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Keeping Pets Safe This Summer

7-24-15
Veterinarians say parasites are a big problem for animals in the summer. Keeping cool is also very important for pets.
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Experimental Drug May Slow Alzheimer’s Progression

7-23-15
Scientists with Eli Lilly found a medication has promising results by slowing cognitive decline for early stage Alzheimer's patients.
A hormone deficiency in the brain may be a reason why we eat even if we're not hungry.

Overeating Caused By Hormone Deficiency in Brain?

7-23-15
New Rutgers study finds absence of peptide linked to preference for fatty food and eating for pleasure rather than hunger.
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Concussion Rate High for Teen Girl Athletes

7-22-15
Teenage girls have twice the rate of concussions as their male counterparts. Doctors say the severity is also quite significant.
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Report Shows Child Poverty Up in New Jersey

7-21-15
The 2015 KIDS COUNT report has found a 13 percent increase in New Jersey children living in poverty.
Hackensack University Medical Center was the top hospital on the New Jersey list. - (NJBIZ FILE PHOTO)

Hackensack edges Morristown for state’s top hospital in prestigious U.S. News rankings

7-21-15
Hackensack University Medical Center was named the top New Jersey hospital by U.S. News & World Report.
Rutgers and University of Pennsylvania researchers found that children who were prescribed antibiotics had twice the risk of developing juvenile arthritis compared to children the same age who were not prescribed antibiotics. Photo: Thinkstock

Antibiotic Exposure Could Increase Juvenile Arthritis Risk

7-20-15
Rutgers researcher says findings may offer another reason to judiciously prescribe antibiotics to children.
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More Young Athletes Undergo Surgery Related to Sports Injuries

7-17-15
Data shows that teen athletes who have knee or leg surgery during high school are at a higher risk for more surgery if they play in college.
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Treating Huntington’s Disease Patients

7-16-15
JFK Hartwyck Center is the only designated care facility in New Jersey that specializes in Huntington's disease, which is a fatal neurological disease.
Barnabas Health President and CEO Barry Ostrowsky and Robert Wood Johnson Health System President Stephen K. Jones.

Proposed RWJ-Barnabas Merger May Portend More Consolidations Statewide

7-15-15
While studies find that most mergers lead to higher prices, health care executives point to improved "population health management."