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N.J. Steps Up to Prevent Cardiac Illness in Children

N.J. Steps Up to Prevent Cardiac Illness in Children
BY REGINA WILDER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., Gabriela Mosquera, Jason O’Donnell and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to help recognize and prevent cardiac illnesses in children received final legislative approval and now heads to the governor’s desk.

“We’ve seen far too many tragic cardiac incidents among students in recent years,” said Diegnan (D-Middlesex).  “In most of these cases, the student was completely unaware of any pre-existing cardiac condition.  This bill will help increase detection and prevent future tragedies.”

Diegnan has consistently advocated for better policies to help prevent sudden tragic cardiac incidents among students, including sponsoring legislation to develop an information campaign about a specific type of heart disease – hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) – as well as legislation requiring automatic external defibrillators in schools.

The bill (A-1473) approved today would require that an annual medical examination of any person 19 years of age and under include questions contained in the “Pre-Participation Physical Evaluation” form developed to screen students seeking to participate in school-sponsored athletics.

 

N.J. Steps Up to Prevent Cardiac Illness in Children

N.J. Steps Up to Prevent Cardiac Illness in Children
BY REGINA WILDER
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON – Legislation sponsored by Assembly Democrats Patrick J. Diegnan, Jr., Gabriela Mosquera, Jason O’Donnell and Valerie Vainieri Huttle to help re...

6 Reasons NJ Doctors Not Taking Medicaid Patients

6 Reasons NJ Doctors Not Taking Medicaid Patients
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Medicaid benefits families with low income who are unable to afford sufficient health care. The state-funded program has expanded significantly since the implementation...

UPDATE: NJ Medical Marijuana Changes

UPDATE: NJ Medical Marijuana Changes
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Post-traumatic stress disorder is being addressed in a bill being considered for New Jersey’s medical marijuana program.

Executive Director of the Coalition for Medical ...

The Increase Monitoring of Frequently Abused Prescription Drugs in N.J.

The Increase Monitoring of Frequently Abused Prescription Drugs in N.J.
BY BRADLEY SCHNURE
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The New Jersey Senate has approved legislation sponsored by Senator Jim Holzapfel (R-10) that is designed to fight the growing epidemic of prescriptio...

Physician Extenders Expanding: What You Need to Know

Physician Extenders Expanding: What You Need to Know
BY ARMAND LEONE, JR.
MD, JD, MBA
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The demand for primary care services has increased because of the Affordable Care Act, expanded Medicaid and our aging population. With a...

Stepping Up to Protect NJ’s Water

Stepping Up to Protect NJ’s Water
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

March 22 is World Water Day, a global reminder about water’s fundamental support of life.

Clean and abundant water doesn’t happen by...

Stepping Up to Protect NJ’s Water

Stepping Up to Protect NJ’s Water
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
COMMENTARY/OPINION

March 22 is World Water Day, a global reminder about water’s fundamental support of life.

Clean and abundant water doesn’t happen by...

What's All the Fuss about Microbeads in Cosmetics? They are Polluting Our Environment

What's All the Fuss about Microbeads in Cosmetics? They are Polluting Our Environment
BY CHRISTINE BRENNAN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

WASHINGTON, D.C. –  Congressmen Frank Pallone, Jr. (NJ-6), Ranking Member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and Fred Upton (MI-6), Ch...

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