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Municipalities Enact Paid Sick Leave

9-18-14
A movement to require businesses to provide paid sick days has picked up steam with six municipalities implementing it. Others are putting the question on the ballot in November.

Christie to convene drug recovery conference

9-17-14
EAST BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie will convene a drug recovery conference later this month in Newark. His office says the Sept. 30 event is aimed at reducing the stigma associated with addiction. Christie has made drug ...

Enterovirus case confirmed in New Jersey

9-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Health officials have confirmed New Jersey's first case of a respiratory illness that is caused by an uncommon virus. Enterovirus 68 was identified in a specimen sent to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention by a ...
Lillian Lee and a Do Wonders wig recipient. Photo courtesy of Lillian Lee.

Do Wonders Donates Wigs to Women with Cancer

9-17-14
Salon owner Lillian Lee founded Do Wonders, which is a nonprofit that donates wigs to women with cancer.

Hospitals struggled during Sandy, report says

9-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new federal report finds hospitals in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut were not prepared to meet the challenges of Superstorm Sandy. The study from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Inspector General ...
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New Study: Psychiatric Care in NJ Needs Improvement

9-16-14
The Mental Health Association in New Jersey has found those seeking out psychiatric care through a PPO won't find help as quickly as they should.
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Sen. Vitale: Non-Profit and For-Profit Hospital Disclosure Levels Should be the Same

9-15-14
Sen. Joseph Vitale says that the level of disclosures should be the same for non-profit and for-profit hospitals.
A new Rutgers study finds that a happy wife means a happy life.

A Wife’s Happiness is More Crucial than Her Husband’s in Keeping Marriage on Track, Rutgers Study Finds

9-12-14
Research offers insight into link between marital quality and well-being later in life.
Morgan Ackerman. Photo courtesy of Charlene Ackerman.

Community Comes Together to Support 5-Year-Old With Cancer

9-12-14
Five-year-old Morgan Ackerman has Acute Lymphocytic Leukemia and the community is coming together to help her and her family.

Day care center worker who served bleach is fired

9-12-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — The New Jersey day care center where more than two dozen children and adults were accidentally served bleach-tainted water has reopened, and an employee has been fired. The parent company of the Growing Tree Learning II in ...