Report: Each Year, 1 Million Babies Die Within 24 Hours of Preventable Causes

Source: A million newborn babies a year die within 24 hours, charity Save the Children said in a report out Tuesday which urged governments to tackle preventable deaths. The report by the British-based organization said 6.6 million children around the world died in...

Christie: ‘proud’ of expanding Medicaid but costs need better management

Source: Health Gov. Chris Christie said today he was “proud” of his decision to expand Medicaid through the Affordable Care Act, but plans to introduce better oversight to the $12 billion program so it can serve the 1.4 million people who rely on it for health care,...

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Affordable Care Act Outreach Remains Spotty in Some Parts of NJ – Part 2

Source: NJ (PART ONE) In addition to the Navigators, the federal government funded $5.18 million for the state’s 20 federally qualified health centers to assist with enrollment. Other organizations, such as hospitals, have offices where residents can receive help...

Affordable Care Act Outreach Remains Spotty in Some Parts of NJ – Part 1

Source: NJ With seven weeks to go until the March 31 deadline for state residents to buy health insurance or face federal tax penalties, gaps remain both in the outreach effort to let people know about the new federal health insurance marketplace and in the programs...

Soccer ‘headers’ and concussions: Riskier than we thought?

Source: Health Soccer players have always been assured that heading the ball — redirecting it by having it bounce off the head — is harmless when done correctly. But brain researchers say the practice needs to be studied more to determine it’s a true risk for...