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NJ panel advances bill to expand medical pot

12-13-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — An Assembly panel has advanced a measure to let registered medical marijuana users in New Jersey obtain pot legally in other states. The Health and Senior Services Committee advanced the bill to the full Assembly Thursday with ...

Princeton vaccine reaches 90 percent of eligible

12-13-13
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University officials say more than 90 percent of the eligible students and staff received a meningitis vaccine this week as part of the university's effort to halt an outbreak. Nearly 5,300 people chose to get the ...

Aetna decides not to renew old policies in NJ

12-13-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Another health insurer has decided not to renew old policies in New Jersey next year even though President Barack Obama has encouraged them to do so. Aetna says about 90,000 small businesses and 2,600 individuals will need to ...
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New Jerseyans Upset By Canceled Health Plan Policies

12-11-13
Those who have received notification that their health care plans will be canceled because of the rollout of the Affordable Care Act are worried about what to do next.
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Death With Dignity Advocates Say Bill Would Give Terminally Ill Options

12-11-13
Supporters of the Death With Dignity bill say allowing terminally ill patients to obtain a prescription to end their lives would give them some control.
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Torres Says 1.9 Million Have Yet To Enroll In New Health Care Policies

12-11-13
Health and Human Services Regional Director Jaime Torres explains that 365,000 have enrolled in the health insurance marketplace, but 1.9 million have gone through the process without choosing a plan.

Meningitis B vaccinations top 3K at Princeton

12-11-13
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University reports more than 3,300 students have received meningitis B vaccinations since a mass vaccination got underway on campus Monday. That is more than half of the nearly 6,000 students that federal health ...

Major NJ insurer announces it won’t renew plans

12-10-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest health insurance company says it will not renew any small-group or individual health plans next year in a nod to President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield made the ...
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Health Officials Watching Out for Respiratory Virus

12-10-13
The CDC has put out an advisory for RSV, respiratory syncytial virus. North Jersey has seen a spike in cases.
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Study: New Jersey Ranks Last in Funding Anti-Smoking Programs

12-10-13
A coalition of public health organizations has found NJ funds smoking cessation programs the least in the U.S.