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Ebola screening measures rest on federal law

10-10-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Public health experts say the Obama administration's plan to screen certain airline passengers for Ebola exposure is based on long-established legal authority. They say any efforts to challenge the screening efforts in court ...
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Christie Talks Addiction, Football Hazing, Ebola Screening

10-9-14
At an event in Trenton, Gov. Christie touched on a variety of issues facing the state, including addiction services, Sayreville High School's football hazing scandal and the start of Ebola screenings at Newark Airport.
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ADAPT Touts Prescription Drug Safety

10-9-14
The Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Team in Essex County organized an event to promote prescription drug safety to seniors.

Christie says airports getting ready for Ebola

10-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie says New Jersey's airports aren't yet ready to cope with the growing Ebola crisis, but will be soon. Christie said Thursday he's concerned about the outbreak, but that authorities are working quickly to put ...
Participants in the Lifeline Challenge to Healthy Living program. Photo courtesy of Justine McCarthy.

Clara Maass Medical Foundation Hosts Run/Walk For Healthy Living After-School Program

10-9-14
Clara Maass Medical Foundation is hosting its annual 5K Run and 2K Fun Walk to raise money for the Lifeline Challenge to Healthy Living program, which teaches healthy living habits to third and fourth grade students in three counties.

Abortion doctor has final medical license revoked

10-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Board of Medical Examiners has stripped an abortion doctor accused of violating state laws of his final medical license. The board voted unanimously to revoke Steven Brigham's license at its meeting Wednesday. The ...

Christie convenes drug addiction taskforce

10-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is convening a new addiction taskforce aimed at preventing drug dependence, strengthening services and de-stigmatizing an epidemic he has repeatedly said should be treated as a disease. The new taskforce ...
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Walmart Cuts Health Insurance for Part-Time Workers

10-8-14
Retail giant Walmart has cited growing costs as the reason why it is cutting health care coverage to 30,000 part-time workers.
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Drug Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes

10-8-14
A Rutgers pharmacologist says a new medication has shown to burn up excess fat in mice and could be a potential treatment for type 2 diabetes.
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Bergen Community College Pres.: Health Care Program Expanding to Meet Demand

10-8-14
Bergen Community College President Kaye Walter says that the school's health care program is expanding in order to meet the demand.