Archive for July 2011

As health care costs rise, more companies invest in fitness programs

July 25, 2011

When it came to exercise, Veronica Bush always had a ready excuse: The kids needed her. Or the nearest gym was too far. Or she just couldn’t muster the energy. But Bush, 34, a human resources specialist for Verizon Wireless in Basking Ridge, ran out of excuses last year when she … More

Big shifts lie ahead for N.J. Medicaid

July 19, 2011

Elderly and disabled Medicaid patients and the people who care for them are facing some of the biggest changes in the history of the government insurance program as a result of the new state budget. Nearly all must choose a Medicaid HMO quickly, a shift in the way their health care … More

DHSS Expands Program to Help Older Adults Self-Manage Chronic Diseases

July 13, 2011

TRENTON – NJ Department of Health and Senior Services Acting Commissioner Dr. Tina Tan today announced the department has awarded nearly $350,000 in federal grants to 18 agencies to expand a community-based program that helps older adults better manage their chronic diseases. Read More  

Nurse Midwives Available at More Area Hospitals

July 5, 2011

  Though they usually must be affiliated with an obstetrician to have hospital privileges, nurse-midwives in growing numbers are seeing patients for prenatal visits, then staying for the duration of the hospital birth. Read More