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150515Wanko

Recognizing Signs of Stroke

5-15-15
The acronym FAST helps people remember the signs of a stroke -- face drooping, arm weakness, speech difficulty, time to call 911.
150515Hill

NJ Dems Propose Bill to Reduce Out-of-Network Health Care Costs

5-15-15
The Out-of-Network Consumer Protection, Transparency, Cost Containment and Accountability Act aims to cap prices and treat out-of-network fees more like in-network rates.
150513Flanagan

Pointing to ACA Success, NJ Plans to Reduce Hospital Charity Care Subsidies

5-13-15
During a budget hearing Wednesday, Health Commissioner Mary O'Dowd said because so many people have gotten health insurance through the Affordable Care Act, New Jersey can reduce its charity care subsidies to hospitals.
150512Wanko

Allergy Sufferers Face Tough Pollen Season

5-12-15
Medical professionals say this allergy season is particularly bad with intense pollen production.
150511Vannozzi

Fighting to Keep Saint Michael’s Medical Center Open

5-11-15
Religious leaders have joined the fight to keep Saint Michael's Medical Center in Newark from becoming an outpatient ambulatory facility instead of a full acute-care hospital.
150511Keating

ABCD Executive Director: Community Living Better Than Institutions for Those with Disabilities

5-11-15
Dr. Dan Keating, executive director of the Alliance for the Betterment of Citizens with Disabilities, says those with disabilities have more flexibility when they live in the community versus living in state-operated institutions.
150511Wanko

Celebrating Centenarians in Monmouth County

5-11-15
More than a dozen people ages 100 and older celebrated their long lives in Hazlet.
150506Wanko

Teaching Educators About Suicide Prevention

5-6-15
The Society for the Prevention of Teen Suicide has created a new training video for teachers, featuring students at Neptune High School.
150430Wanko

Report Gives 11 of 15 NJ Counties an F for High Ozone Days

4-30-15
The American Lung Association's State of the Air Report found 11 of the 15 counties monitored got an F for High Ozone Days. The organization is concerned about New Jersey's air quality.
150430Vannozzi

Mirror Therapy Helps Patients Reduce Pain, Gain Mobility in Limbs

4-30-15
Graded motor imagery, also called mirror therapy, uses a mirror to trick a patient's brain into perceiving a disabled limb as functioning and non-painful.