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Advocates for Disabled Say Closing Disability Centers May Result in Deaths

6-10-14
After two people died after being moved from a state-run disability center, advocates for the disabled say that closing the disability centers could result in more deaths.

Morris County couple accused of health care fraud

6-10-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors have charged a Morris County couple who owned a mobile diagnostic testing company with conspiring to commit health care fraud. Authorities say Nita and Kirtish Patel, both 51, of Rockaway, owned and operated ...

67 vets waiting for 1st appointments in New Jersey

6-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new audit of Veterans Affairs health care facilities finds 67 veterans have been waiting up to three months for their initial appointments with the New Jersey Health Care System. The report released Monday also found that 402 ...

Merck to buy Idenix Pharma for $3.85 billion

6-9-14
WHITEHOUSE STATION, N.J. (AP) — Merck will spend nearly $4 billion for Idenix Pharmaceuticals with a per-share bid worth more than triple the per-share price of the hepatitis C drug developer. Merck & Co. says the Cambridge, Massachusetts, company ...
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Proposed Death With Dignity Bill Aims To Give Terminally Ill Patients Options

6-5-14
Assemblyman John Burzichelli has proposed the Death with Dignity bill, giving terminally ill patients the choice of palliative care or pain management.
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Big and Loud Therapy Program Helps Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

6-5-14
The Big and Loud rehab therapy, a month long program assists patients with Parkinson's Disease.
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Congressman LoBiondo: Veterans Need More Options

6-5-14
Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-2) says that veterans need to have more options when seeking treatment.

NJ court rules for nurse in vaccine refusal firing

6-5-14
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot. June Valent was working as a nurse at Hackettstown Community Hospital in 2010 when ...

New Jersey panel advances end-of-life bill

6-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly committee has advanced a proposal allowing terminally ill residents to end their lives on their own terms. The bill would allow patients diagnosed as terminally ill and given less than six months to live ...
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1199SEIU NJ Vice President: Health Care Workers Are Having Difficult Making Ends Meet

6-4-14
1199SEIU NJ Executive Vice President Milly Silva says that health care workers are earning less than $25,000 a year and are having difficulties making ends meet.