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Testing and Follow-up Urged for Newark, Doctors Caution Against Panic

Lilo H. Stainton | August 16, 2019 | Healthcare

Medical experts based in Newark advise against panic over elevated levels of lead in some of the city’s water; they note most lead poisoning cases there are caused by peeling paint

AtlantiCare Hospital System Expands Medical Education Program

Lilo H. Stainton | August 15, 2019 | Healthcare
Community-focused clinical training at new South Jersey regional campus of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
On Streets Of Newark, Worry About Lead In Tap Water
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | August 14, 2019 | Healthcare
In wake of some elevated lead readings in homes with filtered water, officials are planning a much broader survey
NJIT Developing Data-Analytics Tool to Track Drug Distribution and Use
Lilo H. Stainton | August 14, 2019 | Healthcare
DrugTracker will scour social media posts, text messages and geospatial data for mention of drug activity, allowing aid organizations to respond more quickly to hot spots
Horizon Agreement Sparks Concerns for Some Healthcare Providers
Lilo H. Stainton | August 13, 2019 | Healthcare
If approved by the state, American Specialty Health Network would oversee Horizon’s acupuncture, chiropractic services, physical therapy and occupational therapy claims
New Measure Aims to Strengthen Patient Access to Palliative Care in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | August 12, 2019 | Healthcare
The law is also designed to improve access to hospice care; program expected to be in effect within three months
Distribution And Use Of Naloxone Rise in NJ And Across Nation
Lilo H. Stainton | August 9, 2019 | Healthcare
Various data sources make it clear that easy access to the overdose antidote is critical in preventing opioid deaths
NJ Launches Nation’s First Stress ‘Resiliency’ Program for Police Officers
Lilo H. Stainton | August 7, 2019 | Healthcare
An estimated 37 law-enforcement personnel have committed suicide in New Jersey since 2016
New Jersey May Refuse Title X Funding Over Abortion ‘Gag Rule’
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | August 7, 2019 | Healthcare
‘Gag rule’ imposed by Trump administration would bar any group that accepts Title X money from even discussing abortion with clients
With NJ Oversight, Health Insurance Exchange Could Launch a Year Early
Lilo H. Stainton | August 6, 2019 | Healthcare
Under a state proposal, New Jersey pledges to invest more than $2 million on consumer engagement for 2020 and plans to launch its own online portal by 2021
NJ Advocates Dismiss Trump’s Claim Video Games Cause Mass Shootings
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | August 6, 2019 | Healthcare
Gun control and rapid access to mental health treatment real keys to stem wave of violence washing over the country
New Online Tool Helps NJ Prescribers to Identify Cheaper Drug Options
Lilo H. Stainton | August 5, 2019 | Healthcare
Thousands of New Jersey healthcare providers now use the tool in hopes of cutting costs to patients and medical practices
Hospital Housing Initiative Grows Beyond Expectations, Funding Too
Colleen O'Dea | August 2, 2019 | Healthcare, Housing
At least six partnerships bringing housing to neighborhoods surrounding hospitals are expected to be underway by this time next year
Medical aid-in-dying Law Goes Into Effect
Joanna Gagis | NJTV News | August 2, 2019 | Healthcare
Legislation lays out multi-step process for those choosing to end their life when facing a terminal illness
Opinion: Can We Afford All This Healthcare Spending?
Richard F. Keevey | August 2, 2019 | Healthcare, Opinion
Healthcare Basics: A series that details the fundamentals of Medicare and Medicaid, two costly programs that play a critical role in keeping millions of Americans healthy
NJ Gets Mixed Grades on Annual Cancer Policy Report Card
Lilo H. Stainton | August 1, 2019 | Healthcare
American Cancer Society recommends Garden State invest in more public anti-smoking campaigns
Opinion: Medicare, A Bulwark of Elderly Care Now and Tomorrow
Richard F. Keevey | August 1, 2019 | Healthcare, Opinion
Healthcare Basics: A series that details the fundamentals of Medicare and Medicaid, two costly programs that play a critical role in keeping millions of Americans healthy
NJ Works to Curb Hepatitis A Outbreak as Infection Spreads in Many States
Lilo H. Stainton | July 31, 2019 | Healthcare
Rapid increase in cases across country; more than 300 in New Jersey in past seven months
Opinion: Medicaid, An Indispensable Program For The Poor Of Our State
Richard F. Keevey | July 31, 2019 | Healthcare, Opinion
Healthcare Basics: A series that details the fundamentals of Medicare and Medicaid, two costly programs that play a critical role in keeping millions of Americans healthy
Preventing, Healing Childhood Trauma Before It Damages Kids’ Chances
Lilo H. Stainton | July 30, 2019 | Healthcare
Violence, racism, substance abuse — children can wind up paying for early trauma for the rest of their lives, but there are meaningful solutions
Opinion: Happy Birthday, Medicare And Medicaid! Keys to Good Health in NJ
Richard F. Keevey | July 30, 2019 | Healthcare, Opinion
Healthcare Basics: A series that details the fundamentals of Medicare and Medicaid, two costly programs that play a critical role in keeping millions of Americans healthy
NJ Signs Multistate Nursing Licensing Compact
Lilo H. Stainton | July 26, 2019 | Healthcare
The Garden State will partner with 33 other states to address its nursing shortage, which is the third most severe in the U.S.
Rutgers Vape Video Looks to Clear the Air About E-cigarettes
Lilo H. Stainton | July 25, 2019 | Healthcare
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s short presentation about pros and cons of vaping shared over school website and distributed via social media
Pallone Among Several Lawmakers Trying to Cut Surprise Medical Bills
Lilo H. Stainton | July 24, 2019 | Healthcare
‘No Surprises Act’ is one of four measures being promoted on Capitol Hill. It could fill gaps in NJ state law
Federal Judge Orders Mediation in Greystone Psychiatric Lawsuit
Lilo H. Stainton | July 23, 2019 | Healthcare
Plaintiffs allege conditions at Morris County hospital are dangerous for staffers and patients alike
Pallone Offers A Fix For Surprise Medical Expenses
Michael Aron | July 23, 2019 | Healthcare
New Jersey congressman wants to extend state’s control effort to the rest of the country
Largest Hospital, Largest Health Insurance Company Form New Alliance
Lilo H. Stainton | July 17, 2019 | Healthcare
Partnership between Bergen County facility and Horizon envisages increased access to wide range of services for thousands of residents
Signing Three Bills, Murphy Adds Weapons to War Against Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | July 16, 2019 | Healthcare
Measures boost awareness of opioid misuse, add warning labels on medicine bottles containing opiates, and write MAT into law
NJ Lawmakers Seek to Lift Federal Limits on Homegrown Doctors
Brenda Flanagan | NJTV News | July 16, 2019 | Healthcare
Caps restrict the number of medical residencies that hospitals can offer; Menendez, Pascrell and Gottheimer would change that
Hudson County Hospitals Facing New Criticism Over Financial Practices
Lilo H. Stainton | July 12, 2019 | Healthcare
As dozens of layoffs loom at CarePoint Health, state’s largest healthcare union questions whether stricter state monitoring could have prevented them
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