August 22


NJBIZ - Researchers discover cause of asthmatic lung spasms


NJ 101.5 - Need for organ donors is soaring in NJ


NJ 101.5 - Children’s mental health: The services and treatment available in NJ


ROI-NJ - NJ chooses Integrity Health for innovative health program for first responders


STAT News - Can a new Lyme disease vaccine overcome a history of distrust and failure?


CNN - Want to avoid an early death? Get moving, a study says


August 21


WHYY - NJ service providers say ‘harm reduction’ working on opioids, but more can be done


NJBIZ - Following Title X withdrawal, Sweeney wants $8.8M for NJ Planned Parenthood


CNN - Microplastics in drinking water 'don't appear to pose health risk,' WHO says


The New York Times - Vaping sicknesses rising: 153 cases reported in 16 states


The New York Times - Opioid treatment is used vastly more in states that expanded Medicaid


CNN - Air pollution can kill, even when it meets air quality guidelines, study finds


NBC News - After withdrawing from Title X, reproductive health clinics scramble for cash


CNN - The climate crisis could make it more dangerous to play sports outdoors


Kaiser Health News - MDMA, or Ecstasy shows promise as PTSD Treatment


The New York Times - Exercise may boost mood for women with depression. Having a coach may help.


The New York Times - How medicine became the stealth family-friendly profession


NJBIZ - Norcross joins physicians, advocates for People Over Pharma event


TAPinto - Rutgers Expert: How Adults Can Spot Signs of Mental Illness in Children


NBC News - New guidelines advise more women need to get breast cancer gene test


August 20


NJTV - South Jersey lawmaker holds press conference on combating high drug prices


Daily Journal - NJ appeals judge's order stalling state's new aid-in-dying law


CBS Philly - Vaping Just Once Can Change Body’s Blood Flow, Study Finds


NJ 101.5 - How NJ schools take on children’s mental health


NBC News - Vaping for the first time can damage blood vessels


NJBIZ - Supreme Court refuses to lift order blocking doctor-assisted suicides


NJBIZ - HHS awards $1.7M to support NJ health center quality improvement


CBS Philly - Doctors Warn Against Working Out During Peak Sun On Hot And Humid Days


NJBIZ - New Jersey Reentry Corp. unveils Medicated Assisted Treatment services


Becker’s Hospital Review - Creditors spar over proposed budget for Philadelphia hospital sale


Becker’s Hospital Review - 'Cold turkey' not effective treatment for opioid use disorder, say 83% of Americans


NBC News - Cases of mysterious vaping-related illnesses rise to at least 127


August 19


STAT News - Could the world see a resurgence of polio? Experts fear a cautionary tale in measles


The New York Times - Developing new guidelines on Lyme disease


The New York Times - Why warning pregnant women not to drink can backfire


NJ 101.5 - NJ a pretty good state for having a baby, report finds


NJBIZ - Planned Parenthood NJ withdrawing from Title X


NJBIZ - 25 New Jersey hospitals recognized in 2019 LGBTQ Equality Index


NJBIZ - New Jersey Department of Health to hold harm reduction workshop


NJ 101.5 - Youth suicide in NJ: The ultimate consequence of mental illness


NJ 101.5 - Why this doctor is fighting NJ’s ‘Aid in Dying’ assisted suicide law


The New York Times - Premature babies lag in vaccinations


CNN - New study raises questions about how fluoride affects children's development


CNN - Prescription omega-3s can help some heart patients


NBC News - U.S. records 21 new measles cases as of last week


NBC News - Brand-name drug prices still rising - but at slower pace, lower amounts


Modern Healthcare - ACP calls for ‘stricter’ conflicts standard for clinical guidelines


Modern Healthcare - 92% of the U.S. population served by HIEs, survey finds


The New York Times - Flavonoids in plants may help protect against major killers


NJBIZ - The Woodstock generation is paying the price for decades of listening to loud music


August 18


NBC News - Breakthrough heart surgery gets FDA approval


NJ 101.5 - Child mental health – NJ experts on the dangers and signs


NBC News - When parents say 'no' to HPV shots, teens have no choice. Some states are changing that.


August 17


CNN - More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping


NJ 101.5 - 23 infected in NJ hepatitis A outbreak – more cases could be coming - Preventable deaths at NJ psychiatric hospital spark anger: ‘It’s a babysitting service with pills’


August 16


CBS Philly - Mosquito-borne illness deadlier than West Nile Virus confirmed in New Jersey, health officials say


Kaiser Health News - Health plan’s ‘Cadillac tax’ may finally be running out of gas


Becker’s Hospital Review - More than 50% of healthcare providers not compliant with HIPAA right of access


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Teen and young adult e-smokers much more likely to use marijuana, study finds


ROI-NJ - 4 N.J. hospitals ranked NRC Health’s Top 100 for consumer loyalty


August 15


AAFP - Report Examines Benefits of Investing in Primary Care


NJ Spotlight - AtlanticCare Hospital System expands medical education program - Judge prevents doctors from helping N.J. patients end their lives


NJ Spotlight - Testing and follow-up urged for Newark, doctors caution against panic


NJBIZ - Health officials stump for back-to-school vaccinations


NJ 101.5 - 5+ years without a physical: Examining Millennials’ health habits


NJBIZ - Long-term care facilities must have outbreak response plans under new law


ROI-NJ - Saint Peter’s, Ross U. School of Medicine partner to increase physician diversity


Insider NJ - State of New Jersey selects Integrity Health to administer Innovative Health program for First Responders


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Mass shootings have changed how 1 in 4 adults live, poll finds


NJBIZ - AG issues directive enforcing ‘Extreme Risk’ gun safety law


The Wall Street Journal - FDA Pushes for Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs


NBC News - Patients hit with surprise medical costs as out-of-network billing surges


NBC News - Cases of vaping-linked breathing problems now reported in 8 states


August 13


NJ Spotlight - Horizon agreement sparks concerns for some healthcare providers


CNN - A chlamydia vaccine shows signs of success in an early trial


The Philadelphia Inquirer - August is the deadliest month for football players, and it’s not because of injuries


August 12


NJBIZ - Study: Naloxone, quick response save lives of opioid overdose victims


NJ 101.5 - There’s a hepatitis A outbreak in NJ: How to avoid it


NJBIZ - State-of-the-art pediatric rehabilitation center reopens in Morristown


NJBIZ - VNA of Northern NJ to open inpatient hospice at Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital


Fierce Healthcare - Experts: Women's chronic pain different from men's. Healthcare needs to do better treating that


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Surprise out-of-network hospital bills becoming more common, more expensive


Modern Healthcare - CMS: Obamacare exchanges lost 1.2 million enrollees last year


Modern Healthcare - Trump finalizes rule penalizing legal immigrants for using Medicaid, SNAP


NBC News - Drinking bleach will not cure cancer or autism, FDA warns


The New York Times - A cure for Ebola? Two new treatments prove highly effective in Congo


NJ Spotlight - New measure aims to strengthen patient access to palliative care in NJ


NJBIZ - PAs permitted to sign Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment


NJBIZ - NJDOH to establish ‘My Life, My Plan’


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Tough restrictions have not stopped Accutane pregnancies. Doctors see ways to do better.


