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Six-Year Anniversary of the Affordable Care Act

3-23-16
President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act six years ago. While it has received criticism from Republicans, 20 million Americans have gained health coverage.
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Outpatient Rehab Offers Another Option for Addicts

3-23-16
The Center for Network Therapy in Middlesex is New Jersey's first licensed, outpatient rehab center. It treats patients during the day and lets them go home with family at night.
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Art Therapy Helps Patients with Traumatic Brain Injury

3-23-16
Patients at the JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute in Edison are using art to help them recover from traumatic brain injuries.
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Christie Touts Recovery Coach Program for Addicts

3-22-16
Gov. Christie was in Long Branch talking about the Recovery Coach program, which pairs Narcan reversal patients with coaches who are at least four years clean.
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Lawmakers Urge Christie to Appropriate Money for Lead Control

3-22-16
The Senate and Assembly approved putting $10 million in the state’s Lead Hazard Control Fund for the next budget. Now they need Gov. Christie to agree.
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Understanding Arthritis

3-21-16
More than 1.5 million New Jersey residents are affected by arthritis, which is the state's leading cause of disability.
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Christie Calls for Moratorium on Nonprofit Hospitals Paying Back Taxes

3-18-16
Gov. Christie wants to freeze all lawsuits and hospital property tax assessments for two years while a panel of experts hashes out a solution that would apply to all 62 of New Jersey’s nonprofit hospitals.
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Newark Begins Testing Children for Lead Poisoning

3-17-16
After 30 Newark schools were found to have elevated levels of lead in the water, the district has begun blood testing children.
This image shows that reprogrammed human neurons grown on 3-D scaffolds (within the white dash line) and then transplanted onto brain tissue (red), extended out (yellow lines) and integrated. Image: Neal K. Bennett, Moghe Laboratory, Rutgers Biomedical Engineering.

Future Brain Therapies for Parkinson’s Possible with Stem Cell Bioengineering Innovation

3-17-16
Rutgers and Stanford scientists have developed a novel way to inject healthy human nerve cells into the brain.
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CDC Offers New Guidelines for Prescribing Pain Medication

3-16-16
Opioid abuse has become so pervasive, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the U.S. is in the grips of an epidemic. The agency is issuing new guidelines for primary care physicians when prescribing the medications for chronic pain.