HOUSTON, Texas—Americans are unsure that a healthcare reform bill introduced last week is the solution to problems with the U.S. healthcare system, according to a poll created and commissioned by a public policy expert at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston.
TRENTON—New Jersey has entered into a multi-state settlement with Merck & Co. Inc, Schering-Plough Corporation, and a joint venture of the two companies, MSP Singapore Company, LLC, resolving an investigation into a lengthy delay by the companies in issuing negative results from a clinical trial of their cholesterol-lowering drug Vytorin, Attorney General Anne Milgram announced today.
NEW BRUNSWICK—Officials from public health, emergency management and homeland security agencies attended a conference in New Brunswick this week to plan New Jersey’s response to a possible resurgence of H1N1 flu in the fall.
STATE—The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services today began mailing PAAD and Senior Gold participants a letter describing prescription benefit changes that will take effect Aug. 1, Health and Senior Services Commissioner Heather Howard announced.
SPOTSWOOD—Dr. Manuel T. Banzon, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon at Advanced Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Institute, (AOSMI) of Freehold and Monroe Township, is presenting a free, educational seminar “Nonsurgical Treatment for Knee and Hip Arthritis” at The Spotswood Senior Center, 1 Arlington Avenue, on July 23, at 3 p.m.
PISCATAWAY—Helping someone struggling with cancer can be as simple as lacing up your running shoes and making a few clicks online.
MADISON, Wis.—Some cold medicines will shave a day off your suffering from the common cold, but they often produce unpleasant side effects.
A new study shows, for the first time, that the doctor’s empathy may be an even better way to speed recovery.
STRATFORD—The persistent cool and damp weather in the northeast this spring has put many outdoor activities on hold. With the weather finally improving, many people will head outdoors, and when they do, they are likely to find a perennial pest has been lurking, ready to latch onto the next warm-blooded body that comes by.
LIVINGSTON—Saint Barnabas Medical Center recently opened the Center for Wound and Burn Healing. Under the medical direction of Hani Mansour, M.D., the center treats a variety of non-healing wounds.
MADISON, Wis.— How low will you go?
You’d better know the answer if you’re diving headfirst into water.