Christie stops short of endorsing Ebola travel ban

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie stopped short of joining fellow Republicans in endorsing a proposed ban on travel from the West African countries hardest hit by the Ebola outbreak. Christie said during a Wednesday night radio interview that ...

NJ State Nurses Assoc. CEO: Information About Ebola Still Needed

New Jersey State Nurses Association CEO Richard Ridge says that more information about Ebola is necessary to combat the spread of the virus.

Concern Artificial Turf Could Cause Cancer

Many are worried that the chemicals used in artificial turf playing fields could cause cancer. Congressman Frank Pallone wants a more thorough investigation conducted.

911 call released in fire that killed Cooper CEO

MONTGOMERY TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — Audio from a 911 call reporting the fire that killed the president of a major southern New Jersey hospital and his wife indicates that a neighbor heard banging coming from inside the house shortly before first ...

Obama cancels Thursday travel to monitor Ebola

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has canceled a scheduled trip to Rhode Island and New York Thursday to remain at the White House and monitor the government's Ebola response. The change in plans marks the second day in a row that Obama put ...

Christie announces $12M for addiction treatment

SOMERSET, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is continuing his public push against drug addiction. The Republican governor announced more than $12 million in new funding for addiction treatment and prevention programs during a news conference ...

Protective Gear Protocol for Stopping Ebola

Health care workers at CarePoint Health Hoboken started mock Ebola drills to practice proper protocol for putting on and removing personal protective gear.

Medical Director: All Physicians Should Use Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

JFK Johnson Rehabilitation Institute Pain Management Program Medical Director Dr. Iqbal Jafri says that all physicians should make an effort to use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to reduce the risk of overdose in patients.

NBC correspondent admits violation of quarantine

NEW YORK (AP) — NBC News medical correspondent Nancy Snyderman has admitted that some members of her crew violated a voluntary quarantine to protect against Ebola, a misstep that caused New Jersey health officials to make that quarantine mandatory. ...

Ebola screening starts Thursday at 4 US airports

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Customs and health officials at airports in Washington, Chicago, Atlanta and Newark will take the temperatures of passengers from three West African countries starting Thursday. Federal health officials say the entry screenings ...