Dana Puharic and Alex Bean. Photo courtesy of Tracy Bean.

Michael’s Feat Helps Seriously Ill Newborns and Families in Ocean and Monmouth Counties

Dana and Adam Puharic founded Michael's Feat to help seriously ill newborn babies in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in memory of their son Michael.

Plainfield Steps Up Food Establishment Inspections

After hundreds of restaurants went years without required inspections in Plainfield, the city's Health Department has made the practice a priority.

Doctor admits role in medical lab bribery scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another doctor has pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm. Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say 47-year-old Peter Deplas of Glen Head, New York pleaded guilty ...

Nemours settles 2 United Healthcare lawsuits

DOVER, Del. (AP) — The foundation that owns the Alfred I. du Pont Hospital for Children in Delaware and various pediatric practices in the region has settled lawsuits against two United Healthcare entities for unpaid bills. Federal court documents ...

Northern New Jersey town lifts boil water advisory

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Officials in a northern New Jersey town have lifted a boil water advisory that was issued after a series of tests found E. coli bacteria in the town's water system. Bloomfield had issued the order after testing detected the ...

Antidote Distribution Up as More Powerful Heroin Hits Streets

Pharmacies are offering Narcan and Naxolone, antidotes for narcotic overdoses, for a fee. Law enforcement officials in Ocean County also carry antidotes.

E. coli bacteria found in Bloomfield water

BLOOMFIELD, N.J. (AP) — Bloomfield residents must boil their water because E. coli bacteria have been found in the system. The bacteria are a sign the water may be contaminated with human or animal waste and can sicken people, especially those with ...

Meadowlands Hospital plans to cut 102 jobs

SECAUCUS, N.J. (AP) — Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus plans to cut 102 jobs as its patient count plummets amid financial disarray. The Record (http://bit.ly/1rb0m3S ) newspaper reports newly appointed chief executive officer Tom ...

Health Care Costs for NJ Prisoners Reach High Levels

According to The Pew Charitable Trusts, health care for New Jersey inmates costs $5,800 per year.

Sen. Codey Says NJ Could Become First State to Increase Smoking Age

Former Gov. Richard Codey says that New Jersey could become the first state in the country to increase the smoking age to 21 if legislation is approved.