Commissioner Mary O'Dowd says hospitals are experiencing twice the amount of emergency visits due to flu-like illness this year than they did at the same time last year.
With the numbers of flu cases very high this year, thousands of residents are looking to health care professionals to get vaccinated.
The CDC says 29 states, including New Jersey, have reported high levels of flu activity. Officials warn this flu season could be severe, and it’s arrived about five weeks ahead of schedule.
Dr. Joseph Colford says adults should reassure small children that they are safe and schools should continue to provide psychologists and counselors for children to use.
Joel Cantor of Rutgers' Center for State Health Policy, tells NJ Today's Managing Editor Mike Schneider the state also has one of the costliest and inefficient systems in the country.
Children's Specialized Hospital President and CEO Amy Mansue says she's not surprised by Gov. Chris Christie's veto of a measure that would create a state run health insurance exchange.
Asked about running for governor, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-8) says he has more pressing issues on his mind, including Hurricane Sandy relief, the fiscal cliff and health care changes.
Christie explained that he vetoed the bill because the federal government hasn't been very forthcoming with details about a state-run health exchange and the eventual cost to New Jersey.
Greenleaf Compassionate Care Center has opened in Montclair.
Members of the New Jersey legislature passed a bill to create a state run health insurance exchange, but Gov. Chris Christie has vetoed it. But neighboring states are forming their own exchanges.
Paulsboro residents are still under a shelter in place order after Friday's train derailment and chemical spill as officials continue to monitor the situation.
After a train derailment and chemical spill Friday, Paulsboro residents still have questions about their safety and complain about the lack of communication from officials.
A plume of the dangerous chemical vinyl chloride was released into the air following the train derailment this morning.
Genevieve Kumapley, Barbie Zimmerman-Bier and Lorell Levy created Haven International Center for Special Education, an autism and developmental disabilities treatment and training center in Ghana.
Director of the Disaster and Terrorism Branch of the New Jersey Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services Adrienne Fessler Belli said her branch of the Department of Human Services has an ...