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Fighting Drug Addiction in Youth

3-23-15
Children are being exposed to drugs at a younger and younger age. One Rutgers professor hopes to educate children about drug use and abuse.
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Dept. of Health Regional Dir.: ACA Has Improved Health Care Coverage

3-23-15
Five years after the implementation of the Affordable Care Act, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Regional Director Jackie Cornell-Bechelli says the law has helped to improve health care coverage across the board.
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Recognizing Behavioral Addiction

3-17-15
Behaviors such as gambling and internet surfing can be as addictive as alcohol and drugs, according to professionals.
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Legislation Would Require NJ Doctors to Discuss Opiate Addiction

3-12-15
Pending legislation to require doctors to discuss opiate addiction and offer alternatives aims to reduce the number of people addicted to painkillers and heroin.
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Baraka Says No Meningitis Threat at Newark’s Oliver Street School

3-11-15
Although a first-grader from Oliver Street School died last week of suspected bacterial meningitis, officials say the school and its students are safe.
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Helping Babies Born with Drug Addiction

3-11-15
PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital helps babies born to mothers who used drugs during pregnancy.
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Using Colonoscopies to Save Lives

3-9-15
Doctors use colonoscopies to detect colon cancer, which often doesn't cause any symptoms until late stages. Survival rates are very high when diagnosed early.
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Contest Gives Students Opportunity to Raise Immunization Awareness

3-9-15
Protect Me with 3+ is an annual contest that gives students the opportunity to raise awareness about immunizations among pre-teens and teenagers.
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Salon Owner Helps Those Who’ve Lost Hair from Illness

3-5-15
Danielle Grillo turned her salon into a place that helps people who have hair loss from medical side effects.
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Health Care Consultant Recommends Dismantling Three Newark Hospitals

3-4-15
Navigant Consulting has recommended limiting some Newark hospitals to outpatient facilities and expanding University Hospital.