Governor Elect Murphy vows to fight for health care for all

Source: Democratic Gov.-elect Phil Murphy vowed Wednesday to fight to make sure everyone in New Jersey has health insurance but warned that there are limits to what a governor can do in the face of an “outright assault” on the Affordable Care Act by Republicans in...

Holiday Coping Tips, Trenton Candlelight Vigil for people with substance abuse disorders

Source: New Jersey Department of Health As another holiday season unfolds, the New Jersey Depart of Health suggests coping strategies to help support people who are battling substance use disorders during an especially challenging period. While the weeks ahead are typically...

Pet Peeves of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Source: The Guessing Game: “Hey — do you know who I am?” Yes, they will recognize familiar voices, but please, resist the temptation to prove it to others by quizzing them. Be considerate and identify yourself! Fearing the “s” word:...

Outgoing N.J. senator and Christie friend gets job on Horizon board

Source: Gov. Chris Christie on Thursday appointed longtime friend and outgoing state Sen. Joseph Kyrillos to the board of directors of Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey — the insurance company that has been the target of the governor’s verbal attacks...

Democrats want speedy financial restoration of women’s health support

Source: NJ If all goes as planned, the 2017 election results will benefit the hundreds of thousands of women and their families who depend on free and low-cost clinics for cancer screenings, birth control, and other healthcare services. Supporters have said the...

Northvale: 7-year old cancer patient lauded by local and national luminaries

Source: A 7-year-old with a rare, inoperable brain cancer (diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma) recently underwent weeks of treatment at a Houston hospital. Though Vivienne Knopp is now home with her vitals stabilized, “the hard truth is that this type of treatment...