August 30

NJ.com - Stop lying about our insurance coverage, Horizon demands in dispute with doctors
https://www.nj.com/news/2019/08/stop-lying-about-our-insurance-coverage-horizon-demands-in-dispute-with-doctors.html

Kaiser Health News - They Got Estimates Before Surgery — And A Bill After That Was 50% More
https://khn.org/news/they-got-estimates-before-surgery-and-a-bill-after-that-was-50-more/

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Diabetes stress high among college students, study finds
https://www.inquirer.com/health/diabetes-distress-college-insulin-20190830.html

NorthJersey.com - She hoped for death on her own terms. Then NJ's aid-in-dying law was challenged
https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2019/08/30/nj-aid-dying-law-challenge-prevents-woman-with-brain-cancer-from-ending-life-on-her-own-terms/2123105001/

August 29

The Philadelphia Inquirer - New Jersey vaccine exemptions for schoolkids rose by more than half in five years
https://www.inquirer.com/health/vaccine-exemptions-mumps-new-jersey-pennsylvania-study-hospital-association-20190829.html

NJ.com - Surgeon general issues new warning against pot use for children and pregnant mothers
https://www.nj.com/marijuana/2019/08/surgeon-general-issues-new-warning-against-pot-use-for-children-and-pregnant-mothers.html

NJBIZ - VNA Health Group to join Bayada Home Health Care
https://njbiz.com/vna-health-group-join-bayada-home-health-care/

NBC News - Vaping-related lung disease cases surge to nearly 300 nationwide
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/vaping-related-lung-disease-cases-surge-nearly-300-nationwide-n1047621

US News and World Report - U.S. Opioid Deaths Take a Small Dip, as Fentanyl Leaves Deadly Mark
https://www.usnews.com/news/health-news/articles/2019-08-29/us-opioid-deaths-take-a-small-dip-as-fentanyl-leaves-deadly-mark

The New York Times - Hospitals Should Replace Infection-Prone Scopes With Safer Models, F.D.A. Says
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/29/health/duodenoscopes-infections.html

CNN - Breast cancer risk linked to hormone therapy can persist for years, study says
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/29/health/hormone-replacement-therapy-breast-cancer-study/index.html

NBC News - Signs of a deadly mosquito virus found in several states
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/signs-deadly-mosquito-virus-found-several-states-n1046731

STAT news - Global vaccine coalition unveils ambitious plan to immunize 300 million children
https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/29/gavi-vaccine-alliance-ambitious-plan/

NBC News - Stop vaping and e-cigarette use ‘immediately,’ city health officials warn
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/stop-vaping-and-e-cigarette-use-immediately-city-health-officials-warn-67800133676

Becker’s Hospital Review - 'Nontraditional strategies' needed to address fentanyl overdoses, researchers say
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/opioids/nontraditional-strategies-needed-to-address-fentanyl-overdoses-researchers-say.html

NJ 101.5 - South Jersey hospitals giving out free Narcan on Aug. 30
https://nj1015.com/south-jersey-hospitals-giving-out-free-narcan-on-aug-30/

Asbury Park Press - New Jersey ranked first in student athlete health and safety policy
https://www.app.com/story/sports/high-school/football/redzone/2019/08/29/new-jersey-ranked-first-student-athlete-health-and-safety-policy/2151269001/

NJ 101.5 - NJ comedy company finds laughter is best medicine for Alzheimer’s patients
https://nj1015.com/nj-comedy-company-finds-laughter-is-best-medicine-for-alzheimers-patients/

NJBIZ - Sweeney, Weinberg show support for Holy Name’s palliative program
https://njbiz.com/sweeney-weinberg-visit-holy-name-medical-center/

Penn Medicine News - Blocking specific protein could provide a new treatment for deadly form of prostate cancer
https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2019/august/blocking-specific-protein-could-provide-a-new-treatment-for-deadly-form-of-prostate-cancer

August 28

ROI-NJ - Study: N.J. ranks No. 6 in most spent on health care
http://www.roi-nj.com/2019/08/28/healthcare/study-n-j-ranks-no-6-in-most-spent-on-health-care/

ROI-NJ - Rutgers New Jersey medical school chair: Pharma is culpable for opioid crisis, but they aren’t the only ones
https://www.roi-nj.com/2019/08/28/opinion/rutgers-medical-school-chair-pharma-is-culpable-for-opioid-crisis-but-they-arent-the-only-ones/

ROI-NJ - Two N.J.-based home health providers to merge
http://www.roi-nj.com/2019/08/28/healthcare/two-n-j-based-home-health-providers-to-merge/

NJ.com - 1 died after hepatitis A outbreak at NJ golf club. Here’s how worried you should be.
https://www.nj.com/healthfit/2019/08/1-died-after-hepatitis-a-outbreak-at-nj-golf-club-heres-how-worried-you-should-be.html

STAT News - Medical education needs to stop burning out students — now
https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/29/medical-education-stop-burning-out-students/

CNN - Fast food may contribute to teen depression, study says
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/29/health/fast-food-teen-depression-wellness/index.html

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Could fixing autophagy hold the key to preventing brain diseases?
https://www.inquirer.com/health/autophagy-brain-neurons-penn-medicine-alzheimers-parkinsons-als-huntingtons-20190829.html

August 28

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Penn Medicine gets $8M grant to study brains of people in opioid addiction
https://www.inquirer.com/health/penn-medicine-addiction-grant-nida-pet-neuroimaging-20190828.html

CNN - 1 in 3 teens breathe secondhand e-cigarette vapors, new research says
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/28/health/e-cigarette-secondhand-smoke-exposure-study/index.html

CNN - Opioid crisis fast facts
https://www.cnn.com/2017/09/18/health/opioid-crisis-fast-facts/index.html

