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State Pushes Flu Shots in Effort to Tamp Down Danger in Severe Flu Season
Lilo H. Stainton | February 1, 2018 | Healthcare
Four-year-old girl has died and almost 5,000 residents have been diagnosed
New Jersey Considers Statewide Menthol Ban
Lilo H. Stainton | January 31, 2018 | Healthcare
Menthol cigarettes, thought to be more dangerous and addictive than conventional counterparts, chief target of action
Advocates, Interest Groups Edge Toward Agreement on Out-of-Network Legislation
Lilo H. Stainton | January 30, 2018 | Healthcare
Stakeholders say ‘two-pronged’ approach, that increases transparency and puts a cap on underlying costs, is way to go
Nurses Unions Ramp Up Staffing-Level Campaign
Lilo H. Stainton | January 26, 2018 | Healthcare
Nurse-to-patient staffing ratios should ease the burden on these professionals but some insist it's not the number, it's the workload
Blueprint for Universal Health Insurance for NJ Kids, Including Undocumented
Lilo H. Stainton | January 25, 2018 | Healthcare
Promoters maintain that cost of coverage would be moderate while benefits would be significant
Lawmakers Want to Make It Easier to Change Gender on NJ Birth Certificates
Lilo H. Stainton | January 24, 2018 | Healthcare
Proposal would affect thousands of transgender residents, others in Garden State and make records system among most progressive in nation
Murphy Moves to Relax Restrictions on Buying Medical Marijuana
Carly Sitrin | January 24, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor’s sixth executive order calls for 60-day assessment of state’s current policies and prohibitions
NJ’s Medical Examiner System Needs More Resources, Oversight
Lilo H. Stainton | January 23, 2018 | Healthcare
Is the ME a patchwork of protocols and disconnects straining to cope with the rising number of drug-related deaths in New Jersey?
Keeping the Focus on NJ's High Maternal-Mortality Rates
Lilo H. Stainton | January 22, 2018 | Healthcare
Precedent-setting Maternal Health Awareness Day seeks to educate patients, providers in reducing avoidable deaths
Bargaining CHIP: Children’s Care Is Used in Federal Budet Battle, NJ Kids OK for Now
Lilo H. Stainton | January 19, 2018 | Healthcare
Politicians in Washington, D.C. use extension of Children’s Health Insurance Program in budget tussle. New Jersey has enough money to pay for it for a few months
New Effort in Camden to Help Most Vulnerable Cardiovascular Patients
Lilo H. Stainton | January 18, 2018 | Healthcare
Initiative will focus on underlying factors, give extra clinical and social support, and attempt to drive down healthcare costs
Chris Christie, Obamacare’s Unknown Champion
WNYC News | January 18, 2018 | Healthcare
A savvy political decision brought medical insurance to more than a half million poor people in New Jersey
Murphy Administration to Reconsider Addiction Ads Featuring Christie
Lilo H. Stainton | January 17, 2018 | Healthcare
Education dollars used to fuel ReachNJ campaign, Democrats discover
Among Christie’s Final Tasks: More Laws to Help in Fight Against Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | January 16, 2018 | Healthcare
On his last day in office, governor signs range of healthcare legislation, including measures on his ‘legacy’ anti-drugs issue
Drug Users Respond to Christie’s Opioid Campaign, but Cost Raises Questions
Lilo H. Stainton | January 12, 2018 | Healthcare
Although it has reached millions of people and prompted many drug users to seek help, governor’s multi-million-dollar anti-addiction publicity has its skeptics
Rutgers Scientists Identify Link Between Epilepsy, Depression
Lilo H. Stainton | January 11, 2018 | Healthcare
‘Physicians’ for more 2,400 years have suspected connection
Murphy to Name VA Leader as Head of Health Department
Lilo H. Stainton | January 10, 2018 | Healthcare
Gov.-elect expected to announce Shereef Elnahal, a physician with federal experience, as DOH’s new boss
Outgoing Governor Approves Array of Healthcare Programs
Lilo H. Stainton | January 9, 2018 | Healthcare
Christie puts pen to work signing measures to establish ombudsman for disabled residents, aid hearing impaired, protect breastfeeding, and more
Repeal and Replace Takes Its Toll: NJ ACA Enrollment Dips in 2018
Lilo H. Stainton | January 8, 2018 | Healthcare
Some 20,000 fewer Garden State residents signed on for insurance coverage via federal marketplace, as some healthcare advocates predicted
Biopharma Industry Report Offers Ideas to Boost Lagging Sector
Lilo H. Stainton | January 5, 2018 | Healthcare
Pulling together existing strengths — government, academia, and industry — is key to revitalizing life sciences in Garden State
Murphy Picks Two National Experts for Top Human Services, Child Welfare Jobs
Lilo H. Stainton | January 4, 2018 | Healthcare
Carole Johnson, a former policy director in Obama White House, and Christine Norbut Beyer are Garden State natives
NJ Lawmakers Press Ahead with Mental Health Service Reform
Lilo H. Stainton | January 3, 2018 | Healthcare
Some legislators, who initially were uneasy about process to consolidate oversight of behavioral and physical health programs, now look to build on the change
Maternal Health Among 2018 Top Priorities for State Senate
Lilo H. Stainton | January 2, 2018 | Healthcare
Growing disparity between outcomes for white and black women also a concern for lawmakers
Big Payment Reform to Programs for NJ's Developmentally Disabled
Lilo H. Stainton | December 21, 2017 | Healthcare
Some providers of services to thousands of severely disabled New Jerseyans are nervous about potential downsides of big changes in way they are paid
State Approves Sale of Troubled Meadowlands Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | December 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Officials contend that new ownership is only way to preserve local community’s access to acute care
Will Plan to Expand Cardiac Services in NJ Mean that Small Hospitals Lose Out?
Lilo H. Stainton | December 19, 2017 | Healthcare
Some skeptics worry that new angioplasty legislation would favor large providers over smaller community operators
Governor Extends Prescription Contraceptive Benefits to Six Months
Lilo H. Stainton | December 18, 2017 | Healthcare
New law makes it simpler for low- and middle-income women — who may face time constraints — to prevent gaps in birth-control use
Letting First Responders Use Higher Doses of Narcan to Fight Opiate Overdoses
Lilo H. Stainton | December 15, 2017 | Healthcare
Bipartisan move to give paramedics, firefighters more flexibility in type and dosage of opioid antidotes
Supporters Push to Renew Federal Children’s Healthcare Funding
Lilo H. Stainton | December 14, 2017 | Healthcare
A variety of patchwork schemes could extend the program over the short term, but advocates argue full funding is of the essence
‘Tale of Two Exchanges’ — Why We Pay More for Health Insurance Than New Yorkers
WNYC News | December 14, 2017 | Healthcare
Premium rates have risen much more on the New Jersey side of the Hudson River
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