Health

Hudson Regional Hospital celebrates discharged patient after 22 days on ventilator

While the COVID-19 pandemic has cast a shadow of gloom and despair over 2020, there is still hope. As Hudson County continues to flatten the curve, many patients across the county are being released...

Encore, Encore!

Now six weeks into this pandemic, the medical and support staff at Bayonne’s hospitals continue to put their lives on the line to save ours. The Bayonne Chamber of Commerce is organizing a repeat drive-by...

ENLIVENING OURSELVES

Dear Dr. Norquist: I’m afraid my fear of catching COVID 19 is getting the best of me. I watch the news whenever I can, to see how many new cases and deaths there are around...

Antibodies of COVID-19 survivors could hold the key to potential treatment

As the COVID-19 pandemic rages across the nation, researchers are searching for cures, vaccines and other treatments to prevent or kill the virus. In Hudson County, some local researchers are searching for anything to...

Enlivening Ourselves

The following is an update to an earlier column written in response to a reader’s question regarding coping with hard times.  I thought it could be useful to all of us as a way...

Hydroxychloroquine used to treat COVID-19 patients at Bayonne Medical Center

As the COVID-19 death toll climbs in Hudson County, potential cures or treatments have been the talk of the nation. Hydroxychloroquine, a drug used to treat malaria and lupus, has become a household name after...

North Bergen EMT, 24, dies from COVID-19

The Township of North Bergen announced on April 8 that 39 residents have died from COVID-19. Thirty of the residents who passed away belonged to nursing homes in the Township, including Hudson View, Hudson...

BMC to begin testing patients from all doctors in the city

Bayonne Medical Center (BMC), a CarePoint Health hospital, will begin drive-through testing of persons with symptoms of the COVID 19 virus on Monday, April 13. Due to a limited supply of test kits, the procedure...

HCCC alumnus produces 3-D printed PPE for health care workers battling COVID-19

Hudson County Community College (HCCC) alumnus Abderahim Salhi, who was recently named a 2020 recipient of the nationally prestigious Goldwater Scholarship, has created 3-D-printed face shields for local health care centers inundated with personal...

Reaching Hoboken’s seniors

According to local officials, not enough is being done to protect Hoboken's senior citizens. More action needs to be taken to help the population most vulnerable to the coronavirus, which has already infected 239...
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