First hearing on legalizing marijuana in New Jersey held

Source: Hudson Reporter Proponents and opponents came together in Jersey City for the first of a planned series of hearings across the state to discuss the possible legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. Led by State Sen. Ronald Rice, chair of the N.J. Legislative Black Caucus,...

Margate firefighter pleads guilty to $7 million role in health benefits scheme

Source: Firefighter Michael Sher pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a $7 million role in an unraveling state health benefits scheme that has snared 16 people and, according to prosecutors, involved many more Shore-area firefighters, teachers, and public...

People are dying after procedures in NJ “same day” surgery centers — Part 2

Source: North Part 1 Fifty-two people died at New Jersey “same day” surgery centers between September 2008 and January 2017, according to an open-records request. More than 1,200 “events” — a neutral term that refers to death, falling into a coma during or...

People are dying after procedures in NJ “same day” surgery centers

Source: North They are called “same-day surgery centers,” leading patients to expect a quick in-and-out for a routine procedure. But the experience was anything but routine for Rekhaben Shah, 67, who reported to the Oak Tree Surgery Center in Edison for a...

Health Insurer Horizon to Invest $275M Due to New Tax Law

Source: New Jersey’s largest health insurer says it will invest $275 million in new initiatives and customer relief as a result of the new federal tax law. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield announced that it would commit $150 million in to-be-determined benefits for...

Featured Video: Sleep Health Awareness/Sleep-In 2018 Benefit

Sleep Health Awareness: Narcolespy · Other Disorders · Donate to Nearly 70 percent of adults report insufficient sleep or rest at least once a month, and 11 percent report insufficient sleep every day of the month. Nearly 70 percent of high school...