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Political Ties Between Christie Adviser and Saint Mary’s Hospital Buyer Questioned

Capitalizing on the scandal surrounding Gov. Chris Christie’s administration, a health care workers’ union has spent $50,000 on ads questioning why a for-profit hospital chain hired the public relations firm led by the governor’s chief political strategist to...
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Medicare drug plan changes a win for patients, taxpayers

Source: The Hill.com …Medicare has outlined several enhancements to Part D prescription drug plans (PDPs) that would address bipartisan congressional concerns, give seniors more choices and reduce the program’s costs by an estimated $1.3 billion over five years. Seniors...
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Subway Sandwiches Takes Chemical Out of Bread After Protest

Source: ABCnews.com Subway said today it is removing a chemical used in yoga mats and shoe soles from the bread of it its popular sandwiches after a food blogger got more than 50,000 signatures in a petition drive. “The complete conversion to have this product out of the...
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Affordable Care Act Outreach Remains Spotty in Some Parts of NJ – Part 2

Source: NJ Spotlight.com (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...
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Affordable Care Act Outreach Remains Spotty in Some Parts of NJ – Part 1

Source: NJ Spotlight.com 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...
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Soccer ‘headers’ and concussions: Riskier than we thought?

Source: NJ.com 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...
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