67 vets waiting for 1st appointments in New Jersey

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

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 ...

Proposed Death With Dignity Bill Aims To Give Terminally Ill Patients Options

Assemblyman John Burzichelli has proposed the Death with Dignity bill, giving terminally ill patients the choice of palliative care or pain management.

Big and Loud Therapy Program Helps Patients With Parkinson’s Disease

The Big and Loud rehab therapy, a month long program assists patients with Parkinson's Disease.

Congressman LoBiondo: Veterans Need More Options

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

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

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 ...

1199SEIU NJ Vice President: Health Care Workers Are Having Difficult Making Ends Meet

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.

Emergency Response Truck Caters to Pets

The American Humane Association's Red Star rescue truck is equipped with food, water, medical supplies and sleeping arrangements for up to four animal responders.

New allergy tablets offer alternative to shots

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from the sneezing and itchy eyes. Or they could get ...