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Testing and Follow-up Urged for Newark, Doctors Caution Against Panic
Lilo H. Stainton | August 16, 2019 | Healthcare
Medical experts based in Newark advise against panic over elevated levels of lead in some of the city’s water; they note most lead poisoning cases there are caused by peeling paint
AtlantiCare Hospital System Expands Medical Education Program
Lilo H. Stainton | August 15, 2019 | Healthcare
Community-focused clinical training at new South Jersey regional campus of the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
NJIT Developing Data-Analytics Tool to Track Drug Distribution and Use
Lilo H. Stainton | August 14, 2019 | Healthcare
DrugTracker will scour social media posts, text messages and geospatial data for mention of drug activity, allowing aid organizations to respond more quickly to hot spots
Horizon Agreement Sparks Concerns for Some Healthcare Providers
Lilo H. Stainton | August 13, 2019 | Healthcare
If approved by the state, American Specialty Health Network would oversee Horizon’s acupuncture, chiropractic services, physical therapy and occupational therapy claims
New Measure Aims to Strengthen Patient Access to Palliative Care in NJ
Lilo H. Stainton | August 12, 2019 | Healthcare
The law is also designed to improve access to hospice care; program expected to be in effect within three months
Distribution And Use Of Naloxone Rise in NJ And Across Nation
Lilo H. Stainton | August 9, 2019 | Healthcare
Various data sources make it clear that easy access to the overdose antidote is critical in preventing opioid deaths
NJ Launches Nation’s First Stress ‘Resiliency’ Program for Police Officers
Lilo H. Stainton | August 7, 2019 | Healthcare
An estimated 37 law-enforcement personnel have committed suicide in New Jersey since 2016
With NJ Oversight, Health Insurance Exchange Could Launch a Year Early
Lilo H. Stainton | August 6, 2019 | Healthcare
Under a state proposal, New Jersey pledges to invest more than $2 million on consumer engagement for 2020 and plans to launch its own online portal by 2021
New Online Tool Helps NJ Prescribers to Identify Cheaper Drug Options
Lilo H. Stainton | August 5, 2019 | Healthcare
Thousands of New Jersey healthcare providers now use the tool in hopes of cutting costs to patients and medical practices
NJ Gets Mixed Grades on Annual Cancer Policy Report Card
Lilo H. Stainton | August 1, 2019 | Healthcare
American Cancer Society recommends Garden State invest in more public anti-smoking campaigns
NJ Works to Curb Hepatitis A Outbreak as Infection Spreads in Many States
Lilo H. Stainton | July 31, 2019 | Healthcare
Rapid increase in cases across country; more than 300 in New Jersey in past seven months
Preventing, Healing Childhood Trauma Before It Damages Kids’ Chances
Lilo H. Stainton | July 30, 2019 | Healthcare
Violence, racism, substance abuse — children can wind up paying for early trauma for the rest of their lives, but there are meaningful solutions
NJ Signs Multistate Nursing Licensing Compact
Lilo H. Stainton | July 26, 2019 | Healthcare
The Garden State will partner with 33 other states to address its nursing shortage, which is the third most severe in the U.S.
Rutgers Vape Video Looks to Clear the Air About E-cigarettes
Lilo H. Stainton | July 25, 2019 | Healthcare
Robert Wood Johnson Medical School’s short presentation about pros and cons of vaping shared over school website and distributed via social media
Pallone Among Several Lawmakers Trying to Cut Surprise Medical Bills
Lilo H. Stainton | July 24, 2019 | Healthcare
‘No Surprises Act’ is one of four measures being promoted on Capitol Hill. It could fill gaps in NJ state law
Federal Judge Orders Mediation in Greystone Psychiatric Lawsuit
Lilo H. Stainton | July 23, 2019 | Healthcare
Plaintiffs allege conditions at Morris County hospital are dangerous for staffers and patients alike
Largest Hospital, Largest Health Insurance Company Form New Alliance
Lilo H. Stainton | July 17, 2019 | Healthcare
Partnership between Bergen County facility and Horizon envisages increased access to wide range of services for thousands of residents
Signing Three Bills, Murphy Adds Weapons to War Against Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | July 16, 2019 | Healthcare
Measures boost awareness of opioid misuse, add warning labels on medicine bottles containing opiates, and write MAT into law
Hudson County Hospitals Facing New Criticism Over Financial Practices
Lilo H. Stainton | July 12, 2019 | Healthcare
As dozens of layoffs loom at CarePoint Health, state’s largest healthcare union questions whether stricter state monitoring could have prevented them
NJ Not Alone in Switch to State-Based Health Insurance Exchange
Lilo H. Stainton | July 11, 2019 | Healthcare
Four other states, including Pennsylvania, are moving to take over ACA operation from federal government
State Appoints Dental Director, First in Three Decades
Lilo H. Stainton | July 10, 2019 | Healthcare
Dr. Darwin K. Hayes, who led large training program in the Bronx, will develop oral-health plan for the state
State Ramps Up Training in Latest Treatment for Opioid Addiction
Lilo H. Stainton | July 9, 2019 | Healthcare
Hundreds of additional healthcare professionals are being schooled in Medication Assisted Treatment, considered the gold standard of care
Profile: A Doctor in the Business of Fostering Healthy Communities
Lilo H. Stainton | July 8, 2019 | Profiles
Hanaa Hamdi wants to bring people together to create sustainable, equitable and healthy neighborhoods
Murphy Recommends Middle Ground for Home Care Wage Measure
Lilo H. Stainton | July 3, 2019 | Healthcare
Issuing a conditional veto, governor urges new hourly rate of $18 rather than the $20 legislators had wanted
NJ First State to Let Paramedics Offer Prime Opioid-Withdrawal Drug
Lilo H. Stainton | July 2, 2019 | Healthcare
Emergency responders will be able to carry buprenorphine, which has been shown to reduce the symptoms of opioid withdrawal
Murphy Makes NJ 12th State with Own Health Insurance Exchange
Lilo H. Stainton | July 1, 2019 | Healthcare
New Jersey is the first to make the change since Obamacare was established
State Fires Back on Claims Alleging Dangerous Conditions at Greystone
Lilo H. Stainton | June 28, 2019 | Healthcare
Attorney general contends lawsuit fails to prove that state’s actions caused harm to plaintiffs
Lawmakers Want Emergency Funds for Struggling Hospital
Lilo H. Stainton | June 27, 2019 | Healthcare
Sen. Richard Codey spearheads effort to stave off possible closure of East Orange General Hospital with $7.5M grant for behavioral health program
Gov Taps Respected Nurse and Hospital Exec to Lead Health Department
Lilo H. Stainton | June 26, 2019 | Healthcare
Judith Persichilli is choice to replace Dr. Shereef Elnahal, who departs next month for the top job at Newark’s University Hospital
Lawmakers Seek Higher Pay for Personal Care, Full Funding in Doubt
Lilo H. Stainton | June 25, 2019 | Healthcare
No one argues that personal-care workers don’t rate a pay hike, but giving them a boost will add $131 million to the state’s Medicaid expenses over next 12 months
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