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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.
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How Much Sleep Should You Be Getting?

3-4-15
Health professionals say adults should get seven to eight hours of sleep each night and kids and adolescents should sleep between eight and nine hours.
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Prognosis Bleak for Many in NJ if Supreme Court Rejects Health Insurance Tax Credits

3-4-15
Losing subsidies under the Affordable Care Act could prove disastrous for residents with health problems who might lose insurance.
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Care2Caregivers Helps Those Caring for Alzheimer’s Patients

3-3-15
The peer support group Care2Caregivers gives those who care for Alzehimer's and dementia patients a help line for support. Those who answer the calls have experience caring for others with those health conditions.
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2015 March For Babies Walks In NJ

3-2-15
March for Babies is a March for Dimes event, being held across New Jersey this spring.
A new Rutgers study reports that middle-aged people are particularly vulnerable to suicide in times of economic and financial stress.

Suicide Rates Strongly Influenced by State of the Economy, Rutgers Study Finds

2-27-15
Research shows suicides among middle-age adults have increased by 40 percent since 1999.