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CDC: New Jerseyans Among the Most Sleep Deprived

2-24-16
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows New Jersey ranks 37th when it comes to sleep. Adults should be getting between seven and nine hours of sleep per night.
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Program Provides Clean Needles for Injecting Drug Users

2-23-16
The Hyacinth AIDS Foundation's Syringe Access Program gives injecting drug users clean supplies to help prevent the spread of HIV.
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Studying Bacteria Exposure in Food Trucks

2-17-16
The CDC estimates 48 million people each year fall victim to foodborne illnesses. Researchers at William Paterson found that 99 percent of food truck vendors aren't changing their gloves between tasks.
160215Hill

New Program Provides Care for Addicts Beyond Narcan

2-15-16
The Recovery Coach Program in Ocean and Monmouth counties provides an addiction recovery specialist to the bedsides of those revived by Narcan.
160212Delmore

Outbreak Leads to Accessible Health Ratings For Restaurants

2-12-16
According to the CDC, one in six Americans develops food poisoning each year and of those nearly 130,000 are hospitalized.
160212Wanko

Giving Back After a Second Chance at Life

2-12-16
The NJ Sharing Network reported 531 organs donations by New Jerseyans in 2015, up 37 percent from the year prior. However, people are added to the registry everyday and last year 90 people died while waiting.
160211Wanko

Recognizing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease

2-11-16
Heart disease caused the death of 8,989 men in New Jersey in 2012. There are more treatments available now than in the past to help patients survive.
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Raising Awareness for Women’s Heart Health By Wearing Red

2-5-16
The American Heart Association's Go Red for Women movement encourages people to wear red one day a year to remind everyone about women's heart health.
160205Wanko

Helping Women Suffering from Postpartum Depression

2-5-16
New Jersey requires postpartum depression screenings at hospitals and postnatal check-ups and the state Department of Health offers resources for women who are suffering.
160204Hill

Senate Committee Hears About NJ’s Opioid Abuse Epidemic

2-4-16
The Senate Health Committee heard from health care professionals, drug addiction prevention advocates and a reporter who did a series on heroin addiction about the growing epidemic of opioid addiction in New Jersey.