September 2014

Hamilton preschooler dies of respiratory illness, district says in phone alert to parents

Source: Times of Trenton A 4-year-old student at Yardville Elementary School died Thursday of a yet-unidentified respiratory illness, according to a pre-recorded call sent to parents Friday morning from school principal Elena M. Manning. Jeff Plunkett, Hamilton Township...

Number of N.J. uninsured cut in half, survey shows

Source: Health On the eve of the implementation of the Affordable Care Act last fall, more than one in five New Jersey residents – 21.2 percent – reported they had no health insurance. A year later, that’s down to 11.5 percent, according to a survey...

Featured Video: Cholesterol Heart Health – The Good, The Bad, and the Too High

Sources: Meridian Healthare Cardiovascular Network, Centers For Disease Control Cholesterol is a waxy, fat-like substance that your body needs. But when you have too much of the wrong kind of cholesterol in your blood, it can build up on the walls of your arteries and form...

To Reduce Medicare Readmissions, Healthcare Embraces Post-Acute Partnerships

Source: PR Post-acute partnerships — collaborations with home health, skilled nursing facilities (SNFs) and hospice— have emerged as a key strategy to reduce hospital readmissions, according to new market data from the fourth annual Reducing Hospital Readmissions survey...

U.S. Ebola patients improving; names of experimental drugs released

Source: Dr. Rick Sacra, 51…a medical missionary who was treating patients in Liberia, became ill over Labor Day weekend and was flown to Omaha after the Ebola diagnosis was confirmed. He received TKM-Ebola, manufactured by Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, for seven days...

New Jersey Confirms First Case of Children’s Enterovirus D68 Virus

Source: Cherry Hill Courier-Post The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed…New Jersey’s first case of a child sickened by enterovirus D68 (EV-D68)…The department sent about a dozen specimens to the CDC Wednesday to determine whether the virus...