CNN - Gupta: Doctors must lead us out of our opioid abuse epidemic
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/27/health/opioid-crisis-us-doctors-gupta/index.html

The New York Times - Tattoo needles may trigger allergic reactions
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/28/well/live/tattoo-needles-allergic-reactions.html

The Wall Street Journal - New concerns emerge about long-term antidepressant use
https://www.wsj.com/articles/new-concerns-emerge-about-long-term-antidepressant-use-11567004771

Becker’s Hospital Review - Exercise improves concussion recovery, study finds
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/exercise-improves-concussion-recovery-study-finds.html

NBC News - Mosquitoes spreading deadly virus through parts of the U.S.
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/mosquitoes-spreading-deadly-virus-through-parts-of-the-u-s-67697221956

Becker’s Hospital Review - Multistate listeria outbreak leaves 2 dead
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/multistate-listeria-outbreak-leaves-2-dead.html

Penn Medicine News - Giving trauma patients a hormone that helps stabilize blood pressure cuts blood transfusions by half
https://www.pennmedicine.org/news/news-releases/2019/august/giving-trauma-patients-a-hormone-that-helps-stabilize-blood-pressure-cuts-blood-transfusions-by-half

NJ 101.5 - More NJ kids getting vaccine exemptions – bad news, hospitals say
https://nj1015.com/more-nj-kids-getting-vaccine-exemptions-bad-news-hospitals-say/

CNN - CDC: 'Reasonable chance' US will lose measles elimination status
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/28/health/us-measles-elimination-status-in-jeopardy/index.html

August 27

NJ.com - Doctors can again help terminally ill NJ patients end their lives. Here are the details.
https://www.nj.com/news/2019/08/heres-what-the-nj-supreme-court-ruling-on-the-right-to-die-law-means.html

NBC News - Uncontrolled high blood pressure is cutting into heart disease progress
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/heart-health/uncontrolled-high-blood-pressure-cutting-heart-disease-progress-n1046316

CNN - Deaths from heart disease and these other conditions are on the rise, research suggests
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/27/health/heart-disease-stroke-diabetes-death-rates-study/index.html

Becker’s Hospital Review - Trump administration ends 'medical deferred action' for immigrants
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-management-administration/trump-administration-ends-medical-deferred-action-for-immigrants.html

Becker’s Hospital Review - Many Americans clueless about out-of-pocket medical costs, study finds
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/many-americans-clueless-about-out-of-pocket-medical-costs-study-finds.html

Modern Healthcare - Preventive Services Task Force calls for expanding hepatitis C screenings
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/safety-quality/preventive-services-task-force-calls-expanding-hepatitis-c-screenings

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Hard-drinking young adults suffer surge in deadly liver disease
https://www.inquirer.com/health/alcohol-death-young-adults-cirrhosis-cancer-overdose-liver-kidneys-transplant-20190827.html

Philadelphia Business Journal - Bayada to acquire New Jersey home care provider
https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2019/08/27/bayada-to-acquire-new-jersey-home-care-provider.html

August 26

STAT News - Federal rules threaten to discourage undocumented immigrants from vaccinating children
https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/26/federal-rules-threaten-to-discourage-undocumented-immigrants-from-vaccinating-children/

NBC News - Teens who use concentrated marijuana more likely to use other drugs
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/teens-who-use-concentrated-marijuana-more-likely-use-other-drugs-n1045961

ROI-NJ - NJ’s new medical marijuana bill protects workers, applicants — but leaves employers with questions, lawyer says
http://www.roi-nj.com/2019/08/26/healthcare/n-j-s-new-medical-marijuana-bill-protects-workers-applicants-but-leaves-employers-with-questions-lawyer-says/

CBS 3 - ‘I don’t want to die’: American Cancer Society pushing ‘cancer-preventing’ HPV vaccinations with school starting
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/08/26/american-cancer-society-cancer-preventing-hpv-vaccinations/

CBS 6 - More women should be assessed for BRCA mutations, new recommendations say
https://wtvr.com/2019/08/26/more-women-should-be-assessed-for-brca-mutations-new-recommendations-say/

NJBIZ - Menendez, Booker announce $10M for new and expecting moms, NJ families
https://njbiz.com/menendez-booker-announce-support-new-expecting-moms-nj-families/

NJBIZ - CarePlus nets over $1M grant funding in addiction recovery support expansion
https://njbiz.com/nj-dmhas-awards-careplus-more-than-one-million-dollars-in-grant-funding-expansion-for-addiction-recovery-support-services/

NJBIZ - HealthShare Exchange expands patient data services in New Jersey
https://nj1015.com/nj-hospital-becomes-drop-off-site-for-breast-milk-donations/

NJBIZ - Experts disagree about effects of hospital consolidation
https://njbiz.com/deal-no-deal/

NJBIZ - How Hackensack Meridian Health CEO Robert C. Garrett approaches M&A
https://njbiz.com/the-art-of-the-deal/

NJBIZ - A multistate nursing compact could ease a shortage in NJ
https://njbiz.com/looking-florence-nightingale/

NJ 101.5 - A new way to train medical students in New Jersey
https://nj1015.com/a-new-way-to-train-medical-students-in-new-jersey/

NJ 101.5 - NJ hospital becomes drop-off site for breast milk donations
https://nj1015.com/nj-hospital-becomes-drop-off-site-for-breast-milk-donations/

NJ 101.5 - House calls: Is there a doctor in the house? In NJ, there likely can be
https://nj1015.com/house-calls-is-there-a-doctor-in-the-house-in-nj-there-likely-can-be/

UPI - Study: 1 in 5 elderly people in long-term care dies in 5 years
https://www.upi.com/Health_News/2019/08/26/Study-1-in-5-elderly-people-in-long-term-care-dies-in-5-years/3941566848267/?rc_fifo=1

