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New Jersey releases newest student health survey

6-18-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's latest student health survey finds fewer students are drinking alcohol, smoking cigarettes and using drugs. But the number of students who say they were bullied hasn't changed since 2009 and many students continue ...
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Christie Extends Narcan Pilot Program Statewide

6-17-14
Gov. Christie ordered the pilot program that provides police officers and EMTs the heroin antidote Narcan expanded to all 21 counties.

New Jersey hospital to offer veterans priority

6-17-14
CAMDEN, N.J. (AP) — Veterans will go to the front of the line at a private New Jersey health care system under a new program being started in response to problems with the federal Veterans Administration's health system. Under the initiative ...

New Jersey to expand anti-overdose pilot

6-17-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is expanding a pilot program that allows police officers to carry and administer a drug that can quickly reverse heroin overdoses. Christie will announce Tuesday morning that police in every county, as well ...
Manuel "Manny" Jimenez participates in the Adaptive Scuba for Soldiers Program at CentraState. Photo courtesy of Melissa Baratta.

CentraState Offers Scuba Diving Program for Wounded Veterans

6-16-14
New Jersey scuba diving instructor Stewart Snyder leads the Adaptive Scuba for Soldiers Program at CentraState Healthcare that teaches wounded veterans how to scuba dive and certifies them.
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First Detox Innovative Facility in NJ Has Open House

6-13-14
Serenity in Summit, the first detox innovative facility in New Jersey had its open house.

CEO of New Jersey medical pot dispensary quits

6-13-14
EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — The president and CEO of one of New Jersey's three medical marijuana dispensaries has quit. Bill Thomas tells The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1nAQDSP ) in an email that he needed to find a paying job after running ...

Changes could loom for developmentally disabled

6-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Families of some developmentally disabled people who are living in out-of-state facilities are trying to stop a state effort to bring them back to New Jersey. The state now pays for out-of-state housing and treatment for more ...
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Concerned Parents of Disabled Attended Assembly Hearing

6-12-14
Concerned parents with disabled children attended an Assembly hearing in Trenton about the closing of disability centers.

NJ doctor gets license suspended for script abuse

6-12-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — State authorities say the license of a Manahawkin doctor has been suspended for illegally distributing painkillers. The New Jersey State Board of Medical Examiners said on Thursday it has obtained the voluntary temporary license ...