Paterson community health center gets $1.4M in federal grants

Source: North The Paterson Community Health Center has been awarded $1.4 million in grants to help the facility continue providing medical care to low-income residents, Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. announced on Tuesday. One of the grants is for $247,590 to provide assistance...

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...

Wanted: North Jersey Volunteers To Help Raise Funds For Children With Disabilities

This holiday season, volunteers are needed at four Barnes and Noble bookstores in northern New Jersey that have offered their locations for Wrapping For Inclusion: Shoppers can have their purchases gift-wrapped by the volunteers in exchange for a donation to the National...