August 30 - Stop lying about our insurance coverage, Horizon demands in dispute with doctors

Kaiser Health News - They Got Estimates Before Surgery — And A Bill After That Was 50% More

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Diabetes stress high among college students, study finds - She hoped for death on her own terms. Then NJ's aid-in-dying law was challenged

August 29

The Philadelphia Inquirer - New Jersey vaccine exemptions for schoolkids rose by more than half in five years - Surgeon general issues new warning against pot use for children and pregnant mothers

NJBIZ - VNA Health Group to join Bayada Home Health Care

NBC News - Vaping-related lung disease cases surge to nearly 300 nationwide

US News and World Report - U.S. Opioid Deaths Take a Small Dip, as Fentanyl Leaves Deadly Mark

The New York Times - Hospitals Should Replace Infection-Prone Scopes With Safer Models, F.D.A. Says

CNN - Breast cancer risk linked to hormone therapy can persist for years, study says

NBC News - Signs of a deadly mosquito virus found in several states

STAT news - Global vaccine coalition unveils ambitious plan to immunize 300 million children

NBC News - Stop vaping and e-cigarette use ‘immediately,’ city health officials warn

Becker’s Hospital Review - 'Nontraditional strategies' needed to address fentanyl overdoses, researchers say

NJ 101.5 - South Jersey hospitals giving out free Narcan on Aug. 30

Asbury Park Press - New Jersey ranked first in student athlete health and safety policy

NJ 101.5 - NJ comedy company finds laughter is best medicine for Alzheimer’s patients

NJBIZ - Sweeney, Weinberg show support for Holy Name’s palliative program

Penn Medicine News - Blocking specific protein could provide a new treatment for deadly form of prostate cancer

August 28

ROI-NJ - Study: N.J. ranks No. 6 in most spent on health care

ROI-NJ - Rutgers New Jersey medical school chair: Pharma is culpable for opioid crisis, but they aren’t the only ones

ROI-NJ - Two N.J.-based home health providers to merge - 1 died after hepatitis A outbreak at NJ golf club. Here’s how worried you should be.

STAT News - Medical education needs to stop burning out students — now

CNN - Fast food may contribute to teen depression, study says

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Could fixing autophagy hold the key to preventing brain diseases?

August 28

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Penn Medicine gets $8M grant to study brains of people in opioid addiction

CNN - 1 in 3 teens breathe secondhand e-cigarette vapors, new research says

CNN - Opioid crisis fast facts

CNN - Gupta: Doctors must lead us out of our opioid abuse epidemic

The New York Times - Tattoo needles may trigger allergic reactions

The Wall Street Journal - New concerns emerge about long-term antidepressant use

Becker’s Hospital Review - Exercise improves concussion recovery, study finds

NBC News - Mosquitoes spreading deadly virus through parts of the U.S.

Becker’s Hospital Review - Multistate listeria outbreak leaves 2 dead

Penn Medicine News - Giving trauma patients a hormone that helps stabilize blood pressure cuts blood transfusions by half

NJ 101.5 - More NJ kids getting vaccine exemptions – bad news, hospitals say

CNN - CDC: 'Reasonable chance' US will lose measles elimination status

August 27 - Doctors can again help terminally ill NJ patients end their lives. Here are the details.

NBC News - Uncontrolled high blood pressure is cutting into heart disease progress

CNN - Deaths from heart disease and these other conditions are on the rise, research suggests

Becker’s Hospital Review - Trump administration ends 'medical deferred action' for immigrants

Becker’s Hospital Review - Many Americans clueless about out-of-pocket medical costs, study finds

Modern Healthcare - Preventive Services Task Force calls for expanding hepatitis C screenings

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Hard-drinking young adults suffer surge in deadly liver disease

Philadelphia Business Journal - Bayada to acquire New Jersey home care provider

August 26

STAT News - Federal rules threaten to discourage undocumented immigrants from vaccinating children

NBC News - Teens who use concentrated marijuana more likely to use other drugs

ROI-NJ - NJ’s new medical marijuana bill protects workers, applicants — but leaves employers with questions, lawyer says

