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HUD Says Smoking Ban at Public Housing is 18 Months Away

12-1-16
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced it will be banning smoking in its public housing facilities. The agency says the ban will save over $150 million a year.
161130Hill

East Brunswick Police Work to Help Opioid Addicts

11-30-16
The East Brunswick Police Department launched its Opiate Outreach Initiative in January. When addicts come to the attention of the police department, an officer calls them and encourages them to seek treatment.
161128Hill

Sen. Menendez Praises Rutgers Alzheimer’s Research

11-28-16
Sen. Bob Menendez toured the Neuroscience and Cell Biology Department at Rutgers where researchers say they've found a way to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s in its early stages.
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Rep. Pallone: Public Needs to Speak Up About Climate and Health Care Policies

11-24-16
Congressman Frank Pallone says that if the public doesn't agree with President-Elect Trump's policies on health care and climate change, they need to speak up.
161124Hill

MADD Gives NJ 2 Out of 5 Stars for Efforts Against Drunk Driving

11-24-16
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has ranked each state for its efforts to eliminate drunk driving. New Jersey received two stars out of five.
161123Hill

Even in the Age of Vaccines Measles Outbreaks Can Occur

11-23-16
Princeton University-led research looked at an outbreak in London schools during 1904. Using mathematical models and statistical inference they determined the threat is not completely gone today.
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NTSB Recommends Railroads Screen for Sleep Apnea

11-22-16
The NTSB has recommended the Federal Railroad Administration require railroads to medically screen employees in safety-sensitive positions for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. This comes after the engineer involved in the Hoboken crash reportedly had undiagnosed sleep apnea.
161118Flanagan

New Law Will Allow Adoptees to Access Sealed Birth Records

11-18-16
Starting Jan. 1, 2017, an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 NJ adoptees will be able to access original birth records and contact information for their birth parents.
161117Wanko

Encouraging Kids to Stay Away from Cigarettes

11-17-16
A New Jersey grandfather who smoked cigarettes for 45 years and lost his voice because of it now tells school children his story to encourage them not to smoke.