State lawmakers have advanced several bills centered on maternal and infant health they hope will lead to better outcomes for mothers and babies.
ATLANTIC CITY — Conversation about sexual assault, harassment and better sexual health awareness filled a town-hall style event Thursday morning as hundreds of educators, health experts and advocates gathered in the city to discuss the newest and best ways to improve sexual health education.
In response to Cape May County’s poor outcomes in national childhood health and wellness reports, county experts and organizations are teaming up to address childhood neglect, abuse and other traumas.
Doctors told Sean Carey he might not be able to walk normally again with his right leg. They said that he might need a special shoe to do so. 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.
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.
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.
People lined up out the door Monday afternoon at the library in Cape May Court House for one thing and one thing only: the flu vaccine.
Drug prevention and education organizations in Cape May County want parents, guardians and family members to be able to recognize substance abuse and addiction in their children.
Public health officials highlight the importance of breastfeeding, not just during National Breastfeeding Month in August, but year-round.
Parents weave through store aisles, collecting books, backpacks and clothes that they check off from their children’s back-to-school lists. Along with those items, experts say families should focus on the health-related tasks ahead of them before children return to school or day care this fall.
Twenty-four New Jersey hospitals were ranked with high standards in U.S. News and World Report’s annual best national and regional hospital ratings.
BRIDGETON — Marie Swann said she would rather use some of her food vouchers to buy groceries at local farmers markets like Rottkamp Farms to get the freshest produce.
New Jersey is celebrating National Farmer’s Market Week, which runs through Saturday, by encouraging people to go out and buy produce from local farmers, particularly if they use federal supplement programs.
Counties statewide will promote vaccinations and immunizations in August with a series of community events, including vaccination clinics, during national Immunization Awareness Month.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Advanced, robotic technology and pure animal companionship mixed Wednesday at Stockton University.
State legislators are broadening protections for teens who may be at risk of suffering a concussion.
LOWER TOWNSHIP — Elvis Lynch used to spend about $300 a week on marijuana and alcohol, but after he got treatment for substance-misuse issues, the 18-year-old found a better use for his money — and his time.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — If you or someone you know is interested in learning about products and services for disabilities, there’s one place next week that will showcase it all.
SOMERS POINT — Car seats have been proved to reduce fatal injuries to infants and children when installed and used correctly, which is why medical and safety experts are offering to inspect people’s car seat hookups.
While a bill to restructure the state’s largest health insurer and a government shutdown have taken center stage in New Jersey politics, a number of measures aimed at improving health care initiatives got victories in the Legislature in recent weeks.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — A $1 million donation will help Bacharach Institute for Rehabilitation launch a specialized center focused on recovery treatment for neurological diseases and disorders.
People who need paid time off from work to care for a newborn, adopted child or sick loved one may find it easier with newly approved legislation.
In some parts of South Jersey, shopping with food stamps is a little like entering a complex scavenger hunt. Looking for a staple like bread? There’s one loaf on a bottom shelf, next to Elmer’s glue and other school supplies. Want fresh fruit? Hope you like high-priced bananas. Bacon and bol…
A new report shows progress in health and economic well-being among New Jersey’s 2 million children stems in part from federal safety-net programs.