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Young Adults and the Right to Medical Record Privacy

9-14-16
One mother was unable to find out her son's condition at a hospital because of HIPAA rules that prevented the nurse from providing any information.
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How Candidates’ Health Matters to Voters

9-13-16
The news that Hillary Clinton has pneumonia has brought up the issue of candidates' health and how it impacts voters' decisions.
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Doctors Discuss Alzheimer’s Advancements

9-13-16
At a two-day conference in Jersey City put on by the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation, doctors from around the world presented programs ranging from early stage drug discovery all the way through clinical trials.
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NJ Hopeline Helps People Contemplating Suicide

9-9-16
The toll free suicide prevention NJ Hopeline at Rutgers Behavioral Health Care helps connect people with services. It became operational in May 2013 and receives more than 2,000 calls a month.
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Lawmakers Approve Bill to Help Pharmacists Dispense EpiPen Alternatives

9-8-16
The Assembly Health and Senior Services Committee approved a bill that would help pharmacists dispense alternatives to EpiPens after Mylan increased the cost of the devices.
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Legislation Would Ensure Fertility Treatments Are Covered

9-8-16
New Jersey’s current state mandate says insurance kicks in only after a woman has proved her infertility by one or two years of “unprotected sex with a man,” depending on the woman’s age. There’s no allowance for families that don’t include a male partner.
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FDA Bans 19 Chemicals Used in Antibacterial Soap

9-7-16
According to the FDA, chemicals used in antibacterial soap may cause more harm than good. The agency has banned 19 of them for use in household products.
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New Jersey Moves to Medicaid Fee-For-Service Payment Model

9-5-16
New Jersey Association of Mental Health and Addiction Agencies President and CEO Debra Wentz discusses the consequences of the state's decision to move to a fee-for-service model for mental health services.
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Know How to Prevent and Treat Head Lice

9-5-16
September is Lice Prevention Month. Avoid sharing hats and hairbrushes and getting too close when taking selfies.
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Obesity Rates Continue to Climb

9-2-16
A new report called The State of Obesity shows some improvement in national obesity rates, but they continue to climb.