August 11


NJ 101.5 - ‘We want to normalize this’ – more moms in NJ are breastfeeding


NBC News - Shortage of bone marrow donors a health challenge for minority communities

August 9

NJBIZ - Kean bill to expand prenatal care signed into law - Medicine can’t undo the ravages of Alzheimer’s. Maybe this new high-tech device can.


NJ Spotlight - Distribution and use of naloxone rise in NJ and across nation


Philadelphia Business Journal - Here's how Philadelphia-area hospitals fared in PHC4's latest performance report


The Wall Street Journal - Drug shortage leaves patients without immune-disorder treatment


CNN - Eat more plants and less meat to live longer and improve heart health, study suggests


August 8


NJBIZ - HHS awards NJ nearly $5M to combat opioid crisis - No vaccine. No treatment. And this rare tick-borne disease can be transmitted within minutes


Becker’s Hospital Review - West Nile virus cases jumped 25% in 2018, CDC says


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Opioids are over-prescribed for children who get their tonsils out, study finds


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Eating poultry instead of red meat may lower breast cancer risk


NBC News - FDA backs Gilead's HIV prevention drug Descovy for use as PrEP


NBC News - An extra cup of coffee could up the odds of a migraine


WEMU 98.1 - Trump team hits brakes on law that would curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs


Kaiser Health News - Federal experts’ advice on HPV vaccine could leave adults confused


August 7


NJBIZ - Rutgers develops cancer health justice lab in Newark


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Nearly 3 in 10 Philadelphians know someone who’s died from opioid use, Pew survey finds


The Wall Street Journal - Medical schools are pushed to train doctors for climate change


Becker’s Hospital Review - 2 in 3 physicians have debt from med school


Becker’s Hospital Review - Patients put in out-of-network care situations frequently, analysis finds


Medscape - Common consumer products play a major role in pediatric TBI


CNN - FDA investigating 127 reports of seizures, neurological symptoms related to vaping


The Wall Street Journal - Medicare moves to cover costly cell therapies


NJ Spotlight - New Jersey may refuse Title X funding over abortion ‘gag rule’


NJ Spotlight - NJ launches nation’s first stress ‘resiliency’ program for police officers


The Philadelphia Inquirer - These Philly-area hospitals had the most complications after hip, knee, bypass, and spinal surgery


The New York Times - Arthritis tied to heart disease. Pain relievers may be to blame.


August 6


NJBIZ - Oliver signs legislation to assist students, hard-of-hearing community


NJ 101.5 - With new tool, NJ doctors are saving you money on prescriptions


Health Leaders Media - RWJBarnabas Health’s new regional CFO talks value-based care, access


NBC News - Boom in overdose-reversing drug is tied to fewer opioid deaths


NJ Spotlight - With NJ oversight, health insurance exchange could launch a year early


NJBIZ - Just half of New Jersey seniors exercise at least 3 days each week, survey says


August 5


NJBIZ - Menendez kicks off National Health Center Week at Project H.O.P.E.


NJBIZ - $1.5M ORIEN award to support Rutgers Cancer Institute researchers


WHYY - New Jersey will require violence intervention programs at certain hospitals


NJTV - NJ moves closer to state-based health insurance marketplace - NJ aims to help victims of gun violence in wake of mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso


NJ Spotlight - NJ advocates dismiss Trump’s claim video games cause mass shootings


The New York Times - Sickle cell disease still tends to be overlooked


CNN - Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is 'inaccurate' and 'stigmatizing,' experts say


Yahoo! News - US military families face challenges getting healthcare for kids


NJ Spotlight - New online tools helps NJ prescribes to identify cheaper drug options


NJBIZ - DOH celebrates National Health Center Week in NJ


NJBIZ - Dr. Kristine Gedroic, a Montclair doctor, says the road to wellness means looking beyond symptoms


STAT News - Some people should stop being screened for cancer. Convincing them isn’t always easy


August 5


NJ Spotlight - New online tools helps NJ prescribes to identify cheaper drug options


NJBIZ - DOH celebrates National Health Center Week in NJ


NJBIZ - Dr. Kristine Gedroic, a Montclair doctor, says the road to wellness means looking beyond symptoms


STAT News - Some people should stop being screened for cancer. Convincing them isn’t always easy


August 4


NJ 101.5 - A home health care nursing shortage is looming in Jersey - NJ’s largest health care chain is growing again


August 3


NJ 101.5 - NJ partners with hospitals to develop affordable housing


August 2


The New York Times - A brain scan may predict Alzheimer’s. Should you get one?


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Is your weight aging your brain?


NJBIZ - Summit explores using Affordable Care Act to tackle NJ housing needs


CNN - More people are dying from drugs in urban areas than in rural areas


The New York Times - Sesame allergy more common than once thought, study finds


NJ Spotlight - Hospital housing initiative grows beyond expectations, funding too


My Central Jersey - New Jersey children’s hospital ranks 34th in the nation for neonatology


August 1


WCBS Newsradio 880 - NJ Terminally Ill Patients Allowed To End Their Lives Under 'Right To Die' Law


NJTV - Medical aid in dying law goes into effect


NJBIZ - NJDOH lists honorees in childhood immunization campaign


NJTV - Summit makes connection between housing and health


NJBIZ - University Hospital reaches milestone 1,500 successful liver transplants


NJ 101.5 - Mixed grades for NJ on latest cancer policy report card


NJBIZ - Atlantic Health leaders take center stage at Modern Healthcare conference


Philadelphia Business Journal - $250M Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital expansion hits key milestone


CBS New York - New York Resident Dies From Rare Tick-Borne Virus Causing Brain Swelling, More Cases Reported In


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia officials declare health emergency over hepatitis A outbreak


STAT News - How our health systems are working to prevent hospital drug shortages


NJBIZ - NJDOH lists honorees in childhood immunization campaign


American Medical Association - When patients’ social needs are met, doctors feel less burnout - Pig ear treats for dogs making pets, owners sick in expanding salmonella outbreak, feds say - Starting today, N.J. will let terminally ill patients decide when to die. Here are the details.


