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Health Department Distributes Potassium Iodide Pills

2-20-17
The Ocean County Health Department is distributing free potassium iodide tablets to anyone within a 10-mile radius of the Oyster Creek Nuclear power plant.
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More NJ Parents Seek Religious Vaccine Exemptions

2-17-17
The New Jersey Department of Health says religious vaccine exemptions more than doubled from 2009 to 2016, from 3,865 primary school children to over 9,500.
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New Law Aims to Stem Opioid Addiction Crisis

2-16-17
Gov. Christie signed a bill that limits initial opioid prescriptions, requires insurance companies provide health coverage for up to six months for medically ordered substance abuse treatment and requires a doctor/patient conversation about opioid risks prior to prescribing.
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Christie Signs Bill Addressing Opioid Epidemic

2-15-17
Immediately after the Assembly passed a bill that mandates six months of drug treatment and puts a five-day limit on prescriptions of pain pills, Gov. Christie signed.
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Discovery Potentially Links How Neurodegenerative Diseases Spread Throughout the Brain

2-15-17
One of big question in the neurodegenerative disease community is, how does the disease spread from cell to cell? A Rutgers graduate student might have discovered the reason.
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Nonprofit Brings Joy to Dogs’ Final Days

2-15-17
Monkey’s House offers nonprofit hospice care for dogs without a home.
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Seniors Discuss Consequences of Affordable Care Act Repeal

2-13-17
Freshman Congressman Josh Gottheimer held a gathering at the Oakland Senior Citizen Center, speaking about the potential impact of privatizing Medicare and retirement security in the wake of a repeal of the Affordable Care Act.
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Program Aims to Make Police Departments Safe Havens for Drug Addicts

2-13-17
The Heroin Addiction Response Program or HARP aims to intercept addicts before they overdose by pairing them with treatment and a recovery coach.
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Cost of Overdose Antidote Skyrockets

2-10-17
New research published in the New England Journal of Medicine found that in some cases, naloxone products shot up in price by as much as 500 percent.