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150623Vannozzi

Advocates Call for Christie to Restore Funding for Women’s Health Services

6-23-15
Women's health advocates gathered to call for Gov. Christie to restore family planning services to the state budget.
150618Vannozzi

Drug Overdoses on the Rise

6-18-15
Drug overdoses have become the leading cause of injury in New Jersey and 36 other states. Fatalities by overdose have more than doubled in the last 14 years.
150618Derose

Kessler Foundation Pres.: Disabled Face Challenges in the Workplace

6-18-15
Kessler Foundation President Rodger DeRose says that disabled individuals face several challenges in the workplace, including lack of training, transportation issues and attitudes from supervisors and coworkers.
150617Vannozzi

FDA Gives Food Manufacturers Three Years to Remove Trans Fats

6-17-15
The FDA has set a three-year deadline for food manufacturers to remove trans fats and partially hydrogenated oils from the food supply, saying it could greatly reduce the number of heart attacks.
150617Wanko

Spike in Injuries Seen in Summer

6-17-15
During the summer months, Jersey Shore University Medical Center sees a significant spike in injuries.
150616smoke

Proposed Bill Aims To Make Smoking With Minors in Cars Punishable

6-16-15
A proposed bill by Sen. Joseph Vitale aims to prevent drivers from smoking in a car with minors inside. Drivers could receive fines and in order to cite someone for smoking, police would have to stop the driver for some other traffic violations.
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Insurers Balk at Legislation That Would Make Them Pay for Safer Painkillers

6-15-15
But deal may be reached to lower patients’ out-of-pocket costs for some of the newer abuse-deterrent opioids.
150612Hill

Protestors Demand Princeton Fire Tenured Professor Who They Say Advocates Killing Disabled Babies

6-12-15
Princeton University Bioethics Professor Peter Singer says severely disabled infants should be euthanized to save on health care costs, an idea that doesn't sit well with many who are calling for the university to fire him.
150610Flanagan

Families of Disabled Protest Return Home NJ

6-10-15
Those with developmentally disabled family members in facilities out of state protested Return Home NJ, which aims to move them back to New Jersey.
150610Wanko

Prostate Cancer Second Leading Cause of Cancer Death in Men

6-10-15
Doctors say men should get a PSA test and exam, which indicates a risk for prostate cancer, the second leading cause of cancer death in men.