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Carolyn Burr used a motorized scooter to move around at Rutgers School of Nursing and stows it on airplanes or trains when she travels long distances. Photo: Kristen Stephenson.

A Career Spent Fighting Mother-to-Infant HIV Transmission

2-17-15
Rutgers’ Carolyn Burr did not let anything get in her way – not even MS.
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How to Stay Safe in Extremely Cold Weather

2-16-15
When wind chills reach subzero temperatures, it's important to know how to keep from getting frostbite and hypothermia.
Extra-virgin olive oil contains an ingredient, oleocanthal, that kills cancer cells without harming healthy cells, researchers have found.

Ingredient in Olive Oil Looks Promising in the Fight Against Cancer

2-16-15
Oleocanthal kills cancer cells with its own enzymes.
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Senate President Proposes Patient-Centered Health Care Pilot Program

2-12-15
Senate President Steve Sweeney hopes a three-year pilot program will improve patient care and lower costs.
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Teaching Financial Literacy to Help Domestic Violence Victims

2-12-15
New Jersey organizations are offering finance courses to domestic abuse victims to empower them to take control of their lives.
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New Jersey Sees Cases of Chickenpox, Measles

2-11-15
A baby in Jersey City contracted measles and two children in the Brick Township school system got chickenpox. Some blame the anti-vaccination movement for the resurgence of these illnesses.
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HIV/AIDS Cases Higher in African-American Population

2-10-15
The New Jersey Department of Health says minorities account for 78 percent of HIV/AIDS cases and 52 percent of those cases are African-Americans.
From left, Ann Twomey of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees union, Mary MacDonald of the American Federation of Teachers’ Healthcare Division, and Elfrieda Johnson of the JNESO nurses union testify about a proposal to increase mandatory nurse-staffing levels at hospitals.

Nurses Urge State to Increase Mandated Staffing Levels at Hospitals

2-10-15
Unions say it would improve patient safety, but hospital managers say they must have flexibility to assign staff according to circumstances.
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Rutgers Researchers Use Cold Plasma to Prevent Food Poisoning

2-9-15
Rutgers researchers are using a technique called cold plasma to decontaminate produce to help prevent food poisoning.
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Wearing Red to Raise Awareness About Women and Heart Disease

2-6-15
The American Heart Association aims to raise awareness about heart disease in women by encouraging everyone to wear red.