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United States responds to Ebola

The White House released this statement concerning the United States’  response since Ebola was reported in West Africa in March 2014: Since the first cases of Ebola were reported in West Africa in March 2014, the United States has mounted a whole-of-government…

Awareness of life-saving techniques has increased

As New Jerseyans become more health conscious, they also have gained an appreciation for the importance of learning to perform two potentially life-saving techniques, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and the Heimlich maneuver. The latest Rutgers-Eagleton Health Series poll finds that since…

Marriage equality moves forward

The U.S. Supreme Court opened the door for legal same-sex marriages in five more states by passing on the chance to review decisions overturning the marriage laws in those states. The top court on Monday decided to let stand rulings that allow same-sex…

Cyber security czar appointed

TRENTON – New Jersey Homeland Security Director Chris Rodriguez today announced the appointment of David Weinstein as New Jersey’s first Cyber-Security Advisor based in the Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness. Weinstein brings unique cyber-security experiences to the position. Weinstein…

Why We Allow Big Pharma to Rip Us Off

by Robert Reich According to a new federal database put online last week, pharmaceutical companies and device makers paid doctors some $380 million in speaking and consulting fees over a five-month period in 2013. Some doctors received over half a million…

Botanical exhibition at Mertz Library in New York

The New York Botanical Garden’s Mertz Library will open a new exhibition called “Flora Illustrata:  A Celebration of Botanical Masterworks,” coinciding with the publication of a book of the same title on November 15. The exhibit will introduce visitors to some of the library’s…

EPA public meeting on October 21

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has proposed a plan to clean up a nine mile stretch of Bound Brook as the final phase of the cleanup of the Cornell-Dubilier Electronics Superfund site in South Plainfield, New Jersey. Cornell-Dubilier Electronics, Inc.…

Medical merger in the works

Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Medical Center recently announced plans to explore a merger. “We are very excited about this opportunity with Raritan Bay Medical Center,” says John K. Lloyd, FACHE, president of Meridian Health. “While Meridian Health serves primarily…