UnitedHealth fudged Medicare claims, overbilled by $1 billion, feds say

Source: In a 79-page lawsuit filed this week, the Justice Department alleged that the UnitedHealth made patients appear sicker than they actually were in order to collect higher Medicare payments than the company deserved. The government said it h...

Plagued By Pollen? The Valley Hospital Offers Easy Tips For Seasonal Relief

Source: Bergenfield Daily Voice For allergy sufferers, the impact of warmer temperatures can mean sneezing, runny noses and a slew of other discomforts. And with this year’s winter warmer than usual, experts are predicting an early and heavy pollen season. However, sufferers...

Research Team Discovers Diabetes Cure Without Side Effects

Source: Diabetic News An exciting discovery has led to a new technique that has cured diabetes for one year without side effects by increasing the types of cells in the pancreas that make insulin for both type 1 and type 2 diabetics. Those studies will precede application to the...

Guilty plea in assault of Monmouth County Nursing home patient

Source: The Monmouth Journal A Hazlet man has admitted he sexually assaulted an elderly female patient while he was employed as nursing assistant at a former county-run nursing home, announced Monmouth County Prosecutor Christopher J. Gramiccioni. Todd Fulton, 43, of Hazlet,...

In Rare Unity, Hospitals, Doctors and Insurers Criticize Health Bill

Source: Hospitals, doctors, health insurers and some consumer groups, with few exceptions, are speaking with one voice and urging significant changes to the Republican health care legislation that passed the House on Thursday. In contrast to hospital and doctor groups,...