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160621Delmore

Wireless Device Offers Easier Way to Monitor Patients

6-21-16
Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck is using ViSi Mobile, a device patients wear on their wrists, to monitor vital signs continuously without poles, wires and tubes that are traditionally used.
160621Vannozzi

Nursing Boot Camp Teaches High School Students About the Profession

6-21-16
The JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing offers a free course to teach high school students what being a nurse is all about. Since the program started six years ago, more than 100 students have circulated through, all from the Plainfield and Edison area.
160616Vannozzi

Shining a Light on Drug Prevention Education

6-16-16
The latest forum in the Healthy NJ series focused on drug prevention education.
160610Delmore

Fewer NJ Kids Living in Poverty, But Many in Low-Income Families

6-15-16
The latest Kids Count report found more New Jersey children are covered by health insurance and fewer are living in poverty. But almost a third of children in the state are part of low-income families.
160615Schmertz

Dealing with Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs

6-15-16
Superbugs are infections that are resistant to antibiotics. Experts say they got their start because of decades of over prescribing medications.
160614Hill

Police Chaplain Program Helps in Times of Crisis

6-14-16
The Police Chaplain Program in Vineland trains chaplains and has been in some of the nation’s hotspots in the last couple of years, including Ferguson, Baltimore and now Orlando.
160609Delmore

Controversy Over Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Fentanyl

6-9-16
Sen. Cory Booker, the ACLU and others oppose a proposal to increase mandatory minimum sentencing for fentanyl, saying imposing a five-year jail term for two grams of the drug punishes addicts instead of distributors.
160609Hill

Rowan Researchers Develop Alzheimer’s Blood Test

6-9-16
A team of researchers at Rowan University has developed a blood test they say detected early onset Alzheimer’s disease with 100 percent accuracy in all 50 patients tested.
160607Flanagan

Many Pools Test Positive for Bacteria

6-7-16
State law requires public pools to test pH and chlorine levels every two hours and to test for fecal coliform bacteria every week. One lab says about 5 percent of pool water samples in New Jersey come up dirty.
160606Vannozzi

Follow-Up Key to Successful Substance Abuse Treatment

6-6-16
Cape Regional Medical Center has a drug treatment program that intervenes with patients in the ER and follows them for a year.