Christie wants Rutgers to find Medicaid savings

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey should find ways to improve delivery of health care for residents covered by the Medicaid and FamilyCare programs. That's one of the proposals Gov. Chris Christie gave Tuesday in his annual budget address. The ...

Christie proposes expansion of drug courts

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is seeking to expand mandatory drug courts for nonviolent drug offenders. The concept has been a favorite of the Republican governor. He's including $4.5 million in his $34.3 billion state budget proposal ...
Luis Ulloa of Rutgers New Jersey Medical School says there may be future treatments for deadly inflammation that use either acupuncture or medications. Photo: Rob Forman.

Acupuncture Holds Promise for Treating Inflammatory Disease

Rutgers-led study suggests pathways to alleviating inflammation in disorders such as sepsis and arthritis.

Rutgers Scientists Identify Structure of Virus that Could Lead to Hepatitis C Vaccine

Hepatitis C is a major global health problem affecting 160 million people worldwide.

NJ adopts new safeguards for prescription forms

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Producers of prescription forms used by New Jersey doctors will soon have to add enhanced security features. The state Division of Consumer Affairs adopted new regulations that will be phased in over the next six months. ...

NJ weighs smoking ban at beaches and parks

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey lawmakers are considering a bill that would ban smoking at all public beaches and parks in the state. A state Assembly committee advanced the proposal at a hearing Thursday morning. It now goes to the full Assembly, ...

Pain management doctor admits $1.1M embezzlement

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A pain management doctor has admitted embezzling more than $1.1 million from a central New Jersey-based medical practice. Federal prosecutors say 40-year-old Robert Muscio of Colts Neck pleaded guilty Wednesday to committing ...

NJ couple sues over New York resort virus

NEW PALTZ, N.Y. (AP) — A lawsuit has been filed against a New York resort that closed for a week after a virus sickened hundreds of guests and employees. The Times Herald-Record (http://bit.ly/1oRBQ78 ) says a lawyer filed the complaint Tuesday in ...
2013 Freezing for a Reason polar bear plunge. Photo courtesy: Lauren Washburn.

‘Freezing for a Reason’ Polar Bear Plunge for Suicide Prevention

The Second Annual "Freezing for a Reason AC" polar bear plunge Feb. 23 will raise money and awareness for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

JDMF Run to Benefit Struggling Pirl Family

The Jay Dooley Memorial Foundation has organized a run on Feb. 23, to benefit the Pirl family, which is struggling after a major accident and Hurricane Sandy.