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EKGs for Athletic Kids: Protecting the Young at Heart
Beth Fitzgerald | May 15, 2012 | Healthcare
Not yet the norm, EKGs could become commonplace as computers learn to interpret results.
Where to Find the Best Buy for Health Insurance? Try the Mall
Beth Fitzgerald | May 14, 2012 | Healthcare
Getting ready for overhaul, insurers are setting up shop for new customers looking for coverage
Christie Vetoes Health Insurance Exchange
Beth Fitzgerald | May 11, 2012 | Healthcare
Some suggest governor's decision is politically motivated and in line with Republican attacks on federal healthcare reform.
Keeping Patients In the Know about Medical Fees
Beth Fitzgerald | May 10, 2012 | Healthcare
New legislation enacts a simple idea: Hospital bills don't have to be indecipherable.
Cooper University Hospital Wins Prestigious $2.8 Million Federal Grant
Beth Fitzgerald | May 9, 2012 | Healthcare
Funds will help Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers better serve poorest and sickest patients -- while reducing medical costs.
‘Tanning Mom’ Prompts NJ Lawmakers to Get Tough on Tanning Salons
Beth Fitzgerald | May 8, 2012 | Healthcare
With skin cancer up 43 percent in Garden State, focus of New Jersey’s now-notorious tanner shifts to melanoma awareness.
New Jersey to Gain Nonprofit Health Insurance Company
Beth Fitzgerald | May 7, 2012 | Healthcare
Freelancers Union sponsors new federally funded venture that would give consumers voice in affordable coverage.
Bills Mandate Better Cardiac Screening for Student Athletes
Beth Fitzgerald | May 4, 2012 | Healthcare
Focus on family histories to reveal predisposition to heart problems seen as more vital than EKGs.
NJ Hospitals Offer Minimally Invasive Alternative to Open Heart Surgery
Beth Fitzgerald | May 3, 2012 | Healthcare
A new procedure -- and an artificial valve -- are adding years to the lives of those not strong enough for heart surgery.
State of Mind: Stigma Still Slows Treatment of Mental Illnesses
Beth Fitzgerald | May 2, 2012 | Healthcare
Health advocates reach out to help rising number of adults coping with the blues.
Survival of the Fittest: Protecting Lives of Student Athletes
Beth Fitzgerald | May 1, 2012 | Healthcare
A new bill hopes to help detect heart abnormalities in children and teenagers before they participate in potentially life-threatening sports.
Reining in Readmissions at New Jersey Hospitals
Beth Fitzgerald | April 30, 2012 | Healthcare
Starting in 2013, the Affordable Care Act will financially penalize hospitals that readmit Medicare patients within 30 days of discharge.
Waging a High-Tech Battle Against Hospital-Acquired Infections
Beth Fitzgerald | April 27, 2012 | Healthcare
Hospitals participating in ongoing initiative have avoided 14,000 infections, saved $51 million in medical expenses.
Will Christie Conditionally Veto the Health Insurance Exchange Bill?
Beth Fitzgerald | April 26, 2012 | Healthcare
Kicking the bill back would buy the governor time to see what Supreme Court will do on ACA.
For Immigrants, Nonprofit Provides Help on Path to American Dream
Beth Fitzgerald | April 25, 2012 | More Issues
Latin jazz artist embodies work of International Institute of New Jersey.
NJ Steps Up Efforts to Expand Pool of Organ Donors
Beth Fitzgerald | April 24, 2012 | Healthcare
Building a PCMH for the Developmentally Disabled
Beth Fitzgerald | April 23, 2012 | Healthcare
The state instructs its Medicaid managed care companies to help providers set up patient-centered medical homes for an especially vulnerable population.
Extra Funding Lets NJ Hospitals Open Slots in Hard-to-Fill Specialties
Beth Fitzgerald | April 20, 2012 | Healthcare
Early results of state survey track where and how hospitals are putting additional $30 million to work.
Healthcare Reform Changing How NJ Will Receive Medicaid Dollars
Beth Fitzgerald | April 19, 2012 | Healthcare
O’Dowd says health agency is working on new reimbursement formulas for graduate medical education and Hospital Relief Subsidy Fund.
New Jersey Gears Up to Fight Healthcare Fraud
Beth Fitzgerald | April 18, 2012 | Healthcare
The more the state and insurers spend on fraud detection and protection, the more cons and schemes they're likely to uncover -- and derail.
Fine Print: Patient-Centered Medical Homes
Beth Fitzgerald | April 17, 2012 | Healthcare
Medicaid On Schedule to Bring Managed Care to Behavioral Services
Beth Fitzgerald | April 16, 2012 | Healthcare
Some Medicaid providers worry that transition could lead to clients being shortchanged of needed services.
Two Initiatives Hope to Make New Jersey More Heart-Healthy
Beth Fitzgerald | April 13, 2012 | Healthcare
Can a dedicated website and an early-warning device for heart attacks help lower the state's 25 percent death rate from heart disease?
Spotlight Podcast: Atlantic City Smoking Ban
Beth Fitzgerald | April 13, 2012 | Healthcare, Podcasts
Atlantic City outlaws outdoor smoking, but it's still OK to light up in the casino
New Jersey Tapped to Participate in National PCMH Trial
Beth Fitzgerald | April 12, 2012 | Healthcare
NJ Officially Welcomes First Three Accountable Care Organizations
Beth Fitzgerald | April 11, 2012 | Healthcare
Patient-Centered Care: Helping Cure NJ's Primary Physician Shortage
Beth Fitzgerald | April 10, 2012 | Healthcare
Could Anti-Smoking Hit Jackpot Outside Atlantic City Casinos?
Beth Fitzgerald | April 10, 2012 | Healthcare
Fate of Medicaid Waiver Faces Budget Review
Beth Fitzgerald | April 5, 2012 | Healthcare
NJ Seeks to Reduce the Ills of Minorities
Beth Fitzgerald | April 4, 2012 | Healthcare
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