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New Jersey considers restrictions on shore smoking

7-27-14
MANASQUAN, N.J. (AP) — To smoke or not to smoke? That is the question smoldering on New Jersey's beaches as the state awaits a decision by Gov. Chris Christie on a bill that would greatly restrict lighting up on the sand. A bill passed in June ...
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HGH Use on the Rise for High Schoolers

7-25-14
According to the Partnership for Drug-Free Kids, more high schoolers are reporting using synthetic human growth hormone.
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HHS Regional Director: 360,000 New Jerseyans Have Health Insurance Through Affordable Care Act

7-24-14
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Acting Regional Director Dennis Gonzalez says about 360,000 people in New Jersey who were previously uninsured now have health insurance because of the Affordable Care Act.

7 ex-NFL players appeal terms of concussion deal

7-22-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Seven former professional football players are challenging a tentative class action settlement of NFL concussion claims. Their appeal echoes their previous complaints some players won't be fairly compensated under the ...

Doctor’s license revoked over prescriptions

7-21-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A central New Jersey physician who officials say engaged in a "grossly negligent pattern" of prescribing painkillers has had his medical license revoked. State officials announced the action Monday, saying it became effective ...

NY doctor convicted in 2 patients’ overdose deaths

7-18-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A New York City doctor has been found guilty of manslaughter in the overdose deaths of two patients. Dr. Stan Li also was convicted of reckless endangerment concerning six patients Friday. But he was acquitted of that charge ...
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NJ DEP Warns Against Eating Fish, Crabs from Passaic River

7-17-14
The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection has warned residents that the Passaic River's fish and blue claw crabs contain toxins that can cause illness if consumed.
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Michael’s Feat Helps Seriously Ill Newborns and Families in Ocean and Monmouth Counties

7-16-14
Dana and Adam Puharic founded Michael's Feat to help seriously ill newborn babies in Monmouth and Ocean Counties in memory of their son Michael.
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Plainfield Steps Up Food Establishment Inspections

7-15-14
After hundreds of restaurants went years without required inspections in Plainfield, the city's Health Department has made the practice a priority.

Doctor admits role in medical lab bribery scheme

7-15-14
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 in New Jersey say 47-year-old Peter Deplas of Glen Head, New York pleaded guilty ...