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Bergen County Tackles Heroin Addiction

10-31-14
Law enforcement and the prosecutor's office in Bergen County are working together to combat heroin addiction by getting offenders treatment.

New Jersey releases Ebola protocol details

10-31-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's protocol to manage patients being screened for possible Ebola includes providing financial assistance to anyone who loses income because of a state-ordered quarantine. That detail and others are in a memo sent ...

Judge rejects Ebola quarantine for nurse

10-31-14
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A Maine judge has given nurse Kaci Hickox the OK to go wherever she pleases, handing state officials a defeat in their bid to isolate her. The nurse who treated Ebola patients in Sierra Leone called it "a good day" and said ...
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NJ Company’s Disinfectant Used to Fight Ebola

10-30-14
ClorDiSys, based in Hunterdon County, is providing disinfectants to clean areas where Ebola patients have been.

FTC sues Gerber over claims on infant formula

10-30-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal regulators are suing Gerber, the well-known baby food maker, for claiming that its Good Start Gentle formula can prevent or reduce allergies in children. The Federal Trade Commission says that claim is bogus and that the ...

Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride

10-30-14
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — Maine Gov. Paul LePage says that negotiations with nurse Kaci Hickox have broken down and that he is ready to exercise the "full extent" of his authority to protect the public. LePage said Thursday that the state was willing ...
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President Obama Speaks to Health Care Workers Fighting Ebola

10-29-14
Video begins at 26:30.President Barack Obama speaks with health care workers fighting Ebola, appearing with Dr. Kent Brantly, an Ebola survivor.

Quarantined Ebola nurse goes outside; police watch

10-29-14
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who treated Ebola patients in West Africa and has been under a voluntary in-home quarantine in Maine has stepped outside to voice her concerns about the state's quarantine guidelines. Kaci Hickox briefly left her ...

EEOC sues Honeywell over medical testing policy

10-29-14
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is suing Honeywell Inc., over a health care policy requiring employees and their spouses to take medical tests or face monetary penalties. The lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court ...

Sandy’s mental health impact looms large

10-29-14
LONG BEACH, N.Y. (AP) — Two years after Superstorm Sandy, New York and New Jersey residents are still dealing with mental health issues from the storm. Officials say the cumulative stress of coping with the disaster and rebuilding homes and lives ...