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Fine Print: The New Jersey Partnership For Healthy Kids
Beth Fitzgerald | July 9, 2012 | Healthcare
It's a simple -- but efficacious -- theory: 'healthier' streets make healthier kids.
Spotlight Q&A: Dr. Steven H. Landers
Beth Fitzgerald | July 2, 2012 | Healthcare
The new head of the state's VNA Group, the largest nonprofit visiting nurse association, talks about home care, geriatric patients, and community-based medicine.
Fine Print: The New Jersey Primary Care Practitioner Loan Redemption Program
Beth Fitzgerald | June 28, 2012 | Healthcare
Financially encouraging primary care clinicians to practice in underserved area of the state.
Training Network Helps Pinpoint Where The Healthcare Jobs Are
Beth Fitzgerald | June 27, 2012 | Healthcare
Initiative works closely with healthcare companies to learn what skills are most in demand.
NJ Department of Health Takes a Shot at Syringe Safety
Beth Fitzgerald | June 26, 2012 | Healthcare
Outpatient settings are focus of New Jersey‘s ‘One and Only’ campaign to protect patients receiving medical injections.
Malpractice Exemption Pits Lawyers Against Volunteer Doctors
Beth Fitzgerald | June 25, 2012 | Healthcare
Shielding doctors who treat the poor for free from malpractice lawsuits creates two-tier system, attorneys argue.
NJ Provider of Care for the Disabled Wins Grant to Expand Model
Beth Fitzgerald | June 21, 2012 | Healthcare
Developmental Disabilities Health Alliance will expand primary care services that are helping the patients stay out of nursing homes.
Liberty Science Center Gives Students a Ringside Seat for Surgery
Beth Fitzgerald | June 20, 2012 | Healthcare
LSC adds new hospital to popular science program, extends reach to more kids.
NJ Health Plans Selected in National Pilot to Improve Primary Care
Beth Fitzgerald | June 19, 2012 | Healthcare
Practices will be selected next to receive the extra financial support to provide enhanced services
Reworked Bill Would Apply Same Standards to Single-Room Surgeries and ASCs
Beth Fitzgerald | June 19, 2012 | Healthcare
Vitale says he has eliminated taxation issue that sank earlier measure.
The Affordable Care Act: Prescription for Change in NJ Healthcare
Beth Fitzgerald | June 18, 2012 | Healthcare
Even if the Supreme Court votes down the ACA, the law has already profoundly changed healthcare in New Jersey.
NJ Health Officials Work to Prevent Drowning-Related Deaths
Beth Fitzgerald | June 14, 2012 | Healthcare
With the start of summer, comes reminder of the dangers of the season -- and swim lessons for children in urban areas.
Nursing Home Advocates Hope to Restore Funding in NJ Budget
Beth Fitzgerald | June 13, 2012 | Healthcare
As budget battle comes down to wire, a resolution seeks $25 million more from state to boost Medicaid dollars for managed care and avert possible closings of nursing homes
NJ Insurers Say They'll Retain Some ACA Reforms However High Court Rules
Beth Fitzgerald | June 13, 2012 | Healthcare
One of most popular provisions of ACA -- keeping kids on parents' health plans until they're 26 -- needn't be a constitutional casualty
Medicaid Waiver Would Help Residents with Developmental Disabilities
Beth Fitzgerald | June 12, 2012 | Healthcare
The state is seeking more federal money to support community services over institutional living.
New Jersey Steps Up Home Visitation for Pregnant Women and Families With Young Kids
Beth Fitzgerald | June 11, 2012 | Healthcare
Professional presence in home helps reduce the risk that children will end up victims of abuse and neglect.
To Fill Slots, Lawmakers Consider Bill to Help Foreign MDs Stay in NJ
Beth Fitzgerald | June 8, 2012 | Healthcare
Bill would require ‘scope of practice’ from all doctors to determine shortage.
NJ Neurosurgeons Reduce Risks of Treating Aneurisms
Beth Fitzgerald | June 8, 2012 | Healthcare
New Pipeline stent intended for patients not strong enough for conventional surgery.
How Well Do NJ Hospitals Make the Grade for Safety?
Beth Fitzgerald | June 7, 2012 | Healthcare
A new report card shows most hospitals in New Jersey earning As and Bs, and those lagging reporting new safety measures since data was gathered.
Lawmaker Seeks Further Crackdown on Medicaid Fraud
Beth Fitzgerald | June 5, 2012 | Healthcare
As NJ prepares to add 250,000 patients under the ACA, a state senator urges more screening.
Not Just for Sick and Injured Any Longer, Hospitals Make Splash with Fitness Clubs
Beth Fitzgerald | June 4, 2012 | Healthcare
New Jersey prepares for healthcare reform by focusing on wellness initiatives.
Commissioner O'Dowd Wants NJ Companies to Give Blood
Beth Fitzgerald | June 1, 2012 | Healthcare
State campaign addresses chronic shortages with workplace blood drives.
Executive Order Could Give Christie the Online Health Insurance Exchange He Wants
Beth Fitzgerald | May 30, 2012 | Healthcare
If Supreme Court upholds ACA, Christie doesn't have to forge a compromise with state Legislature to create an online exchange.
Baby-Friendly Maternity Units Aid and Encourage Breastfeeding
Beth Fitzgerald | May 29, 2012 | Healthcare
As it turns out, breastfeeding is good for babies, good for moms, and good for their employers.
Tuition Assistance to Encourage Medical Graduates to Stay in State
Beth Fitzgerald | May 25, 2012 | Healthcare
Saddled with $200,000 in student loans, and facing NJ's high cost of living, most new doctors opt to practice elsewhere.
As Need for Volunteer MDs Rises, Waiving Malpractice Insurance is Reconsidered
Beth Fitzgerald | May 23, 2012 | Healthcare
Bills would help health centers in poor cities but face opposition for placing limits on a patient’s right to sue
New Jersey Considers Law to Prevent ‘Granny Snatching’
Beth Fitzgerald | May 21, 2012 | Healthcare
Law would alleviate jurisdictional issues when families feud over guardianship.
NJ Heart Transplant Specialist to Be Honored by Executive Women's Group
Beth Fitzgerald | May 18, 2012 | Healthcare
More than 300 transplants in past 20 years make Dr. Margarita Camacho one of the leading specialists in the nation.
In NJ’s Poorer Cities, New Research Could Help Identify Children with Autism Earlier
Beth Fitzgerald | May 17, 2012 | Healthcare
Children’s Specialized Hospital trains teachers in day cares and preschools to recognize the disorder.
For-Profit Hospitals, a Transformative Trend for New Jersey
Beth Fitzgerald | May 16, 2012 | Healthcare
Operating near the breakeven point and facing large capital expenditures, many nonprofits are struggling to keep their doors open.
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