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160426Stanton

Seton Hall Medical School Aims to Change Future of Health Care

4-26-16
Dr. Bonita Stanton, one of the founding members of Seton Hall's medical school, says communities are where disease and health happens. Seton Hall's program will focus on getting students out into communities in order to provide better health care and instill the need for outreach.
160422Flanagan

Christie Visits Addiction Hotline Center

4-22-16
Gov. Christie toured Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care center in Piscataway where he talked about the importance of offering services to those affected by addiction.
160422Patel

Horizon Senior VP Defends Two Tiered OMNIA Health Plan

4-22-16
A package of bills would require Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to disclose how hospitals and doctors are selected for Tier 1 status in its OMNIA plan and would ensure that hospitals serving low income patients are included. Senior Vice President Minal Patel gave the company's reaction.
160421Delmore

Take Back Day Gets Unused Drugs Out of Medicine Cabinets

4-21-16
The Drug Enforcement Administration is partnering with New Jersey communities for its 11th National Drug Take Back Day April 30. Municipal police departments and area organizations will be collecting unused prescription and over the counter drugs for safe disposal.
160329Delmore

New Jersey STD Rates on the Rise

4-20-16
STD rates are increasing in New Jersey, in part due to a change in funding that has caused many health centers to close, but also from a delay in young women being tested because of new recommendations.
160418Cruz2

Christie Reflects on Narcan Program

4-18-16
Gov. Christie visited Hoboken University Medical Center to discuss New Jersey's Narcan program and drug addiction in the state.
160418Hill

Lawmakers Hear From Acting NJ Health Commissioner

4-18-16
New Jersey Department of Health Acting Commissioner Cathleen Bennett spoke at the Assembly Budget Committee hearing, discussing a variety of topics, including action taken regarding the Zika virus, lead, tobacco, cancer research, opiate abuse, hospital acquisitions, reimbursement and charity care.
160418Vannozzi

Research: More Followup Needed in Mental Health Care

4-18-16
South Jersey Behavioral Health Innovation Collaborative found that 15 percent of the adult population in the state has a mental illness. In the southern half, hospitals have seen a 20 percent increase in ER visits due to mental health conditions. Several hundred patients showed up using services in all five systems.
160415Vannozzi

Opioid Addiction Forum Focuses on Prevention, Over Prescribing, Treatment

4-15-16
Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey sponsored a forum to discuss opioid addiction at Monmouth University with physicians, prescribers and policy makers.
160415Maron

Holy Name CEO: Facilities Outside U.S. Good for Patients, Doctors

4-15-16
Holy Name Medical Center has a satellite clinic in Haiti that has become popular with locals and even those in the U.S. seeking cheaper treatment options. CEO Michael Maron says that type of facility benefits doctors, who are able to use different methods, as well as patients.