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NJ Has High Rate of C-Sections

3-10-14
About four out of every 10 babies in New Jersey are born by C-section, second in the nation behind Louisiana.

Doctor admits getting cash kickbacks for referrals

3-10-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a northern New Jersey doctor has admitted receiving cash kickbacks for diagnostic testing referrals of his patients and failing to file tax returns on $1 million of income over a three-year period. Yash ...
"An Evening On The Runway" 2013 Fashion Show Participants. Photo Courtesy of Beth Akkaway

‘An Evening on the Runway’ Highlights Heart Disease

3-7-14
Clara Maass Medical Center and the health departments in Montclair and Nutley have teamed up for the second "An Evening on the Runway" event, which raises awareness about heart disease, particularly in women.

Lehigh Valley Dairy announces orange juice recall

3-6-14
ALLENTOWN, Pa. (AP) — Lehigh Valley Dairy is voluntarily recalling orange juice because it may contain milk, a common allergen. The Food and Drug Administration said the recall Thursday affects multiple brands distributed to both retail and ...
The Dorsett Family. Photo courtesy of Ady Dorsett.

Hayden’s Heart Raises Money to Benefit Familes Dealing with Heart Defects

3-6-14
Ady and Rob Dorsett started Hayden's Heart in memory of their son Hayden who passed away as an infant from a congenital heart defect.

Hospitals big lobbyers in NJ in 2013

3-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A report from New Jersey election law monitors finds hospitals spent more on lobbying state lawmakers last year than any other industry or group in a year when lobbying spending was up overall. Data released Thursday by the ...
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Newark Beth Israel Stops Performing Lung Transplants

3-5-14
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center no longer performs lung transplants. It was the only facility in New Jersey to do that procedure so patients must now travel to New York or Pennsylvania.
The Confession Stand logo, Courtesy of Matthew Aversa

‘The Confession Stand’ Aims to Raise Awareness About Emotional Disorders Through Art

3-5-14
A New Jersey native helped start "The Confession Stand," which aims to raise awareness about emotional disorders through various forms of art.

Doctor admits role in medical lab bribery scheme

3-1-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A New York City doctor has pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm. Federal prosecutors in New Jersey say 46-year-old Demetrios Gabriel of Brooklyn pleaded guilty ...
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Ocean County Police Get Drug Overdose Antidote

2-28-14
Ocean County police officers are the first to be able to carry and administer Narcan, which temporarily reverses the effects of a narcotic overdose.