Becker’s Hospital Review - Mental illness associated with 70% increase in healthcare spending
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/mental-illness-associated-with-70-increase-in-healthcare-spending.html

The Wall Street Journal - The drive for more living liver donors
https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-drive-for-more-living-liver-donors-11566832825

CNN - The US is throwing away at least 3,500 donated kidneys every year, study finds
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/26/health/thousands-of-kidneys-thrown-away/index.html

CNN - Want to live longer? Be an optimist, study says
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/26/health/optimism-live-longer-wellness/index.html

TODAY - What causes brain tumors? Brain tumor treatment, prognosis and more
https://www.today.com/health/what-causes-brain-tumors-brain-tumor-treatment-prognosis-more-t161303

KYW Newsradio - Burlington County steps up efforts to combat the opioid addiction problem
https://kywnewsradio.radio.com/articles/news/burlington-county-steps-efforts-combat-opioids

The New York Times - Why doctors still offer treatments that may not help
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/26/upshot/why-doctors-still-offer-treatments-that-may-not-help.html

August 25

NBC News - There were no guidelines for fecal transplants. Then, a patient died.
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/there-were-no-guidelines-fecal-transplants-then-patient-died-n1044881

August 24

CNN - Why pancreatic cancer is so deadly
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/23/health/pancreatic-cancer-explainer-trnd/index.html

August 23

This daily pill cut heart attacks by half. Why isn’t everyone getting it?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/22/health/heart-disease-iran-study.html

Becker’s Hospital Review - Racial disparities persist in TB rates, study finds
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/racial-disparities-persist-in-tb-rates-study-finds.html

NJBIZ - Bill revising drunk driving penalties becomes law
https://njbiz.com/bill-revising-drunk-driving-penalties-becomes-law/

NJBIZ - New law will make prescription drugs more affordable and transparent
https://njbiz.com/prescription-drugs-more-affordable-eliminating-clawbacks-gag-clauses/

NJBIZ - Murphy signs bill to improve Medicaid eligibility system
https://njbiz.com/murphy-signs-bill-improve-medicaid-eligibility/

NJBIZ - State introduces health hotline for lead exposure questions
https://njbiz.com/health-hotline-for-residents-with-questions-about-lead-exposure/

Bloomberg - What’s behind the persistent shortage of lifesaving EpiPens
https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-08-23/what-s-behind-the-persistent-shortage-of-lifesaving-epipens?srnd=premium

Philly Voice - More departments close at Hahnemann University Hospital
https://www.phillyvoice.com/hahnemann-university-hospital-department-closures-pharmacy-lab-blood-bank/

The New York Times - First death in a spate of vaping sicknesses reported by health officials
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/23/health/vaping-death-cdc.html

6abc Action News - CDC now counts 193 cases of vaping-related lung cases in 22 states
https://6abc.com/health/cdc-now-counts-193-cases-of-vaping-related-lung-cases-in-22-states/5488833/

August 22

NJBIZ - $450,000 federal grant will support maternal mortality efforts in NJ
https://njbiz.com/new-jersey-receives-federal-grant-maternal-mortality/

NJBIZ - Hackensack UMC launches at-home sleep apnea screening pilot program
https://njbiz.com/hackensack-university-medical-center-launches-innovative-pilot-program-to-screen-patients-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-at-home/

NJBIZ - RWJBarnabas Health IFPR receives Opioid Reduction Options Grant
https://njbiz.com/rwjbarnabas-health-institute-for-prevention-and-recovery-opioid-grant/

NJBIZ - Atlantic Health awarded state’s first NCI Community Oncology Research Program
https://njbiz.com/new-jersey-national-cancer-institute-community-ncorp-atlantic-health/

American Medical Association - New BRCA recommendations: What primary care doctors must know
https://www.ama-assn.org/delivering-care/population-care/new-brca-recommendations-what-primary-care-doctors-must-know

CNN - CDC sounds alarm over deadly drug-resistant salmonella
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/22/health/drug-resistant-salmonella-cdc-warning/index.html

Becker’s Hospital Review - 49% of healthcare professionals feel equipped to achieve zero harm, survey finds
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/49-of-healthcare-professionals-feel-equipped-to-reach-zero-harm-survey-finds.html

NBC News - Some lawmakers want pelvic exam consent forms to protect against sex abuse
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/some-lawmakers-want-pelvic-exam-consent-forms-protect-against-sex-n1045461

NJBIZ - Researchers discover cause of asthmatic lung spasms
https://njbiz.com/researchers-discover-cause-of-asthmatic-lung-spasms/

NJ 101.5 - Need for organ donors is soaring in NJ
https://nj1015.com/need-for-organ-donors-is-soaring-in-nj/

NJ 101.5 - Children’s mental health: The services and treatment available in NJ
https://nj1015.com/childrens-mental-health-the-services-and-treatment-available-in-nj/

ROI-NJ - NJ chooses Integrity Health for innovative health program for first responders
http://www.roi-nj.com/2019/08/22/healthcare/n-j-chooses-integrity-health-for-innovative-health-program-for-first-responders/

STAT News - Can a new Lyme disease vaccine overcome a history of distrust and failure?
https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/22/lyme-disease-vaccine-market/

CNN - Want to avoid an early death? Get moving, a study says
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/22/health/physical-activity-death-trnd/index.html

August 21

WHYY - NJ service providers say ‘harm reduction’ working on opioids, but more can be done
https://whyy.org/articles/n-j-service-providers-say-harm-reduction-working-on-opioids-but-more-can-be-done/

NJBIZ - Following Title X withdrawal, Sweeney wants $8.8M for NJ Planned Parenthood
https://njbiz.com/following-title-x-withdrawal-sweeney-wants-8-8m-nj-planned-parenthood/

