November 2015

‘Medicare for All’ would cover everyone, save billions in first year: new study

Source: Upgrading the nation’s Medicare program and expanding it to cover people of all ages would yield more than a half-trillion dollars in efficiency savings in its first year of operation, enough to pay for high-quality, comprehensive health benefits for all...

Featured Video: New Jersey YMCA Diabetes Awareness And Prevention

Diabetes Awareness: New Jersey YMCA Pre-Diabetes Program and Quiz  Type 1 · Type 2 – Online Community The New Jersey YMCA is encouraging residents to learn their risks for prediabetes and Type 2 diabetes, and to take preventive steps to...

Infection Prevention: Beware of Wearing Hair Ties Around Your Wrist

Sources: CBS News Philadelphia You see it all the time — hair ties around the wrist. You never know when you’re going to want to put your hair up. So the easy, convenient way to make sure a hair tie is always close by is wear it on your wrist like a bracelet. But as Audree...

Toms River Police Chief: Require Hospital Trip for Survivors of Opioid Overdoses

Source: NJ Spotlight The number of heroin overdoses in Toms River has fallen through the use of the opioid antidote naloxone, known by the trade name Narcan: by 25 in 2013, 22 last year and 19 so far this year, while the number of naloxone-aided overdose reversals has risen from...

N.J. Assembly panel OKs bill addressing out-of-network health care costs

Source: North After six months and several changes at the request of a range of interest groups, a bill intended to protect consumers from exorbitant out-of-network health care costs cleared an Assembly committee, putting it on a path toward Governor Christie’s desk...

New Jersey Chiropractors Association Hosts “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Drive

The Association of NJ Chiropractors (ANJC) is once again launching its statewide community service initiative, “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” to help the less fortunate during the holiday and winter seasons.  Participating New Jersey chiropractors have the option of...