NJ Spotlight - NJ gets mixed grades on annual cancer policy report card


July 31


NJ 101.5 - What you need to know about the flesh-eating bacteria in NJ


ROI-NJ - Hackensack Meridian Health bolsters nursing home capabilities with 3 purchases - Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital expansion marks a milestone with topping off ceremony


CNN - Chemo-free drug combo shows 'dramatic' improvement against common leukemia in adults


The New York Times - Medicare for all? For more? Here’s how Medicare works


Yahoo! Lifestyle - The new test every heavy smoker 55 and older should ask their doctor about

NJ Spotlight - NJ works to curb Hepatitis A outbreak as infection spreads in many states


NJBIZ - RWJBarnabas hires 350 in Newark with local hire, buy, invest mission


Rev Cycle Intelligence - Balancing Specialty and Primary Care Lowers Costs for ACOs


CBS Philly - New Jersey hospitals a hot spot for dangerous, drug-resistant fungal infection, officials warn


STAT News - 5 ways artificial intelligence is already changing cardiac care


NBC News - U.S. to set up plan allowing prescription drugs from Canada


NBC News - One in 10 older adults binge drinks, increasing health risks

July 30


NJ 101.5 - People with mental illness have a significantly shorter life span


6 ABC - Officials and doctors in New Jersey warn about air quality


CNN - Your heartburn drugs may be giving you allergies, study suggests


The Wall Street Journal - Anxiety looks different in men


NJ Spotlight - Preventing, healing childhood trauma before it damages kids’ chances - Here are New Jersey’s top 15 hospitals, as ranked by U.S. News & World Report


July 29


NJBIZ - Rutgers end-of-life experts discuss New Jersey’s new aid-in-dying law


American Medical Association - End-of-life care: What to do when physician colleagues disagree


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Cold medicines are not for little kids, experts say. Doctors seem to be getting the message.


Philadelphia Business Journal - Temple reaches deal to sell Fox Chase Cancer Center to Jefferson


Becker’s Hospital Review - US adults sit for 6.4 hours a day, study finds


Becker’s Hospital Review - Mayo Clinic finds physician burnout may increase racial bias


Modern Healthcare - CMS issues guidance on services for moms, babies with opioid disorder


The Wall Street Journal - Hospitals may be forced to disclose discount rates negotiated with insurers


The Wall Street Journal - A new genetic explanation for anorexia


The New York Times - The challenge of diagnosing Lyme disease


NJBIZ - New Jersey nurses can benefit from a multistate Nurse Licensure Compact, but Pennsylvania and New York need to come on board - DEP commissioner: Here’s why it’s harmful to swim in some of NJ's most popular lakes


CNN - Study reveals common products linked to most traumatic brain injuries in kids


The Wall Street Journal - For many diabetes patients, skin patches and phones are replacing finger pricks


July 28 - N.J. will let terminally ill patients decide when it’s time to die, beginning Thursday


STAT News - Despite calls to start over, U.S. health system covers 90% of Americans


July 26


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Type 2 diabetes management among African Americans influenced by family experience, study finds


NJ Spotlight - NJ signs multistate nursing licensing compact


Burlington County Times - Data: Over 98 million pain pills flooded Burlington County over 7 years


Delaware Online - ‘Flesh-eating’ bacteria creeping north as threat grows, doctors warn


STAT News - Health websites are notoriously misleading. So we rated their reliability


The Philadelphia Inquirer - ‘World’s most relaxing song’ is an alternative to sedatives for surgical anxiety, Penn finds


STAT News - WHO, preparing for the worst, makes plans for reduced doses of Ebola vaccine


July 25


The Philadelphia Inquirer - First CRISPR study inside the body to start in US - State’s 17th case of measles reported, anyone who visited this N.J. synagogue may have been exposed


NJ 101.5 - NJ drug overdose death rate drops slightly: What’s working? - Is ‘Medicare for All’ the new ‘Repeal and Replace’?


NJBIZ - NJIT researchers use big data to track, treat drug abuse


The New York Times - Juul targeted schools, camps and youth programs, house panel claims


CNN - People in the United States are misusing antibiotics, study says


Becker’s Hospital Review - 68% of healthcare leaders optimistic about Trump's price transparency order, survey finds


Kaiser Health News - Critical Medical Mystery Illuminates The Dramatic Role AI Could Play Not In Replacing Doctors But Guiding Them


The New York Times - Most High-Risk Men Don’t Take PrEP to Prevent H.I.V.


NJ Spotlight - Rutgers vape video looks to clear the air about e-cigarettes - New hospital opening soon will employ 1,400


The Philadelphia Inquirer - 5 questions: Penn doctors study why elderly patients become confused after surgery


CNN - Death rates climbing among young and middle-age US adults


July 24


NJBIZ - NJHA to enhance statewide emergency preparedness with $3.1M NJDOH grant


NJBIZ - NJ’s medicinal marijuana program triples patient count under Murphy


NJBIZ - NJHA to enhance statewide emergency preparedness with $3.1M NJDOH grant


Becker’s Hospital Review - Physician viewpoint: Digitizing primary care risks excluding the neediest populations


Philadelphia Business Journal - Hahnemann to release residents, fellows over next 2 weeks


Yahoo! Finance - NJ, citing 'questionable' costs, pushes for more transparency at private hospitals


CNN - US fertility rate falls to 'all-time low,' CDC says


CBS News - Salmonella outbreak tied to pig-ear dog treats expands to 27 states


NBC News - Latina and black adolescents may be more vulnerable to reproductive coercion


Kaiser Health News - When a doctor’s screen time detracts from face time with patients


ROI-NJ - NJ scores surprisingly well on home health care costs, study finds

July 23


NJ 101.5 - NJ congressman’s No Surprises Act would nix sneaky medical bills


NJ Spotlight - Pallone among several lawmakers trying to cut surprise medical bills


The Philadelphia Inquirer - As Hahnemann’s patient count dwindles to single digits, Temple and Jefferson see uptick in patients - 5 healthy habits that ‘all but guarantee’ you won’t get Alzheimer’s


NBC News - Hospitals are offering free hernia screenings, but do patients need them?


