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160114Wanko

Childhood Asthma Rates on the Decline

1-14-16
Rates of asthma in children decreased in 2013 after peaking in 2009, though doctors say the rates increased for certain populations, including children living in poverty.
160114Bechelli

Increase in Affordable Care Act Enrollment in New Jersey

1-14-16
The number of New Jerseyans that enrolled in the Affordable Care Act for 2016 has surpassed the previous year's enrollment. The deadline has been extended to Jan. 31 in order to accommodate those still wanting to get coverage.
160108Delmore

NJ May Raise Legal Age to Buy Cigarettes

1-8-16
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would raise the legal age to buy cigarettes from 19 to 21.
160107Wanko

Learning the Signs of Pancreatic Cancer

1-7-16
While there currently aren't good screening tools for pancreatic cancer, there are some red flags to look out for.
160105Vannozzi

Code Blue Programs Help Residents Cope with Frigid Temperatures

1-5-16
When the temperatures plummet, many New Jersey towns offer services through Code Blue programs. One lawmaker has proposed a bill to standardize those programs across the state.
160104Wanko

Choosing Successful New Year’s Resolutions

1-4-16
Experts say choosing goals that are small and manageable is the key to success in keeping New Year's resolutions.
160104Stirling

‘Herointown’ Focuses on Bringing Awareness to Heroin Epidemic in New Jersey

1-4-16
According to reporting from NJ Advance Media, 128,000 heroin addicts live in the state. If they all lived in a "Herointown", it would be the fourth largest city in the state.
160101Wanko

Nonprofit Provides More Than Rides To Seniors

1-1-16
The Camden County resident is a client of Interfaith Caregivers, a nonprofit that serves the disabled and those 65 and older in Haddonfield and Haddon Heights. The goal is to keep residents in their homes and part of the community.
151230Hill

Survey Finds Doctors Prescribed Opioids to Patients, Even After Abuse

12-30-15
A Boston Medical Center survey of 2,800 patients who had overdosed on opioids found 91 percent were still prescribed opioids, and many by the same doctor. Seven percent overdosed again.
151230Vannozzi

The Struggle and Miracle of Premature Birth

12-30-15
In the U.S. almost half a million children are born prematurely every year. It costs upwards of $26 billion a year for treatment of premature babies. Saint Peter’s University Hospital has seen over 30,000 babies since it opened in 1978.