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Trauma Center Access Prevents Unnecessary Deaths

6-22-16
A new report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine finds up to one in five people may be dying unnecessarily from car crashes, gunshots and other traumatic injuries because they lack access to quick trauma care.

Wireless Device Offers Easier Way to Monitor Patients

6-21-16
Holy Name Medical Center in Teaneck is using ViSi Mobile, a device patients wear on their wrists, to monitor vital signs continuously without poles, wires and tubes that are traditionally used.

Nursing Boot Camp Teaches High School Students About the Profession

6-21-16
The JFK Muhlenberg Snyder School of Nursing offers a free course to teach high school students what being a nurse is all about. Since the program started six years ago, more than 100 students have circulated through, all from the Plainfield and Edison area.

Shining a Light on Drug Prevention Education

6-16-16
The latest forum in the Healthy NJ series focused on drug prevention education.

Fewer NJ Kids Living in Poverty, But Many in Low-Income Families

6-15-16
The latest Kids Count report found more New Jersey children are covered by health insurance and fewer are living in poverty. But almost a third of children in the state are part of low-income families.

Dealing with Antibiotic Resistant Superbugs

6-15-16
Superbugs are infections that are resistant to antibiotics. Experts say they got their start because of decades of over prescribing medications.

Police Chaplain Program Helps in Times of Crisis

6-14-16
The Police Chaplain Program in Vineland trains chaplains and has been in some of the nation’s hotspots in the last couple of years, including Ferguson, Baltimore and now Orlando.

Controversy Over Mandatory Minimum Sentencing for Fentanyl

6-9-16
Sen. Cory Booker, the ACLU and others oppose a proposal to increase mandatory minimum sentencing for fentanyl, saying imposing a five-year jail term for two grams of the drug punishes addicts instead of distributors.

Rowan Researchers Develop Alzheimer’s Blood Test

6-9-16
A team of researchers at Rowan University has developed a blood test they say detected early onset Alzheimer’s disease with 100 percent accuracy in all 50 patients tested.

Many Pools Test Positive for Bacteria

6-7-16
State law requires public pools to test pH and chlorine levels every two hours and to test for fecal coliform bacteria every week. One lab says about 5 percent of pool water samples in New Jersey come up dirty.