The New York Times - Someday, an arm implant may prevent HIV infection for a year


CNN - Air pollution may have killed 30,000 people in a single year, study says


CNN - Beaches across America showed unsafe levels of pollution last year, a study finds


Healthline - Why taking antibiotics without a prescription is so dangerous


NJBIZ - Maziarz named interim acting commissioner at NJDOH


STAT News - The superbug Candida auris is giving rise to warnings — and big questions


NJ Spotlight - Federal judge orders mediation in Greystone Psychiatric lawsuit


Health Leaders - Follow 10 tips to improve primary care quality


NBC News - Deadly fungal infections may increase with global warming


CNN - More people try drugs for the first time in the summer, study says


July 22


CNN - Eating a plant-based diet might help prevent type 2 diabetes, study suggests


NJBIZ - A leading diabetes expert says treatment is out of reach for some Type 1 patients


NJBIZ - How a value-based payment program is paying off


NJTV - Have you been hit with surprise medical expenses? This bill is looking to fix that


ROI-NJ - Murphy names Maziarz to run DOH … for a week


Patient Engagement Hit - Low Investments in Primary Care Access Leaves Gaps in Quality


NJBIZ - The state has begun the process of expanding its medical cannabis program, with significant changes from the last round


Philadelphia Business Journal - Hahnemann, Tower Health residency program sale to take longer than planned


NBC News - Millions should stop taking aspirin for heart health, study says


NBC News - Revamped OxyContin was supposed to reduce abuse, but has it?


CNN - Boys are hitting puberty earlier, partially due to rise in BMI, study suggests


CNN - Evolution may be why humans are prone to heart attacks, study says


Becker’s Hospital Review - 2 dead, 768 sickened in 48-state Salmonella outbreak


STAT News - Do as the doctor says, not as he or she does


NJBIZ - NJ nurses able to practice outside state borders under newly signed law


July 21 - A new virus-carrying mosquito could have NJ in its blood-sucking sights


The Daily Progress - Vital Signs: Dispelling myths about lung cancer screening


July 20


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Pregnant women should get out of this heat, federal studies warn


NBC News - Concerns over health as heat wave hits much of U.S.


July 19


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Just 30 patients remain at Hahnemann University Hospital, residents tell judge


NBC News - Growing number of pregnant women using marijuana


STAT News - What the Ebola emergency means, what it doesn’t mean, and what’s next


NBC News - Don't fry: 3 stages of heat stroke you need to know


CNN - How heat waves can kill -- and how to stay safe


NJ 101.5 - Federal rules creating a doctor shortage in NJ


Becker’s Hospital Review - Injection safety lapses led to New Jersey's septic arthritis outbreak, investigators say


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia-area hospitals say the opioid crisis remains the region’s top health priority


Asbury Park Press -Drug deaths in NJ drop for first time in five years, but remain high


July 18


Fierce Healthcare - Spending more on primary care translates to better patient outcomes, report says - How 1.5 billion painkillers flooded NJ and sparked an epidemic that’s killed nearly 20K people


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Drexel president announces job losses for clinical faculty and staff due to Hahnemann closure


NBC News -What is a healthy blood pressure?


NBC News - Medical mistakes harm more than 1 in 10 patients. Many are preventable.


CNN - Newly released data shows flow of billions of pain pills from drug companies


CNN - Broken heart syndrome and cancer are connected, scientists say


CNN - Link between diabetes and heart failure stronger in women than men, study says


CNN - What a doctor wishes patients knew about the end


Becker’s Hospital Review - Strong job market linked to higher flu rates - These headaches for NJ medical marijuana patients should go away, starting now


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Doctor’s advice to patients: Don’t ever think you’re wasting my time


Kaiser Health News - Common medications can masquerade as dementia in seniors


July 16


Philadelphia Business Journal - Hahnemann stops ER admissions today, releases shutdown timeline


NBC News - New clues on why women's Alzheimer's risk differs from men's


CNN - Why people with mental illness may face poorer physical health and early death


CNN - Women with paying jobs see slower memory loss later in life, study says


NJ Spotlight - Signing three bills, Murphy adds weapons to war against addiction


NJ Spotlight - NJ lawmakers seek to lift federal limits on homegrown doctors


CNN - Scientists have found that anorexia is linked to metabolism

July 15


NJBIZ - Murphy signs legislation to combat opioid crisis


NJBIZ - Proposed legislation would address physician shortage


Medical Express - Partnering with a pharmacist may decrease burnout among primary care providers


The Washington Post - America to face a shortage of primary care physicians within a decade or so


Burlington County Times - NJ legislation requiring warning labels on opioid bottles now law - More residency programs could solve growing doctor shortage in New Jersey, officials say


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Today’s seniors report fewer depression symptoms than their parents


NBC News - Scientists close in on blood test for Alzheimer’s


NBC News - 20 million children worldwide miss out on lifesaving vaccines, UN warns


CNN - A 'wake-up' call: Your health before age 40 is tied to heart risks later in life


CNN - Adults who vape are more likely to quit cigarettes, study finds


The Wall Street Journal - Should you find out if you’re at risk of Alzheimer’s?


Kaiser Health News - Even when HIV prevention drug is covered, other costs block treatment - Who takes care of mom and dad in the nursing home? In N.J., the answer is sometimes hardly anyone.


Bridgewater Courier News - NJ’s shortage of private duty nurses taking toll on families


CNN - Your lifestyle can lower your dementia risk, even if you have high genetic risk, study says


ROI-NJ - Prism Vision Group officially launches in N.J.


NBC News - Dangerous bacteria can survive disinfectant, putting patients at risk


July 14


STAT News - LGBT people more likely than counterparts to report memory problems, survey finds


July 13


NJ 101.5 - Measles returns to Ocean County – medical office exposed July 10


TAPinto Bloomfield - Gov. Murphy Signs 'Bill Ricci Law' to Protect 9/11 First Responders


WPG Talk Radio - Will West Nile virus cases spike in the Garden State?


The National Law Review - New Jersey’s Amended Medical Marijuana Law Provides Job Protections And Includes Drug Testing Procedures


TAPinto Livingston - Atlantic Health, Kindred Healthcare Celebrate Completion of Rehabilitation Hospital


July 12


AAFP - We Can't Leave Health Care Policies to Chance


Physician’s Weekly - U.S. appeals court blocks Trump administration birth control exemptions


North Jersey - NJ’s newest medical school welcomes 91 students who speak 23 languages


NJBIZ - Hackensack Meridian receives $3.4M for nurse practitioner residency program


Asbury Park Press - NJ medical marijuana dispensary could open in Eatontown, first at Jersey Shore


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Hahnemann will stop admitting patients through ER July 17; Main Line could take 40 residents


Hudson county hospitals facing new criticism over financial practices


Hackensack Meridian medical school enrolls second class

July 11


Additional ‘protection’ sought for NJ patients referred out of state


Geisinger and AtlantiCare open a medical school campus in Atlantic City


Shortening trainee doctor hours hasn't harmed patients


Cutting about 300 calories a day might benefit your heart, study finds


NJ Spotlight - NJ not alone in switch to state-based health insurance exchange


NJ Spotlight - Groundbreaking project in Paterson ties health to housing


STAT News - We love primary care. Why are our trainees so discouraged by it?


