Medicine

Unapproved, but Used in Surgery

by Marshall Allen and Olga Pierce | ProPublica This story was co-published with the New York Times. Carla Muss-Jacobs didn’t give much thought to the tools her surgeon would use to replace her knee. Like most patients, she just wanted…

New York City doctor has Ebola

A New York City doctor who returned from treating Ebola patients in Guinea recently, has tested positive for the disease. Dr. Craig Spencer, reportedly exhibiting symptoms that include fever and gastrointestinal problems, was transported to Bellevue Hospital in an ambulance staffed by…

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…

Balance screening set for Old Bridge

OLD BRIDGE — Raritan Bay Medical Center is sponsoring a free balance screening and physician Q&A event during national fall prevention week Wednesday, October 1, from 5 to 6:30 p.m., at the medical center’s Old Bridge location. Falls are the number one cause…