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.
A daylong festival focused on older Americans and their health is returning to Stockton University this week.
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.
One-third of the nation’s senior population dies with Alzheimer’s disease or related dementia.
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.
Memorial Day 2016 started just like any other day. David Van Zant went through his morning routine of making coffee and opening the newspaper at his home in Egg Harbor Township.
More people are reaching for cough lozenges, over-the-counter medications and tissues as influenza sweeps through the region, and experts say that might get worse after holiday gatherings.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Clare McLaughlin concentrated as she maneuvered a joystick so her flying game character mimicked her movements on a computer screen and collected gold coins for points while evading the flying eagles and hawks that could derail her high score.
Holiday traditions, such as planning meals, shopping for gifts, making travel plans and hosting company, can be cheerful, but stressful.
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.
NORTHFIELD — U.S. Representative Frank LoBiondo announced Friday a new Veterans Affairs clinic is coming to Cape May County.
ATLANTIC CITY — Health experts toured a new medical and multipurpose center in the city last week they hope will serve older residents’ health and social needs.
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.
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.
Counties statewide will promote vaccinations and immunizations in August with a series of community events, including vaccination clinics, during national Immunization Awareness Month.
Safety takes spotlight as deaths rise among older motorcyclists
Ocean County residents are being encouraged to drop off their outdated or unused medications Tuesday for safe disposal in Manahawkin.
SOMERS POINT — Shore Medical Center will open a new location for its rehabilitation services and a center for Alzheimer’s disease and related disorders this month.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Gabrielle LaBoy, 14, couldn’t see that well once she put on glasses.
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.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — Stockton University researchers want to look inside your brain — for science, of course.
Gary Hanson spent Father’s Day at his son’s home in Pennsylvania. It was the second time he had to spend the holiday without his own father.
When Mary Beth Lewis talks about the beginning of her mother’s long journey with Alzheimer’s disease, one memory will always stick out.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Volunteers in Medicine of South Jersey will hold an open house Wednesday to introduce the public to its new, second location of free clinics.