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Bound Brook cop escapes serious injury in crash

12-3-13
BOUND BROOK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey police officer escaped serious injury when his cruiser was struck by another vehicle. Bound Brook police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1bd9RbW) that officer Gerard Flanagan was executing a ...

NJ county looks to address rising overdoses

12-3-13
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Officials, advocates and recovering addicts are looking for ways to deal with rising numbers of drug overdoses in New Jersey's Ocean County. The county has had more than 100 fatal overdoses this year, nearly twice as many as ...

NJ man drives to hospital after being shot in face

12-3-13
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man drove himself to the hospital after being shot in his face. But details of the shooting remain a mystery. Atlantic City Police say 30-year-old Charlie Hvasta collapsed in the driveway of ...
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Newarkers Mark World AIDS Day, Encouraging More Testing

12-2-13
The North Jersey Community Research Initiative conducted HIV testing in Newark, encouraging people to learn their status.

Fertility doctors aim to lower rate of twin births

12-2-13
BOSTON (AP) — Doctors are reporting an epidemic — of twins. New federal numbers show that nearly half of all babies born with advanced fertility help are multiple births, the vast majority of them twins. In the five years since the "Octomom" ...
131129Glaser

Author Says Alcohol Use Disorder Reported More Among Women

11-29-13
Author Gabrielle Glaser discusses the difference of the effects of alcohol between men and women and says that alcohol use disorder can be moderated .

Autistic NJ teen who went missing now back home

11-28-13
MARLBORO TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An autistic New Jersey teenager who went missing for a week before being found in Ohio is now back home. Nineteen-year-old Michael Karwan of Marlboro and his parents arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on ...
131127Obamacare

Online Rollout of Obamacare Delayed for Small Businesses

11-27-13
The Obama administration announced that small businesses won't be able to use the federal health insurance website until next November.
131127Sanders

NJAHP President Says Carriers Have to Explore New Options

11-27-13
New Jersey Association of Health Plans President Ward Sanders says that health care carriers in New Jersey will need to take a look at extending basic plans for one year.

NJ’s biggest insurer canceling bare-bones plan

11-27-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's largest insurance company says it will move ahead with the cancellation of its bare-bones health coverage, pushing subscribers toward new plans offered on an insurance exchange. Most of the 90,000 people covered ...