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Proposed Program Would Reimburse Primary Physicians in NJ for Schooling

12-23-13
New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians Executive Vice President Ray Saputelli says there is a pending bill for a program that would reimburse up $200,000 for primary care physicians' schooling, over four years, who stay in the state.

NJ Assembly passed bill to expand medical pot

12-20-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A bill that would let registered medical marijuana users in New Jersey obtain pot legally in other states faces an uncertain future. The Assembly passed the bill 50-23 with 7 abstentions on Thursday. The Senate has yet to pass ...

Find a Health Care Enrollment Center Near You

12-19-13
The federal government is offering application assistance throughout New Jersey. Monday is the deadline to enroll to get health care coverage beginning New Year's Day.
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Rep. Lance Favors Reform of Affordable Care Act

12-19-13
Rep. Leonard Lance says that he wants to reform the Affordable Care Act system.
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CDC Warns About Rare Lyme Disease Complication

12-18-13
Health officials say Lyme carditis is a rare heart infection that can happen to people with Lyme disease. So far three people have died from the complication.
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Medications Developed for Other Uses Show Potential to Curb Cervical Cancer

12-18-13
Drug characteristics explored by Rutgers research team may also aid HIV treatment.

Doctor sentenced for writing illegal prescriptions

12-17-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey doctor convicted of writing illegal prescriptions that put tens of thousands of pills on the streets for resale has been sentenced to more than 11 years in federal prison. Michael Durante, an internal ...

NJ looking at forgiving medical school loans

12-17-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New doctors in New Jersey could have their medical school loans forgiven if they practice in low-income communities for a decade. The state Assembly's higher education committee unanimously advanced the measure on Monday. Under ...
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Rep. Payne Says Affordable Care Act’s Moving in the Right Direction

12-16-13
Congressman Donald Payne says that the Affordable Care Act is currently moving in the right direction despite a difficult rollout.

DC mayor names new medical examiner from NJ

12-13-13
WASHINGTON (AP) — District of Columbia Mayor Vincent Gray has named a new medical examiner. Gray on Friday appointed Roger Mitchell, the assistant state medical examiner in New Jersey, to the position. Mitchell will oversee the office as it works ...