Health Care

RWJBarnabas Health, ShopRite launch free in-store wellness classes

RWJBarnabas Health and ShopRite announced on Monday the expansion of their partnership to provide a new education program designed to help shoppers manage their weight and improve their overall well-being. The, Eat Well. Be Happy, six-week program will be offered free of charge to customers starting this month, and taught in-store by ShopRite’s team of ...

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Amedisys acquires Compassionate Care Hospice

Baton Rouge-based Amedisys Inc. has acquired 100 percent of the ownership interests in Parsippany-based Compassionate Care Hospice for $340 million. Compassionate Care Hospice has 2,300 employees and 53 locations nationwide. “In coming together with Amedisys, we’re destined to create a hospice organization that sets a new standard in the industry,” said Compassionate Care Hospice CEO ...

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Being there (access required)

The Jersey City-based New Jersey Reentry Corporation helps those returning from prison to get their life back on track by helping them with legal services, child support, health care and other issues. The organization recently added a 21st century tool to its offerings.

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New priorities (access required)

A new study led by a Rutgers University researcher suggests that health care leaders must do more to address the growing demand for home care with a greater investment in delivery, affordability and quality. In an article published in the February issue of Nurse Education Today, lead author Olga Jarrín, an assistant professor at the ...

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Alternative realities (access required)

The medical cannabis market is highly regulated, made more complex by cannabis’s continued status as a federally scheduled substance. So what’s it like to actually be in the business so many are trying to join?

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State assembly votes to make meningitis B vaccine mandatory for students

To prevent outbreaks, colleges may soon require meningitis vaccines for students living on campus under a bill advanced by the Assembly on Thursday. Sponsored by Assemblywoman Nancy Munoz, R-21st District, Assembly Bill 1991 mandates inoculations for meningitis B recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Munoz’s bill mandates the recommendations of a CDC ...

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