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Disabled Staten Island Teen Gets (A Therapeutic) Home For The Holidays About Epidermolysis Bullosa · Donate · Special Books For Special Kids Interview · Towers2Tunnels.org Source: New York Daily News John Hudson Dilgen, 16, who is afflicted with a rare genetic skin disease, and his parents, John Sr., a middle school teacher, and Faye, a […]

NJ Bill Seeks Medicaid Coverage for Doulas In Childbirth

Source: Press Of Alantic City A bill advancing in the state Legislature will seek federal Medicaid coverage for doula care during childbirth. Research shows doulas — trained nonclinical professionals who provide physical and emotional support to mothers before, during and after childbirth — are associated with lower C-section rates and fewer complications, bill sponsors said. […]

Access to Contraception, Abortion Not Easy for Some Women in NJ

Source: NJ Spotlight New Jersey has a strong track record of supporting progressive reproductive healthcare policies, but access to contraception, abortion and other services remains a challenge for too many women, especially those who are poor, nonwhite, gay or transgender. Those are among the findings in a report published last week by the New Jersey […]

Six NJ Businesses Selected To Apply for Permits to Grow, Dispense Medical Marijuana

Source: NJ Dept. Of Health The New Jersey Department of Health (DOH) today announced that six businesses have been selected to apply for permits to open new medical marijuana dispensaries. Two applicants each were chosen for the north, central and southern parts of the state, ensuring patients have better access to pain-relieving medicine: Columbia Care […]

Troubled Newark Hospital Selects Current Monitor As Acting President And CEO

Source: New Jersey Spotlight At a special meeting held yesterday, the Board of Directors at University Hospital appointed longtime nurse and industry executive Judy Persichilli as acting president and CEO, expressing confidence in her ability to help turn around the struggling facility. The group announced it is also launching a strategic planning process to “drive […]