NJ Prepares for Possible Ebola Threat

New Jersey hospitals have precautions in place should a patient with the Ebola virus arrive.
Victor Shengkan Jin says it is important to find a drug for type 2 diabetes that attacks the root cause of the disease and not just symptoms. Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University

Attacking Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results

A Rutgers researcher is developing a drug aimed at treating the root cause of type 2 diabetes and reversing the disease.

Family to honor New Jersey boy stricken by virus

HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — His family plans to honor the memory of a New Jersey child who died of enterovirus 68. The medical examiner determined the virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country claimed the life of ...

Access to NJ bridge curbed to prevent suicides

PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Officials are blocking pedestrian access to a New Jersey bridge as a way to prevent more suicides. The state Transportation Department installed barrels leading to the pedestrian and bike lanes on the Victory Bridge. The ...

Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping

NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is taking its one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance. The world's largest retailer plans to work with DirectHealth.com, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to allow shoppers to compare ...

Ebola ruled out as cause of air traveler’s illness

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal health officials say Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of illness for a man who had traveled in West Africa and became sick on a flight from Brussels to the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a ...

Official: Enterovirus 68 virus caused boy’s death

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey medical examiner says a virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy. Hamilton Township health officer Jeff Plunkett says the medical ...

Nun being beatified; credited with curing boy

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered to witness the beatification of a New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease. Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (dem-JAN'-oh-vich) is being beatified Saturday during a Mass, led by ...

New Jersey child infected with virus dies

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Health officials say a New Jersey child who tested positive for a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country has died, although it's not clear what role the virus played in the child's death. A New Jersey ...

Knowing the Signs of Heart Disease in Women

Heart disease manifests itself differently for men and women and it often goes undiagnosed for women.