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Lawmakers Seek to Improve Care of Developmentally Disabled
Lilo H. Stainton | March 12, 2019 | Healthcare
Assembly committee approves ‘bill of rights’ for family members and a study of how caregivers and emergency personnel respond during a crisis
Stable State Funding, But New Requirements for NJ Hospitals
Lilo H. Stainton | March 11, 2019 | Healthcare
While their stream of state money will remain steady, hospitals will have to instigate policy reforms focused on improving patient care
Murphy’s Budget Plan Gives Massive Boost to Community-Based Services
Lilo H. Stainton | March 8, 2019 | Healthcare
Advocates praise governor’s proposal to increase ‘long overdue’ funding to improve services for people with disabilities
The Challenge of Improving Life in NJ for Adults with Developmental Disabilities
Briana Vannozzi | NJTV News | March 8, 2019 | Healthcare
As more intellectually and developmentally disabled adults live into their senior years, how ready is New Jersey to offer them the support they need?
Dementia in Adults with Down Syndrome Causing Caregiver Crisis
NJTV News Online | March 7, 2019 | Healthcare
Caregivers form support group. ‘The medical profession, even now, isn’t helpful,’ said one organizer of the group
NJ Joins Multistate Lawsuit to Block Changes to Federal Title X Rule
Lilo H. Stainton | March 7, 2019 | Healthcare
Nearly 100,000 low-income women in Garden State rely on family healthcare providers, many of which can’t survive without Title X funding
Health Benefit Savings Play Big Role in Murphy’s Proposal
Lilo H. Stainton | March 6, 2019 | Budget, Healthcare
Governor says 2020 budget projects $1.1 billion in savings, largely from spending on employee healthcare
Camden City EMS Reports More Calls, Quicker Response Times in 2018
Jon Hurdle | March 6, 2019 | Healthcare
Three years after taking over from Virtua, Cooper is meeting national benchmark for timeliness
NJ Congress Members Translate Pledges for ACA Protection into Plans
Lilo H. Stainton | March 5, 2019 | Healthcare
Among action items, bills that would safeguard consumers against ‘junk’ insurance plans, dedicate $10 billion for state reinsurance programs
Flu Threat Continues in New Jersey, Along with Calls to Vaccinate
Lilo H. Stainton | March 4, 2019 | Healthcare
With some time to go before flu season ends, health officials say it’s not too late to get the vaccine
Could Registry of Adverse Reactions to Vaccinations Separate Fear from Fact?
Caren Chesler | March 1, 2019 | Healthcare
No parent wants to endanger their child, but anxiety about inoculations lingers despite scientific evidence to the contrary
GOP Lawmakers Seek Ban on E-Cigarette Possession by Minors
Lilo H. Stainton | February 27, 2019 | Healthcare
A bid to quell an ‘alarming’ growth in the use of e-cigarettes and other vaping devices by New Jersey kids
Lawmakers Seek to Cut ‘Excess’ Pharmacy Charges
Lilo H. Stainton | February 26, 2019 | Healthcare
Senate passes bill that would prevent insurers from levying copayments higher than the cash price of a medication
Federal Changes to Funding of Family Planning Spark Outrage in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | February 25, 2019 | Healthcare
Trump administration’s new rules would place further restrictions on how organizations in receipt of Title X money could operate
NJ Moves Closer to Joining Multi-State Licensing Pact for Nurses
Lilo H. Stainton | February 22, 2019 | Healthcare
By 2030, the workforce in New Jersey is estimated to fall some 11,400 nurses short of the demand for their services
Non-Medical Measures to Improve Public Health: What Works?
Lilo H. Stainton | February 21, 2019 | Healthcare
New Jersey has many programs in place, but which are worth spending the most state money — and time — on?
On Deck: An Effort to Make Student Athletes Aware of Addiction Risks
Lilo H. Stainton | February 20, 2019 | Healthcare
Studies show an elevated risk of opioid addiction for student athletes from injuries suffered in football and other high-contact sports
Gauging How Family, Community Impact Children’s Mental Health
Lilo H. Stainton | February 19, 2019 | Healthcare
Rutgers-Camden study pinpoints childhood trauma as likely source of anxiety, depression, suggests healthy family life, civic engagement can mitigate problems
Safety Concerns Prompt Lawmakers to Mull Sales Ban on ‘Baby Walkers’
Lilo H. Stainton | February 15, 2019 | Healthcare
More than 230,000 children were treated for injuries over 24 years; industry notes safety record is improving
State to Launch Local Needle Exchanges, Enhance Services at Current Sites
Lilo H. Stainton | February 13, 2019 | Healthcare
DOH says plans part of broad multiagency strategy to foster syringe-access programs, other offerings across New Jersey
Lawmakers Seek to Close Gap in Mail-Order Vape Sales
Lilo H. Stainton | February 12, 2019 | Healthcare
Assemblyman ‘unapologetic’ about the latest effort to curb nicotine addiction, especially among young New Jerseyans
Big Push to Make Medicaid in New Jersey More Effective and Efficient
Lilo H. Stainton | February 11, 2019 | Healthcare
State officials, policy experts and philanthropists team up to make changes that have been under discussion for a long time
Aid-in-Dying Legislation Advances After Passionate Testimony Pro and Con
Lilo H. Stainton | February 8, 2019 | Healthcare
Strong disagreement over measure that would allow physicians in New Jersey to prescribe lethal doses of medication to certain patients with less than six months to live
Lawmakers Move to End Religious Exemption for Mandatory Vaccinations
Caren Chesler | February 7, 2019 | Healthcare
Amended bill, which must still pass Assembly and Senate, would only let children skip immunizations based on medical reasons. Opponents say it erodes personal rights
Reining in Prescriptions from Dentists to Combat Opioid Crisis
NJTV News Online | February 7, 2019 | Healthcare
Leader in New Jersey dentistry wants to remove her profession ‘as a factor’ in the state’s drug epidemic
Connecting the Dots Among Poverty, Chronic Diseases, ER Visits
Lilo H. Stainton | February 6, 2019 | Healthcare
Analyzing data from more than 3 million emergency room visits, group confirms most troubling concerns about New Jersey healthcare
Camden Program to Cut Hospital Readmissions Gains National Attention
Lilo H. Stainton | February 5, 2019 | Healthcare
The focus was on getting patients follow-up visits with primary-care doctors within seven days of being discharged from hospital
For Donor-Conceived People, Data About Biological Parents Can Be Critical
Caren Chesler | February 1, 2019 | Healthcare
Proposed measure would help New Jersey’s donor-conceived residents learn more about their medical history without sacrificing donor anonymity
Campaign Expands to Curb Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Lilo H. Stainton | January 31, 2019 | Healthcare
Initiative successfully targets low-income, black, and Hispanic families, leads to reduced sales of soda and fruit drinks
Bergen County Hospital Picked for National Program to Reduce Health Disparities
Lilo H. Stainton | January 29, 2019 | Healthcare
Holy Name Medical Center will tackle lower rate of cancer screening among Asian-Americans
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