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Proposed Bill Aims To Make Smoking With Minors in Cars Punishable

6-16-15
A proposed bill by Sen. Joseph Vitale aims to prevent drivers from smoking in a car with minors inside. Drivers could receive fines and in order to cite someone for smoking, police would have to stop the driver for some other traffic violations.
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Insurers Balk at Legislation That Would Make Them Pay for Safer Painkillers

6-15-15
But deal may be reached to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs for some of the newer abuse-deterrent opioids.
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Protestors Demand Princeton Fire Tenured Professor Who They Say Advocates Killing Disabled Babies

6-12-15
Princeton University Bioethics Professor Peter Singer says severely disabled infants should be euthanized to save on health care costs, an idea that doesn't sit well with many who are calling for the university to fire him.
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Families of Disabled Protest Return Home NJ

6-10-15
Those with developmentally disabled family members in facilities out of state protested Return Home NJ, which aims to move them back to New Jersey.
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Prostate Cancer Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death in Men

6-10-15
Doctors say men should get a PSA test and exam, which indicates a risk for prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in men.
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Colon Cancer Rates Higher for African-Americans

6-9-15
Statistics show colon cancer occurs more frequently and earlier for African-Americans. Doctors say the best defense against the disease is a colonoscopy.
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Lawmakers Discuss Legislation to Help Patients Avoid Unexpected Out-of-Network Charges

6-8-15
Members of a Senate committee talked about a bill that would require insurers and providers to enter arbitration to resolve billing disputes instead of billing patients for unpaid out-of-network charges.
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Pallone Calls For Reauthorization of Zadroga Act, Hearing Set for Thursday

6-8-15
Congressman Frank Pallone visited Rutgers to advocate for the permanent reauthorization of the James Zadroga Act, which helps first responders who have medical conditions related to their work at Ground Zero after 9/11.
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Tenafly Committee Investigates Later HS Start Time

6-8-15
Tenafly is one of the school districts in New Jersey considering changing its high school start time to 8:30, about an hour later than it currently begins.
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Soccer Star Helps Others with Tourette Syndrome

6-5-15
Tim Howard participated in a Rutgers event raising awareness about Tourette syndrome and helping show kids with the disorder that they're not alone.