CBS 3 - ‘I don’t want to die’: American Cancer Society pushing ‘cancer-preventing’ HPV vaccinations with school starting

CBS 6 - More women should be assessed for BRCA mutations, new recommendations say

NJBIZ - Menendez, Booker announce $10M for new and expecting moms, NJ families

NJBIZ - CarePlus nets over $1M grant funding in addiction recovery support expansion

NJBIZ - HealthShare Exchange expands patient data services in New Jersey

NJBIZ - Experts disagree about effects of hospital consolidation

NJBIZ - How Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett approaches M&A

NJBIZ - A multistate nursing compact could ease a shortage in NJ

NJ 101.5 - A new way to train medical students in New Jersey

NJ 101.5 - NJ hospital becomes drop-off site for breast milk donations

NJ 101.5 - House calls: Is there a doctor in the house? In NJ, there likely can be

UPI - Study: 1 in 5 elderly people in long-term care dies in 5 years

Becker’s Hospital Review - Mental illness associated with 70% increase in healthcare spending

The Wall Street Journal - The drive for more living liver donors

CNN - The US is throwing away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year, study finds

CNN - Want to live longer? Be an optimist, study says

TODAY - What causes brain tumors? Brain tumor treatment, prognosis and more

KYW Newsradio - Burlington County steps up efforts to combat the opioid addiction problem

The New York Times - Why doctors still offer treatments that may not help

August 25

NBC News - There were no guidelines for fecal transplants. Then, a patient died.

August 24

CNN - Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly

August 23

This daily pill cut heart attacks by half. Why isn’t everyone getting it?

Becker’s Hospital Review - Racial disparities persist in TB rates, study finds

NJBIZ - Bill revising drunk driving penalties becomes law

NJBIZ - New law will make prescription drugs more affordable and transparent

NJBIZ - Murphy signs bill to improve Medicaid eligibility system

NJBIZ - State introduces health hotline for lead exposure questions

Bloomberg - What’s behind the persistent shortage of lifesaving EpiPens

Philly Voice - More departments close at Hahnemann University Hospital

The New York Times - First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials

6abc Action News - CDC now counts 193 cases of vaping-related lung cases in 22 states

August 22

NJBIZ - $450,000 federal grant will support maternal mortality efforts in NJ

NJBIZ - Hackensack UMC launches at-home sleep apnea screening pilot program

NJBIZ - RWJBarnabas Health IFPR receives Opioid Reduction Options Grant

NJBIZ - Atlantic Health awarded state’s first NCI Community Oncology Research Program

American Medical Association - New BRCA recommendations: What primary care doctors must know

CNN - CDC sounds alarm over deadly drug-resistant salmonella

Becker’s Hospital Review - 49% of healthcare professionals feel equipped to achieve zero harm, survey finds

NBC News - Some lawmakers want pelvic exam consent forms to protect against sex abuse

NJBIZ - Researchers discover cause of asthmatic lung spasms

NJ 101.5 - Need for organ donors is soaring in NJ

NJ 101.5 - Children’s mental health: The services and treatment available in NJ

ROI-NJ - NJ chooses Integrity Health for innovative health program for first responders

STAT News - Can a new Lyme disease vaccine overcome a history of distrust and failure?

CNN - Want to avoid an early death? Get moving, a study says

August 21

WHYY - NJ service providers say ‘harm reduction’ working on opioids, but more can be done

NJBIZ - Following Title X withdrawal, Sweeney wants $8.8M for NJ Planned Parenthood

CNN - Microplastics in drinking water 'don't appear to pose health risk,' WHO says

The New York Times - Vaping sicknesses rising: 153 cases reported in 16 states

The New York Times - Opioid treatment is used vastly more in states that expanded Medicaid

CNN - Air pollution can kill, even when it meets air quality guidelines, study finds

NBC News - After withdrawing from Title X, reproductive health clinics scramble for cash

CNN - The climate crisis could make it more dangerous to play sports outdoors

Kaiser Health News - MDMA, or Ecstasy shows promise as PTSD Treatment

The New York Times - Exercise may boost mood for women with depression. Having a coach may help.

