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Heart Disease Does Not Discriminate

12-13-16
Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the U.S. From 2014 to 2015 death rates increased from 167 to 168.5 deaths per 100,000 people.

HHS Regional Director: Rolling Back ACA Will Not be Easy

12-12-16
Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Jackie Cornell, talks about the Affordable Care Act's successes in the shadow of President-Elect Trump who has said he wants to repeal it in his first 100 days of office.

Trump’s Proposed Medicaid Block Grants Would Shortchange NJ, Say Critics

12-9-16
Since New Jersey opted into Medicaid, the state has seen almost half a million new enrollees and the heavily-subsidized spending has grown to just over $14 billion.

Surgeon General Warns of New Vaping Risks for Teens

12-9-16
New research shows that kids who use e-cigarettes are more likely to use traditional cigarettes.

High School Nurses, Counselors Receive Free Overdose Antidote

12-8-16
School nurses and counselors got free boxes of Narcan spray, used to reverse opioid overdoses. The drug epidemic now looms over New Jersey classrooms, reportedly with ODs in Ocean and Camden County high schools.

Governor Avoids Reporters After Visit to Recovery Clinic

12-7-16
Gov. Christie visited Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead to highlight the drug addiction recovery programs the facility offers. He declined to take any questions from the press.

Rutgers Program Trains Police to Deal with Addiction

12-6-16
Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies says it’s time for change, time to re-train law enforcers who are saving lives.

Caring Santa Offers Sensory-Friendly Experience

12-5-16
Caring Santa offers the Christmas experience to children with special needs by reducing the sensory experience. They do this by reducing bright lights, music and crowds when meeting Santa.

Teaching HS Students Prevention on World AIDS Day

12-1-16
In Tenafly, a couple hundred high school students sat in for a sobering conference focused on preventing AIDS, where doctors from Hackensack University Medical Center have set lofty goals: to bring up the first AIDS-free generation.

HUD Says Smoking Ban at Public Housing is 18 Months Away

12-1-16
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced it will be banning smoking in its public housing facilities. The agency says the ban will save over $150 million a year.