At least 42 percent of newly diagnosed cancers in the United States are potentially avoidable, according to a recent American Cancer Society report, and that holds especially true for the many types of skin cancers.
Officials from the New Jersey Hospital Association announced Wednesday they are investing $1.5 million into a statewide tracking tool for hospitals that will better monitor opioid prescriptions.
TRENTON — Legislators and state committees met Monday to discuss several health care-related bills that aim to benefit pediatric cancer research and reduce prescription costs for New Jersey patients.
WASHINGTON — The Trump administration said in a court filing late Thursday that it will no longer defend key parts of the Affordable Care Act, including the requirement that people have health insurance and provisions that guarantee access to health insurance regardless of any medical conditions.
A longtime Vineland doctor has been appointed by President Donald Trump to the president’s Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition, Inspira Health Network officials announced Wednesday.
Legislators are pressing forward with several bills in Trenton that focus on maternal and infant health, terminally ill patients and transgender residents.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A bill helping people with deadly diseases try experimental treatments sailed through Congress on Tuesday, a victory for President Donald Trump and foes of regulation and a defeat for patients' groups and Democrats who argued the measure was dangerous and dangled false hope.
An early draft of a new bill outlines ways legislators hope to expand New Jersey’s medical marijuana program even more and improve accessibility for patients, doctors and caregivers.
TRENTON — Legislators were focused on improving oversight and care in nursing homes and of dementia and Alzheimer’s patients Thursday as a string of health care bills got approval in committees this past week.
MAYS LANDING — Samya Hernandez, 18, held a piece of blue chalk to the sidewalk at the entrance of Oakcrest High School and wrote the words, “It won’t be easy, but it will get better.”
ATLANTIC CITY — Lace up your sneakers, because the Shirley Mae Run and Michael J. Walk returns to the Boardwalk on Saturday to raise funds for cancer.
Specialized health care for infectious disease prevention will expand into Cape May County this summer as more nurses tackle public health issues affecting communities.
South Jersey doctors and educators say they are seeing an overwhelming number of new patients enrolling in the state’s medical marijuana program under newly approved conditions.
New Jersey hospitals spent $2.9 billion in 2016 taking care of the state’s most under-insured patients and funding community health programs, according to a new report.
BRIDGETON — Cumberland County has consistently been ranked lowest in the state in terms of health care and wellness, but county officials are soon hoping to turn that around.
One-third of the nation’s senior population dies with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
AtlantiCare is expanding its reach in Cape May County by acquiring Cape Urgent Care in Cape May, the health provider announced Monday.
Shingles can be a nasty experience, leaving its victims with severe pain, blisters, itching and scarring.
While most people have an idea of what they want — or don’t want — to happen when they die, few Americans make their wishes known.
AtlantiCare, as a member of Geisinger, joined a number of research institutions and health providers in the Greater Philadelphia region this month to form a new group that will streamline clinical trials.
No romaine lettuce, in any form, grown in the Yuma, Arizona, area is completely safe from E. coli, federal officials warn as the disease outbreak grows to affect more than 50 people nationwide.
If you’re a patient or physician in the state’s medical marijuana program, participation may have just gotten a little easier with a new mobile platform.
A major shortage of organs for transplants exists in the United States, where a person is added to the waiting list every 10 minutes and 20 people die each day waiting for a transplant, federal data show.
A multistate outbreak of E. coli that has sickened 35 people, including seven in New Jersey and nine in Pennsylvania, has been traced back to chopped romaine lettuce from Arizona, federal officials say.
LOWER TOWNSHIP — Lataysha Matos weaved her way Wednesday through round tables where pregnant women, some with young children, partners, friends and family, sat munching on veggies and fruit, flipping through pamphlets or looking at their blue raffle tickets.
One in two sexually active people will contract a sexually transmitted disease before the age of 25, according to the state Department of Health, and with the steadily rising rates of cases nationwide, they occur far more often than health experts expect them to.