The New York Times - How medicine became the stealth family-friendly profession

NJBIZ - Norcross joins physicians, advocates for People Over Pharma event

TAPinto - Rutgers Expert: How Adults Can Spot Signs of Mental Illness in Children

NBC News - New guidelines advise more women need to get breast cancer gene test

August 20

NJTV - South Jersey lawmaker holds press conference on combating high drug prices

Daily Journal - NJ appeals judge's order stalling state's new aid-in-dying law

CBS Philly - Vaping Just Once Can Change Body’s Blood Flow, Study Finds

NJ 101.5 - How NJ schools take on children’s mental health

NBC News - Vaping for the first time can damage blood vessels

NJBIZ - Supreme Court refuses to lift order blocking doctor-assisted suicides

NJBIZ - HHS awards $1.7M to support NJ health center quality improvement

CBS Philly - Doctors Warn Against Working Out During Peak Sun On Hot And Humid Days

NJBIZ - New Jersey Reentry Corp. unveils Medicated Assisted Treatment services

Becker’s Hospital Review - Creditors spar over proposed budget for Philadelphia hospital sale

Becker’s Hospital Review - 'Cold turkey' not effective treatment for opioid use disorder, say 83% of Americans

NBC News - Cases of mysterious vaping-related illnesses rise to at least 127

August 19

STAT News - Could the world see a resurgence of polio? Experts fear a cautionary tale in measles

The New York Times - Developing new guidelines on Lyme disease

The New York Times - Why warning pregnant women not to drink can backfire

NJ 101.5 - NJ a pretty good state for having a baby, report finds

NJBIZ - Planned Parenthood NJ withdrawing from Title X

NJBIZ - 25 New Jersey hospitals recognized in 2019 LGBTQ Equality Index

NJBIZ - New Jersey Department of Health to hold harm reduction workshop

NJ 101.5 - Youth suicide in NJ: The ultimate consequence of mental illness

NJ 101.5 - Why this doctor is fighting NJ’s ‘Aid in Dying’ assisted suicide law

The New York Times - Premature babies lag in vaccinations

CNN - New study raises questions about how fluoride affects children's development

CNN - Prescription omega-3s can help some heart patients

NBC News - U.S. records 21 new measles cases as of last week

NBC News - Brand-name drug prices still rising - but at slower pace, lower amounts

Modern Healthcare - ACP calls for ‘stricter’ conflicts standard for clinical guidelines

Modern Healthcare - 92% of the U.S. population served by HIEs, survey finds

The New York Times - Flavonoids in plants may help protect against major killers

NJBIZ - The Woodstock generation is paying the price for decades of listening to loud music

August 18

NBC News - Breakthrough heart surgery gets FDA approval

NJ 101.5 - Child mental health – NJ experts on the dangers and signs

NBC News - When parents say 'no' to HPV shots, teens have no choice. Some states are changing that.

August 17

CNN - More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping

NJ 101.5 - 23 infected in NJ hepatitis A outbreak – more cases could be coming - Preventable deaths at NJ psychiatric hospital spark anger: ‘It’s a babysitting service with pills’

August 16

CBS Philly - Mosquito-borne illness deadlier than West Nile Virus confirmed in New Jersey, health officials say

Kaiser Health News - Health plan’s ‘Cadillac tax’ may finally be running out of gas

Becker’s Hospital Review - More than 50% of healthcare providers not compliant with HIPAA right of access

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Teen and young adult e-smokers much more likely to use marijuana, study finds

ROI-NJ - 4 N.J. hospitals ranked NRC Health’s Top 100 for consumer loyalty

August 15

AAFP - Report Examines Benefits of Investing in Primary Care

NJ Spotlight - AtlanticCare Hospital System expands medical education program - Judge prevents doctors from helping N.J. patients end their lives

NJ Spotlight - Testing and follow-up urged for Newark, doctors caution against panic

NJBIZ - Health officials stump for back-to-school vaccinations

NJ 101.5 - 5+ years without a physical: Examining Millennials’ health habits

NJBIZ - Long-term care facilities must have outbreak response plans under new law

