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WHO Declares Zika Virus ‘Global Health Emergency’

2-1-16
The Zika virus, spread through mosquito bites, is believed to cause brain development issues in pregnant women's fetuses.
160129Delmore

Debate Continues Over Planned Parenthood Funding

1-29-16
There is a congressional vote to override President Obama's veto of a bill that would defund Planned Parenthood set for Tuesday. Gov. Christie wants to defund the organization, which he expressed during the latest presidential debate.
The World Health Organization said this week that the Zika virus, transmitted by mosquitoes, is likely to spread to most countries in the Americas. The virus has been linked to thousands of babies being born with underdeveloped brains. Photo: Shutterstock

Rare Zika Virus Poses Scare for Pregnant Women

1-28-16
Rutgers’ Joseph Apuzzio, who treats high-risk pregnancies, outlines immediate steps to take.
130126Hill

Protecting Information in the Health Care Industry

1-26-16
New Jersey hospitals are now part of the National Health Information Sharing and Analysis Center, which will help prevent hacks meant to obtain patients' personal information.
160125Wanko

Antibiotics Aren’t Always What the Doctor Orders

1-25-16
While many patients go to the doctor for a prescription for antibiotics, they aren't always necessary and sometimes can lead to drug resistant bacteria.
160119Vannozzi

New Jersey Offers Overdose Reversal Drug Over the Counter

1-19-16
Narcan, which reverses the effects of an opioid overdose, is available without a prescription in New Jersey and 12 other states.
160118Vannozzi

Bill Aims to Impose For-Profit Hospital Fee Instead of Property Tax Bill

1-18-16
After a tax court ruling last year determined hospitals with mainly for-profit operations were subject to pay property taxes, lawmakers worry without a specific law on the books, hospitals facing large property tax bills will have to shut down.
160118Wanko

NJ Has Highest Rate of Twin Births

1-18-16
According to the CDC’s National Center for Health Statistics, New Jersey has the highest rate of twin births in the nation. Doctors say a reason could be that the state mandates insurance companies cover infertility treatments.
160115Hill

Holy Name Offers Free Health Care Sign-Up Sessions

1-15-16
Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck offers free, one-on-one sessions for people to get health insurance through the Affordable Care Act.
160114Delmore

Christie Plans to Reopen Mid-State Prison as Drug Treatment Center for Inmates

1-14-16
Gov. Christie plans to reopen Mid-State Correctional Facility in Fort Dix as the state's first fully-dedicated drug treatment center for inmates.