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New Jersey lets 4th dispensary grow medical pot

11-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey officials have given a fourth dispensary permission to start growing medical marijuana, so it could start offering cannabis to patients in the spring of 2015. The Health Department issued the permit to Breakwater ...
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Pilot Program Offers Free Treatment to Addicts Who Detox

11-19-14
The Ocean County Prosecutor's Office has a pilot methadone project that offers heroin addicts who complete detox free entry into treatment.
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Ebola Volunteers Down After Quarantine Rules Imposed

11-19-14
An agency sending doctors to West Africa to stop the Ebola epidemic says since New Jersey and New York imposed a mandatory quarantine, there are fewer volunteers.
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March of Dimes Works to Reduce Premature Births

11-19-14
The March of Dimes program Healthy Babies are Worth the Wait educates women and health care providers on how to prevent preterm births.
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Asw. Muñoz: Law Aims to Reduce Number of Hospital Re-Admissions

11-19-14
Assemblywoman Nancy Muñoz says that a new law will help reduce the number of patients re-admitted to hospitals after being discharged.
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Roundtable Addresses Heroin Epidemic

11-18-14
Members of law enforcement, legislators and treatment experts gathered to discuss ways to combat heroin abuse in New Jersey.

Lawyer: Morgan still recovering from brain injury

11-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A lawyer for Tracy Morgan says the actor-comedian is still recovering from a brain injury sustained in a highway crash in New Jersey more than five months ago. Lawyer Benedict Morelli said Tuesday the former "Saturday Night ...
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Criticism Grows Over Saint Michael’s Medical Center Sale

11-17-14
Proposed buyer Prime Healthcare Services is a for-profit company that has come under fire for its business practices at other hospitals around the country.

Doctor admits role in medical lab bribery scheme

11-17-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another doctor has pleaded guilty in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme involving a northern New Jersey firm. Federal prosecutors say 52-year-old Anthony DeLuca, of Point Pleasant, pleaded guilty Monday to ...

Year 2 of exchanges: Experience but new challenges

11-16-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The second time around for the health insurance exchange means New Jersey advocates for the program have experience but it could also bring new challenges. The enrollment period for the insurance plans that are a key part of ...