ROI-NJ - Saint Peter’s, Ross U. School of Medicine partner to increase physician diversity

Insider NJ - State of New Jersey selects Integrity Health to administer Innovative Health program for First Responders

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Mass shootings have changed how 1 in 4 adults live, poll finds

NJBIZ - AG issues directive enforcing ‘Extreme Risk’ gun safety law

The Wall Street Journal - FDA Pushes for Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs

NBC News - Patients hit with surprise medical costs as out-of-network billing surges

NBC News - Cases of vaping-linked breathing problems now reported in 8 states

August 13

NJ Spotlight - Horizon agreement sparks concerns for some healthcare providers

CNN - A chlamydia vaccine shows signs of success in an early trial

The Philadelphia Inquirer - August is the deadliest month for football players, and it’s not because of injuries

August 12

NJBIZ - Study: Naloxone, quick response save lives of opioid overdose victims

NJ 101.5 - There’s a hepatitis A outbreak in NJ: How to avoid it

NJBIZ - State-of-the-art pediatric rehabilitation center reopens in Morristown

NJBIZ - VNA of Northern NJ to open inpatient hospice at Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital

Fierce Healthcare - Experts: Women's chronic pain different from men's. Healthcare needs to do better treating that

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Surprise out-of-network hospital bills becoming more common, more expensive

Modern Healthcare - CMS: Obamacare exchanges lost 1.2 million enrollees last year

Modern Healthcare - Trump finalizes rule penalizing legal immigrants for using Medicaid, SNAP

NBC News - Drinking bleach will not cure cancer or autism, FDA warns

The New York Times - A cure for Ebola? Two new treatments prove highly effective in Congo

NJ Spotlight - New measure aims to strengthen patient access to palliative care in NJ

NJBIZ - PAs permitted to sign Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment

NJBIZ - NJDOH to establish ‘My Life, My Plan’

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Tough restrictions have not stopped Accutane pregnancies. Doctors see ways to do better.

August 11

NJ 101.5 - ‘We want to normalize this’ – more moms in NJ are breastfeeding

NBC News - Shortage of bone marrow donors a health challenge for minority communities

August 9

NJBIZ - Kean bill to expand prenatal care signed into law - Medicine can’t undo the ravages of Alzheimer’s. Maybe this new high-tech device can.

NJ Spotlight - Distribution and use of naloxone rise in NJ and across nation

Philadelphia Business Journal - Here's how Philadelphia-area hospitals fared in PHC4's latest performance report

The Wall Street Journal - Drug shortage leaves patients without immune-disorder treatment

CNN - Eat more plants and less meat to live longer and improve heart health, study suggests

August 8

NJBIZ - HHS awards NJ nearly $5M to combat opioid crisis - No vaccine. No treatment. And this rare tick-borne disease can be transmitted within minutes

Becker’s Hospital Review - West Nile virus cases jumped 25% in 2018, CDC says

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Opioids are over-prescribed for children who get their tonsils out, study finds

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Eating poultry instead of red meat may lower breast cancer risk

NBC News - FDA backs Gilead's HIV prevention drug Descovy for use as PrEP

NBC News - An extra cup of coffee could up the odds of a migraine

WEMU 98.1 - Trump team hits brakes on law that would curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs

Kaiser Health News - Federal experts’ advice on HPV vaccine could leave adults confused

August 7

NJBIZ - Rutgers develops cancer health justice lab in Newark

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Nearly 3 in 10 Philadelphians know someone who’s died from opioid use, Pew survey finds

The Wall Street Journal - Medical schools are pushed to train doctors for climate change

Becker’s Hospital Review - 2 in 3 physicians have debt from med school

Becker’s Hospital Review - Patients put in out-of-network care situations frequently, analysis finds

Medscape - Common consumer products play a major role in pediatric TBI

CNN - FDA investigating 127 reports of seizures, neurological symptoms related to vaping

The Wall Street Journal - Medicare moves to cover costly cell therapies

NJ Spotlight - New Jersey may refuse Title X funding over abortion ‘gag rule’

NJ Spotlight - NJ launches nation’s first stress ‘resiliency’ program for police officers

The Philadelphia Inquirer - These Philly-area hospitals had the most complications after hip, knee, bypass, and spinal surgery

The New York Times - Arthritis tied to heart disease. Pain relievers may be to blame.