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Montgomery County has hundreds of health-care jobs going unfilled


Rx for physician burnout: Let nurse-practitioners and PA’s do more


Trump administration abandons plans to limit drug rebates


Diagnosis errors account for one-third of severe harm malpractice claims


After limits on residency work hours, did doctors perform worse? New study says no


Many sudden cardiac deaths linked to prior silent heart attacks, study says


When patients need opioids to ease the pain


Non-physicians absorbing more patients post-ACA passage


July 10


NJ launches mosquito awareness campaign


So you want to overturn Obamacare. Here are some things that would be headaches.


‘There’s nothing to give them’: The hunt for lifesaving epipens


Vaping is hurting teenage athletes, dashing their future in sports


How seizures can kill people with epilepsy in their sleep


A small glass of juice or soda a day is linked to increased risk of cancer, study finds


State appoints dental director, first in three decades


Shortage of home care nurses on horizon


Judge orders Hahnemann to stay open, its maternity ward to close


Hahnemann University Hospital, Tower Health propose deal to transfer residency program


Trump to order overhaul of kidney disease program


How to get a cheaper prescription before leaving the doctor’s office


July 9


Toxic, rash-inducing algae bloom spotted at third NJ lake


11 cases of polio-like illness AFM confirmed in eight states in 2019, CDC says


Experimental Ebola treatments effective in lab study


First baby in the U.S. born from transplanted womb of dead donor


CDC investigates rare type of paralysis in children


State ramps up training in latest treatment for opioid addiction


Murphy signs bills protecting benefits for first responders


Artificial sweeteners cause cancer and 12 other cancer myths debunked by Philadelphia specialists


Bloomberg announces Pennsylvania projects in its $10M overdose-prevention initiative


Hundreds of hospice centers in U.S. get failing grades

July 8


NJBIZ - Urgent care centers fill a gap in the health care system


NJBIZ - At-home health care gains traction in New Jersey


NJBIZ - New Jersey is an expensive state, but there are ways to control health care costs


Forbes - When Your Primary Care Physician Breaks Up With You


Medscape - Specialists More Sought After Than Primary Care Doctors, Report Shows


NBC News - Teen odds of using marijuana dip when states legalize recreational use


CNN - Air pollution ages your lungs faster and increases your risk of COPD, study says


CNN - Supplements probably aren't helping your heart, research suggests


The New York Times - Aid in dying soon will be available to more Americans. Few will choose it.


CNN - Fewer measles cases reported last week, but it's not time to declare victory


NJ Spotlight - Heart-attack patients face worse odds at NJ hospitals with lower ‘care’ scores


NJBIZ - Jefferson is the latest provider to launch a direct primary care practice


NJ Spotlight - Profile: A doctor in the business of fostering healthy communities


Press of Atlantic City - 25 percent of humans sneeze when hit by sunlight. Here's why


NJBIZ - New Jersey’s outgoing health commissioner reflects on his time in government and looks ahead to his next post


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Penn study strengthens link between hormone therapy for prostate cancer and dementia - NJ ombudsman for disabled understands family struggles; former mayor is first to hold state post


July 7


NJ 101.5 -Reversing an overdose can be painful. NJ has a new drug


News 12 New Jersey - Congress has ambitious agenda tackling health care costs


NJ 101.5 - Murphy oks millions more for planned parenthood


The Philadelphia Inquirer - She almost died in childbirth after signs of this dangerous complication were missed


July 5


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Geisinger’s medical school opening Atlantic City campus


News 12 New Jersey - New law will prevent utilities from turning off power on medical patients


NJBIZ - Rutgers researchers find most e-cigarette smokers want to quit - Jersey City Medical Center touts precision operations, with assist from robotic-surgery system


Philadelphia Business Journal - Hahnemann closing puts foreign doctors-in-training in a serious bind


July 4


Philly Voice - American medical students less likely to choose to become primary care doctors


My Central Jersey - Rutgers Cancer Institute addresses mental health challenges of cancer survivors


July 3


6 ABC - New Jersey has earliest-ever West Nile virus case


July 2


The Philadelphia Inquirer - High air ambulance charges continue to rise, study finds


July 1


NJ Spotlight - Murphy makes NJ 12th state with own health insurance exchange


NJBIZ - Assembly clears bill requiring health coverage for adolescent depression screenings


NJBIZ - Menendez, Booker announce $9M in CDC funding for child vaccines


NJBIZ - Rutgers-led researchers identify the origins of metabolism


NJBIZ - Bill increasing scrutiny of state health benefit spending becomes law


Asbury Park Press - Jersey Shore hospital report cards show dangers of giving birth here - Stop the sale of troubled nursing home to buyers who face ‘serious charges’ elsewhere, lawmaker says


ROI-NJ - Third-party auditor bill signed into law


STAT News - New guidelines aim to enlist primary care physicians in transgender care


The Philadelphia Inquirer - How much should physicians be responsible for addressing social risks to their patients?


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Lyme disease cases in Pa. are down, health department reports


NBC News - What to know about flesh-eating bacteria infections


The New York Times - Reversing the damage of a stroke


Bloomberg - Health insurers face tough second half as policy risks loom


Becker’s Hospital Review - Opioids caused 66% of drug deaths worldwide in 2017


Becker’s Hospital Review - 41% of healthcare MBAs are funded


Becker’s Hospital Review - New Jersey health systems complete merger


ROI-NJ - Virtua’s deal for Lourdes becomes official, following court ruling


Becker’s Hospital Review - Flu shot was 29% effective this season, CDC says


The New York Times - 10 Medical Myths We Should Stop Believing. Doctors, Too


Becker’s Hospital Review- How hospitals can accommodate pharmacy's expanding role


June 30


Bergen Record - Salmonella outbreak from Mexican papayas sickens NJ residents


New 12 New Jersey - Health officials: Fecal parasite transmitted in pools on the rise


June 29 - N.J. will protect residents with Obamacare from Trump cuts. Murphy just made sure of that.


