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Making a 100-Mile March to Heighten Awareness of Mental Illness

Lilo H. Stainton | June 1, 2016 | Healthcare

One woman -- pulling a coffin to symbolize those lost to suicide and addiction -- is walking from Cape May to Trenton

Trying to Give Medicaid Patients a Safer, Smoother Ride to Doctor’s Office

Lilo H. Stainton | May 26, 2016 | Healthcare
Passengers with some transport services complain of late or skipped pick-ups, rude or abusive drivers
New Jersey Seniors More Active, Healthier, Better Fed Than Ever Before
Lilo H. Stainton | May 31, 2016 | Healthcare
But diabetes and obesity continue to increase among middle-aged Garden State residents
Helping Save Opioid Addicts’ Lives at Every Pharmacy in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | May 27, 2016 | Healthcare
Chain stores like CVS and Walgreens already sell Narcan over the counter. Smaller pharmacies may soon join them
Senate Leadership Creates Heat to Support Smoking Ban
Lilo H. Stainton | May 25, 2016 | Healthcare
Sweeney hits the Belmar boardwalk to push for a ban on smoking on New Jersey’s beaches and in its parks
Hospitals Warn More Funding Cuts Will Hurt Indigent, Immigrants
Lilo H. Stainton | May 24, 2016 | Healthcare
Administration could trim as much as $175M over two years, arguing more patients covered by insurance, Medicaid thanks to ACA
Healthy Living Takes Root in Newark at the Beth Greenhouse
Lilo H. Stainton | May 23, 2016 | Healthcare
A hydroponic garden -- which uses water rather than soil to deliver nutrients to plants -- should help wash away even more of Newark’s food desert
No New Funding for Program That Pairs Psychiatrists, Pediatricians
Lilo H. Stainton | May 20, 2016 | Healthcare
Collaboration helps bridge traditional gap between treating kids’ physical and emotional distress
Massive Medical Network Should Help Ease Medicare Transition
Lilo H. Stainton | May 18, 2016 | Healthcare
A practice transformation network with some 11,000 physicians is being set up to deal with changes in how Medicare pays doctors for services
State Delays Move to New Medicaid Payment Model for Mental Health Services
Lilo H. Stainton | May 17, 2016 | Healthcare
Some providers still worried that fee schedule is too low to support behavioral health, substance-abuse programs for poorest residents
Annual Fight for Women’s Healthcare Funding: Round Seven
Lilo H. Stainton | May 13, 2016 | Healthcare
Weinberg, Democratic colleagues continue to struggle to restore $7.5 million to Christie budget plan
‘Concussion’ Doctor Speaks Truth to Power, Backed by Science
Lilo H. Stainton | May 12, 2016 | Healthcare
Dr. Bennett Omalu, who linked brain damage to football injuries, headlines Drexel neuroscience conference in Atlantic City
Integrated Healthcare: Frustrations, Success Stories from Front Lines
Lilo H. Stainton | May 11, 2016 | Healthcare
Providers push to integrate physical and mental care for the poorest in New Jersey
Common-Sense Solutions to Help Keep Alzheimer’s Patients Safe and Sound
Lilo H. Stainton | May 10, 2016 | Healthcare
Something as simple as indicating on patients’ charts that they suffer from dementia can keep them from wandering off
Smoke Out: New Efforts to Curb Smoking in New Jersey Catch Fire
Lilo H. Stainton | May 9, 2016 | Healthcare
As FDA moves to crack down on e-cigarettes, state Senate bill would ban smoking in public parks and on beaches
Over-the-Counter Birth Control Could Be Next Stage in Family Planning for NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | May 6, 2016 | Healthcare
Allowing drugstores to sell birth control products without doctor’s exam, prescription should improve women’s health and financial stability, experts say
Advocates for Addicts, Mentally Ill Still Worried About New Medicaid Rates
Lilo H. Stainton | May 4, 2016 | Healthcare
As state shifts to fee-for-service model, some providers are concerned that funding shortages could force them to close their doors
Eliminating Hurry-Up-and-Wait Licensing for New Jersey’s Home Health Aides
Lilo H. Stainton | May 3, 2016 | Healthcare
Making home healthcare workers wait months for a license only encourages them to leave a field where they’re badly needed, a lose-lose situation
Medicaid Rate Changes Could Leave Addicts, Mentally Ill Without Consistent Care
Lilo H. Stainton | April 29, 2016 | Healthcare
Many programs should see generous boosts in funding, but others -- like day programs for psychiatric outpatients -- could see cuts
The Smallest Victims of New Jersey’s Growing Drug Crisis
NJTV Online News | April 28, 2016 | Healthcare
Children in every corner of the state are being neglected or abused because their caregivers are drug addicts
New Initiatives Hope to Block Path from Prescription to Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | April 27, 2016 | Healthcare
Trans-Hudson deal gives New York State access to New Jersey’s prescription-monitoring program, legislation would let opioid prescriptions be partially filled
New Methodology Means Lowers Grades for NJ Hospitals on National Survey
Lilo H. Stainton | April 26, 2016 | Healthcare
Garden State facilities drop from fifth to 22nd place nationally; experts warn against directly comparing results of 2016 Leapfrog report with earlier rankings
NJ Substance-Abuse Hotline Keeps Desperately Needed Help One Phone Call Away
Lilo H. Stainton | April 25, 2016 | Healthcare
Christie lauds the work -- and successes -- of hotline and call-takers who make sure someone is there to help 24/7
End of Life Planning: The Difficult Conversation Most New Jerseyans Never Have
Lilo H. Stainton | April 22, 2016 | Healthcare, Social
A growing group of Garden State organizations are dedicated to helping residents have the death they want, away from hospitals and free from costly medical treatments
Zika Virus Not a Current Threat to New Jersey, According to State, CDC
Lilo H. Stainton | April 21, 2016 | Healthcare
All nine cases detected in Garden State originated overseas, but ‘travelers’ disease’ remains a concern in a state where so many people have roots abroad
Effects of Christie Not Funding Family-Planning Clinics Still Felt Across NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | April 20, 2016 | Healthcare
In 2011, the governor argued there was no money for women’s healthcare, but advocates and critics are still trying to account for women who may not be getting needed medical attention
How Effective Are the State’s Efforts to Protect Our Kids from Lead?
Lilo H. Stainton | April 19, 2016 | Healthcare
Screening programs are in place, but follow-up is sloppy; meanwhile. tens of millions may have been diverted from funds meant for lead abatement
‘One-Stop Shopping’ Makes It More Likely Clients Will Get Complete Healthcare
NJTV News | April 8, 2016 | Healthcare
Governor announces expansion of integrated approach to seven more agencies
Making Sure There’s Life Beyond the Nursing Home for Those Who Are Ready
Colleen O'Dea | April 1, 2016 | Healthcare
The ‘I Choose Home NJ’ program has helped nearly 1,700 people make the move from nursing homes to community settings
Bureaucracy, Regulations Stand in Way of Integrated Healthcare in New Jersey
Lilo H. Stainton | March 31, 2016 | Healthcare
Patients stand to benefit from integrated physical and behavioral care, but ingrained practices and outdated restrictions must be stripped away
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