Criticism Grows Over Saint Michael’s Medical Center Sale

Proposed buyer Prime Healthcare Services is a for-profit company that has come under fire for its business practices at other hospitals around the country.

Doctor admits role in medical lab bribery scheme

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another doctor has pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm. Federal prosecutors say 52-year-old Anthony DeLuca, of Point Pleasant, pleaded guilty Monday to ...

Year 2 of exchanges: Experience but new challenges

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The second time around for the health insurance exchange means New Jersey advocates for the program have experience but it could also bring new challenges. The enrollment period for the insurance plans that are a key part of ...

Health care push comes to bars, nail salons

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Nail salons, mosques and bars are just a few of the places where the pitch for health care coverage can be heard. As the second sign-up period under President Barack Obama's health care law begins Saturday, advocates are ...

Death with Dignity Bill Would Require Several Requests

The Death with Dignity bill which passed the Assembly and now moves onto the Senate, would require several requests.

Animal shelter quarantined after inspection

HELMETTA, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey animal shelter has been quarantined following an inspection by Middlesex County health officials and the New Jersey Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. The Home News Tribune reports ...

Assembly Passes Aid in Dying For The Terminally Ill Act

Lawmakers in the Assembly passed Assembly Bill 2270, which would allow doctors to prescribe a life-ending drug to a terminally ill patient.

HHS Regional Director: Window Shopping Allows Consumers to Browse Healthcare Plans

Health and Human Services Regional Director Jackie Cornell-Bechelli says that the newest feature to the website is window shopping, which allows consumers to browse through the plans.

Allergy med bill for New Jersey schools advances

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Schools in New Jersey might have to keep a supply of allergy medications on hand. A state Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that seeks to address the growing number of school-age children with food allergies. The ...

New Jersey Assembly approves assisted suicide bill

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Assembly has passed a bill to allow physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. The bill establishes a procedure for patients to request to end their lives. A second doctor would have to ...