Youth advocates and leaders encourage community members to come together in an ongoing series Saturday and talk about how childhood experiences at home and in school affect a child’s mental health and development.
UPDATE: Obamacare signups so far this year have eclipsed last year's numbers for the first two weeks of open enrollment, new data shows.
South Jersey is ditching the razors and shaving cream this month to raise money for cancer awareness and treatment.
SOMERS POINT — Sierra Hegh pulled on some thin blue gloves, grabbed a sharp scalpel and made an incision through the flesh of her patient’s abdomen — but no blood appeared, which was a good thing because she isn’t a surgeon, nurse or doctor. She’s just in high school.
Families can be assured if they live in New Jersey, students are more likely to get topic-focused health and physical education in public middle schools and high schools than they would in other states, a new report finds.
Stress levels among people in New Jersey are not very different from those among people nationally, but residents of South Jersey reported more stress than their northern neighbors in several life categories, a new study has found.
VINELAND — When Stella McFarland and her family were transported to the emergency department at Inspira on a recent Thursday morning, they didn’t know she would be getting treatment in a specialized area designed for seniors.
Doctors told Sean Carey he might not be able to walk again with his right leg. They said he might need a special shoe to stand correctly. And they said after surviving a rare type of bone cancer, it was unlikely he would ever play football as a kicker again.
Getting addiction treatment and supportive recovery services can be difficult in an area where demand for help is soaring, and experts say it can be especially difficult for women with children.
Nearly half of all hospitals in New Jersey scored top marks in health care performance this fall in the newest national report.
The main page at Healthcare.gov asks, “Are you ready?”
Starting Wednesday, anyone younger than 21 years old is no longer able to purchase cigarettes and tobacco products at businesses in New Jersey.
New Jersey public health officials have been tasked with finding ways to address an outbreak of a rare, life-threatening infection that has been plaguing a growing number of patients nationwide.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — More than 40 million American adults live with some kind of mental illness, but studies show men are much less likely than women to seek help.
A report last week from the New Jersey Office of the State Auditor showed about 7.5 percent of employees who were hired to care for people with developmental disabilities dodged mandatory criminal background checks, and several other workers were found to have histories of violent crime, up …
Instead of people leaving her life after she was diagnosed with breast cancer, Dawn Comeaux’s family doubled in size.
ABSECON — Sayuris Mendoza credits her success in recovery to a combination of support from her church family and her mental health family.
State officials last week made 40 recommendations on how legislators, state departments, treatment providers, schools and advocates can more effectively combat the opioid crisis in New Jersey.
No level of lead is safe near children, which is why state officials are encouraging New Jersey providers and health leaders to expand testing and treatment for lead exposure.
In a growing addiction epidemic, pharmacists play a crucial role in prevention and prescribing practices to reduce the number of people who develop addictions to pain medications.
The rates of people living with and dying from Alzheimer’s disease are expected to rise, locally and nationally, in the next decade, prompting advocates to spread awareness on the need for research and treatment funding.
Rates of sexually transmitted diseases and infections have hit another record high, national reports show, which has health providers and experts aggressively focusing on education, prevention and treatment efforts, especially for pregnant women.
OCEAN CITY — Teenagers filtered in and out of the high school’s new student wellness center during community lunch period Tuesday morning.
New Jersey officials intend to improve perinatal care for mothers and children through a series of initiatives backed by federal funding.
NORTHFIELD — U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo announced Friday a new Veterans Affairs clinic is coming to Cape May County.
Cheryl Farley was so convinced she would die by the time she was in her 70s that she already made arrangements for her house, assets and final wishes.