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New Jersey requires students to get CPR lessons

8-20-14
BURLINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey high school students will be required to have CPR training starting this year. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno signed a law Wednesday requiring the lesson for all public and charter school students in ninth ...
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Concern for Schools Near Areas of Pesticide Use

8-19-14
The Environmental Working Group says hundreds of schools nationwide are at risk of exposure to a toxic pesticide, but EPA officials say parents don't need to worry.
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Asw. Stender: NJ Has Lost Health Care for Women

8-19-14
Assemblywoman Linda Stender (D-22) says that New Jersey has lost health care for women because funding has been reduced for the fifth year in a row.

Man kills self in NJ hospital

8-19-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a man killed himself in a New Jersey hospital restroom after setting fire to his home. The suicide occurred Monday afternoon inside Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital in Camden. Camden County Prosecutor's Office ...
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Law Requires Defibrillators in NJ Schools

8-18-14
As of Sept. 1, New Jersey schools must have defibrillators called AEDs and staff trained to use them.
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Melanoma Rates on the Rise

8-18-14
Doctors advise limiting UV exposure and using sunscreen to help prevent melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer.
Actor and comedian Robin Williams died of an apparent suicide last week at 63. Rutgers sociologist Julie Phillips says men of his generation are killing themselves at a higher rate than previous generations. Photo: Eva Rinaldi

Robin Williams Death Highlights Disturbing Trend: Increase in Suicide Among Middle-aged Men

8-18-14
Rutgers sociologist finds that male baby boomers are 1.6 times more likely to kill themselves than the prior generation.
More than 1,000 people in West Africa have died during the current Ebola epidemic.

As Ebola Rages, Controlling the Deadly Spread

8-18-14
Rutgers experts discuss the risk for Americans, lessons from medical history and treating people who are already sick.

NJ man accused of unauthorized use of acupuncture

8-15-14
HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) — Bergen County authorities have arrested a man on charges of unauthorized practice of acupuncture. Authorities say 19-year-old Ercheng Zhang was providing services from his Palisades Park home even though he was never ...

Man breaks ankle skydiving in south Jersey

8-15-14
WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Police say a Delaware man broke his ankle in a parachute accident in southern New Jersey. The man was skydiving with Free Fall Adventures when he landed in a backyard in Washington Township Thursday night. Police ...