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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 ...

NJ panel advances bill to expand medical pot

12-13-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An Assembly panel has advanced a measure to let registered medical marijuana users in New Jersey obtain pot legally in other states. The Health and Senior Services Committee advanced the bill to the full Assembly Thursday with ...

Princeton vaccine reaches 90 percent of eligible

12-13-13
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University officials say more than 90 percent of the eligible students and staff received a meningitis vaccine this week as part of the university's effort to halt an outbreak. Nearly 5,300 people chose to get the ...

Aetna decides not to renew old policies in NJ

12-13-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another health insurer has decided not to renew old policies in New Jersey next year even though President Barack Obama has encouraged them to do so. Aetna says about 90,000 small businesses and 2,600 individuals will need to ...
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New Jerseyans Upset By Canceled Health Plan Policies

12-11-13
Those who have received notification that their health care plans will be canceled because of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act are worried about what to do next.