Christie signs bill giving EMS contract to hospital chaired by power broker Norcross

TRENTON — Gov. Chris Christie on Monday signed a bill that wrests control of emergency ambulance services in Camden from one south Jersey hospital chain and gives it its competitor, Cooper Health, overseen by south Jersey power broker George Norcross. Virtua Health, with hospitals in Voorhees, Marlton and Berlin in suburban Camden County, has provided advanced… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: July 7th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Chris Christie, George Norcross, Health Care, New Jersey, NJ State Legislature | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Christie signs bill giving EMS contract to hospital chaired by power broker Norcross

Those Horrible Colonoscopy Cleanses Might Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

prepare_1“Colonoscopy” might just be the most uncomfortable yet necessary 11-letter word in the English language. According to the American Cancer Society, an estimated 132,700 new cases of colorectal cancer are expected this year, and its death toll will reach nearly 50,000. As things stand, it is considered the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 25th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Those Horrible Colonoscopy Cleanses Might Soon Be A Thing Of The Past

The 24-Hour Boob Job

assetContentOn Friday afternoons, women start trickling into Dr. Norman Rowe’s Upper East Side office, a bright, white space hidden inside a ritzy doorman building near Central Park. When they leave his office a short time later and head out to their evening engagements, they’ll be just a few cc’s heavier. The women are getting their breasts… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: May 11th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, News | Tags: , , | Comments Off on The 24-Hour Boob Job

Flu still hitting N.J. hard, Monmouth County has the most cases

flu-preventionNew Jersey remains one of just seven states where the flu is still widespread, according to the latest update from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Cases of the illness have receded from their seasonal highs in most other regions of the country. “We are trending downward, although not as quickly as the other… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: March 27th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Monmouth County, New Jersey | Tags: , , , , , , | Comments Off on Flu still hitting N.J. hard, Monmouth County has the most cases

All That Hoppy Beer You Hate Might Save Your Brain From Dementia

BeerMany a beer drinker has heard about the health benefits of red wine over the past few years. In fact, there have been so many studies on the supposed elixir of life that there’s a good chance some beer drinkers, looking to confer the same benefits, have converted into wine connoisseurs. But convert not my fellow… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, News | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on All That Hoppy Beer You Hate Might Save Your Brain From Dementia

Study blames Craigslist for rise in HIV infections

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MINNEAPOLIS — Cruising for sex on Craigslist personal ads resulted in a 15.9 percent increase in HIV infections after the website entered various U.S. markets, according to a study by the University of Minnesota published in MIS Quarterly. The study estimates that the Craigslist effect led to about 6,000 additional HIV cases a year from 1999… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: February 1st, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, News | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »

Over Half of Dr. Oz’s Advice Is Unfounded: Study

Booker and Dr OzHere’s one to tell your mother: Not everything Dr. Oz says should be interpreted as gospel. A new study tried to fact-check the advice dished out on Mehmet Oz’s medical show and didn’t have much luck. “The research supporting any of these recommendations is frequently absent, contradictory or of poor quality,” Christina Korownyk, an associate professor… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 20th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Cory Booker, Health Care | Tags: , , , | Comments Off on Over Half of Dr. Oz’s Advice Is Unfounded: Study

Obamacare enrollment deadline looms

Heathcare.govThis time, the Obamacare deadlines actually mean something. New and returning enrollees have until late Monday to sign up for health insurance on the federal online exchange and be covered by Jan. 1 – a hard deadline and stark turnaround from last year, when glitches on HealthCare.gov blurred pre-Christmas deadlines. Instead of fretting over a website,… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 15th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, ObamaCare | Tags: , , | Comments Off on Obamacare enrollment deadline looms

Study finds dramatic jump in heart attacks after Superstorm Sandy struck

Downtown HIghlands Monday morning during Hurricane Sandy2
Superstorm Sandy ripped houses from their foundations, reshaped the Jersey Shore and shuttered countless businesses in October 2012, but now researchers at Rutgers University tell of another devastating consequence: It increased the rate of heart attacks and stroke among people grappling with the disaster, leading to many additional deaths. In one of the first studies of… Read the rest of this entry »
Posted: December 13th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, Hurricane Sandy, Monmouth County, Superstorm Sandy | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Study finds dramatic jump in heart attacks after Superstorm Sandy struck

Medicare To No Longer Cover Penis Pumps, Saving $444 Million


Men who can't afford the little blue pill often turned to penis pumps which were covered by the federal government.Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Men who can’t afford the little blue pill often turned to penis pumps which were covered by the federal government.Photo courtesy of Shutterstock

Medicare may soon be prohibited from spending money on vacuum pumps that treat erectile dysfunction in the coming years — an effort that could save up to $444 million but might upset those who can’t afford drugs like Viagra to treat their condition. The plan of cutting coverage of the pumps was proposed to help offset… Read the rest of this entry »

Posted: December 4th, 2014 | Author: | Filed under: Health Care, ObamaCare | Tags: , , , , , | Comments Off on Medicare To No Longer Cover Penis Pumps, Saving $444 Million