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Doctors, Optometrists Battle Over Right to Write Hydrocodone Prescriptions

12-10-14
Medical Society sees giving ability to prescribe dangerous drugs running counter to efforts to prevent addiction.
Gerriann LaGuardia (left) poses with Santa, Laura Koziel and Nicholas Barone at the 2013 Sensitive Santa. Photo Courtesy of Gerriann LaGuardia.

Sensitive Santa Brings Christmas Cheer to Autistic Children

12-10-14
In Jamesburg, Gerriann LaGuardia hosts Sensitive Santa so autistic children can more comfortably experience a visit with Santa during the holidays.
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.
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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.
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Studying Symptoms and Treatments of Concussions

12-8-14
Doctors are still figuring out exactly what happens with patients who have suffered a concussion.
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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 ...
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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.
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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.