April is National Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Month

April is National Cancer Prevention and Early Detection Month, a time to raise awareness about the importance of early detection in the fight against cancer. Cancer is the second leading cause of death in the United States and can be prevented with regular screenings. As President Biden stated in his proclamation, cancer has impacted nearly every American family, highlighting the urgency of this cause. At Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC), we're dedicated to empowering patients with the tools they need to stay healthy and prevent cancer.

Norovirus: What You Need to Know

If you’ve recently fallen ill with a stomach bug, you’re not alone. The CDC is reporting significant Norovirus activity across the country, especially in the West and Northeast. Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that is the leading cause of foodborne illness in the United States. This virus can affect people of all ages, and it spreads rapidly through tiny particles of feces or vomit from an infected person.

Important Notice: Eye Drop Recall

At Henry J. Austin Health Center, your safety is our main concern. The FDA recently issued a warning about specific over-the-counter eye drop products that could pose risks to your eye health. These products have been linked to manufacturing issues that might lead to eye infections, which could even result in vision problems or blindness.

Protect Yourself from the Tripledemic

It’s officially fall and winter will be here before you know it. This year, we have to be aware of the Tripledemic. The Tripledemic happens when three illnesses - the flu, COVID-19, and RSV (Respiratory Syncytial Virus) - all come at the same time. This can make lots of people sick, so it's extra important to take care of our health.

The Vital Importance of Breast Cancer Awareness and Screenings at HJAHC

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is an annual reminder of the crucial importance of early detection, education, and support for individuals and families affected by breast cancer. Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) is deeply committed to the well-being of the Trenton community and believes that knowledge and early intervention are the keys to preventing and effectively treating breast cancer.

Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month

September marks the start of Hispanic Heritage Month and serves as a time of joy and reflection. Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) celebrates the traditions and contributions of our Hispanic community members, while continuing our commitment to providing inclusive healthcare services for all. 

Henry J. Austin Health Center Featured in the Red Nose Day Campaign

Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) participated in the much-awaited Red Nose Day campaign, dedicated to improving the lives of children and families living in poverty. This extraordinary collaboration combines HJAHC’s commitment to providing quality healthcare with the mission of Red Nose Day to create lasting change and bring smiles to the faces of those who need it most.

Highlighting Mental Health Services During Mental Health Awareness Month

May is recognized as Mental Health Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness and educate the public about mental health issues and the importance of seeking treatment. This month is a reminder that mental health is just as important as physical health, and that seeking help is a sign of strength. In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, we want to highlight the services provided by the Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC).

Updates to Henry J. Austin Health Center’s Mask Policy

As of April 18, 2023, Governor Phill Murphy announced that the state of New Jersey no longer has a statewide universal directive mandating people to wear masks in healthcare settings. Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) will continue to monitor community transmission rates to ensure a safe environment for patients to receive care without risking exposure to the virus.