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Breast Cancer Drug Appears to Greatly Extend Patients’ Lives

Source: New York Times.com A drug used to treat advanced breast cancer has had what appears to be unprecedented success in prolonging lives in a clinical trial, researchers reported on Sunday. Patients who received the drug — Perjeta, from the Swiss drug maker Roche — had a...
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DermOne Opens New Vein Care Center in Northfield, NJ

Source: DermOne.com DermOne Dermatology, Cosmetic, & Scarless Vein Care Centers have opened a new location in Northfield NJ. They specialize in the minimally invasive treatment of varicose vein diseasem and also has the capability to provide services to patients seeking...
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Hamilton preschooler dies of respiratory illness, district says in phone alert to parents

Source: NJ.com Times of Trenton A 4-year-old student at Yardville Elementary School died Thursday of a yet-unidentified respiratory illness, according to a pre-recorded call sent to parents Friday morning from school principal Elena M. Manning. Jeff Plunkett, Hamilton Township...
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Number of N.J. uninsured cut in half, survey shows

Source: NJ.com Health On the eve of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act last fall, more than one in five New Jersey residents – 21.2 percent – reported they had no health insurance. A year later, that’s down to 11.5 percent, according to a survey...
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Featured Video: Cholesterol Heart Health – The Good, The Bad, and the Too High

Sources: Meridian Healthare Cardiovascular Network, Centers For Disease Control Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs. But when you have too much of the wrong kind of cholesterol in your blood, it can build up on the walls of your arteries and form...
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To Reduce Medicare Readmissions, Healthcare Embraces Post-Acute Partnerships

Source: PR Log.com Post-acute partnerships — collaborations with home health, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and hospice— have emerged as a key strategy to reduce hospital readmissions, according to new market data from the fourth annual Reducing Hospital Readmissions survey...
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