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U.S. Sec. of Health: There’s a Surge of Interest in ACA

3-24-14
U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius says that there has been a surge of interest and signups in the Affordable Care Act as the deadline to enroll approaches.
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Sen. Scutari Introduces Bill to Allow Recreational Marijuana Use

3-24-14
Sen. Nicholas Scutari says the bill would create a strict regulatory system to allow adults to purchase and grow limited amounts of marijuana for personal use. Gov. Christie has said he won't decriminalize marijuana.

Millions on the sidelines for big health care push

3-23-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Alan Thacker wants health coverage, but he can't get help in his home state of Georgia. Mary Moscarello Gutierrez no longer can afford insurance in New Jersey. Justin Thompson of Utah refuses to be forced into the president's ...

Christie approves EMTs giving overdose treatment

3-21-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie has signed a waiver allowing first responders to carry and administer medication to treat drug overdose patients in emergency situations. Christie signed a waiver Friday authorizing more than 28,000 ...
140320Brenda

Poll Finds Higher Rate of Emotional Distress Among Sandy Victims

3-20-14
The latest Monmouth University poll has found that Sandy victims are much more likely to feel emotionally distressed than other New Jerseyans.
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Huttle: Early Intervention Provides Better Care for Mental Health Patients

3-20-14
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle says that Early Intervention Support Services statewide would provide better treatment for those experiencing a mental health crisis.
Game table at Hyacinth's 2013 Casino Night. Photo courtesy of Lola Akinola.

Largest NJ AIDS Foundation Raises Money to Provide Free Services

3-20-14
The first and largest AIDS foundation in New Jersey, Hyacinth AIDS Foundation, will be holding a Casino Night March 22 in New Brunswick to raise money to keep their services free of charge to the community.

NJ high school athlete revived after collapsing

3-20-14
MONTVALE, N.J. (AP) — An 11th-grade student athlete in northern New Jersey is in stable condition after he was revived with a defibrillator when he collapsed during track practice. It's not known what caused the student to collapse on the turf at ...
140319Wanko

NJ Officials: Involuntary Commitment Program Works

3-19-14
Since the involuntary outpatient commitment law passed in 2009, giving judges the authority to order severely mentally ill people into treatment, mental health professionals say there have been positive results.
140318Flanagan

Task Force Proposes Plan to Combat Heroin Addiction

3-18-14
A special task force charged with investigating New Jersey's heroin addiction epidemic has come up with a plan of action.