Horizon CEO Marino on expensive lobbyists, OMNIA and Medicaid

Source: Gov. Chris Christie has publicly called out Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey CEO Robert Marino on numerous issues, including the company’s surplus, the compensation of its top executives and its highly paid public-policy arm. In an exclusive...

Be Careful When Consulting with “Dr. Google”

Source: Positive Health Wellness The internet has certainly opened the ability to research. We all tend to turn to the Internet, calling it Dr. Google at times. Internet search engines allows you to input your symptoms or ask questions about them. People can look through a list...

UnitedHealth fudged Medicare claims, overbilled by $1 billion, feds say

Source: In a 79-page lawsuit filed this week, the Justice Department alleged that the UnitedHealth made patients appear sicker than they actually were in order to collect higher Medicare payments than the company deserved. The government said it h...

Andover: Help for little boy with rare genetic disease

Source: “Sometimes, real superheroes live in the hearts of small children fighting big battles.” The author of this quote may be unknown, but it rings so true when it comes to a 19-month-old who lives in Andover. At 11 months, Drew Anderson was...

Research Team Discovers Diabetes Cure Without Side Effects

Source: Diabetic News An exciting discovery has led to a new technique that has cured diabetes for one year without side effects by increasing the types of cells in the pancreas that make insulin for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics. Those studies will precede application to the...

Guilty plea in assault of Monmouth County Nursing home patient

Source: The Monmouth Journal A Hazlet man has admitted he sexually assaulted an elderly female patient while he was employed as nursing assistant at a former county-run nursing home, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Todd Fulton, 43, of Hazlet,...