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 ...

Ebola nurse to be advocate for health workers

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine nurse who battled officials over her quarantine after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she'll continue speaking out on behalf of public health workers. Monday marks the 21st day since Kaci ...

Ebola nurse to remain a voice against quarantines

PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to passing the 21-day incubation mark for the virus by going to a restaurant with her boyfriend. But Kaci Hickox ...

Ebola nurse, boyfriend plan to leave Maine town

FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who successfully fought an Ebola quarantine order is planning to leave a Maine town with her boyfriend and may move out of state. Ted Wilbur says he and girlfriend Kaci Hickox will leave Fort Kent sometime after ...

Ebola volunteers wrestle with quarantine mandates

NEW YORK (AP) — As Ebola-related quarantine policies have arisen around the United States, some health workers are reassessing whether they can be among the hundreds that officials say are needed. Aid organizations say it's too soon to tell ...

Psychologist faces insurance fraud charges

FREEHOLD, N.J. (AP) — Authorities in Monmouth County have accused a psychologist of submitting approximately 120 fraudulent insurance claims totaling more than $15,000. Prosecutors have charged 62-year-old Edward Merski of Old Bridge with health ...

New Jersey voters approve of Christie’s Ebola work

WEST LONG BRANCH, N.J. (AP) — A new poll finds that a majority of New Jersey voters approve of Gov. Chris Christie's policies on Ebola screenings and quarantines. The Monmouth University Poll shows that 53 percent approve of the way Christie has ...

Feds reject NJ hospital’s mobile unit for Ebola

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Federal officials have rejected a northern New Jersey hospital's plan to use a mobile unit to care for potential Ebola patients. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention did not say why it turned down Hackensack ...

Judge won’t block Honeywell health screenings

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal judge is allowing Honeywell Inc. to begin penalizing workers who refuse to take medical tests. The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission had asked the judge to block the program. But Minnesota Public Radio News ...

Pungent odor shutters several buildings at college

MIDDLETOWN, N.J. (AP) — Several buildings at a New Jersey county college were briefly shuttered after a "bad odor" was reported in the school's library. Brookdale Community College officials attributed the odor to household cleaning and piano ...