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140605LoBiondo

Congressman LoBiondo: Veterans Need More Options

6-5-14
Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-2) says that veterans need to have more options when seeking treatment.

NJ court rules for nurse in vaccine refusal firing

6-5-14
HACKETTSTOWN, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey appeals court has ruled that a nurse was unfairly denied unemployment benefits after she was fired for refusing a flu shot. June Valent was working as a nurse at Hackettstown Community Hospital in 2010 when ...

New Jersey panel advances end-of-life bill

6-5-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Assembly committee has advanced a proposal allowing terminally ill residents to end their lives on their own terms. The bill would allow patients diagnosed as terminally ill and given less than six months to live ...
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1199SEIU NJ Vice President: Health Care Workers Are Having Difficult Making Ends Meet

6-4-14
1199SEIU NJ Executive Vice President Milly Silva says that health care workers are earning less than $25,000 a year and are having difficulties making ends meet.
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Emergency Response Truck Caters to Pets

6-3-14
The American Humane Association's Red Star rescue truck is equipped with food, water, medical supplies and sleeping arrangements for up to four animal responders.

New allergy tablets offer alternative to shots

6-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — For decades, seasonal allergy sufferers had two therapy options to ease the misery of hay fever. They could swallow pills or squirt nasal sprays every day for brief reprieves from the sneezing and itchy eyes. Or they could get ...
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Dept. of Health Director: Number Enrolled in ACA Health Care Plans in NJ is a Victory

5-30-14
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Dr. Jaime Torres says the number of New Jerseyans enrolled in health care plans under the Affordable Care Act has been a great victory for the state.
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GASP Wants 100 Percent Smoke-Free Environment

5-29-14
Global Advisors on Smokefree Policy (GASP) Executive Director Karen Blumenfeld says her organization wants a 100 percent smoke-free environment in public spaces.
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Ryan’s Quest Family Fun Fest to Benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

5-29-14
The Schultz family founded Ryan's Quest after their son, Ryan, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The foundation raises money for research by holding events, such as the Family Fun Fest, set for Sunday, June 1.

Report finds health issues after chemical release

5-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Health Department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks. The state report was posted last week on ...