August 6

NJBIZ - Oliver signs legislation to assist students, hard-of-hearing community

NJ 101.5 - With new tool, NJ doctors are saving you money on prescriptions

Health Leaders Media - RWJBarnabas Health’s new regional CFO talks value-based care, access

NBC News - Boom in overdose-reversing drug is tied to fewer opioid deaths

NJ Spotlight - With NJ oversight, health insurance exchange could launch a year early

NJBIZ - Just half of New Jersey seniors exercise at least 3 days each week, survey says

August 5

NJBIZ - Menendez kicks off National Health Center Week at Project H.O.P.E.

NJBIZ - $1.5M ORIEN award to support Rutgers Cancer Institute researchers

WHYY - New Jersey will require violence intervention programs at certain hospitals

NJTV - NJ moves closer to state-based health insurance marketplace - NJ aims to help victims of gun violence in wake of mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso

NJ Spotlight - NJ advocates dismiss Trump’s claim video games cause mass shootings

The New York Times - Sickle cell disease still tends to be overlooked

CNN - Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is 'inaccurate' and 'stigmatizing,' experts say

Yahoo! News - US military families face challenges getting healthcare for kids

NJ Spotlight - New online tools helps NJ prescribes to identify cheaper drug options

NJBIZ - DOH celebrates National Health Center Week in NJ

NJBIZ - Dr. Kristine Gedroic, a Montclair doctor, says the road to wellness means looking beyond symptoms

STAT News - Some people should stop being screened for cancer. Convincing them isn’t always easy

August 5

NJ Spotlight - New online tools helps NJ prescribes to identify cheaper drug options

NJBIZ - DOH celebrates National Health Center Week in NJ

NJBIZ - Dr. Kristine Gedroic, a Montclair doctor, says the road to wellness means looking beyond symptoms

STAT News - Some people should stop being screened for cancer. Convincing them isn’t always easy

August 4

NJ 101.5 - A home health care nursing shortage is looming in Jersey - NJ’s largest health care chain is growing again

August 3

NJ 101.5 - NJ partners with hospitals to develop affordable housing

August 2

The New York Times - A brain scan may predict Alzheimer’s. Should you get one?

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Is your weight aging your brain?

NJBIZ - Summit explores using Affordable Care Act to tackle NJ housing needs

CNN - More people are dying from drugs in urban areas than in rural areas

The New York Times - Sesame allergy more common than once thought, study finds

NJ Spotlight - Hospital housing initiative grows beyond expectations, funding too

My Central Jersey - New Jersey children’s hospital ranks 34th in the nation for neonatology

August 1

WCBS Newsradio 880 - NJ Terminally Ill Patients Allowed To End Their Lives Under 'Right To Die' Law

NJTV - Medical aid in dying law goes into effect

NJBIZ - NJDOH lists honorees in childhood immunization campaign

NJTV - Summit makes connection between housing and health

NJBIZ - University Hospital reaches milestone 1,500 successful liver transplants

NJ 101.5 - Mixed grades for NJ on latest cancer policy report card

NJBIZ - Atlantic Health leaders take center stage at Modern Healthcare conference

Philadelphia Business Journal - $250M Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital expansion hits key milestone

CBS New York - New York Resident Dies From Rare Tick-Borne Virus Causing Brain Swelling, More Cases Reported In

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia officials declare health emergency over hepatitis A outbreak

STAT News - How our health systems are working to prevent hospital drug shortages

NJBIZ - NJDOH lists honorees in childhood immunization campaign

American Medical Association - When patients’ social needs are met, doctors feel less burnout - Pig ear treats for dogs making pets, owners sick in expanding salmonella outbreak, feds say - Starting today, N.J. will let terminally ill patients decide when to die. Here are the details.

NJ Spotlight - NJ gets mixed grades on annual cancer policy report card