NJTV
NJTV News
Watch

Health

Jeffrey Carson says it is clearer than ever that smaller transfusions are better for many patients than larger ones. Photo: John Emerson

Patients Given Less Blood During Transfusions Do Well

12-10-14
Rutgers-led research finds similar survival rates whether blood transfusions are large or small.
141209Wanko

CDC: Flu Shot Effectiveness Reduced This Season

12-9-14
According to the CDC, this flu season could be severe because different strains are circulating than are in the flu vaccine.
Medical Society of New Jersey senior manager for legislative affairs Mishael Azam and Dr. Joseph Fennelly, chairman of the society’s bioethics committee.

Medical, Healthcare Professionals Split on Physician-Assisted Suicide

12-9-14
While leading doctors’ group opposes measure, some physicians and other health providers back it.
141204Vannozzi

Studying Symptoms and Treatments of Concussions

12-8-14
Doctors are still figuring out exactly what happens with patients who have suffered a concussion.
AR-141209906.jpg&maxW=430&maxH=430

Doctors’ offices must be wary of data breaches as use of electronic records grows

12-3-14
By Beth Fitzgerald for NJBIZAs physician practices switch from paper charts to electronic medical records, they're coming under more pressure to guard against data breaches that deliver sensitive patient records and valuable personal information ...
141202Wanko

Elderly, Disabled Could Become New Medicaid Enrollees

12-2-14
New Jersey residents in need of long-term care who were once considered ineligible for Medicaid could become new enrollees through a new trust.
141202Flanagan

AAA Survey: Seniors Say They Should Take Driving Tests

12-2-14
A recent AAA survey found 80 percent of seniors over age 75 favor requiring medical screenings and a driving test for license renewal.
Elaine Diegmann, a professor who heads nurse midwifery education at Rutgers School of Nursing, has delivered nearly 5,000 babies, including two grandsons. Photo: Jeff Tolvin.

Midwife Fills Career with Magical Moments

12-2-14
Rutgers’ Elaine Diegmann continues to bring recognition to midwifery education.
141201Cantor

NJ Health Policy Expert: Physical and Mental Health Need to be Treated Together

12-1-14
Center For State Health Policy Director Joel Cantor says that physical and metal health issues need to be treated together.

No croaking: New frog species groans, coughs

11-29-14
CHERRY HILL, N.J. (AP) — Scientists have discovered a new frog species in southern New Jersey that makes some un-froglike sounds. The Atlantic Coast leopard frog groans and makes coughing noises rather than croaking sounds. The unfamiliar call ...