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Christie Gains National Attention for Comments About Parent Choice with Vaccines

2-3-15
Gov. Christie said that parents should have some choice in vaccinating their children, which drew criticism from some and praise from others.
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Winter Weather Increases Blood Shortage

2-2-15
New York Blood Center has declared a blood emergency after winter weather has delayed or canceled blood drives.
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Vaccination Debate: Legal Ramifications for Failing to Vaccinate?

2-2-15
Some doctors believe it may take litigation to get people to understand that choosing not to vaccinate their children affects others.
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Deep Dive on Vaccinations

1-30-15
NJTV News Correspondent Briana Vannozzi offers a series delving into the debate over vaccinations.
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Vaccination Debate: Personal Choice Versus Public Health

1-30-15
Some parents want to be able to opt out of vaccinating their children, but others say it's putting public health at risk.
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Rutgers Director for State Health: Higher Medicaid Reimbursements Improved Appointment Availability

1-30-15
Director of the Rutgers Center for State Health Policy Joel Cantor says that a study by New England Journal of Medicine showed that a higher reimbursement in Medicaid improved appointment availability for patients.
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Vaccination Debate: Parents, Doctors Discuss the Pros, Cons of Immunizations

1-29-15
Some parents don't want to immunize their children, for fear of doing harm. Most doctors say the vaccines are safe.
Mice exposed to a commonly used pesticide in utero and through lactation exhibited several features of ADHD, including dysfunctional dopamine signaling in the brain, hyperactivity, working memory, attention deficits and impulsive-like behavior.

Common Pesticide May Increase Risk of ADHD

1-29-15
A Rutgers study suggests that pregnant women and young children are more susceptible.
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NJ Not Making the Grade When it Comes to Tobacco Control

1-28-15
The American Lung Association says New Jersey isn't doing enough to stop tobacco use.
It is estimated that more than 104 million surgeries involving anesthesia are done in the U.S. each year.

Knowing More about Anesthesia Can Help Patients during Surgery, Rutgers Researcher Says

1-28-15
A study finds many patients are unaware of what the anesthesiologist actually does.