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Colon Cancer Rates Higher for African-Americans

6-9-15
Statistics show colon cancer occurs more frequently and earlier for African-Americans. Doctors say the best defense against the disease is a colonoscopy.
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Lawmakers Discuss Legislation to Help Patients Avoid Unexpected Out-of-Network Charges

6-8-15
Members of a Senate committee talked about a bill that would require insurers and providers to enter arbitration to resolve billing disputes instead of billing patients for unpaid out-of-network charges.
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Pallone Calls For Reauthorization of Zadroga Act, Hearing Set for Thursday

6-8-15
Congressman Frank Pallone visited Rutgers to advocate for the permanent reauthorization of the James Zadroga Act, which helps first responders who have medical conditions related to their work at Ground Zero after 9/11.
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Tenafly Committee Investigates Later HS Start Time

6-8-15
Tenafly is one of the school districts in New Jersey considering changing its high school start time to 8:30, about an hour later than it currently begins.
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Soccer Star Helps Others with Tourette Syndrome

6-5-15
Tim Howard participated in a Rutgers event raising awareness about Tourette syndrome and helping show kids with the disorder that they're not alone.
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Telehealth Care Allows for Remote Monitoring of Patients

6-4-15
Home telehealth care uses an electronic system that sends patients' vital data to a medical professional who can intervene on their behalf.
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Parents Fight for Daughter’s Right to Take Medical Marijuana at School

6-2-15
Lora and Roger Barbour are appealing a decision so that their 16-year-old autistic daughter with epilepsy can take an additional dose of cannabis oil while in school. They argue the school district's refusal violates the state's Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.
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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.
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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.
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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.