CNN - Microplastics in drinking water 'don't appear to pose health risk,' WHO says
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/21/health/who-microplastics-drinking-water-risk-intl/index.html

The New York Times - Vaping sicknesses rising: 153 cases reported in 16 states
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/health/vaping-marijuana-e-cigarettes.html

The New York Times - Opioid treatment is used vastly more in states that expanded Medicaid
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/health/opioids-treatment-medicaid.html

CNN - Air pollution can kill, even when it meets air quality guidelines, study finds
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/21/health/air-pollution-deaths-study/index.html

NBC News - After withdrawing from Title X, reproductive health clinics scramble for cash
https://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/after-withdrawing-title-x-reproductive-health-clinics-scramble-cash-n1044431

CNN - The climate crisis could make it more dangerous to play sports outdoors
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/21/health/heat-sports-dangers-study/index.html

Kaiser Health News - MDMA, or Ecstasy shows promise as PTSD Treatment
https://khn.org/news/mdma-or-ecstasy-shows-promise-as-a-ptsd-treatment/

The New York Times - Exercise may boost mood for women with depression. Having a coach may help.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/well/move/exercise-may-boost-mood-for-women-with-depression-having-a-coach-may-help.html

The New York Times - How medicine became the stealth family-friendly profession
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/21/upshot/medicine-family-friendly-profession-women.html

NJBIZ - Norcross joins physicians, advocates for People Over Pharma event
https://njbiz.com/norcross-hospital-physicians-and-advocates-call-on-trump-and-congress-to-take-on-big-pharma-lower-prescription-drug-prices/

TAPinto - Rutgers Expert: How Adults Can Spot Signs of Mental Illness in Children
https://www.tapinto.net/towns/holmdel-and-colts-neck/categories/news/articles/rutgers-expert-how-adults-can-spot-signs-of-mental-illness-in-children-11

NBC News - New guidelines advise more women need to get breast cancer gene test
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/new-guidelines-advise-more-women-need-to-get-breast-cancer-gene-test-66614341615

August 20

NJTV - South Jersey lawmaker holds press conference on combating high drug prices
https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/south-jersey-lawmaker-holds-press-conference-on-combating-high-drug-prices/

Daily Journal - NJ appeals judge's order stalling state's new aid-in-dying law
https://www.thedailyjournal.com/story/news/2019/08/19/nj-appeals-judges-order-stalling-aid-dying-law/2051871001/

CBS Philly - Vaping Just Once Can Change Body’s Blood Flow, Study Finds
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/08/20/vaping-just-once-can-change-bodys-blood-flow-study-finds/

NJ 101.5 - How NJ schools take on children’s mental health
https://nj1015.com/how-nj-schools-take-on-childrens-mental-health/

NBC News - Vaping for the first time can damage blood vessels
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/vaping-first-time-can-damage-blood-vessels-n1044216

NJBIZ - Supreme Court refuses to lift order blocking doctor-assisted suicides
https://njbiz.com/supreme-court-refuses-lift-order-blocking-doctor-assisted-suicide-law/

NJBIZ - HHS awards $1.7M to support NJ health center quality improvement
https://njbiz.com/hhs-awards-1-7-m-to-new-jersey-to-support-health-center-quality-improvement/

CBS Philly - Doctors Warn Against Working Out During Peak Sun On Hot And Humid Days
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/08/20/doctors-warn-against-working-out-during-peak-sun-on-hot-and-humid-days/

NJBIZ - New Jersey Reentry Corp. unveils Medicated Assisted Treatment services
https://njbiz.com/new-jersey-reentry-corporation-unveils-medicated-assisted-treatment-services/

Becker’s Hospital Review - Creditors spar over proposed budget for Philadelphia hospital sale
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/creditors-spar-over-proposed-budget-for-philadelphia-hospital-sale.html

Becker’s Hospital Review - 'Cold turkey' not effective treatment for opioid use disorder, say 83% of Americans
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/opioids/cold-turkey-not-effective-treatment-for-opioid-use-disorder-say-83-of-americans.html

NBC News - Cases of mysterious vaping-related illnesses rise to at least 127
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/cases-mysterious-vaping-related-illnesses-rise-least-127-n1044281

August 19

STAT News - Could the world see a resurgence of polio? Experts fear a cautionary tale in measles
https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/19/could-the-world-see-a-resurgence-of-polio-experts-fear-a-cautionary-tale-in-measles/

The New York Times - Developing new guidelines on Lyme disease
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/well/family/developing-new-guidelines-on-lyme-disease.html

The New York Times - Why warning pregnant women not to drink can backfire
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/upshot/pregnancy-alcohol-warnings-backfire.html

NJ 101.5 - NJ a pretty good state for having a baby, report finds
https://nj1015.com/nj-a-pretty-good-state-for-having-a-baby-report-finds/

NJBIZ - Planned Parenthood NJ withdrawing from Title X
https://njbiz.com/planned-parenthood-nj-withdrawing-from-title-x/

NJBIZ - 25 New Jersey hospitals recognized in 2019 LGBTQ Equality Index
https://njbiz.com/new-jersey-hospitals-recognized-lgbtq-equality-index-2019/

NJBIZ - New Jersey Department of Health to hold harm reduction workshop
https://njbiz.com/new-jersey-department-of-health-holds-harm-reduction-workshop/

NJ 101.5 - Youth suicide in NJ: The ultimate consequence of mental illness
https://nj1015.com/youth-suicide-in-nj-the-ultimate-consequence-of-mental-illness/

NJ 101.5 - Why this doctor is fighting NJ’s ‘Aid in Dying’ assisted suicide law
https://nj1015.com/why-this-doctor-is-fighting-njs-aid-in-dying-assisted-suicide-law/

