N.J. Budget To Award Hospitals $675 Million For Charity CareThe state budget recently proposed by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie would divide $675 million in charity care funds between New Jersey hospitals – roughly the same amount that was allocated during the current fiscal year.
Parts Of Upper West Side To Be Sprayed For West Nile VirusParts of Manhattan will be sprayed on Friday to combat the spread of West Nile Virus. The city's health commissioner said it's expected that there will be a big jump in the number of people infected with West Nile coming in the next few weeks.
Schumer: Senate Closer To Banning Bath SaltsThe bill would add MDPV and Mephedrone to the list of controlled substances. Thirty-four states including New York have banned bath salts already.
New York State Health Commissioner Bans Sales Of Bath SaltsThe substance is most often sold in small convenience stores. It causes hallucinations, paranoia, delusions, suicidal behavior and violence as well as chest pains and increased blood pressure.
Official: NJ Health Commissioner To ResignPoonam Alaigh's department has been caught up in disputed policy decisions such as trying to implement a medical marijuana law and cutting funding for women's health clinics.
Cuomo Names Doctor As Next NY Health CommissionerShah is an internist at Bellevue Hospital Center, associate investigator at the Geisinger Center for Health Research and assistant professor at NYU Langone Medical Center.