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Those Touched By Addiction Speak Out on Overdose Awareness Day

8-31-16
Overdose deaths are on the rise in New Jersey. People affected by addiction are working to help others impacted by the disease on Overdose Awareness Day.

American Academy of Pediatrics: It’s ‘Acceptable’ for Doctors to Ditch Unvaccinated Patients

8-31-16
The American Academy of Pediatrics is standing by doctors, saying it’s “acceptable” for medical professionals to terminate their relationship with a family if they can’t be convinced to get their children vaccinated.

Christie Touts Medicaid Progress, Suggests TTF Progress

8-29-16
Gov. Christie said the state's costs went down as the Medicaid population has expanded and the overall average cost per beneficiary has decreased due to reforms.

CDC Survey Shows Devastating Portrayal of Growing Up LGBT

8-29-16
A first-of-its-kind, nationwide study from the Centers for Disease Control shows elevated rates of bullying, physical violence, rape, depression, suicide, drug use, STDs and unintended pregnancy among America’s sexual minority students.

Rep. Pallone Introduces Legislation to Pay for Replacing School Water Fountains

8-26-16
Congressman Frank Pallone is introducing new legislation to amend the Safe Drinking Water Act. It’ll provide funds so schools can replace drinking fountains made before 1988.

Some Leery of EpiPen Alternatives, Despite Price Hike

8-26-16
Doctors know about Adrenaclick, an alternative that costs less than half as much as an EpiPen, but rarely prescribe it or its generic version.

NJ Left with Three Obamacare Insurance Providers

8-24-16
Two insurance providers have dropped out of New Jersey's Affordable Care Act offerings and a third decided not to join. Some looking for insurance say the premiums are too high for them to afford.

Lawsuits Surrounding Hospitals Paying Taxes Up to 35 in NJ

8-24-16
A year after a tax court judge ruled Morristown Medical Center had to pay taxes, the number of lawsuits in New Jersey is up to 35.

Where NJ Colleges Stand in Number of Campus Sexual Assaults

8-23-16
According to the U.S. Department of Education, Rutgers had the highest number of reported rapes in New Jersey in 2014, the seventh most in the nation.

Increased EpiPen Costs Causing Some Patients Frustration

8-22-16
EpiPens deliver life-saving epinephrine for people with allergies. The price has more than doubled since 2008, and can now top $600 for the EpiPen sold in two-packs.