According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 13 to 18 million Americans have gotten the flu this season. Of those sickened, between 120,000 and 210,000 have been hospitalized and 6,000 to 17,000 people have died.
A 25-year-old woman who went to the emergency room complaining of chest pains and shortness of breath died shortly after leaving to seek help elsewhere due to long wait times, her family members claim.
New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy has signed a handful of measures aimed preserving the Affordable Care Act. Murphy signed the bills Thursday.
The main strain of the flu virus which is circulating currently doesn’t entirely match up with the flu vaccine that is being administered this year, according to a report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
The main flu virus this year is influenza-B, which tends to affect children more than other age groups, the CDC said. The B virus hasn't predominated in the United States in nearly 30 years.
New Jersey lawmakers are set to vote Monday on legislation to eliminate most religious exemptions for vaccines for schoolchildren.
The FDA is recalling some heartburn and blood pressure medicines that may present a cancer risk.
An anticipated plan to close Montefiore Mount Vernon Hospital drew protests from hospital employees and nearby neighbors.
California Gavin Newsom’s budget proposal announced Friday for the next fiscal year includes health care for 27,000 older low-income immigrants who are in the country illegally.
Newsom wants California, home to nearly 40 million people, to contract with generic drug companies to make prescription medications on its behalf so it could then sell them to the public. The goal, according to the governor's office, is to lower prices by increasing competition in the generic market.
Atlanta Hawks star point guard, Trae Young, has canceled more than $1 million in medical debt for Atlanta residents who cannot pay.
New technology is helping doctors find breast cancers that can get lost in ordinary mammograms.
Drug makers, including Bristol-Myers Squibb, Gilead Sciences and Biogen welcomed Americans into 2020 with price hikes on over 50 drugs on January 1.
New Jersey Democratic Gov. Phil Murphy on Thursday signed legislation setting aside $9.5 million for family planning services to counteract a Trump administration rule barring clinics from referring women for abortions.
Flu deaths have spiked in recent weeks, with the total number reaching 1,800 nationwide, including nearly two dozen children.
A sudden spike in flu deaths across the nation is reminding people why to wash their hands, hydrate and try to stay healthy this winter.
More than 8 million people have signed up for coverage next year under former President Barack Obama's health care law, the government said Friday, a sign of continued demand for the program amid persistent uncertainty over its future.
A Colorado teenager suffered cardiac arrest during a breast implant procedure in August and is now severely brain-damaged, according to her family, who filed a lawsuit against her plastic surgeon and nurse last week.
An Eagle Rock church is giving an impressive gift to thousands of low-income SoCal families this Christmas.
A federal court found the Obamacare individual mandate unconstitutional and that other parts of the law need further review.