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Offering Zika Virus Advice in English and Spanish

7-6-16
New Jersey Deputy Health Commissioner Arturo Brito spoke to residents in English and Spanish about the risks of traveling to areas where the Zika virus is prevalent and ways to avoid infection.

Report: 1 in 5 Women is Sexually Assaulted in College

7-6-16
Helen Archontou, CEO of the Bergen County YWCA, says resources for victims, in addition to teaching proper behavior to young children, are key in raising awareness about sexual assault.

Disposing of Unwanted Prescription Drugs

6-30-16
Covanta, a waste energy plant in Newark, disposes of unwanted prescription drugs that residents turn in to the police through drug take back programs.

Clinging Jellyfish Found in New Jersey

6-23-16
The dime-sized clinging jellyfish are small, but they have very potent stings. They have been confirmed in New Jersey, mainly in quiet waters.

Trauma Center Access Prevents Unnecessary Deaths

6-22-16
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine finds up to one in five people may be dying unnecessarily from car crashes, gunshots and other traumatic injuries because they lack access to quick trauma care.

Wireless Device Offers Easier Way to Monitor Patients

6-21-16
Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck is using ViSi Mobile, a device patients wear on their wrists, to monitor vital signs continuously without poles, wires and tubes that are traditionally used.

Nursing Boot Camp Teaches High School Students About the Profession

6-21-16
The JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing offers a free course to teach high school students what being a nurse is all about. Since the program started six years ago, more than 100 students have circulated through, all from the Plainfield and Edison area.

Shining a Light on Drug Prevention Education

6-16-16
The latest forum in the Healthy NJ series focused on drug prevention education.

Fewer NJ Kids Living in Poverty, But Many in Low-Income Families

6-15-16
The latest Kids Count report found more New Jersey children are covered by health insurance and fewer are living in poverty. But almost a third of children in the state are part of low-income families.

Dealing with Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs

6-15-16
Superbugs are infections that are resistant to antibiotics. Experts say they got their start because of decades of over prescribing medications.