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.
Join us for a remarkable fall afternoon of giving back! Let’s raise our glasses to support a healthier tomorrow for Trenton’s students! All proceeds from this event will benefit Henry J. Austin Health Center’s School-Based Services Program.
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.
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.
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.
Flu season is here, and it's important to stay healthy. There's a new kind of sickness called Eris-EG5, and it's like the flu and COVID combined. To stay safe, it's really important to get vaccines for both the flu and COVID. These vaccines make your body strong and help keep you from getting really sick.
Wildfires in Canada have been creating smoky conditions affecting our community and the East Coast. The smoke from wildfires can harm our health as it contains gases and tiny particles that can travel into our lungs, causing respiratory and heart issues.
As back-to-school season approaches, one crucial task parents often overlook is ensuring their child is up to date on their vaccinations. If your child plans to attend a public school in New Jersey, it’s important to highlight which vaccinations are required for the school year.
[Trenton, NJ – 06/19/2023] – Henry J. Austin Health Center is delighted to announce an exciting opportunity for talented artists local to Trenton to contribute to our mission of providing exceptional care and a welcoming environment for our pediatric patients....
Juneteenth, also known as Freedom Day, is a significant holiday commemorating the emancipation of enslaved African Americans in the United States. While its origins can be traced back to Texas, Juneteenth has become a symbol of liberation and a celebration of African American heritage throughout the country.
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.
The LGBTQ+ community faces a big problem when it comes to getting healthcare. During Pride Month, people try to raise awareness and provide resources to help LGBTQ+ individuals get the care they need, in a way that respects their sexual orientation and gender identity.
June is the American Dental Association's (ADA) Oral Health Month. This means it's a special time to learn about how to take care of your teeth and gums. Henry J. Austin Health Center (HJAHC) can help you and your family take care of your teeth.
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).
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.
Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, vaccines have been the most effective weapon in the fight against the virus. The arrival of vaccines saw the beginning of a period of recovery for the world. However, the spread of misinformation about vaccines continues to pose a significant challenge to the vaccination efforts.
National Nutrition Month is celebrated every March to raise awareness about the importance of healthy eating and physical activity. This year’s theme is Fuel for the Future. “This message encourages us to think about making food choices that are both good for the future of our health as well as the health of the earth and the environment,” said Susan Jones, RDN, HJAHC resident nutritionist. By making sustainable food choices, we can help reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to a healthier planet.
March 10 is National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), a day to raise awareness about the impact of HIV/AIDS, specifically toward women and girls. This day also serves as an opportunity to educate the public about the importance of early diagnosis and treatment of HIV/AIDS, as well as it’s historical roots. One pioneer who vastly changed the view of the awareness of HIV/AIDS was Dr. Mathilde Krim, an immunologist and medical researcher who dedicated her career to public awareness of AIDS during a time when the public was still learning about the disease.
Social Work Month is among the many celebrations in March, with Social Workers Day being celebrated on the third Tuesday of the month. Social work is vital to any community, and it was particularly important during the pandemic. In the face of an unprecedented challenge, social workers played a crucial role in helping people cope with the pandemic and promoting resilience and well-being and continue to play a critical role in the lives of HJAHC patients.
Vaccinations are key at preventing and controlling the spread of infectious diseases. Despite the proven safety and efficacy of vaccinations, there is an increasing trend of misinformation surrounding vaccines that is causing concern among health professionals and the public.