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Christie: All Public Schools Must Test Drinking Water for Lead

5-2-16
Gov. Christie announced that all public schools, including charter schools, will have to start lead testing water and notifying parents of results this September.

Bill Would Set Aside $10M for Child Abuse Prevention Services

5-2-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney is introducing a bill to set aside $10 million to create a “Child Advocacy Center-Multidisciplinary Team Fund.”

Legislators, Health Experts Dissect Policies to Fight Drug Overdoses

4-29-16
NJTV's second forum on New Jersey’s drug addiction crisis included a panel of legislators and health experts who talked about what policies meant to fight drug overdoses are working.

Mahwah PD Hosts Training Session for Overdose Antidote

4-29-16
Community members attended a training session in Mahwah where they learned how to administer naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote.

Discussing Ways to Deal with Zika Virus

4-29-16
Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez say the U.S. needs to be prepared for an outbreak of the Zika virus, which is spread through mosquitoes and sexual contact.

Research: 40 Percent of Former NFL Players Have Brain Damage

4-28-16
The latest research published on traumatic brain injury in the NFL shows 40 percent of former players had some form of brain damage.

Synthetic Opiate Makes Heroin More Deadly

4-28-16
Fentanyl, a synthetic opiate used to treat cancer patients, has made its way into heroin, which has increased the occurrence of overdoses and deaths.

Addiction Crisis Affects Growing Number of NJ Kids

4-27-16
Nearly a third of all child abuse and neglect investigations in New Jersey revealed caregiver’s substance use. Nearly two-thirds of kids in foster care were removed from their homes at least partly for that reason.

Christie Announces Agreement with NY to Share Prescription Drug Data

4-26-16
Gov. Christie was at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to announce an expansion of the Prescription Monitoring Program to include data from New York state. The program is meant to reduce rates of addiction.

NJ Suicide Rate Up 13 Percent, Tied for Second Highest in U.S.

4-26-16
New data from the CDC shows suicide is becoming more common. Ranked last in the nation just four years ago, New Jersey’s rate has since risen by 13 percent, now tied for second-highest. The national rate is at its highest in 30 years.