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140527Hill

Medical Marijuana Not Permitted in Hospitals

5-27-14
Although New Jersey has legalized medical marijuana, the federal government still classifies it as a Schedule 1 drug. Therefore, hospitals don't allow its use.
140527Medina

Hispanic Chamber Chair: Hispanic Entrepreneurs Starting Small Businesses at a Great Rate

5-27-14
New Jersey Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chair Carlos Medina says studies show that Hispanic entrepreneurs are starting small businesses at a greater rate than the rest of the general population.
140527Kelley

Seniors Lose Doctors Because of Disagreement Between Companies

5-27-14
Meridian Health and United Healthcare couldn't agree on hospital reimbursements so Meridian is no longer part of United Healthcare's Medicare Advantage network, which means some seniors' doctors are no longer covered.
140523Duffy

Urgent Care Centers Grow in NJ

5-23-14
More urgent care facilities are popping up in the Garden State. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is cited as one of the reasons.

Study: Number of uninsured plummets in New Jersey

5-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new study finds the number of uninsured adults in New Jersey plummeted as people signed up for the new federal health insurance exchange. The Health Reform Monitoring System, which did polls across the country, found that 13 ...

New Jersey targets opiate addiction with ads

5-22-14
NEPTUNE, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey has launched an ad campaign and website targeting opiate addiction. Thursday's announcement by the Governor's Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse represents the implementation of the first of the recommendations ...

Student dies after collapsing in gym class

5-21-14
MOUNT LAUREL, N.J. (AP) — An eighth-grade student has died after he collapsed during gym class at a southern New Jersey school. Mount Laurel school district officials say the Harrington Middle School student was doing "routine activity" when he ...

NJ Senate panel clears smoke-free beach bill

5-20-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Members of a Senate committee have approved a bill that would ban smoking at beaches and public parks in New Jersey. Violators would face fines of at least $250 for the first offense. The measure on Monday was amended to ...
140519Dalton

Healthcare Director: Sandy Victims Have Higher Levels of Anxiety, Depression, Substance Abuse

5-19-14
Healthcare Quality Strategies Project Director Suzanne Dalton says that some Hurricane Sandy victims may not show signs of anxiety or depression immediately, but they are more likely to suffer from anxiety, depression and substance abuse.

Coast Guard evacuates ill cruise passenger

5-19-14
SANDY HOOK, N.J. (AP) — The Coast Guard evacuated an ill passenger from a cruise ship off the coast of New Jersey. The Celebrity Summit notified the Coast Guard late Sunday that the passenger was in need of medical attention. A 47-foot rescue ...