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 ...

Navigating Latest Obamacare Open Enrollment

The Obamacare open enrollment period begins Saturday with two more insurance carriers available.

A look at health overhaul in New Jersey

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents can begin choosing health plans Saturday through an online insurance exchange that is a major part of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul. More than 160,000 New Jersey residents got coverage ...

Workers install fence aimed at stopping suicides

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Workers have started installing a fence that officials hope will stem the number of suicides on New Jersey's Victory Bridge. The 110-foot-high span over the Raritan River links Perth Amboy and Sayreville. It has been the ...

Nurse healthy as 21-day incubation period passes

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who says she defied quarantines on behalf of all health care workers who're returning from battling Ebola in West Africa is free and clear to begin her next chapter. The 21-day incubation period is now behind her, ...

What Are the Most Prescribed Drugs in NJ?

The most commonly prescribed medications in New Jersey treat high cholesterol and blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mental illnesses.

Fire sprinklers flood Jersey City Medical Center

JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Faulty fire sprinklers flooded the first floor of Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health. Patients and the emergency room were not affected. But visitors were turned away on Sunday. Hospital spokesman Mark Rabson ...