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How Racial and Socioeconomic Factors Impact Mental Health Care

2-7-17
A Rutgers-Camden study found that mental health treatment and counseling services are disproportionately received according to racial and socioeconomic factors.

Debate Over Limiting Opioid Prescriptions to Five-Day Supply

2-2-17
Gov. Christie and Assembly Speaker Prieto support limiting opioid prescriptions to a five-day supply for acute pain, but the head of Carrier Clinic and Assemblyman Herb Conaway, who is also a doctor, disagree with that move.

Christie Calls for Expansion to Addiction Recovery

2-1-17
Gov. Christie’s proposal nearly doubles the number of beds available to adults recovering from addiction and other issues.

Christie Breaks Silence on Trump’s Executive Action

1-31-17
Gov. Christie praised the president’s good intentions, but strongly criticized the Trump administration’s executive order on immigration, both its broad scope and its poor implementation.

Valley Hospital and Health System Announces Expansion

1-27-17
Valley Hospital and Health System executives announced plans to relocate the main campus from Ridgewood to Paramus.

New Jersey Well-Represented at March for Life

1-27-17
Sixty buses from New Jersey full of anti-abortion advocates headed to Washington D.C. to attend the annual March for Life.

Doctors Warn of ‘Sneak Thief of Sight’: Glaucoma

1-27-17
There are usually no early warning signs of glaucoma, the eye disease that can lead to blindness.

New Jersey Now Offers Baby Boxes to New Parents

1-26-17
The Baby Box Company is partnering with the state and Cooper University Hospital to distribute durable, cardboard boxes -- large enough to double as a bed -- as a way to prevent infant deaths.

Legislation Would Screen HS Students Yearly for Addiction

1-26-17
State Sen. Joe Vitale introduced a bill that would require high schools to annually screen students for addiction.

Cooper University Health Care Touts Success of Ambulance Services

1-24-17
Cooper saw a nearly 10 percent increase in the volume of calls since taking over ambulance services in Camden. And at the same time improved response rates within eight minutes or less from 70 to 90 percent over the year.