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New Jersey Assembly Speaker backs sick leave

8-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A key New Jersey lawmaker says a statewide paid sick leave requirement for employers is a priority for later this year. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says the Assembly will begin considering the issue in September. One bill ...
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Virtual Learning Lab Helps Train Medical Personnel

8-5-14
Virtua Voorhees Hospital uses lifelike mannequins to help train staff to deal with real life situations.

34 drug overdoses at Seaside concert

8-5-14
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say there were 34 drug overdoses and 42 arrests during a two-day concert on the Seaside Heights beach. Electric Adventure Beach Weekend was a dance music event that took place on Saturday and Sunday. The ...
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Paulsboro Residents Concerned About Health Following Derailment

8-4-14
Those living in Paulsboro say they're worried about their health since the cancer-causing gas vinyl chloride was released into the air after a train derailment in 2012.

NY doctor: ‘Odds are’ patient doesn’t have Ebola

8-4-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who visited West Africa last month and is at a New York City hospital being tested for possible Ebola likely doesn't have it.A doctor at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan says "odds are" it's not Ebola. Dr. Jeremy ...

Indictment: Doctor improperly wrote prescriptions

8-4-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey doctor has been indicted on charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs. Liviu Holca of Stafford Township also faces weapons charges in the 25-count indictment made public on Monday by Ocean ...

New Jersey flights check for pollution at shore

8-3-14
OVER THE JERSEY SHORE (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials are alone this summer in checking for pollution from high above the state's shore. The federal Environmental Protection Agency ended its coastal pollution-monitoring flights this year ...
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Ebola Forces NJ Woman to Close Liberian School

8-1-14
Because of the Ebola virus outbreak, Katie Meyler from New Jersey has been forced to close the all-girls More Than Me Academy she founded in Liberia.
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Mosquito-Borne Illnesses a Concern in NJ

8-1-14
Mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile virus, Chikungunya and dengue fever are a concern this summer in New Jersey.

J&J withdraws fibroid treatment device from market

7-30-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Johnson & Johnson is asking surgeons not to use a line of devices for removing growths from the uterus amid regulators' growing concern that the electronic surgical tools raise the risk of spreading cancer to other parts of the ...