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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.
160114Wanko

Childhood Asthma Rates on the Decline

1-14-16
Rates of asthma in children decreased in 2013 after peaking in 2009, though doctors say the rates increased for certain populations, including children living in poverty.
160114Bechelli

Increase in Affordable Care Act Enrollment in New Jersey

1-14-16
The number of New Jerseyans that enrolled in the Affordable Care Act for 2016 has surpassed the previous year's enrollment. The deadline has been extended to Jan. 31 in order to accommodate those still wanting to get coverage.
160108Delmore

NJ May Raise Legal Age to Buy Cigarettes

1-8-16
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 19 to 21.
160107Wanko

Learning the Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

1-7-16
While there currently aren't good screening tools for pancreatic cancer, there are some red flags to look out for.