Medicine

Animal research is vital to human health

by Frankie L. Trull This spring marks the 60th anniversary of one of the greatest breakthroughs in the history of public health. Researchers announced the success of vaccine trials for polio, the viral illness that crippled children and terrified parents. …

Home health firm in hot water

NEWARK – The New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs, Office of Consumer Protection, is seeking to suspend the registration of Precious Hands, LLC, a West Orange health care service firm that allegedly sent uncertified employees into the homes of patients…

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…