The New York Times - Premature babies lag in vaccinations
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/well/family/premature-babies-lag-in-vaccinations.html

CNN - New study raises questions about how fluoride affects children's development
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/19/health/fluoride-neurotoxin-canada-study/index.html

CNN - Prescription omega-3s can help some heart patients
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/19/health/omega-3-prescription-triglycerides-study/index.html

NBC News - U.S. records 21 new measles cases as of last week
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/us-records-21-new-measles-cases-last-week-n1044001

NBC News - Brand-name drug prices still rising - but at slower pace, lower amounts
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-care/brand-name-drug-prices-still-rising-slower-pace-lower-amounts-n1044076

Modern Healthcare - ACP calls for ‘stricter’ conflicts standard for clinical guidelines
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/safety-quality/acp-calls-stricter-conflicts-standard-clinical-guidelines

Modern Healthcare - 92% of the U.S. population served by HIEs, survey finds
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/information-technology/92-us-population-served-hies-survey-finds

The New York Times - Flavonoids in plants may help protect against major killers
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/19/well/eat/flavonoids-eat-plant-foods-heart-disease-cancer.html

NJBIZ - The Woodstock generation is paying the price for decades of listening to loud music
https://njbiz.com/give-you-a-what/

August 18

NBC News - Breakthrough heart surgery gets FDA approval
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/breakthrough-heart-surgery-gets-fda-approval-66435653918

NJ 101.5 - Child mental health – NJ experts on the dangers and signs
https://nj1015.com/child-mental-health-nj-experts-on-the-dangers-and-signs/

NBC News - When parents say 'no' to HPV shots, teens have no choice. Some states are changing that.
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/kids-health/when-parents-say-no-hpv-shots-teens-have-no-choice-n1028511?cid=public-rss_20190818

August 17

CNN - More than 120 cases of lung disease in 15 states could be linked to vaping
https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/17/health/vaping-lung-disease-states/

NJ 101.5 - 23 infected in NJ hepatitis A outbreak – more cases could be coming
https://nj1015.com/23-infected-in-nj-hepatitis-a-outbreak-more-cases-could-be-coming/

NJ.com - Preventable deaths at NJ psychiatric hospital spark anger: ‘It’s a babysitting service with pills’
https://www.nj.com/news/2019/08/preventable-deaths-at-nj-psychiatric-hospital-spark-anger-its-a-babysitting-service-with-pills.html

August 16

CBS Philly - Mosquito-borne illness deadlier than West Nile Virus confirmed in New Jersey, health officials say
https://philadelphia.cbslocal.com/2019/08/16/mosquito-borne-illness-deadlier-than-west-nile-virus-confirmed-in-new-jersey-health-officials-say/

Kaiser Health News - Health plan’s ‘Cadillac tax’ may finally be running out of gas
https://khn.org/news/health-plans-cadillac-tax-may-finally-be-running-out-of-gas/

Becker’s Hospital Review - More than 50% of healthcare providers not compliant with HIPAA right of access
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/ehrs/more-than-50-of-healthcare-providers-not-compliant-with-hipaa-right-of-access.html

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Teen and young adult e-smokers much more likely to use marijuana, study finds
https://www.inquirer.com/health/marijuana-e-cigarettes-vaping-nicotine-teenagers-adolescents-young-adults-smoking-20190816.html

ROI-NJ - 4 N.J. hospitals ranked NRC Health’s Top 100 for consumer loyalty
https://www.roi-nj.com/2019/08/16/healthcare/4-n-j-hospitals-ranked-nrc-healths-top-100-for-consumer-loyalty/

August 15

AAFP - Report Examines Benefits of Investing in Primary Care
https://www.aafp.org/news/practice-professional-issues/20190815statespending.html

NJ Spotlight - AtlanticCare Hospital System expands medical education program
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/14/atlanticare-hospital-system-expands-medical-education-program/

NJ.com - Judge prevents doctors from helping N.J. patients end their lives
https://www.nj.com/news/2019/08/judge-halts-njs-aid-in-dying-law-lawmaker-says.html

NJ Spotlight - Testing and follow-up urged for Newark, doctors caution against panic
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/15/testing-and-follow-up-urged-for-newark-doctors-caution-against-hysteria/

NJBIZ - Health officials stump for back-to-school vaccinations
https://njbiz.com/health-officials-stump-school-vaccinations/

NJ 101.5 - 5+ years without a physical: Examining Millennials’ health habits
https://nj1015.com/5-years-without-a-physical-examining-millennials-health-habits/

NJBIZ - Long-term care facilities must have outbreak response plans under new law
https://njbiz.com/legislation-requiring-outbreak-response-plans-long-term-facilities/

ROI-NJ - Saint Peter’s, Ross U. School of Medicine partner to increase physician diversity
https://www.roi-nj.com/2019/08/15/education/saint-peters-ross-u-school-of-medicine-partner-to-increase-physician-diversity/

Insider NJ - State of New Jersey selects Integrity Health to administer Innovative Health program for First Responders
https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/state-new-jersey-selects-integrity-health-administer-innovative-health-program-first-responders/

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Mass shootings have changed how 1 in 4 adults live, poll finds
https://www.inquirer.com/health/mass-shootings-fear-stay-home-20190815.html

NJBIZ - AG issues directive enforcing ‘Extreme Risk’ gun safety law
https://njbiz.com/ag-directive-enforcing-extreme-risk-gun-law/

The Wall Street Journal - FDA Pushes for Graphic Health Warnings on Cigarette Packs
https://www.wsj.com/articles/fda-pushes-for-graphic-health-warnings-on-cigarette-packs-11565888689

