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2K get meningitis B vaccinations at Princeton

12-9-13
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University has vaccinated nearly 2,000 of its students to try to stop an outbreak of type B meningitis in an unusual federal government-endorsed administration of a drug not generally approved for use in the United ...

Princeton to begin meningitis B vaccinations

12-8-13
PRINCETON, N.J. (AP) — Princeton University is getting ready to administer the first doses of a vaccine against meningitis. The Ivy League school has experienced an outbreak of type B meningococcal disease, which is sometimes life-threatening. ...

NJ doctor admits taking kickbacks

12-6-13
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey doctor has admitted taking cash kickbacks in return for referring patients to a diagnostic testing facility. Dr. John Green of Basking Ridge on Thursday pleaded guilty to violating the federal health care ...
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NJ Lawmakers Discuss Health Care Options

12-5-13
New Jersey lawmakers are discussing whether or not to extend so-called sub-standard health insurance policies for another year.
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NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Says Individuals Need To Review Insurance Options

12-5-13
New Jersey Policy Perspective Senior Policy Analyst Raymond Castro says individuals need to analyze all of health coverage options before renewing existing policies or signing up for new ones.

Rare virus blamed for its 1st death in NJ

12-5-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say the state has had its first confirmed death from a rare tick-borne virus. The 51-year-old Warren County woman died of Powassan in May. Authorities have not released the woman's name. The state ...

Ocean County police to carry heroin antidote

12-4-13
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police in all 33 towns in Ocean County early next year will begin carrying an antidote that can revive people who overdose on heroin. Narcan can be used with any drug with opioids and gives emergency responders time to ...
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Rahway Elementary School Sees Better Behavior With Breakfast Program

12-3-13
Roosevelt Elementary School staff say that feeding students breakfast has improved their behavior and capacity for learning.
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Forman Says Single Embryo Transfers Have Higher Success Rates

12-3-13
Research from Reproductive Medicine Associates of NJ has shown doctors don't need to use multiple embryos for a successful IVF pregnancy. Dr. Eric Forman says having a single baby reduces risks during pregnancy.
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Expert Says Online Gambling May Be Dangerous For Those With Gambling Addictions

12-3-13
Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Donald Weinbaum is concerned about online gambling pushing people who already have gambling addictions over the edge.