McDonald’s “Just says no” to FDA-approved genetically modified potatoes

Source: Idaho The U.S. Department of Agriculture has approved Idaho-based J.R. Simplot Co.’s new genetically modified potato. But one of the company’s oldest business partners — McDonald’s — hasn’t. The fast-food giant says it...

Walmart Employees Place Food Donation Bins at Doorstep of Alice Walton’s New York City Condo

Source: Alternet In response to the demoralizing food donation bins placed in some stores to help out its underpaid employees, Walmart workers have chained a massive donation bin in front of the luxury Manhattan apartment of heiress Alice Walton, daughter of Walmart founder Sam...

New Hospital Exec Job of N.J. Health Commissioner’s Spouse Creates Conflict of Interest

Source: NJ Former Christie administration Chief of Staff Kevin O’Dowd’s move to become senior executive vice president and chief administrative officer for Cooper University Health Care has prompted state Health Commissioner Mary E. O’Dowd, who is his wife, to order...

With Obamacare open enrollment beginning, digital-friendly ‘Oscar’ plan debuts in N.J.

Healthcare Act Enrollment Period Ends Feb. 15 2015 Medicare Enrollment Period Ends December 7 2014 Source: New Jersey, meet Oscar. The state’s newest health insurance company — although named after co-founder Josh Kushner’s great-grandfather — endeavors to be a thoroughly...

How cannabis was used to shrink one of the most aggressive brain cancers

Source: Widely proscribed around the world for its recreational uses, cannabis is being used in a number of different therapeutic ways to bring relief for severe medical conditions. Products using cannabinoids, the active components of the cannabis plant, have...

Christie signs bill requiring hospitals to teach family how to care for discharged patients

Source: New Jersey today became the second state in the country to pass a law that will require hospitals to provide caregivers instructions and training on how to carry out their responsibilities when loved ones are discharged home. The legislation was drafted at the...