Since then, it has had one transfer patient admitted to the emergency room. The single-digit number hasn’t been seen since early March. Throughout March and...


Dear Dr. Norquist: I am totally overwhelmed with my life right now. I'm working full-time in a job that demands my full attention, and going to school in the evenings for my master’s degree. I...

Serving Hudson County’s medical marijuana patients amid the pandemic

Medical marijuana dispensaries were designated as essential under Gov. Phil Murphy’s executive order. Kristal Marko is a supervisor at the Harmony Dispensary in Secaucus. Her duties include staff oversight, resolving issues, handling customer service, and...


Dear Dr. Norquist: I don’t feel like I belong in my family. It’s very painful and has been this way for my whole life. I was adopted as a baby. Then, three years later, my...
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