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Woodbridge Township, NJ, United States

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Recent articles by Spencer:

This life-saving drug has been difficult to find. Now it could get much harder.

Families and hospitals already grappling with a national shortage of liquid albuterol could soon find the critical drug solution used to treat lung conditions such as asthma even harder to obtain. The shortage — which began last year — is expected to worsen after a major supplier shuttered manufacturing plants in late February. → Read More

N.J. jail developed a novel drug treatment policy for inmates. Now it’s a model for federal prisons.

The White House National Office of Drug Control Policy announced the program for inmates at federal correctional facilities. → Read More

A N.J. hospital suffered a data breach. Now a patient is suing.

CentraState Medical Center failed to protect the sensitive data of thousands of patients, exposing them to a heightened risk of identity theft, according to a proposed class action lawsuit filed Monday in Superior Court of Monmouth County. The breach involved a cache of personal data belonging to 617,000 patients during a cyberattack in late December that paralyzed the Freehold hospital. → Read More

N.J. autism cases have jumped 300% in 16 years. Rutgers researchers aren’t sure why.

The study found a fivefold rise in children with autism spectrum disorder and no intellectual impairment. → Read More

Yet another outbreak? Stomach bug cases are up 30%, CDC warns.

What is norovirus? It's the "stomach bug," and cases are rising. → Read More

N.J. hospital admits patient data was stolen in cyberattack that paralyzed facility

More than a month after the attack, the hospital apologized to patients whose data may have been stolen. → Read More

Nursing shortage and training shortfalls are linked in N.J. Can Rutgers be part of the solution?

The $1 million will go toward more clinical training. → Read More

N.J. hospital’s $1.8B redesign would be a massive upgrade. But where’s the $ coming from?

The project could take years to complete. → Read More

N.J. hospital appoints new top doctor after yearlong search

The hospital found itself on the national stage during the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. → Read More

9 N.J. hospitals made America’s 250 Best list. Two cracked the top 50.

Three made America's 100 Best Hospitals list by Healthgrades.com. → Read More

$80.5M grant spells ‘new chapter’ for N.J. health department

The grant, awarded by the CDC, will be distributed over the next five years. → Read More

Adderall, Tylenol, Tamiflu — serious drug shortages continue. Here’s why.

The shortages stem from a rise in demand and production issues. → Read More

Johnson & Johnson slashes production of COVID vaccine amid drop in demand

There were high hopes for J&J's single-dose shot. But now the company is cutting down on production. → Read More

Heartbroken dad says police officer wife died heroically trying to rescue daughter in house fire

The mother and daughter died hours later in hospitals. → Read More

N.J. health system has critical need for blood donations

RWJBarnabas Health is urging people to donate blood. → Read More

N.J. hospital diverting patients days after cybersecurity issue

The Freehold facility halted admissions last week due to a cybersecurity issue. → Read More

Powerball lottery: Did you win Monday’s $265M Powerball drawing? Winning numbers, live results (1/2/2023)

The winning Powerball lottery numbers are drawn Monday, Jan. 2, 2023, at 10:59 p.m. The Powerball jackpot drawing today (01/02/2023) is worth an estimated $265 million million for a single winner. → Read More

N.J. hospital halts admitting patients after cybersecurity issue

The Freehold facility has stopped admitting new patients because of a cybersecurity issue. → Read More

N.J. investigating cluster of Legionnaires’ disease cases in 2 counties

At least seven people have contracted Legionnaires’ disease in two New Jersey counties. → Read More

University Hospital in Newark announces new president, CEO

The Newark hospital's board on Thursday announced Ed Jimenez as its new president and CEO. → Read More