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151216Wanko

Music School Teaches Those With Special Needs

12-16-15
At Octopus Music school instructors teach about 200 students. Approximately 50 are children, teens and adults with special needs. They can take guitar, piano, drums, violin or voice lessons.
151215Wentz

The Growing Need for Mental Health Services in New Jersey

12-15-15
One in four people in New Jersey have a mental illness, and of those people only one third receive treatment. More than 985,000 people have an addiction, and of those people only six percent have access to care.
151214Kolodny

Parental Notification Act Aims to Prevent Opioid Addiction

12-14-15
The Parent Notification Act would require doctors to notify parents when prescribing opioids or other addictive drugs.
151208Hill

Making it Easier for Seniors to Get Food Assistance

12-8-15
Advocates say seniors lose ground every year as energy, housing, taxes and other living expenses increase while the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) loses funds in the farm bill.
151204Delmore

Specialty Drugs Cost More Than Most Yearly Incomes

12-4-15
The AARP says the average yearly retail cost of specialty drugs is more than $53,000. That’s more than most households’ yearly income, or twice the household income of Medicare beneficiaries. It’s more than three times the average Social Security benefit.
151204Wanko

Redeem-Her Helps Women Get Back on Their Feet

12-4-15
Redeem-Her’s transitional house was launched in 2007 by a former inmate. The non-profit provides support services to women coming out of incarceration and rehab.
151203Wanko

Preventing Whooping Cough in Children

12-3-15
Whooping cough is an illness caused by a bacteria called bordetella pertussis. This is a bacteria known to produce a very characteristic sound with coughing fits. The infection is highly contagious and can be deadly.
151203Fanburg

Poll of Doctors Reveals Majority are Pessimistic About the Future of Their Practices

12-3-15
Physicians are coming together and consolidating into larger groups to reduce their costs and give them leverage with the insurance companies. The price? Their autonomy and independence.
151202Aron

Horizon Absent as Omnia Health Plan Goes Before Joint Assembly Committees

12-2-15
The Omnia plan provides discounts at 36 hospitals designated tier one, and excludes 33 hospitals designated tier two. The state Department of Banking and Insurance on Monday upheld the plan for a second time.
151202Wanko

The Importance of Getting a Flu Vaccine This Winter

12-2-15
It's recommended that people get the flu vaccine, especially the elderly, those with chronic diseases like diabetes, kidney and lung disease and pregnant women.