Medicine

Union County Promotes Early Cancer Detection Program

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UNION COUNTY – Union County will continue to promote outreach and cancer education through the New Jersey Cancer Education and Early Detection (NJCEED) program, which provides free, comprehensive screening services for breast, cervical, prostate and colorectal cancer.

NJ Residents Say Available Services Are More Important Than Costs In Choosing A Health Plan

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STATE — Health care choice is more important to New Jersey residents than health care costs, according to a new survey from the Monmouth University Polling Institute and the New Jersey Health Care Quality Institute.

Proposed Law Would Allow Some Children To Get Flu Shots At Pharmacies

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TRENTON – Children under 18 cannot currently receive flu vaccines at New Jersey pharmacies, but a bill approved today by the state Senate Health, Human Services and Senior Citizens Committee would change that if it becomes law.

Children’s Hospital Receives Donation To Fund Autism Awareness Program

Katrina Holt shared her personal story about her son, Troy, 2½, who was screened at one of the free developmental screening clinics offered by Children’s Specialized Hospital and funded by Kohl’s Cares. (Photo courtesy of Children's Specialized Hospital)

STATE — Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation recently accepted a $328,132 donation from Kohl’s Cares,® which supports the Kohl’s Autism Awareness Program through Children’s Specialized Hospital.

New Coalition Draws Attention To Plight Of Those With Rare Diseases

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(via NJ Spotlight) New Jersey pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers and patient advocates are working together – in a newly-formed group called NJ Rare — to solve the vexing challenge of finding treatments for diseases that affect relatively few people and therefore are the focus of less research.