Lawmakers call for withdrawal of Trump proposal that could impact 9/11 responders’ health care

Source: A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers called on White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to scrap a proposal in President Trump’s proposed budget plan they say could threaten the health treatment of 9/11 first responders. New York Reps. Peter King...

Featured Video: Heart Health Awareness

Heart Health Awareness: Rise Above Heart Failure · Self-Check Plan · For Women American Heart Assoc. New Jersey · NJ Dept. of Health Resources Sources: American Heart Association; The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization...

South Orange/Maplewood: ‘SOMA Talks’ focuses on protecting teens from substance abuse

Source: Essex News Daily The first in “SOMA Talks,” a three-part education series that focuses on teenage alcohol and drug abuse, were recently held at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, in Maplewood. The current opioid epidemic is widely publicized in the news, which has raised...

New Jersey Flu Outbreak continues to surge; Flu Shots Encouraged

Source: The flu is continuing to spread rapidly in New Jersey, with 3,000 additional cases reported in the state in the past week, pushing the total to more than 10,000 for the season, according to the latest statistics from the New Jersey Department of Health. One...

Paterson risk manager suspended without pay in probe of workers’ comp billing

Source: An investigation into a multimillion-dollar increase in the city’s medical payments for workers’ compensation cases has resulted in the unpaid suspension of Samir Goow, Paterson’s insurance risk manager, officials said. The city imposed Goow’s...

Featured Video: Black HIV/AIDS Awareness

Black AIDS/HIV Awareness Day 2018: Black AIDS Institute North Jersey Community Research Initiative · N.J. HIV Testing Sites · Pregnant? · N.J. Dept of Health While Blacks represent approximately 12% of the U.S. population, the Centers for Disease Control and...