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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.
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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.
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Finding Health Care Solutions for Aging Baby Boomers

12-1-15
A new program offered from the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions aims to train health professionals on providing quality care to the growing number of aging baby boomers.
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Raising Awareness and Breaking Stigmas About HIV and AIDS

12-1-15
In New Jersey about 1,300 people test positive each year and about 1.2 million Americans across the country are living with HIV. At Hyacinth, an AIDS service origination, more than 1,500 clients are served each year and more than 15,000 through preventative services.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.