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At Black Healthcare Conference, Class and Race are Recurring Themes
Beth Fitzgerald | February 21, 2012 | Healthcare
For Dr. Joycelyn Elders -- and other speakers -- where you live is just as important as who you are.
Just What the Doctor Ordered: Help With Medical Education Loans
Beth Fitzgerald | February 16, 2012 | Healthcare
Federal grant will help an aspiring physician pursue her ideals while paying down her debt.
Think Tank Cautions NJ Needs to Do More to Prepare for Medicaid Surge
Beth Fitzgerald | February 15, 2012 | Healthcare
As state plans for changes, conservative group differs from Rutgers study on impact of healthcare reform.
NJ Hospital Responds to Growing Psychiatric Needs of Geriatric Patients
Beth Fitzgerald | February 14, 2012 | Healthcare
Clara Maass fills new gero-psych unit just as Hagedorn closing is expected to increase demand
NJ Pioneers New Standard for Assisted-Living Facilities
Beth Fitzgerald | February 13, 2012 | Healthcare
Health Department partners with long-term care industry to set higher benchmark for quality.
Wired MD: NJ Plugs Into Funding to Digitize Patient Records
Beth Fitzgerald | February 10, 2012 | Healthcare
Medicaid providing $40 million to entice initial investments in electronic medical records.
NJ Foundation Extends Grant Program for Nonprofit Health Centers
Beth Fitzgerald | February 9, 2012 | Healthcare
Horizon Foundation pledges $2 million, encourages applications from 'patient-centered medical homes.'
Hospital’s Bankruptcy Stokes Talks on Merger in Hudson County
Beth Fitzgerald | February 8, 2012 | Healthcare
Sharing services back on table after private deal for ailing Christ Hospital fails.
Assembly Committee Clears Health Insurance Exchange Bill
Beth Fitzgerald | February 7, 2012 | Healthcare
A small, first step on the long road to healthcare reform in New Jersey
A Final Prescription: Understanding a Patient’s End-of-Life Goals
Beth Fitzgerald | February 6, 2012 | Healthcare
From attending a bar mitzvah to surgical interventions, new POLST forms ease the conversation.
NJ Checkup: Finding Solutions Before Doctor Shortage is Critical
Beth Fitzgerald | February 3, 2012 | Healthcare
Senate’s health committee approves bill to alleviate lack of primary care physicians.
NJ Nurses Train to Coordinate Their Patients' Care
Beth Fitzgerald | February 2, 2012 | Education, Healthcare
Horizon Healthcare Innovations partners with Rutgers and Duke to educate RNs.
How Safe Is the Operating Room? NJ Website Has the Answer
Beth Fitzgerald | February 2, 2012 | Healthcare
Health department posts safety reports for surgical centers online.
Cap on Mandatory Overtime, the Right Rx for Nursing Care
Beth Fitzgerald | February 1, 2012 | Healthcare
Study by Robert Wood Johnson Foundation finds state laws effective in reducing nurses' hours.
Another Push to Add Fluoride to Public Drinking Water
Beth Fitzgerald | January 31, 2012 | Healthcare
Assembly panel clears bill that once again pits dentists against water companies, environmentalists.
Elderly Get Another Option to Stay Out of Nursing Homes
Beth Fitzgerald | January 30, 2012 | Healthcare
State decides to keep PACE a separate program under proposed Medicaid Waiver.
At UMDNJ, Researchers Seek Healing Powers from Parasites
Beth Fitzgerald | January 27, 2012 | Healthcare
Study of intestinal worms shows promise in new ways to treat lung disease and wounds.
Senate Readies for Second Try to License Single-Room Surgeries
Beth Fitzgerald | January 27, 2012 | Healthcare
Health committee chairman cites urgency after inspections reveal safety issues.
NJ Task Force to Study the Challenges of Multiple Sclerosis
Beth Fitzgerald | January 26, 2012 | Healthcare
Advocates hope report will tackle access to therapy and treatment, work issues, and community services.
NJ’s Inner Cities Ready, but Waiting, to Formalize Medicaid ACOs
Beth Fitzgerald | January 25, 2012 | Healthcare
Urban healthcare providers poised to reduce ER visits -- and share the savings -- once new rules are in place.
NJ Offers Help to Quit Smoking, But Health Experts Say It’s Not Enough
Beth Fitzgerald | January 25, 2012 | Healthcare
Lawmakers mull tax on little cigars to help fund discourage use of tobacco.
Medicare ACOs: Coming Soon to a Healthcare Provider Near You
Beth Fitzgerald | January 24, 2012 | Healthcare
Some of New Jersey's largest healthcare providers are starting to assemble Medicare accountable care organizations.
Garden State Autism Researchers Get Boost to Advance Work
Beth Fitzgerald | January 23, 2012 | Healthcare
New Jersey earmarks $8 million to coordinate and expand clinical studies under central site.
Study Finds Economic Benefits in NJ’s Paid Family Leave
Beth Fitzgerald | January 20, 2012 | Healthcare
Parents remain in workforce, earn higher salaries, according to Rutgers report.
Christie Vetoes Licensing Bill for Single-Room Surgeries
Beth Fitzgerald | January 20, 2012 | Healthcare
Inequity in taxes with ambulatory surgery centers hangs up health department oversight.
Keeping Track of Pills, Pharmacies Flag Abuse of Pain Prescriptions
Beth Fitzgerald | January 19, 2012 | Healthcare
Early success seen in state's new database to halt abuse of narcotic pain relievers.
Gov. Christie Signs Law Covering Oral Cancer Drugs
Beth Fitzgerald | January 18, 2012 | Healthcare
Health insurance coverage now guaranteed for both chemo and oral medications.
Pediatric Residents Simulate Tragedy to Learn Compassion
Beth Fitzgerald | January 17, 2012 | Healthcare
Actors and videotapes at Morristown Medical help train residents to deliver the worst news.
The Race to Build More Federally Funded Health Centers in New Jersey
Beth Fitzgerald | January 13, 2012 | Healthcare
Capacity is already a concern, healthcare reform is only expected to exacerbate it.
'The Biggest Loser' Helps Overweight and Obese Patients Slim Down at UMDNJ
Beth Fitzgerald | January 12, 2012 | Healthcare
NJ healthcare professionals urged to start the 'uncomfortable conversation' about diet and obesity.
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