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Ocean County official issues warning about heroin

1-13-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Ocean County authorities have issued a warning about what may be a tainted batch of heroin that's being sold in the region. The warning comes after two men suffered fatal overdoses in separate incidents last week. Both men ...

Woman sentenced for stealing from trust fund

1-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — The former owner of a third-party insurance administration agency is headed to prison for stealing nearly $500,000 from a trust fund that administered health insurance policies and prescription coverage. Prosecutors say ...

Eric LeGrand to visit injured NJ hockey player

1-8-14
MORRISTOWN, N.J. (AP) — Paralyzed former Rutgers football player Eric LeGrand plans to visit a New Jersey high school hockey player who suffered a broken neck. LeGrand will spend time with Michael Nichols at Morristown Medical Center Wednesday. ...

Lawyers detail $765M plan for NFL concussions

1-6-14
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Lawyers representing former NFL players in the proposed $765 million settlement of concussion-related claims have detailed how the money would be distributed. The awards could reach $5 million for athletes with Lou Gehrig's ...
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Rutgers Legal Expert: Nuns’ Challenge of Contraceptive Mandate ‘Unusual’

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Colorado nuns have filed a legal challenge claiming the mandate providing contraceptives to employers goes against their religious beliefs. Rutgers legal expert Ron Chen says it's unusual to ask for a stay because the law already has a religious exemption.
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Planned Parenthood is Fighting for Birth Control Benefits

1-2-14
Executive Director of Planned Parenthood Auction Fund of New Jersey Ed Remsen says that Planned Parenthood is fighting for women to have to right to get birth control benefits as part of their health insurance.

NJ delays changes to home health care payments

1-2-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A revamp of programs to make it easier for elderly New Jersey residents to get help paying for home health care has been delayed until summer. The state had hoped to start a consolidation of Medicaid programs to pay for home ...
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Mid-Size Businesses To Reconsider Health Plans Under Affordable Care Act

1-1-14
Mid-size business owners nationwide are now considering their health care plan options under the Affordable Care Act.
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Heroin Addictions are Hitting Suburbs Hard

12-30-13
Heroin addictions are hitting suburbs hard, with an increase in deaths caused by the drug.
Parents Suzan and Julio Lopez of South Amboy check on their child with Saint Pete's University Hospital's new videoconferencing system.

Saint Peter’s University Hospital To Keep Parents Updated With New Videoconferencing System

12-30-13
Saint Peter's University Hospital is installing a new videoconferencing systems in the NICU, allowing parents to check in on their babies remotely.