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Working to Prevent Diabetes

Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick offered blood tests and nutrition counseling for World Diabetes Day to highlight the importance of early intervention and to raise awareness.

Getting More Minority Medical Professionals

African-Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans make up a quarter of the U.S. population but only 6 percent of doctors. There is currently a push to get more minorities working in the medical field.

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Begins

A new enrollment assistance office is open in Union City to help New Jersey residents sign up for health care through the federal exchange. Open enrollment runs through Jan. 31.

Affordable Care Act Insurance Rates Increase Average of 25 Percent

Across the country, policy holders getting insurance through the Affordable Care Act will see an average increase of about 25 percent through the federal marketplace. New Jersey ranks 21st.

Legislation Aims to Improve Detection of Childhood Lead Poisoning

Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman is launching new legislation that would require kids to be tested for lead poisoning before they enter elementary school.

Raising Awareness About Breast Cancer in Men

It's rare for men to develop breast cancer, but because of that there isn't much awareness around diagnosing the disease in men.

Assembly Approves Aid in Dying Bill

After hearing testimony on both sides of the issue, members of the Assembly approved the Aid in Dying bill, which would allow terminally ill patients with six months to live the option to take a physician prescribed medication to end their life. The bill now heads to the Senate.

Bergen Community College Offers Class to Vets About Experiences in War

An English class at Bergen Community College uses short stories, poems and film to talk about what it’s like to experience war.

Health Care Changes Could Impact Mental Health Services

Community health care providers and mental health advocates hoped to convince lawmakers that state funding cuts to charity care and the fee-for-service change would hit mental health services hard.

Jewish Home Family in Rockleigh Takes in Abused Seniors

The free program Senior Haven houses seniors who have suffered abuse at Jewish Home Family in Rockleigh until they can find a permanent place to live.