NBC News - Patients hit with surprise medical costs as out-of-network billing surges
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/patients-hit-with-surprise-medical-costs-as-out-of-network-billing-surges-66221125527

NBC News - Cases of vaping-linked breathing problems now reported in 8 states
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/cases-vaping-linked-breathing-problems-now-reported-8-states-n1042796

August 13

NJ Spotlight - Horizon agreement sparks concerns for some healthcare providers
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/12/horizon-agreement-sparks-concerns-for-some-healthcare-providers/

CNN - A chlamydia vaccine shows signs of success in an early trial
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/13/health/chlamydia-vaccine-trial-scli-intl/index.html

The Philadelphia Inquirer - August is the deadliest month for football players, and it’s not because of injuries
https://www.inquirer.com/health/football-deaths-heat-over-conditioning-ncaa-piaa-20190813.html

August 12

NJBIZ - Study: Naloxone, quick response save lives of opioid overdose victims
https://njbiz.com/study-naloxone-quick-response-save-lives-opioid-overdose-victims/

NJ 101.5 - There’s a hepatitis A outbreak in NJ: How to avoid it
https://nj1015.com/theres-a-hepatitis-a-outbreak-in-nj-how-to-avoid-it/

NJBIZ - State-of-the-art pediatric rehabilitation center reopens in Morristown
https://njbiz.com/state-of-the-art-pediatric-rehabilitation-center-reopens-in-morristown/

NJBIZ - VNA of Northern NJ to open inpatient hospice at Saint Clare’s Dover Hospital
https://njbiz.com/vna-of-northern-nj-to-open-inpatient-hospice-at-saint-clares-dover-hospital/

Fierce Healthcare - Experts: Women's chronic pain different from men's. Healthcare needs to do better treating that
https://www.fiercehealthcare.com/hospitals-health-systems/dr-templeton-women-s-chronic-pain-different-from-men-s

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Surprise out-of-network hospital bills becoming more common, more expensive
https://www.inquirer.com/health/consumer/surprise-hospital-bill-out-of-network-20190812.html

Modern Healthcare - CMS: Obamacare exchanges lost 1.2 million enrollees last year
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/insurance/cms-obamacare-exchanges-lost-12-million-enrollees-last-year

Modern Healthcare - Trump finalizes rule penalizing legal immigrants for using Medicaid, SNAP
https://www.modernhealthcare.com/medicaid/trump-finalizes-rule-penalizing-legal-immigrants-using-medicaid-snap

NBC News - Drinking bleach will not cure cancer or autism, FDA warns
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/drinking-bleach-will-not-cure-cancer-or-autism-fda-warns-n1041636

The New York Times - A cure for Ebola? Two new treatments prove highly effective in Congo
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/12/health/ebola-outbreak-cure.html

NJ Spotlight - New measure aims to strengthen patient access to palliative care in NJ
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/11/new-measure-aims-to-strengthen-patient-access-to-palliative-care-in-nj/

NJBIZ - PAs permitted to sign Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment
https://njbiz.com/physician-assistants-sign-polst/

NJBIZ - NJDOH to establish ‘My Life, My Plan’
https://njbiz.com/njdoh-my-life-my-plan-now-law/

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Tough restrictions have not stopped Accutane pregnancies. Doctors see ways to do better.
https://www.inquirer.com/health/accutane-pregnancies-ipledge-fda-isotretinoin-20190812.html

August 11

NJ 101.5 - ‘We want to normalize this’ – more moms in NJ are breastfeeding
https://nj1015.com/we-want-to-normalize-this-more-moms-in-nj-are-breastfeeding/

NBC News - Shortage of bone marrow donors a health challenge for minority communities
https://www.nbcnews.com/nightly-news/video/shortage-of-bone-marrow-donors-a-health-challenge-for-minority-communities-65892421850

August 9

NJBIZ - Kean bill to expand prenatal care signed into law
https://njbiz.com/kean-bill-expand-prenatal-care-signed-law/

NJ.com - Medicine can’t undo the ravages of Alzheimer’s. Maybe this new high-tech device can.
https://www.nj.com/healthfit/2019/08/medicine-cant-undo-the-ravages-of-alzheimers-maybe-this-new-high-tech-device-can.html

NJ Spotlight - Distribution and use of naloxone rise in NJ and across nation
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/08/distribution-and-use-of-naxolone-rise-in-nj-and-across-nation/

Philadelphia Business Journal - Here's how Philadelphia-area hospitals fared in PHC4's latest performance report
https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2019/08/09/heres-how-philadelphia-area-hospitals-fared-in.html

The Wall Street Journal - Drug shortage leaves patients without immune-disorder treatment
https://www.wsj.com/articles/drug-shortage-leaves-patients-without-immune-disorder-treatment-11565343023

CNN - Eat more plants and less meat to live longer and improve heart health, study suggests
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/09/health/plant-based-diet-heart-disease-study/index.html

August 8

NJBIZ - HHS awards NJ nearly $5M to combat opioid crisis
https://njbiz.com/hhs-award-fight-nj-opioid-crisis/

NorthJersey.com - No vaccine. No treatment. And this rare tick-borne disease can be transmitted within minutes
https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/health/2019/08/08/tick-bite-red-meat-allergy-powassan-virus-nj-ny/1944312001/

Becker’s Hospital Review - West Nile virus cases jumped 25% in 2018, CDC says
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/quality/west-nile-virus-cases-jumped-25-in-2018-cdc-says.html

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Opioids are over-prescribed for children who get their tonsils out, study finds
https://www.inquirer.com/health/opioids-overprescribe-children-tonsillectomy-doctors-pain-tonsils-guidelines-national-20190808.html

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Eating poultry instead of red meat may lower breast cancer risk
https://www.inquirer.com/health/poultry-red-meat-diet-reduce-cancer-risk-20190808.html

