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151229Flanagan

Rigorous Academics Cause For Debate

12-29-15
Students in the West Windson-Plainsboro school district are known for having high academic standards. After finding overly-stressed kids, the district relaxed some of its rules, however some parents fear this "dumbing down" of the curriculum will negatively affect their kids.
151229Vannozzi

Sleep Study Finds Texting Source of Sleep Deprivation in Teens

12-29-15
The one-year study in Edison school district showed that over 60 percent of students are not getting enough sleep because of late night texting or phone use.
151229Cole

Rutgers Terrorism Medicine Course First of Its Kind

12-29-15
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is one of the first to develop techniques in the field of terror medicine. The training covers how to get to patients and how to take care of people in the event of a terrorist incident.
151225Vannozzi

‘Concussion’ Brings Awareness to Traumatic Brain Injuries in Sports

12-25-15
The NFL has instituted 39 rule changes to promote player health and safety, payed out big bucks to settle a lawsuit with families of concussed players and invested millions into brain injury research.
151225Orton

At Community Food Bank of NJ, Fighting Hunger is Personal

12-25-15
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey operates as a large, well-oiled machine. They distribute food to the local organizations that serve these children and others who are hungry --- after school programs, shelters, soup kitchens, pantries and senior feeding programs.
151224Flanagan

FDA Modifying Ban on Gay Blood Donations

12-24-15
Federal policy changes now permit gay and bisexual men who haven’t had sex for a year to donate blood.
151222Ryan

Bill Would Standardize Hospital Contributions For Services

12-22-15
The state Senate is proposing a bill that would standardize how hospitals contribute to their towns. The largest hospital lobbying group in the state supports the bill, citing that it would save years of costly litigation that would be necessary otherwise.
151221Aron

Zadroga Act Extension Ensures Treatment for 9/11 Responders

12-21-15
In New Jersey, 5,166 first responders have been treated, about half at the Rutgers clinic. 1,683 are eligible for compensation, as for instance for lost wages.
151216Wanko

Music School Teaches Those With Special Needs

12-16-15
At Octopus Music school instructors teach about 200 students. Approximately 50 are children, teens and adults with special needs. They can take guitar, piano, drums, violin or voice lessons.
151215Wentz

The Growing Need for Mental Health Services in New Jersey

12-15-15
One in four people in New Jersey have a mental illness, and of those people only one third receive treatment. More than 985,000 people have an addiction, and of those people only six percent have access to care.