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Choosing Successful New Year’s Resolutions

1-4-16
Experts say choosing goals that are small and manageable is the key to success in keeping New Year's resolutions.
160104Stirling

‘Herointown’ Focuses on Bringing Awareness to Heroin Epidemic in New Jersey

1-4-16
According to reporting from NJ Advance Media, 128,000 heroin addicts live in the state. If they all lived in a "Herointown", it would be the fourth largest city in the state.
160101Wanko

Nonprofit Provides More Than Rides To Seniors

1-1-16
The Camden County resident is a client of Interfaith Caregivers, a nonprofit that serves the disabled and those 65 and older in Haddonfield and Haddon Heights. The goal is to keep residents in their homes and part of the community.
151230Hill

Survey Finds Doctors Prescribed Opioids to Patients, Even After Abuse

12-30-15
A Boston Medical Center survey of 2,800 patients who had overdosed on opioids found 91 percent were still prescribed opioids, and many by the same doctor. Seven percent overdosed again.
151230Vannozzi

The Struggle and Miracle of Premature Birth

12-30-15
In the U.S. almost half a million children are born prematurely every year. It costs upwards of $26 billion a year for treatment of premature babies. Saint Peter’s University Hospital has seen over 30,000 babies since it opened in 1978.
151229Flanagan

Rigorous Academics Cause For Debate

12-29-15
Students in the West Windson-Plainsboro school district are known for having high academic standards. After finding overly-stressed kids, the district relaxed some of its rules, however some parents fear this "dumbing down" of the curriculum will negatively affect their kids.
151229Vannozzi

Sleep Study Finds Texting Source of Sleep Deprivation in Teens

12-29-15
The one-year study in Edison school district showed that over 60 percent of students are not getting enough sleep because of late night texting or phone use.
151229Cole

Rutgers Terrorism Medicine Course First of Its Kind

12-29-15
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School is one of the first to develop techniques in the field of terror medicine. The training covers how to get to patients and how to take care of people in the event of a terrorist incident.
151225Vannozzi

‘Concussion’ Brings Awareness to Traumatic Brain Injuries in Sports

12-25-15
The NFL has instituted 39 rule changes to promote player health and safety, payed out big bucks to settle a lawsuit with families of concussed players and invested millions into brain injury research.
151225Orton

At Community Food Bank of NJ, Fighting Hunger is Personal

12-25-15
The Community FoodBank of New Jersey operates as a large, well-oiled machine. They distribute food to the local organizations that serve these children and others who are hungry --- after school programs, shelters, soup kitchens, pantries and senior feeding programs.