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151130Vannozzi

Preventing Medicare Fraud By Raising Awareness

11-30-15
Medicare fraud costs tax payers around $60 billion a year, based on low estimates. The first tip to avoid fraud is to read medicare notice summaries carefully.
151120Wanko

Lung Cancer More Fatal Than Colon, Prostate and Breast Cancers Combined

11-30-15
The New Jersey Department of Health indicates there were 6,015 lung cancer cases in 2013. 4,016 residents died from the disease in 2012.
151127Huttle

Bill One Step Closer To Officially Ending Return Home New Jersey Program

11-27-15
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, chair of the human services committee, discussed the end of Return Home New Jersey and the creation of a law that would add oversight through the Department of Health in group homes for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.
151123Aron

Democrats Call to Re-Authorize Zadroga Act Permanently

11-23-15
The the 2011 law entitles 9/11 first responders to compensation and added health coverage if they've developed health problems directly from their exposure to dust and debris. The law expired on Sept. 30.
151123Vannozzi

Bill Seeks To Protect Against Unexpected Health Care Expenses

11-23-15
The so called, ‘out-of-network’ act, aims to protect patients from surprise medical bills: those services given by a doctor or hospital, not included in the patients’ insurance network.
151119Wanko

Peer Support Helps Keep Memories Alive on Children’s Grief Awareness Day

11-19-15
At Common Ground Grief Center kids and teens can share their experience over the loss of a loved one. Through peer mediation they work to help keep memories alive.
151119ADA

Study Indicates Presence of Workplace Discrimination Against People With Disabilities

11-19-15
The study showed that 26 percent of people with disabilities received fewer expressions of employer interest than those without disabilities. They also found that smaller companies were less likely to call candidates with disabilities back.
151117Vannozzi

New Guidelines for Youth Soccer to Protect Young Brains

11-17-15
New guidelines from the U.S. Soccer Federation will drastically change how youth come in contact with the ball. The organization released new safety measures in an effort to prevent head injuries on the field.
151113Flanagan

Plans to Prohibit Smoking in Public Housing Has Residents Fired Up

11-13-15
The CDC says not smoking in public housing could save New Jersey $2.6 million in healthcare costs — $1.6 million in apartment renovation expenses and $520,000 in fire damages — totaling $4.7 million.
151113Hill

CDC: 38 Percent of American Adults Are Obese

11-13-15
The number of obese American adults is up from 35 percent in 2011-2012 and 32 percent in 2003-2004. The federal government has a goal of America lowering adult obesity to 30.5 percent by 2020.