Medicine

‘Tis The Season To Eat, Drink And Be Merry But There’s A Fine Line Between Festive And Far Gone

Nanditha Krishnamsetty, MD

A lot of holiday traditions involve alcohol. You’re with friends and family you may not see all the time, and you really want to have a good time, so you celebrate with a few drinks, and then maybe a few more.

Free Panel Discussion Examines The Affordable Care Act

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ELIZABETH — The National Council of Negro Women, Inc., Greater Elizabeth Area Section (NCNW/GEAS) and Trinitas Regional Medical Center will co-host a free panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act at the medical center?’s New Point Campus on Friday, Dec. 6, from 8:45 a.m. – 1 p.m.

[OPINION] Empowering Patients In End-of-Life Care Decision Making

NJ Department of Health Commissioner Mary E. O'Dowd

November is National Hospice and Palliative Care Month, which focuses on increasing understanding and awareness of care at the end of life. This observance serves as a reminder to individuals to plan ahead for end-of-life care decision-making.

[OPINION] How The Republican Tempest Over The Affordable Care Act Diverts Attention From 3 Large Truths

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Having failed to defeat the Affordable Care Act in Congress, to beat it back in the last election, to repeal it despite more than eighty votes in the House, to stop it in the federal courts, to get enough votes in the Supreme Court to overrule it, and to gut it with outright extortion (closing the government and threatening to default on the nation’s debts unless it was repealed), Republicans are now down to their last ploy.

Robert Wood Johnson Health System Hospitals Earn “A” Hospital Safety Scores

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NEW BRUNSWICK- All Robert Wood Johnson Health System acute care hospitals have earned “A” Hospital Safety scores from The Leapfrog Group, an independent national nonprofit run by employers and other large purchasers of health benefits.

Raritan Bay Medical Center Receives Award

PERTH AMBOY — Raritan Bay Medical Center has received the Get With The Guidelines®–Stroke Silver Plus Quality Achievement Award from the American Heart Association. The award recognizes Raritan Bay Medical Center’s (RBMC) commitment and success in implementing a higher standard of care by ensuring that stroke patients receive treatment according to nationally accepted guidelines. This marks the fourth year that RBMC has been recognized with a quality achievement award.

Woodbridge Medical Marijuana Dispensary Gets Final Permit

WOODBRIDGE — The state Department of Health issued Garden State Dispensary of Woodbridge Township a final permit today to operate as an Alternative Treatment Center (ATC). The permit was issued after a final department inspection of its cultivation and dispensing facility.