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First for Murphy: Expands Women’s Healthcare Access, Funds Family Planning
Lilo H. Stainton | February 22, 2018 | Healthcare
Governor restores funding that Christie routinely denied for services, promises to ‘fully fund’ women’s healthcare in fiscal 2019
Lawmakers Drill Down on Policies to Improve Maternal, Child Health
Lilo H. Stainton | February 21, 2018 | Healthcare
Murphy slated to sign off today on bill restoring funding to family planning services, but many other measures are under consideration
New Medical School to Open in New Jersey This Summer
Lilo H. Stainton | February 20, 2018 | Healthcare
Promising a ‘new approach,’ the Seton Hall-Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine will eventually cater to 500 students
State Democrats Pursue Individual Mandate to Help NJ Insurance Market
Lilo H. Stainton | February 16, 2018 | Healthcare
Over some Republican objections, Democratic lawmakers promote workaround for Trump administration’s repeal of key Obamacare regulation
Fixing Garden State’s Broken Medical Examiner System
Lilo H. Stainton | February 15, 2018 | Healthcare
Raft of changes proposed for structure that critics have slammed as mismanaged, underfunded, overworked, and fragmented
Physical Therapists Want to Give Their Patients the Dry Needle — Again
Lilo H. Stainton | February 14, 2018 | Healthcare
Legislation would allow PTs to expand their practice to include pain-relief technique currently limited chiefly to acupuncturists
No Easy Answers to NJ’s Racial Disparities in Infant, Maternal Health
Lilo H. Stainton | February 13, 2018 | Healthcare
Poverty, other social factors pinpointed as reasons why childbirth can be dangerous for many women and babies in New Jersey
State Lawmaker Calls for Nation's First Opioid Warning Labels
Lilo H. Stainton | February 12, 2018 | Healthcare
Warnings would highlight the significant potential for addiction and overdose associated with these drugs
Democrats Call for NJ to Reopen Hagedorn Psychiatric Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | February 9, 2018 | Healthcare
Safe haven needed for seniors with severe mental illness now living in overcrowded, potentially dangerous facilities
Murphy Urged to Undo One Christie Health Reform, Aggressively Monitor Others
Lilo H. Stainton | February 8, 2018 | Healthcare
Human services experts propose reforms including tax credit for low-income parents and better pay for front-line workers
Healthcare Transition Team Calls for Better Integration, Best Practices
Lilo H. Stainton | February 7, 2018 | Healthcare
Focus on reducing racial disparities in care reflects larger campaign goals
As NJ Legislators Try to Fix Out-of-Network Surprise Charges, Doctors Not Happy
Lilo H. Stainton | February 6, 2018 | Healthcare
Lawmakers try to protect patients from unexpected healthcare charges but the partial fix they propose is opposed by physicians
Podcast: Getting to the Root of Food Insecurity in Newark
NJ Spotlight | February 2, 2018 | Healthcare
A discussion of the complex reasons why so many people have limited or no access to healthy food, moderated by NJ Spotlight healthcare reporter Lilo H. Stainton
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
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