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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.

NJ Lawmakers Consider Bill to Regulate Telemedicine

New Jersey legislators are considering a bill to regulate telemedicine: the use of videoconferencing between a medical professional and patient. The technology is already being used in more than 60 percent of health care institutions nationwide.

44,000 NJ Residents Aren’t Taking Advantage of Affordable Care Act Subsidies

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Jackie Cornell explains that her department is working on outreach to ensure people who are eligible for Affordable Care Act subsidies know they can take advantage of them.

Coalition Pushes for Public Health Care Option in NJ

Some groups in New Jersey are pushing for a government-run, public option for health insurance. They say it would help control prices and increase stability in the marketplace.

Aid In Dying Bill Passes Committee, Heads to House Vote

Assemblyman John Burzichelli is the sponsor of an assisted suicide bill that would help those diagnosed with terminal illnesses control their own fate.

Rep. Norcross Wants Immediate Mental Health Care for Veterans

Congressman Donald Norcross wants to provide immediate mental health care for all U.S. veterans seeking emergency help to reduce the high number of suicides among former members of the military.