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Mahwah PD Hosts Training Session for Overdose Antidote

4-29-16
Community members attended a training session in Mahwah where they learned how to administer naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote.

Discussing Ways to Deal with Zika Virus

4-29-16
Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez say the U.S. needs to be prepared for an outbreak of the Zika virus, which is spread through mosquitoes and sexual contact.

Research: 40 Percent of Former NFL Players Have Brain Damage

4-28-16
The latest research published on traumatic brain injury in the NFL shows 40 percent of former players had some form of brain damage.

Synthetic Opiate Makes Heroin More Deadly

4-28-16
Fentanyl, a synthetic opiate used to treat cancer patients, has made its way into heroin, which has increased the occurrence of overdoses and deaths.

Addiction Crisis Affects Growing Number of NJ Kids

4-27-16
Nearly a third of all child abuse and neglect investigations in New Jersey revealed caregiver’s substance use. Nearly two-thirds of kids in foster care were removed from their homes at least partly for that reason.

Christie Announces Agreement with NY to Share Prescription Drug Data

4-26-16
Gov. Christie was at Englewood Hospital and Medical Center to announce an expansion of the Prescription Monitoring Program to include data from New York state. The program is meant to reduce rates of addiction.

NJ Suicide Rate Up 13 Percent, Tied for Second Highest in U.S.

4-26-16
New data from the CDC shows suicide is becoming more common. Ranked last in the nation just four years ago, New Jersey’s rate has since risen by 13 percent, now tied for second-highest. The national rate is at its highest in 30 years.

Seton Hall Medical School Aims to Change Future of Health Care

4-26-16
Dr. Bonita Stanton, one of the founding members of Seton Hall's medical school, says communities are where disease and health happens. Seton Hall's program will focus on getting students out into communities in order to provide better health care and instill the need for outreach.

Christie Visits Addiction Hotline Center

4-22-16
Gov. Christie toured Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care center in Piscataway where he talked about the importance of offering services to those affected by addiction.

Horizon Senior VP Defends Two Tiered OMNIA Health Plan

4-22-16
A package of bills would require Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield to disclose how hospitals and doctors are selected for Tier 1 status in its OMNIA plan and would ensure that hospitals serving low income patients are included. Senior Vice President Minal Patel gave the company's reaction.