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Why is the infant mortality rate higher in African-American babies?

6-2-17
According to the CDC, in New Jersey the black infant mortality rate was 8.89 per 1,000 live births compared to 3.07 per 1,000 births for white, non-Hispanic infants.

Woodbridge Township tears down pools to keep mosquitoes away

6-1-17
The New Jersey Department of Health has logged 245 reported case of Zika, five of them were this year.

New Medical Society of New Jersey president discusses vision

6-1-17
Dr. Christopher Gribbon is the 225th president of the Medical Society of New Jersey. He wants to focus on knowledge, skill, empathy and respect during his tenure.

Veterans get new start through greenhouse program

5-29-17
Located on the VA Lyons campus near Basking Ridge, the greenhouse is dedicated to employing previously homeless veterans.

Campaign focuses on skin cancer prevention at start of summer

5-26-17
The national campaign "Don't Fry Day" focuses on preventing skin cancer by screening for sun damage.

Studies find certain migraines, hormone therapies could increase stroke risk

5-25-17
Recent research suggests the risk for stroke is even greater if migraine patients suffer from visual symptoms called auras.

Seniors learn self-defense, gain confidence

5-25-17
Berkeley Township Recreation has been offering a senior self-defense class for about a decade.

Volunteers work to reduce asthma attacks at Paterson shelter

5-23-17
Paterson's children account for two thirds of all asthma attacks requiring hospitalization or an emergency department visit in Passaic County.

Do You Know the Number One Killer of Women?

5-19-17
Heart disease is the number one killer of women, with cardiovascular disease killing about one woman every 80 seconds.

Bergen County Launches Pilot Addiction Recovery Program

5-19-17
Three police departments in Bergen County, Paramus, Lyndhurst and Mahwah, are part of a pilot drug program that focuses on getting addicts to trained counselors.