Concern Over Boarding Houses for Mentally Ill

Some officials are pushing a bill that would make inspection reports of boarding houses for the mentally ill readily accessible, saying such a move would make the facilities operate better.

Youth football player dies after collapsing

SALEM, N.J. (AP) — A youth football player who collapsed on the field during a practice in southern New Jersey last week has died. But authorities say it's still not clear what caused the death of 12-year-old Jeremiah "Lil'J" Pierce. The South ...

New Jersey to receive $543K in drug settlement

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey will receive more than $500,000 as part of a nationwide settlement with a drugmaker over allegations that the company improperly promoted medications including the attention deficit disorder drugs Adderall XR. ...

New Jersey preschooler’s death probed

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Respiratory illness is suspected in the death of a preschool student in New Jersey. The 4-year-old attended Yardville Elementary School in Hamilton Township. Township Health officer Jeff Plunkett tells the Times of ...

Three NJ Health Groups Get Medicare Bonuses

Three Accountable Care Organizations in New Jersey met their goals of improving patient care while saving money and received bonuses from Medicare.

Ellis Island Museum Opens Hospital to Public

For the first time in more than 60 years, people will be able to tour the hospital on Ellis Island that detained thousands of sick immigrants.

Ellis Island hospital complex to open to visitors

NEW YORK (AP) — The historic Ellis Island hospital complex is opening to the public on Wednesday for the first time in 60 years. The complex of 29 unrestored buildings is located across the ferry slip from the fully-restored immigration museum. As ...
Jake Silverman cuts the start line ribbon to begin Jake's Ride for Dystonia Research. Photo courtesy of Christina Pepi.

Community Raises Money for Dystonia to Support Short Hills Native

Jake's Ride has been raising money to find a cure for dystonia, a disorder that causes muscles to contract involuntarily, since 2008 to support Jake Silverman of Short Hills.

Peer Support Group Mom 2 Mom Helps Those with Special Needs Children

The support group Mom 2 Mom connects mothers of special needs children with others in the same situation.

Adult Family Care Program Gets Seniors Out of Nursing Homes

The Adult Family Care Program, launched in 1989, allows senior citizens to live with home care providers instead of nursing homes.