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Redeem-Her Helps Women Get Back on Their Feet

12-4-15
Redeem-Her’s transitional house was launched in 2007 by a former inmate. The non-profit provides support services to women coming out of incarceration and rehab.
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Preventing Whooping Cough in Children

12-3-15
Whooping cough is an illness caused by a bacteria called bordetella pertussis. This is a bacteria known to produce a very characteristic sound with coughing fits. The infection is highly contagious and can be deadly.
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Poll of Doctors Reveals Majority are Pessimistic About the Future of Their Practices

12-3-15
Physicians are coming together and consolidating into larger groups to reduce their costs and give them leverage with the insurance companies. The price? Their autonomy and independence.
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Horizon Absent as Omnia Health Plan Goes Before Joint Assembly Committees

12-2-15
The Omnia plan provides discounts at 36 hospitals designated tier one, and excludes 33 hospitals designated tier two. The state Department of Banking and Insurance on Monday upheld the plan for a second time.
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The Importance of Getting a Flu Vaccine This Winter

12-2-15
It's recommended that people get the flu vaccine, especially the elderly, those with chronic diseases like diabetes, kidney and lung disease and pregnant women.
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Finding Health Care Solutions for Aging Baby Boomers

12-1-15
A new program offered from the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions aims to train health professionals on providing quality care to the growing number of aging baby boomers.
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Raising Awareness and Breaking Stigmas About HIV and AIDS

12-1-15
In New Jersey about 1,300 people test positive each year and about 1.2 million Americans across the country are living with HIV. At Hyacinth, an AIDS service origination, more than 1,500 clients are served each year and more than 15,000 through preventative services.
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Preventing Medicare Fraud By Raising Awareness

11-30-15
Medicare fraud costs tax payers around $60 billion a year, based on low estimates. The first tip to avoid fraud is to read medicare notice summaries carefully.
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Lung Cancer More Fatal Than Colon, Prostate and Breast Cancers Combined

11-30-15
The New Jersey Department of Health indicates there were 6,015 lung cancer cases in 2013. 4,016 residents died from the disease in 2012.
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Bill One Step Closer To Officially Ending Return Home New Jersey Program

11-27-15
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle, chair of the human services committee, discussed the end of Return Home New Jersey and the creation of a law that would add oversight through the Department of Health in group homes for those with dementia and Alzheimer's.