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150602Wanko

Young Patient Writes Book, Donates Money to Help Others

6-2-15
Nine-year-old Ella Wilson suffers from neurofibromatosis, which causes tumors. While undergoing treatment, she wrote the book "I Sold My Sister" and is donating portions of sales to help other children.
150601Delmore

Researchers Want More Donated Brains to Study Autism

6-1-15
Families of children with autism can register with Autism BrainNet, which collects, stores and allocates donated brain tissue samples to help study the disease.
150529Wanko

Preventing Skin Cancer While Still Enjoying the Outdoors

5-29-15
Health professionals advise using sunblock every day and avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to help prevent skin cancer.
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The Salty Girl from the Jersey Shore Raises Awareness About Cystic Fibrosis

5-29-15
Rosie Raabe has Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic illness that affects some 500 people in New Jersey. She recently was part of a photo series called the Salty Girls Project that aims to bring awareness to the disease and simultaneously showcase the beauty and strength behind the scars and medical equipment.
150527Flanagan

Health Care Workers Push for Greater Workplace Safety

5-27-15
Statistics show those working in the health care and social service industries are more likely to experience workplace violence than others in the private sector. Now they're pushing for legislation that they believe will improve their safety at work.
150526Lampitt

Asw. Lampitt: NJ Should Regulate Biosimilar Drugs

5-26-15
Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt says that a bill requiring pharmacists to notify doctors when they substitute biologics with biosimilars should pass to increase patient safety.
150525Flanagan

Department of Defense Eliminates Funding for Vets4Warriors Hotline

5-25-15
The Department of Defense has eliminated funding for Rutgers-based Vets4Warriors, a 24/7 peer crisis counseling service for veterans, to save $5.5 million.
150522Pallone

Rep. Pallone Discusses Reopening Sandy Claims, 21st Century Cures Legislation

5-22-15
Congressman Frank Pallone says he believes the process of FEMA reissuing letters to Sandy victims for the flood insurance program is good. He also explains the 21st Century Cures legislation that he has sponsored to help get more research for diseases that have no cure.
150520Vannozzi

Diagnosing and Treating Genetic Abnormality 22q

5-20-15
After Down's syndrome, 22q is the most common genetic abnormality, caused by a missing section or deletion of chromosome 22.
150519Huttle

Asw. Huttle: Bill Would Protect Couples, Gestational Carriers and Baby

5-19-15
Assemblywoman Valerie Vainieri Huttle (D) says that a bill aimed at protecting couples struggling to conceive children would allow them to enter legal agreements with gestational carriers.