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Southern Ocean Medical Center in Stafford Township
Southern Ocean Medical Center in Stafford Township (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Medicare cuts estimated $23M in New Jersey hospital funding

TRENTON (AP) — The federal government has penalized nearly every hospital in New Jersey because too many Medicare patients had to be readmitted within a month of their discharge.

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Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office Detective Christian Peralta searches a stolen vehicle for any signs of drugs, including the drug known as Flakka. NJ authorities and legislators are concerned abut the popularity of the drug. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office Detective Christian Peralta searches a stolen vehicle for any signs of drugs, including the drug known as Flakka. NJ authorities and legislators are concerned abut the popularity of the drug. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
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Dangerous new drug has police, medical personnel on alert

There's a new dangerous, synthetic drug called "flakka" that has law enforcement and the medical community very concerned about its growing popularity.

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Mosquitos are seen inside a trap
Mosquitos are seen inside a trap (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Bellmawr man is state’s first confirmed West Nile virus case

BELLMAWR (AP) — Health officials have confirmed New Jersey's first case of West Nile virus this year.

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Congress Planned Parenthood
Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaks to reporters in defense of Planned Parenthood, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
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More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

After the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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Medical scopes
FILE – This file photo shows the tip of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope. (AP Photo/U.S. Food and Drug Administration, File)
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FDA lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to outbreaks

Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S.

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A press conference about the Affordable Care Act   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A press conference about the Affordable Care Act (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Affordable Care Act insurers propose premium hikes for 2016

TRENTON (AP) — Three health care companies that sold insurance to New Jersey residents through the Affordable Care Act this year are asking the state to approve double-digit price hikes for 2016.

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Network cables are plugged in a server room
Network cables are plugged in a server room (Michael Bocchieri/Getty Images)
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Indiana medical software company hack affected 3.9M people

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) -- An Indiana medical software company has reported the private information of 3.9 million people nationwide was exposed when its networks were hacked earlier this year, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services said Monday.

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South Bronx residents attend a forum on an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease
South Bronx residents attend a forum on an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease (PIX 11)
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7 people with Legionnaires’ disease have died in NY outbreak

NEW YORK (AP) -- The death toll from an outbreak of Legionnaires' disease has risen from four to seven people, city health officials announced Monday at a public town hall meeting of concerned residents.

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A NJ lawmaker feels the cost of obtaining medical records should be regulated. (SORAPONG CHAIPANYA, ThinkStock)
A NJ lawmaker feels the cost of obtaining medical records should be regulated. (SORAPONG CHAIPANYA, ThinkStock)
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Regulating the cost of obtaining medical records

If you want to get a copy of your own medical records in New Jersey, it could wind up costing you an arm and a leg.

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A study finds health risks to seniors who stop driving. (ThinkStock)
A study finds health risks to seniors who stop driving. (ThinkStock)
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Giving up the car keys could pose health risks for seniors

It is one of the most difficult things for many families to go through when they know an elderly loved one should no longer be behind the wheel.

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