KYW - NJ report card on maternity service is helping mothers choose better


New Jersey Herald - Hospital says it will be diverting trauma patients elsewhere - New Jersey will soon run its own Obamacare insurance site. How has the health care law treated N.J. so far?


TAPinto Camden - Cooper Becomes First in the State to Offer New Treatment Option for Patients with Severe COPD


June 28


CNN - What 'Medicare for All' means, politically and practically


CNN - How your health is at risk during a heatwave


NJBIZ - Murphy slates medical marijuana bill signing - Judge upholds Jersey City Medical Center’s $174K fine after worker died in 2016


NJBIZ - Assembly clears bill to deter ‘rehab recruiting’ - Troubled N.J. nursing home where 11 children died is up for sale


CBS New York - Officials Issue Health Warnings About Lake Hopatcong Algae Bloom


Becker’s Hospital Review - Push to reduce low-value care often neglects patient experience, study finds


Modern Healthcare - Quarter of hospitals fail to comply with Leapfrog's never-event policy


NJ Spotlight - State fires back on claims alleging dangerous conditions at Greystone


June 27 - Murphy and top Democrat Sweeney reach agreement to protect Obamacare in NJ


NJBIZ - Libraries could stock opioid antidote under bill cleared by Senate


NJBIZ - Senate approves bill to require development of outbreak response plans


NJBIZ - Senate clears measure to require real-time health claim audits


Plaquemine Post South - Primary care gap: American medical students less likely to choose to pursue internal, family medicine


NJBIZ - Legislature sends Murphy measure to create state-based health exchange


After the death of 11 kids, NJ nursing facilities must come up with a plan to deal with future viral outbreaks


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Eight months after Kensington’s disaster declaration, progress is tempered by the realities of the opioid crisis


NJ 101.5 - Lyme disease cases drop in NJ but data may be misleading - Having a baby? You can now check report cards for NJ hospitals


The New York Times - HPV vaccines are reducing infections, warts – and probably cancer


NBC News - Nearly 2 million LGBTQ youths contemplate suicide each year


NBC News - FDA once again expands recall of blood pressure drugs


NBC News - Vaccine no match against flu bug that popped up near end


NBC News - Future is in doubt for cheaper versions of biologic drugs


NJ Spotlight - Lawmakers want emergency funds for struggling hospital


NJ Spotlight - Impacts of PFAS chemicals on human immune system highlighted - Lyme disease cases dropped last year in N.J., except in these 3 counties


Asbury Park Press - NJ medical marijuana bill helps patients from other states. But there's one big problem.


NJ 101.5 - Benzos becoming a choice drug for teens, NJ drug advocates warn


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Beyond damage to our hearing, how else does noise negatively affect our health?


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Fireworks killed at least 5 people in 2018. Here’s how to stay safe.


CNN - Morning people may have a lower risk of breast cancer, says study


NBC News - HPV vaccine benefits 'exceed expectations,' may lead to elimination of cervical cancer


Kaiser Health News - More seniors are dying in falls. Doctors could do more to reduce the risk.


June 26


NBJIZ - NJ hospitals receive $5.4M to prep for emergencies, outbreaks & natural disasters


NJBIZ - Murphy reiterates call for state health exchange


ROI-NJ - Trump executive order seeks health care price transparency


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Penn finds a way to reduce ICU doctor burnout, improve fulfillment


The New York Times - ‘It’s Gigantic’: A new way to gauge the chances for unresponsive patients


UPI - Smoking cessation program for cancer patients shows potential


CNN - CDC panel recommends HPV vaccine for men through age 26 and for some older adults


NBC News - No one should die from a blood transfusion. So why did it happen at MD Anderson, the nation's top cancer hospital?


NBC News - What is a high deductible heath care plan?


STAT News - 5 burning questions about digital health and chronic disease management


Modern Healthcare - Shorter clinical rotations reduce burnout, study finds


NJ Spotlight - Gov taps respected nurse and hospital exec to lead health department


NJ Spotlight - Fears that NJ won’t make deadline to create own health exchange by 2020


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Hahnemann University Hospital to be closed


The Philadelphia Inquirer - 7 things to know about your health insurance and prior authorization


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Cosmetics-related injuries send thousands of kids to ER every year, national study finds


June 25


The New York Times - Risk for Dementia may increase with long-term use of certain medicines


Philadelphia Business Journal - Exclusive: Jefferson Health to open its first direct primary care practice next week


NJBIZ - RWJBarnabas earns GAINS grant to fund career pipeline development


NJBIZ - Rutgers launches youth behavioral health and well-being initiative


NJBIZ - Persichilli nominated to take helm at Health Department


NJBIZ - DOBI issues guidance for naloxone, PrEP underwriting to insurers


NJBIZ - Advocates, consumers urge passage of state-based health exchange bill


AAFP - Now's the Time: Speak Out to Support Primary Care


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Quarter of U.S. patients with Type 1 diabetes ration insulin, study finds


CNN - Study links common chemical in cosmetics and toothpaste to osteoporosis


CNN - Commonly prescribed drugs are tied to nearly 50% higher dementia risk in older adults, study says


Modern Healthcare - Report: Patients' out-of-pocket costs increased up to 14% in 2018


Medical Economics - Addressing the generational shift in patient use of primary care physicians


NJBIZ - Murphy: Lawmakers ‘protected’ opioid manufacturers by not taxing them in budget


NJ Spotlight - ‘Spike’ in suicide attempts by NJ preteens, girls especially


NJ Spotlight - Lawmakers seek higher pay for personal care, full funding in doubt - NJ could make it harder for patients to transfer to hospitals in New York and Philadelphia


June 24


AAFP - Data in (Direct) Primary Care: Striking the Right Balance


NBC News - Climate change is a 'health emergency,' 74 medical and public health groups warn


Hospice News - Study finds demographic disparities in quality of end-of-life care, hospice referrals


NJBIZ - Multi-state complaint alleging generic drug price fixing conspiracy unsealed


NJBIZ - Elnahal authorizes paramedics to carry buprenorphine


NJBIZ - $2.5M recovered from fake charities to be distributed to cancer centers, AG says


NJBIZ - Persichilli to be named health commissioner


KYW Newsradio - NJ considers giving patients more choices when being transferred to other facilities


Asbury Park Press - Lyme disease in NJ: New cases down last year from highs in 2017


The Philadelphia Inquirer - For childhood anxiety, treating parents can work best. Now there’s DIY help you can try at home.


