The state is awarding $4.3 million across six agencies, including one serving South Jersey, to reduce cases of black infant and maternal deaths, officials announced Wednesday.
GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP — This week marked a big milestone for 18-week-old Makenna Spruill and her family. After spending 113 days in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center, Mainland Campus, Makenna is finally going home.
HAMILTON TOWNSHIP — Adella Gigliotti sat at her kitchen table with a cup of tea in hand and a bulky folder in the other.
The Southern New Jersey Perinatal Cooperative has moved its operations from Atlantic City to Pleasantville and will hold a summer education event to introduce services to neighborhood mothers and families.
State health leaders and hospital officials are banding together to target the state’s high rates of cesarean-section deliveries in a joint initiative announced Monday.
President Donald Trump and his administration have received pushback from several Democratic state leaders, including Gov. Phil Murphy, on a move to restrict Title X-funded health providers from referring patients for abortion.
While one of the bigger health care bills signed this week into law by Gov. Phil Murphy preserved regulations in the federal Affordable Care Act, others that focus on infant mortality and legal protections in gestational carrier agreements also became law.
New Jersey has joined a group of states challenging federal policy that allows employers to deny coverage for women’s contraception based on moral or religious grounds, Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal announced Wednesday.
Legislators are pressing forward with several bills in Trenton that focus on maternal and infant health, terminally ill patients and transgender residents.
Only a few New Jersey hospitals are fully meeting maternity and childbirth health-care goals, according to a new national report.
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.
SOMERS POINT — Shore Medical Center is looking to update its maternity department by launching a fundraising campaign to upgrade equipment and monitoring technology.
LITTLE EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Cynthia Weiveris thought she was in for a relatively normal day when she arrived at the AtlantiCare Surgery Center for her 10 a.m. nursing shift Thursday.
Shore Medical Center and Penn Cardiology are teaming up this month to bring heart health information to the forefront of awareness among residents in South Jersey.
UPDATE: Gov. Phil Murphy announced in a tele-town hall conference Monday that he plans to sign into law bills that will restore $7.45 million to women's health care centers and extend eligibility for people to get family planning services under Medicaid.
When Michelle Douglass attended the first Women’s March in Washington, D.C., last year, it was “the most powerful, peaceful empowering thing” she ever did with her 7-year-old daughter.
Members of Congress are pushing for more research into lung cancer and preventative services, with a new study looking at the disease in women.
Marisa Douglas is sometimes the first person people see when they walk into the Artemis Center for Independent Living in Galloway Township.
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP — Atlantic Medical Imaging opened a new location in the township, consolidating two Atlantic County locations into one and prioritizing patient experience in the location, layout and design.
The new year began with a win for working women in New Jersey as new and strengthened protections for breastfeeding mothers were signed into law.
Protections for breastfeeding mothers were unanimously approved by both the state Assembly and Senate this month, and the bills now head to the governor’s desk.
Carly Vogt had an oversupply of breast milk — an amount her nearly 1-year-old daughter would not finish as she continued to breastfeed her directly.
State lawmakers have advanced several bills centered on maternal and infant health they hope will lead to better outcomes for mothers and babies.
A South Jersey shore town has been named the state’s drunkest city.
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.
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.