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NJ Lawmakers Discuss Health Care Options

12-5-13
New Jersey lawmakers are discussing whether or not to extend so-called sub-standard health insurance policies for another year.
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NJPP Senior Policy Analyst Says Individuals Need To Review Insurance Options

12-5-13
New Jersey Policy Perspective Senior Policy Analyst Raymond Castro says individuals need to analyze all of health coverage options before renewing existing policies or signing up for new ones.

Rare virus blamed for its 1st death in NJ

12-5-13
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey health officials say the state has had its first confirmed death from a rare tick-borne virus. The 51-year-old Warren County woman died of Powassan in May. Authorities have not released the woman's name. The state ...

Ocean County police to carry heroin antidote

12-4-13
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — Police in all 33 towns in Ocean County early next year will begin carrying an antidote that can revive people who overdose on heroin. Narcan can be used with any drug with opioids and gives emergency responders time to ...
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Rahway Elementary School Sees Better Behavior With Breakfast Program

12-3-13
Roosevelt Elementary School staff say that feeding students breakfast has improved their behavior and capacity for learning.
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Forman Says Single Embryo Transfers Have Higher Success Rates

12-3-13
Research from Reproductive Medicine Associates of NJ has shown doctors don't need to use multiple embryos for a successful IVF pregnancy. Dr. Eric Forman says having a single baby reduces risks during pregnancy.
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Expert Says Online Gambling May Be Dangerous For Those With Gambling Addictions

12-3-13
Executive Director of the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey Donald Weinbaum is concerned about online gambling pushing people who already have gambling addictions over the edge.

Bound Brook cop escapes serious injury in crash

12-3-13
BOUND BROOK, N.J. (AP) — A northern New Jersey police officer escaped serious injury when his cruiser was struck by another vehicle. Bound Brook police tell The Star-Ledger (http://bit.ly/1bd9RbW) that officer Gerard Flanagan was executing a ...

NJ county looks to address rising overdoses

12-3-13
LAKEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Officials, advocates and recovering addicts are looking for ways to deal with rising numbers of drug overdoses in New Jersey's Ocean County. The county has had more than 100 fatal overdoses this year, nearly twice as many as ...

NJ man drives to hospital after being shot in face

12-3-13
ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say a New Jersey man drove himself to the hospital after being shot in his face. But details of the shooting remain a mystery. Atlantic City Police say 30-year-old Charlie Hvasta collapsed in the driveway of ...