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New Jersey’s Fifth Marijuana Dispensary Opens in Cranbury

10-16-15
New jersey has 5,540 registered patients participating in the medicinal marijuana program. There are 355 caregivers authorized to do pickups for patients who are unable, and about 350 participating physicians, according to the state Health Department.
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Survivor Shares Story to Highlight Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10-15-15
Dr. Kenneth Nahum says risk factors for breast cancer include family history, certain genes like BRCA 1 and 2, increased alcohol consumption, poor diet, lack of exercise, obesity and breast abnormalities.
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Health Care Alliance Aims to Bring Care Closer to Home

10-13-15
The alliance brings what Virtua has to offer and Penn research and clinical trials to New Jersey patients' doorstep. Starting next year, surgeons from the University of Pennsylvania will perform surgeries at Virtua Memorial Hospital, reducing the need for patients to leave Virtua in order to receive advanced care.
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Regular Dental Checkups Can Stave Off Diseases

10-12-15
Dentists recommend patients visit dentists twice a year to prevent buildup of bacteria and plaque. Bacteria in the mouth can move through the whole body and is linked to heart disease, stroke, Osteoporosis and Alzheimer's.
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Improving Health Through Social Services

10-8-15
Plainfield Health Connection helps uninsured and under-insured residents by providing access to social services to better improve their health.
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Angel Flight Provides Wings For Children In Need

10-8-15
Angel Flight NE is a non-profit that flies sick children and adults to the medical care they require, free of charge. Over the years they've flown 65,000 people.
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Camden County Introduces Heroin Treatment Program

10-7-15
Currently the program has $150,000 in grant funds, which is enough to provide treatment for about 50 people. If successful, legislators will seek out sponsorship funds so more people can take advantage of the opportunity to receive treatment.
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Talking About Alcohol Abuse Following CC Sabathia Check In

10-7-15
According to the American Medical Association, nearly one in seven American adults has had a serious alcohol problem in the past year.
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Planned Parenthood Funding Debate Continues

10-6-15
Planned Parenthood has faced opposition in the wake of videos that show the practice of providing fetal tissue from abortions for medical research.
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Legislators Hold Hearing on Horizon Omnia Health Alliance

10-5-15
Legislators called for an explanation of how hospitals were selected to be in tier one of the Omnia Alliance.