NBC News - FDA backs Gilead's HIV prevention drug Descovy for use as PrEP
https://www.nbcnews.com/feature/nbc-out/fda-backs-gilead-s-hiv-prevention-drug-descovy-use-prep-n1040416

NBC News - An extra cup of coffee could up the odds of a migraine
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/extra-cup-coffee-could-odds-migraine-n1040576

WEMU 98.1 - Trump team hits brakes on law that would curb unneeded Medicare CT scans, MRIs
https://www.wemu.org/post/trump-team-hits-brakes-law-would-curb-unneeded-medicare-ct-scans-mris

Kaiser Health News - Federal experts’ advice on HPV vaccine could leave adults confused
https://khn.org/news/federal-experts-advice-on-hpv-vaccine-could-leave-adults-confused/

August 7

NJBIZ - Rutgers develops cancer health justice lab in Newark
https://njbiz.com/rutgers-newark-cancer-health-justice-lab/

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Nearly 3 in 10 Philadelphians know someone who’s died from opioid use, Pew survey finds
https://www.inquirer.com/health/opioid-addiction/pew-survey-philadelphians-know-overdose-victims-opioid-crisis-20190806.html

The Wall Street Journal - Medical schools are pushed to train doctors for climate change
https://www.wsj.com/articles/medical-schools-are-pushed-to-train-doctors-for-climate-change-11565170205

Becker’s Hospital Review - 2 in 3 physicians have debt from med school
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/hospital-physician-relationships/2-in-3-physicians-have-debt-from-med-school.html

Becker’s Hospital Review - Patients put in out-of-network care situations frequently, analysis finds
https://www.beckershospitalreview.com/finance/patients-put-in-out-of-network-care-situations-frequently-analysis-finds.html

Medscape - Common consumer products play a major role in pediatric TBI 
https://khn.org/news/federal-experts-advice-on-hpv-vaccine-could-leave-adults-confused/

CNN - FDA investigating 127 reports of seizures, neurological symptoms related to vaping
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/07/health/ecigarette-seizure-fda-investigation/index.html

The Wall Street Journal - Medicare moves to cover costly cell therapies
https://www.wsj.com/articles/medicare-moves-to-cover-costly-cell-therapies-11565226535

NJ Spotlight - New Jersey may refuse Title X funding over abortion ‘gag rule’
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/06/jersey-may-refuse-title-x-funding-over-abortion-gag-rule/

NJ Spotlight - NJ launches nation’s first stress ‘resiliency’ program for police officers
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/06/nj-launches-nations-first-stress-resiliency-program-for-police-officers/

The Philadelphia Inquirer - These Philly-area hospitals had the most complications after hip, knee, bypass, and spinal surgery
https://www.inquirer.com/health/hip-knee-replacement-bypass-best-hospital-20190807.html

The New York Times - Arthritis tied to heart disease. Pain relievers may be to blame.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/07/well/live/arthritis-tied-to-heart-disease-pain-relievers-may-be-to-blame.html

August 6

NJBIZ - Oliver signs legislation to assist students, hard-of-hearing community
https://njbiz.com/oliver-signs-legislation-assisting-hard-hearing-community/

NJ 101.5 - With new tool, NJ doctors are saving you money on prescriptions
https://nj1015.com/with-new-tool-nj-doctors-are-saving-you-money-on-prescriptions/

Health Leaders Media - RWJBarnabas Health’s new regional CFO talks value-based care, access
https://www.healthleadersmedia.com/finance/rwjbarnabas-healths-new-regional-cfo-talks-value-based-care-access

NBC News - Boom in overdose-reversing drug is tied to fewer opioid deaths
https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/boom-overdose-reversing-drug-tied-fewer-opioid-deaths-n1039731

NJ Spotlight - With NJ oversight, health insurance exchange could launch a year early
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/05/with-nj-oversight-health-insurance-exchange-could-launch-a-year-early/

NJBIZ - Just half of New Jersey seniors exercise at least 3 days each week, survey says
https://njbiz.com/clover-health-finds-50-percent-new-jersey-seniors-exercise/

August 5

NJBIZ - Menendez kicks off National Health Center Week at Project H.O.P.E.
https://njbiz.com/menendez-kicks-off-national-health-center-week/

NJBIZ - $1.5M ORIEN award to support Rutgers Cancer Institute researchers
https://njbiz.com/orien-supports-rutgers-cancer-institute-research/

WHYY - New Jersey will require violence intervention programs at certain hospitals
https://whyy.org/articles/05jhtrauma/

NJTV - NJ moves closer to state-based health insurance marketplace
https://www.njtvonline.org/news/uncategorized/nj-moves-closer-to-state-based-health-insurance-marketplace/

NorthJersey.com - NJ aims to help victims of gun violence in wake of mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso
https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/new-jersey/2019/08/05/nj-adds-new-gun-laws-wake-dayton-el-paso-shootings/1921269001/

NJ Spotlight - NJ advocates dismiss Trump’s claim video games cause mass shootings
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/05/nj-healthcare-advocates-dismiss-trumps-claim-video-games-cause-mass-shootings/

The New York Times - Sickle cell disease still tends to be overlooked
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/05/upshot/sickle-cell-disease-overlooked.html

CNN - Blaming mass shootings on mental illness is 'inaccurate' and 'stigmatizing,' experts say
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/05/health/mass-shootings-mental-illness-trump/index.html

Yahoo! News - US military families face challenges getting healthcare for kids
https://news.yahoo.com/us-military-families-face-challenges-213859474.html

NJ Spotlight - New online tools helps NJ prescribes to identify cheaper drug options
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/04/cheaper-drug-options-new-online-tool-helps-nj-prescribers-to-identify-them/