STAT News - Patients with feared superbug shed large amounts of it from their skin, study says


CNN - Could coffee help you lose weight? New research suggests a fat-busting effect


NJ Spotlight - How two unrelated hospital measures have stalled in Trenton


June 21


NBC News - Americans are still eating a lot of processed meats, study finds


Becker’s Hospital Review - Universal 'holy grail' flu vaccine could be in sight


Becker’s Hospital Review - Many surgeons overprescribed opioids as overdose rates soared, KHN analysis finds



The Philadelphia Inquirer - How to recognize poison ivy, poison oak, and poison sumac


Bloomberg - Doctors add MBAs to their MDs as health-care burnout spreads


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Cancer patients with ‘paternalistic’ doctors more likely to get aggressive care in their last month of life


NJBIZ - Narcan hand outs top 10,000 free doses during one-day program, Elnahal says


TODAY - New research reveals cellphone use can change our bodies


STAT News - While addiction crisis raged, many surgeons overprescribed opioids, analysis shows


NJ Spotlight - Compromise reached to expand NJ’s medical marijuana law - Planned Parenthood to challenge ‘gag rule’ that bans discussion of abortion at women’s clinics


NJBIZ - Maternal health pilot program legislation heads to Murphy


NJBIZ - Knock Out Opioid Abuse Day clears Assembly


NJBIZ - Title X ruling from 9th Circuit elicits response from Planned Parenthood NJ


NJBIZ - Bill to permanently establish NJ hemp program passes Senate


NJBIZ - Bill to protect against insurance rate hikes under NJ health exchange advances


NJBIZ - Bill expanding state Medicaid to cover group prenatal care heads to governor


NJBIZ - Efforts to stem gun violence, bolster trauma treatment clears Assembly


NJBIZ - Assembly approves bill to eliminate excess pharmacy charges


NJBIZ - Assembly passes Munoz end-of-life care legislation


NJBIZ - Assembly approves bill requiring health care coverage for contraceptives

June 20

NJBIZ - ‘Operation Helping Hand’ gets $2.2M boost for diversion program expansion - Contraception bill ignites sharp debate over religion, insurance — and 2 men discussing women’s health - A primary care physician can save you money, but more importantly, she can save your life, Newark


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Two bills in Pa.’s legislature would place restrictions on medication-assisted treatment for addiction


CBS News - Surprise medical bills: Congress aims to ease the pain


CNN - Bill proposes fully covering HIV-prevention drug PrEP


CNN - Longer than usual and M-shaped: CDC says 2018-19 flu season was odd but not as severe as the


Bloomberg - Latest suicide data show the depth of U.S. mental health crisis


Becker’s Hospital Review - Patients lack knowledge about high blood pressure: 4 things to know


Becker’s Hospital Review - Global survey reveals most people support vaccines, though mistrust persists


Becker’s Hospital Review- Patient, physician education can cut inappropriate antibiotics by 31%


NJ Spotlight - Hike in HMO fee engineered to boost funding of hospital charity care

June 19




NJBIZ - Rutgers researchers develop new tool to tune molecular classification of tumors


NJBIZ - Menendez, Booker introduce ENROLL Act to help NJ sign up for insurance


NJBIZ - Studying diverse populations can boost genetic discovery, curb health disparities


NJBIZ - Jefferson Health’s NJ hospitals receive recognition for stroke treatment


AAFP - Mentoring Is Key to Expanding Primary Care Pipeline


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Suicide rates are up 33 percent since 1999. What’s causing it and what you can do.


CBS News - Study: 1 out of 6 trips to hospital result in "surprise" medical bills


NBC News - What is 'Medicare for All' and how would it work?




The New York Times - Rotavirus vaccine may help protect against Type 1 diabetes


NBC News - Vape pen explodes, shattering teen's jaw amid rising concerns over batteries


NBC News - Hospitals inundated with robocalls, becoming a life-threatening problem


CNN - After surgery, how patients fare may depend on how their doctor behaves, study says


CNN - Diabetes, cancer and death: These are the effects of polluted air


CNN - Chinese medicine: The next step in cancer recovery?


The New York Times - An anti-aging pill? Think twice

NJ Spotlight - ‘Regional health hubs’ aim to improve services for Medicaid patients


NJBIZ - 10 honored at NJBIZ 2019 Health Care Heroes Awards


The Philadelphia Inquirer - As more pregnant women use marijuana, a new study finds risk to babies


The Philadelphia Inquirer - High cholesterol is a risk for kids, too


Kaiser Health News - Why you should take a peek at your doctor’s notes on your health


Kaiser Health News - Good health goes beyond having a doctor and insurance, says AMA’s equity chief


June 18


NJBIZ - Bill requiring reports on drug manufacturing, dispensing information clears committee


NJBIZ - DOBI: Individual health insurance enrollees down 4 percent for Q1 in NJ


NJBIZ - Study: Dying patients accept aggressive treatment even if it lessens quality of life


NJBIZ - Assembly panel clears revised medical marijuana expansion bill


The Philadelphia Inquirer - To stem the tide of overdose deaths, pharmacies across New Jersey gave out free doses of naloxone


CNN - Pharmacy tests turn up another cancer-causing compound in heart drugs


CNN - Suicide rates among America’s young people continue to soar, study shows


NBC News - Obesity rates falling among U.S. preschoolers, study finds



NJ Spotlight - Lawsuit over Greystone safety, treatment raises questions about reforms


NJBIZ - Bill to require development of outbreak response plan clears committee


NJBIZ - Legislation to help people on disability return to work sooner signed into law


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Cardiologist debunks 10 myths about heart health


The New York Times - Vaccine injury claims are few and far between


June 17


NJBIZ - Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall students collaborate on community health


CNN - Measles cases in United states rise to 1,044


CNN - Heart disease can have long-term impact on the brain, study says


NBC News - Possible clue to Lyme arthritis found in people’s inflamed joints


NBC News - CDC issues summer travel warning as measles outbreak continues to grow


CNN - Your Facebook profile can indicate if you have a medical condition, a study finds


STAT News - Medical schools are starting to diversify. But they’re learning hard lessons along the way


NJ Spotlight - Menendez, others try to stop surprise out-of-network medical bills


NJBIZ - Bill would require health coverage for adolescent depression screenings


NJBIZ - Cyber breaches at health care companies can expose more than credit card numbers


NJ Spotlight - NJ kids rank well in health and education, less well in economic security


CNN - Injuries from cosmetics send 4,300 children to ERs every year


The Wall Street Journal - Does you kid spend too much time online? Here’s when to worry.


