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NJ’s Early Intervention System Remains Robust and Ready to Help

Lilo H. Stainton | July 27, 2016 | Healthcare

Hotline service helps parents, caregivers get answers and help early on, often a critical consideration when dealing with young children

Assemblyman Promotes Single-Payer Insurance for Some NJ Residents

Lilo H. Stainton | July 26, 2016 | Healthcare
Gusciora wants legislators to start talking about how to expand health coverage in the ‘post-Christie era’
New Jersey Gets More Federal Funding for Zika Study, Prevention
Lilo H. Stainton | July 25, 2016 | Healthcare
State health officials maintain vigilance even though Garden State climate not friendly to mosquito that spreads virus
Comprehensive Healthcare for LGBT Patients Hard to Find in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | July 22, 2016 | Healthcare
That’s beginning to change as some major hospitals reconsider services – and attitudes
NJ Picks up Nearly $1M in Federal Funding for Healthcare Education
Lilo H. Stainton | July 21, 2016 | Healthcare
Bulk of money will help nurses from underprivileged backgrounds pay off student loans, if they go into nursing education
Smoking Ban Will Not Extend to All New Jersey Beaches and Parks
Lilo H. Stainton | July 20, 2016 | Energy & Environment, Healthcare
Governor issues conditional veto on all-out smoking ban, offers limited restrictions for state-owned property
In New Jersey, ZIP Code is a Cruel Indicator of Life Expectancy
Lilo H. Stainton | July 19, 2016 | Healthcare
A new analysis reveals that the difference between living in Trenton and nearby Princeton Junction isn’t just quality of life, it’s 14 years
Rutgers Pilot Could Signal a Move Toward Telemedicine
Lilo H. Stainton | July 18, 2016 | Healthcare
New initiative targets Newark residents; legislation for state policy could follow this fall
Students Learn Hotspotting to Help Patients While Reducing Costs
Lilo H. Stainton | July 15, 2016 | Healthcare
An innovative healthcare program that started in Camden has grown into a movement, trained hundreds in its methods, and continues to expand
Labor Seeks Stronger Workplace Violence Protections for Healthcare
Lilo H. Stainton | July 14, 2016 | Healthcare
Pattern of assaults at Bergen Regional Medical Center has sparked concern among state legislative leaders, healthcare advocates, union officials.
Rowan Student Creates First Free, Online Course on Osteopathic Medicine
Lilo H. Stainton | July 13, 2016 | Healthcare
Designed to introduce the practice to doctors, medical students, and other interested parties, first course draws 1,200 virtual attendees to doctors, medical students, and other interested parties, first course draws 1,200 virtual attendees
Taking the Pulse of Obamacare in NJ, Six Years On
WNYC Public Radio | July 13, 2016 | Healthcare
The Affordable Care Act has brought health coverage to thousands New Jerseyans, but can it remain affordable?
Feds Help NJ's Zika Campaign, but Christie Vetoes $5M for Similar Effort
Lilo H. Stainton | July 12, 2016 | Healthcare
CDC’s $424,000 to go to state’s aggressive public awareness campaign, testing, and coordinating initiatives with local partners
Democratic Leaders Call for Follow-up Audit of Disabled People Living in Group Homes
Lilo H. Stainton | July 11, 2016 | Healthcare
OLS review reveals problems with patient care, record keeping, and problem resolution
Outbreak in the Past, Rutgers Still on Alert for Meningitis
Lilo H. Stainton | July 8, 2016 | Healthcare
Part of prevention plan: all students must get vaccinated before arriving on campus in the fall
NJ’s Investigators Stay Ahead of Multi-Million Dollar Health Insurance Scams
Lilo H. Stainton | July 7, 2016 | Healthcare
Special investigators are on the alert for ‘The Phantom Doctor’s Office’ and ‘The Impossible Day,’ to name just two swindles
State Gives Patients Chance to Suggest More Maladies for Medical Marijuana
Lilo H. Stainton | July 6, 2016 | Healthcare
Advocates worry Christie’s view of this ‘gateway drug’ means there’s no guarantee that list of eligible conditions will be expanded
Explainer: Who Is Helped by New Jersey’s Charity Care Program?
Lilo H. Stainton | July 5, 2016 | Healthcare, Explainer
Despite Medicaid expansion, there are some 1.1 million NJ residents -- including more than 100,00 kids under the age of 18 -- who have no health insurance
Needle-Exchange Expansion in Limbo after Christie Veto
Lilo H. Stainton | July 5, 2016 | Healthcare
Supporters hope governor will change his mind, or that somehow money will be found to expand program statewide
Public Dollars for New Psychiatrists to Work Where They Are in Short Supply
Lilo H. Stainton | July 1, 2016 | Healthcare
The hope is that this move will fix chronic shortage in many -- often urban -- communities around New Jersey.
Efforts To Address NJ Hospital Property Taxes Appear Stuck In Legislature
Lilo H. Stainton | June 30, 2016 | Healthcare
Municipalities now trying to collect from more than half the state’s nonprofit facilities
Democrats’ Budget Sweetens NJ’s Charity-Care Pot By $50 Million
Lilo H. Stainton | June 29, 2016 | Healthcare
Additional $10 million allocated for Newark Beth Israel and St. Francis in Trenton
Statewide Needle Exchange Getting Closer in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | June 28, 2016 | Healthcare
Supporters praise expansion but say more funding is needed for community programs to be a success
Medication-Assisted Therapy: A Better Approach to Curing Opioid Addiction?
Carly Sitrin | June 27, 2016 | Healthcare
Combining medication with behavioral therapy has proven successful, but many remain suspicious about using drugs to cure drug addiction
Another Win in Court for Horizon in OMNIA Insurance Battle
Carly Sitrin | June 24, 2016 | Healthcare
Hospitals refused access to information about how the insurer designated them as ‘tier 2’ facilities
Do Disabled, Their Families Need Ombudsman to Deal With Maze of Services?
Colleen O'Dea | June 23, 2016 | Healthcare
Cautious welcome for effort to help people ‘navigate the bureaucracy,’ but concerns raised about adding another layer of complexity
Hackensack, Meridian Merger Yields NJ's 2nd Largest Hospital System
Carly Sitrin | June 22, 2016 | Healthcare
New Hackensack Meridian Health System includes 13 hospitals, extends from Bergen to Ocean counties
Veterans, Lawmakers Argue Case to Use Medical Marijuana to Treat PTSD
Lilo H. Stainton | June 17, 2016 | Healthcare
According to advocates, pot can often do more to relieve the debilitating symptoms of PTSD than conventional medical treatment
Operators of Outpatient Facilities Want NJ to Consolidate Oversight
Lilo H. Stainton | June 16, 2016 | Healthcare
Different agencies oversee different types of surgery centers, confusing patients and making growth difficult
Feds Offer $22 Million to Bolster NJ’s Battles Against Opioid Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | June 15, 2016 | Healthcare
But funds depend on bipartisan backing for 2017 budget, so proposal comes with no guarantees
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