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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 ...

Cape May County zoo euthanizes lion

5-29-14
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Cape May County Park and Zoo officials have euthanized the zoo's 16-year-old male lion Brutu because his health was deteriorating. The lion began having age-related arthritis with his hind legs during the winter ...
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Medical Equipment Suppliers Feel Squeeze in New Medicare Bidding Process

5-28-14
A new process of bidding to supply medical equipment to Medicare patients has cut down on business' profits.

False radiation reading at Jersey City plant

5-28-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials believe a sensor erroneously detected radiation in an empty shipping container at a recycling plant in Jersey City. The reading triggered a large emergency response on Tuesday. A spokesman for Sims Metal ...
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Medical Marijuana Not Permitted in Hospitals

5-27-14
Although New Jersey has legalized medical marijuana, the federal government still classifies it as a Schedule 1 drug. Therefore, hospitals don't allow its use.