NJBIZ - DOH celebrates National Health Center Week in NJ
https://njbiz.com/njdoh-celebrates-national-health-center-week/

NJBIZ - Dr. Kristine Gedroic, a Montclair doctor, says the road to wellness means looking beyond symptoms
https://njbiz.com/gut-check-wellness-means-beyond-symptoms/

STAT News - Some people should stop being screened for cancer. Convincing them isn’t always easy
https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/05/cancer-screening-stop-discussion/

August 5

NJ Spotlight - New online tools helps NJ prescribes to identify cheaper drug options
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/04/cheaper-drug-options-new-online-tool-helps-nj-prescribers-to-identify-them/

NJBIZ - DOH celebrates National Health Center Week in NJ
https://njbiz.com/njdoh-celebrates-national-health-center-week/

NJBIZ - Dr. Kristine Gedroic, a Montclair doctor, says the road to wellness means looking beyond symptoms
https://njbiz.com/gut-check-wellness-means-beyond-symptoms/

STAT News - Some people should stop being screened for cancer. Convincing them isn’t always easy
https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/05/cancer-screening-stop-discussion/

August 4

NJ 101.5 - A home health care nursing shortage is looming in Jersey
https://nj1015.com/a-home-health-care-nursing-shortage-is-looming-in-jersey/

NJ.com - NJ’s largest health care chain is growing again
https://www.nj.com/business/2019/08/njs-largest-health-care-chain-is-growing-again.html

August 3

NJ 101.5 - NJ partners with hospitals to develop affordable housing
https://nj1015.com/nj-partners-with-hospitals-to-develop-affordable-housing/

August 2

The New York Times - A brain scan may predict Alzheimer’s. Should you get one?
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/health/alzheimers-brain-scan.html

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Is your weight aging your brain?
https://www.inquirer.com/health/weight-obesity-aging-brain-alzheimers-bmi-cortical-thinning-miami-latino-20190802.html

NJBIZ - Summit explores using Affordable Care Act to tackle NJ housing needs
https://njbiz.com/using-aca-tackling-nj-housing-needs/

CNN - More people are dying from drugs in urban areas than in rural areas
https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/02/health/rural-urban-drug-overdose-mortality-rates/index.html

The New York Times - Sesame allergy more common than once thought, study finds
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/08/02/health/sesame-food-allergies.html

NJ Spotlight - Hospital housing initiative grows beyond expectations, funding too
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/08/01/state-official-hospitals-housing-initiative-is-growing-beyond-expectations/

My Central Jersey - New Jersey children’s hospital ranks 34th in the nation for neonatology
https://www.mycentraljersey.com/story/sponsor-story/saint-peters/2019/08/02/new-jersey-childrens-hospital-ranks-34th-nation-neonatology/1877526001/

August 1

WCBS Newsradio 880 - NJ Terminally Ill Patients Allowed To End Their Lives Under 'Right To Die' Law
https://wcbs880.radio.com/articles/nj-terminally-ill-patients-allowed-end-their-lives-under-right-die-law

NJTV - Medical aid in dying law goes into effect
https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/medical-aid-in-dying-law-goes-into-effect/

NJBIZ - NJDOH lists honorees in childhood immunization campaign
https://njbiz.com/njdoh-announces-childhood-immunization-campaign-awardees/

NJTV - Summit makes connection between housing and health
https://www.njtvonline.org/news/video/summit-makes-connection-between-housing-and-health/

NJBIZ - University Hospital reaches milestone 1,500 successful liver transplants
https://njbiz.com/university-hospitals-reaches-liver-transplant-milestone/

NJ 101.5 - Mixed grades for NJ on latest cancer policy report card
https://nj1015.com/mixed-grades-for-nj-on-latest-cancer-policy-report-card/

NJBIZ - Atlantic Health leaders take center stage at Modern Healthcare conference
https://njbiz.com/atlantic-health-leaders-take-center-stage/

Philadelphia Business Journal - $250M Jefferson Cherry Hill Hospital expansion hits key milestone
https://www.bizjournals.com/philadelphia/news/2019/08/01/250mjefferson-cherry-hill-hospital-expansion-hits.html

CBS New York - New York Resident Dies From Rare Tick-Borne Virus Causing Brain Swelling, More Cases Reported In
https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2019/08/01/new-york-death-tick-borne-virus/

The Philadelphia Inquirer - Philadelphia officials declare health emergency over hepatitis A outbreak
https://www.inquirer.com/health/hepatitis-a-outbreak-emergency-philadelphia-20190801.html

STAT News - How our health systems are working to prevent hospital drug shortages
https://www.statnews.com/2019/08/01/hospital-drug-shortages/

NJBIZ - NJDOH lists honorees in childhood immunization campaign
https://njbiz.com/njdoh-announces-childhood-immunization-campaign-awardees/

American Medical Association - When patients’ social needs are met, doctors feel less burnout
https://www.ama-assn.org/practice-management/physician-health/when-patients-social-needs-are-met-doctors-feel-less-burnout

NJ.com - Pig ear treats for dogs making pets, owners sick in expanding salmonella outbreak, feds say
https://www.nj.com/healthfit/2019/08/pig-ear-treats-for-dogs-making-pets-owners-sick-in-expanding-salmonella-outbreak-feds-say.html

NJ.com - Starting today, N.J. will let terminally ill patients decide when to die. Here are the details.
https://www.nj.com/healthfit/2019/08/terminally-ill-patients-can-now-decide-when-to-die-what-you-need-to-know-about-nj-law.html

NJ Spotlight - NJ gets mixed grades on annual cancer policy report card
https://www.njspotlight.com/stories/19/07/31/nj-gets-mixed-grades-on-annual-cancer-policy-report-card/