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Lawmakers Back Medication-Assisted Treatment, New Addiction Science
Lilo H. Stainton | December 1, 2017 | Healthcare
Push is on to move beyond total sobriety as only way to overcome substance-use disorders
Longstanding Proposal for Caregiver Taskforce Revived
Lilo H. Stainton | November 30, 2017 | Healthcare
People caring for aging friends and family are burning out; the Legislature is looking into getting them some respite
Federal Audit Queries $600M Spending on NJ School Medicaid
Lilo H. Stainton | November 29, 2017 | Healthcare
State defends calculations, suggests fight could go to federal court
Advocates Want State-Based Obamacare Protections in ‘Chaotic’ Healthcare Era
Lilo H. Stainton | November 28, 2017 | Healthcare
Nonprofit backed by Horizon urges New Jersey to shore up the Affordable Care Act at the state level, offers a healthcare roadmap for incoming governor
New Jersey Dentists to Play New Role Screening for Diabetes
Lilo H. Stainton | November 27, 2017 | Healthcare
Starting next year, dentists in the Garden State will be able to get paid for performing chairside diabetes screenings for at-risk patients
New Guidelines Bump Up Pool of Patients with High Blood Pressure
Lilo H. Stainton | November 22, 2017 | Healthcare
‘Elevated’ blood pressure, a new category, should respond well to lifestyle changes like diet and exercise
Push for Statewide Mental-Health Screening Gains Momentum
Lilo H. Stainton | November 21, 2017 | Healthcare
Early intervention helps keep people with mental illnesses out of overcrowded ERs, which are not prepared to assist them
Proposal to Add Psychiatric/Addiction Treatment Beds Takes Shape
Lilo H. Stainton | November 20, 2017 | Healthcare
More than 24 hospitals and healthcare providers have been given green light to add 81 beds
State Funds New Addiction Treatment for Mom and Baby
Lilo H. Stainton | November 17, 2017 | Healthcare
New programs come at critical time, as number of addicted newborns in NJ — and nationally — continues to rise
Opposition Builds to Tying ACA Individual Mandate to GOP Tax Plan
Lilo H. Stainton | November 16, 2017 | Healthcare
Latest Senate tax-reform package would eliminate tax penalty for people who don’t buy insurance, possibly driving up prices
NJ Needs More Scrutiny of Maternal Care and Deaths — Democratic Lawmakers
Lilo H. Stainton | November 15, 2017 | Healthcare
As maternal death rate continues to rise in New Jersey, Sen. Vitale says ‘greater emphasis on the health of mothers’ is essential
Planned Parenthood Expects Murphy to Increase Funding for Women’s Health Issues
Lilo H. Stainton | November 14, 2017 | Healthcare
Weinberg, other Democrats want speedy restoration of financial support that Gov. Christie suspended
State Expands Efforts to Address Childhood Asthma at Home
Lilo H. Stainton | November 13, 2017 | Healthcare
Pilot project seeks to address environmental factors like dust, smoke, roaches, where kids with chronic asthma live
Horizon Joins Coalition for National Standards for Substance Abuse
Lilo H. Stainton | November 9, 2017 | Healthcare
Goal of ‘payers’ group is to make certain that addiction is ultimately treated like other chronic diseases
Growing Focus on ‘Social Determinants of Health’
Lilo H. Stainton | November 8, 2017 | Healthcare
Issues like poverty, food insecurity, housing status, and violence play a huge role in public and individual health
NJ Providers Continue Work to Assist Puerto Rico’s Healthcare System
Lilo H. Stainton | November 7, 2017 | Healthcare
Dedicated group of NJ healthcare providers has made two trips to hard-hit island, with another one planned
Plan to Fund Healthcare for Children, Community Clinics Comes at a Cost
Lilo H. Stainton | November 6, 2017 | Healthcare
Partisan battle erupts over funding CHIP, FQHCs with money from Obamacare
‘Landmark’ Decision Exposes Disconnect in NJ Pot Policy
Lilo H. Stainton | November 3, 2017 | Healthcare
Superior court orders state to consider reclassifying marijuana as a less tightly controlled substance
Rule Change Expands Addiction Treatment Options for Medicaid Patients
Lilo H. Stainton | November 2, 2017 | Healthcare
New Jersey one of two states to see immediate benefit
Medicare Proposal Urges ‘Drastic’ Cut in Home Health Funding
Lilo H. Stainton | November 1, 2017 | Healthcare
Patients and providers concerned about regulation scheduled for 2019
Diverse Stakeholders Team up to Support Health Insurance Enrollment
Lilo H. Stainton | October 31, 2017 | Healthcare
Shortened sign-up period and fewer supports trigger advocates’ concerns
Trenton Program Selected for National Diabetes Grant from Merck
Lilo H. Stainton | October 30, 2017 | Healthcare
Plans include using people who are successfully managing their own diabetes to mentor those struggling to get the disease under control
Pallone Gathering Sends Out Alarm on Gun Violence as Threat to Public Health
Lilo H. Stainton | October 27, 2017 | Healthcare
Health and safety experts share grim statistics about firearms violence in the United States at NJ congressman’s forum
Governor’s Race 2017: Back Seat for Healthcare in Final Phase of Campaigning
Lilo H. Stainton | October 26, 2017 | Healthcare, Elections 2017, Governor's Race 2017
Guadagno, Murphy agree on opioid crisis, disagree on future of the ACA, but have not given detailed plans on certain aspects of healthcare policy
Indoor Shooting Ranges Targeted as Sources of Lead Poisoning in Adults
Lilo H. Stainton | October 25, 2017 | Healthcare
Children are not the only ones at risk of exposure to the metal; New Jersey poison expert warns of risk to grown-ups
Christie-Led Opioid Task Force Wraps Up as Pressure Mounts on Trump to Act
Lilo H. Stainton | October 24, 2017 | Healthcare
Governor disputes panel member’s pessimistic comments, says he’s confident president ‘supports fighting this epidemic aggressively’
Lawmakers Vow to Crack Down on Background Check Problems
Lilo H. Stainton | October 23, 2017 | Healthcare
State auditor reveals gaps in certain oversight at homes for disabled residents
Controversial DMHAS Move Now Well Underway
Lilo H. Stainton | October 20, 2017 | Healthcare
Provider groups ‘cautiously optimistic’ about massive integration of behavioral and physical healthcare
Double-Digit Health Insurance Rate Hikes in Cards for Many New Jerseyans
Lilo H. Stainton | October 19, 2017 | Healthcare
Despite any last-minute deal in Washington to underpin ACA insurance rates, it’s probably too late for 2018
Despite Concerns, Panelists See Ways to Improve NJ Medicaid
Lilo H. Stainton | October 16, 2017 | Healthcare
NJ Spotlight roundtable delves into program’s future, maternal health issues
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