June 16


NJ 101.5 - NJ’s million-dollar fund for sick kids not just for poor families


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Diabetic amputations are again on the rise, raising red flags for health care access and equity


June 14


Becker’s Hospital Review - Salmonella infects 279 people in 41 states: 4 things to know


NJBIZ - NJ Division of Consumer Affairs announces actions to protect the elderly


Becker’s Hospital Review - Over half of Ebola outbreaks may go undetected, study finds


Becker’s Hospital Review - Ebola outbreak not global emergency, WHO says for 3rd time


New study finds surprising cure for stress



June 13


NJ Spotlight - NJ lawmakers seeking to expand access to STD treatment


Asbury Park Press - Rare deer tick virus spreads in NJ, at least one dead


The Philadelphia Inquirer - FDA warns about a dietary supplement that can be dangerous for pregnant women


Kaiser Health News - Why so many older Americans rate their health as good or even excellent


June 12


NJ 101.5 - How NJ’s suicide/drugs/alcohol deaths compare to other states - Widespread abuse and neglect in nursing facilities frequently go unreported, watchdog says


News 12 New Jersey - New gene tests for germs quickly reveal source of infections


Becker’s Hospital Review - AMA to create ‘career pipelines’ for more diverse physician workforce


NBC News - Never say ‘die’: Why so many doctors won’t break bad news


CNN - Epilepsy drugs linked to higher risk of birth defects, study says


NJ Spotlight - Healthcare improves in NJ, but spending remains a concern


NJBIZ - Health Care Scorecard finds deaths by suicide, alcohol & drugs are regional epidemic


NBC News - US death rates from suicides, alcohol and drug overdoses reach all-time high


NBC News - What is Ebola? What to know about symptoms, vaccine, outbreaks


June 11


NJ 101.5 - Positive signs reported in NJ’s opioid abuse battle


NJ Spotlight - Strong support for expanding mental health education in NJ schools - Patients live in a constant state of fear at violent N.J. psychiatric hospital, lawsuit says


Benefits Pro - Traditional primary care still popular, but demand for alternatives is growing


CNN - 2 cases of tick-borne Powassan virus confirmed in northern New Jersey


NBC News - Daily HIV prevention pill urged for healthy people at risk, new guidelines say


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Opioid overdose deaths do not decline in states with legal medical marijuana, new study finds


Modern Healthcare - Physician, hospital groups gear up for fight on surprise medical bills   


Healthline - Vitamin D supplements may help people with cancer live longer


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Bariatric surgery patients may be at higher risk of death related to drug and alcohol use


Becker’s Hospital Review - Shortage of home healthcare for youth is draining families emotionally, financially


NBC News - Caution urged over use of fast-acting version of ketamine for depression


June 10


NBC News - Are health trackers actually good for you?


The New York Times - How Safe Is Sunscreen?


The Wall Street Journal - New Thinking on Longstanding Asthma Treatments


NJ Spotlight - Raft of bills advance to ease way for state health insurance exchange


NJBIZ - Preventing workplace violence in health care settings


NJBIZ - An 11th-hour addition to the medical cannabis expansion bill actually had been kicking around for awhile


The New York Times - Chickenpox Vaccine May Protect Against Shingles Years Later


NJBIZ - The New Jersey Hospital Association charts a new approach to wellness


NJBIZ - Senate passes bill to help some first responders receive health care coverage


NJBIZ - NJII joins initiative to combat opioid crisis, bring behavioral health providers into the digital age


NJBIZ - Bill to require Medicaid coverage for group prenatal care passes Senate


NJBIZ - Assembly pulls vote on medical marijuana expansion


ABC News - Medical pot laws no answer for US opioid deaths, study finds


STAT News - Patients whose blood pressure only spikes at the doctor’s office are twice as likely to die of a heart attack or other cardiac event


STAT News - When kids are vaccinated against chickenpox, they’re less likely to get shingles, too


Becker’s Hospital Review - Whooping cough vaccine loses effectiveness as children age, study finds


June 9 - Solving the doctor shortage: How physicians from abroad are coming to the rescue in America - Rare tick-borne illness may have killed one N.J. man, sickened another, health officials say


June 8


The Washington Examiner - More parents are spacing out vaccines, a practice doctors say is risky


June 7


NJ Spotlight - State seeks new infection protections at some long-term care facilities


NJBIZ - Bill would create law enforcement addiction intervention pilot program


The New York Times - The Elderly Are Getting Complex Surgeries. Often It Doesn’t End Well.


WHYY - N.J. will offer overdose-reversing drug naloxone for free at pharmacies on June 18


Becker’s Hospital Review - Earlier end-of-life documentation leads to fewer hospitalizations, study finds


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Dietary supplements linked with risk of disability and death in youth, study suggests


June 6


Physician’s Weekly - Online Intervention May Cut Unnecessary Primary Care Visits


NJBIZ - Panel clears bill to protect against rate hikes under state-based health exchange


NJBIZ - Life expectancy gaps in US cities linked to racial, ethnic neighborhood segregation


NJBIZ - Post-Wanaque report to improve infection control at long-term care facilities


Bloomberg - New Jersey's Health-Care Debt Jumped So Much It Rivals Pension Obligations


NJ Spotlight - State lawmakers seek to improve drug-pricing transparency - After viral outbreak that killed 11 kids, state vows to make big changes


The Philadelphia Inquirer - Nearly half of men hospitalized with physical injuries develop depression or PTSD, study suggests


NJ Spotlight - Governor and lawmakers diverge over medical marijuana expansion


NBC News - Measles cases surpass 1,000 in the U.S., CDC says


June 4


AAFP - Chronic Opioid Prescribing in Primary Care Varies Widely


NJ Spotlight - Controversial proposal advances to expand scope of APN practice


NJBiz - Bill to establish prescription drug pricing disclosure website clears committee


NJBiz - Nurses fight for full practice authority to increase patient access to care


Fierce Healthcare - Physician compensation increases; up 3.4% for primary care doctors


NJ 101.5 - Pollen is bothering NJ residents for longer periods of time


Modern Healthcare - CVS to aggressively expand healthcare services in stores


NJ Spotlight - Some gains, but more room for improvement in NJ maternal care


NJBiz - New report sheds light on hospital drug diversion and its role in the opioid crisis


NJBiz - Patient Protection Act approved by state Senate committee


NJBiz - Senate panel clears expansion of health insurance options for volunteer first responders


The Philadelphia Inquirer - How the record U.S. measles outbreak could affect your summer plans