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STOPit App Lets Kids Anonymously Report Bullying

3-27-15
The STOPit app allows for anonymous reporting of bullying incidents. Founders hope it resonates with young people who use technology to communicate.
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Community Access Mentor: People With Disabilities Need to Be Part of the Community

3-26-15
Community Access Unlimited Family Mentor Rebekah Novemsky says that people with developmental and intellectual disabilities need to be part of the community.
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Christie Reiterates Opposition to Legalized Marijuana at Drug Treatment Center Opening

3-25-15
Daytop New Jersey opened an outpatient drug treatment facility in Manahawkin. At the opening, Gov. Christie again said he opposes legalizing marijuana, which he said is a gateway drug.
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Ranking Health By County in New Jersey

3-25-15
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released its annual report ranking New Jersey counties' health.
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Newark Council Calls on State to Approve Sale of Saint Michael’s Hospital

3-24-15
Newark City Council members disagreed with a consultant's report that said the Newark area has too many hospital beds. They want the state to sell Saint Michael's to a for-profit company.
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Working to Prevent Sudden Cardiac Death

3-23-15
Sudden cardiac death effects children with thickened heart muscles. It's often genetic and children can show symptoms before an attack, but sometimes there are no warning signs.
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Fighting Drug Addiction in Youth

3-23-15
Children are being exposed to drugs at a younger and younger age. One Rutgers professor hopes to educate children about drug use and abuse.
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Dept. of Health Regional Dir.: ACA Has Improved Health Care Coverage

3-23-15
Five years after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Jackie Cornell-Bechelli says the law has helped to improve health care coverage across the board.
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Recognizing Behavioral Addiction

3-17-15
Behaviors such as gambling and internet surfing can be as addictive as alcohol and drugs, according to professionals.
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Legislation Would Require NJ Doctors to Discuss Opiate Addiction

3-12-15
Pending legislation to require doctors to discuss opiate addiction and offer alternatives aims to reduce the number of people addicted to painkillers and heroin.