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Trump’s Proposed Medicaid Block Grants Would Shortchange NJ, Say Critics

Since New Jersey opted into Medicaid, the state has seen almost half a million new enrollees and the heavily-subsidized spending has grown to just over $14 billion.

Surgeon General Warns of New Vaping Risks for Teens

New research shows that kids who use e-cigarettes are more likely to use traditional cigarettes.

High School Nurses, Counselors Receive Free Overdose Antidote

School nurses and counselors got free boxes of Narcan spray, used to reverse opioid overdoses. The drug epidemic now looms over New Jersey classrooms, reportedly with ODs in Ocean and Camden County high schools.

Governor Avoids Reporters After Visit to Recovery Clinic

Gov. Christie visited Carrier Clinic in Belle Mead to highlight the drug addiction recovery programs the facility offers. He declined to take any questions from the press.

Rutgers Program Trains Police to Deal with Addiction

Rutgers Center of Alcohol Studies says it’s time for change, time to re-train law enforcers who are saving lives.

Caring Santa Offers Sensory-Friendly Experience

Caring Santa offers the Christmas experience to children with special needs by reducing the sensory experience. They do this by reducing bright lights, music and crowds when meeting Santa.

Teaching HS Students Prevention on World AIDS Day

In Tenafly, a couple hundred high school students sat in for a sobering conference focused on preventing AIDS, where doctors from Hackensack University Medical Center have set lofty goals: to bring up the first AIDS-free generation.

HUD Says Smoking Ban at Public Housing is 18 Months Away

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has announced it will be banning smoking in its public housing facilities. The agency says the ban will save over $150 million a year.

East Brunswick Police Work to Help Opioid Addicts

The East Brunswick Police Department launched its Opiate Outreach Initiative in January. When addicts come to the attention of the police department, an officer calls them and encourages them to seek treatment.

Sen. Menendez Praises Rutgers Alzheimer’s Research

Sen. Bob Menendez toured the Neuroscience and Cell Biology Department at Rutgers where researchers say they've found a way to slow the progression of Alzheimer’s in its early stages.