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Allergy med bill for New Jersey schools advances

11-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Schools in New Jersey might have to keep a supply of allergy medications on hand. A state Senate committee on Thursday advanced a bill that seeks to address the growing number of school-age children with food allergies. The ...

New Jersey Assembly approves assisted suicide bill

11-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's Assembly has passed a bill to allow physicians to prescribe life-ending drugs to terminally ill patients. The bill establishes a procedure for patients to request to end their lives. A second doctor would have to ...
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Navigating Latest Obamacare Open Enrollment

11-12-14
The Obamacare open enrollment period begins Saturday with two more insurance carriers available.

A look at health overhaul in New Jersey

11-11-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey residents can begin choosing health plans Saturday through an online insurance exchange that is a major part of President Barack Obama's health insurance overhaul. More than 160,000 New Jersey residents got coverage ...

Workers install fence aimed at stopping suicides

11-11-14
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Workers have started installing a fence that officials hope will stem the number of suicides on New Jersey's Victory Bridge. The 110-foot-high span over the Raritan River links Perth Amboy and Sayreville. It has been the ...

Nurse healthy as 21-day incubation period passes

11-11-14
FORT KENT, Maine (AP) — A nurse who says she defied quarantines on behalf of all health care workers who're returning from battling Ebola in West Africa is free and clear to begin her next chapter. The 21-day incubation period is now behind her, ...
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What Are the Most Prescribed Drugs in NJ?

11-10-14
The most commonly prescribed medications in New Jersey treat high cholesterol and blood pressure, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and mental illnesses.

Fire sprinklers flood Jersey City Medical Center

11-10-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Faulty fire sprinklers flooded the first floor of Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health. Patients and the emergency room were not affected. But visitors were turned away on Sunday. Hospital spokesman Mark Rabson ...

Ebola nurse to be advocate for health workers

11-10-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — A Maine nurse who battled officials over her quarantine after she returned from treating Ebola patients in West Africa says she'll continue speaking out on behalf of public health workers. Monday marks the 21st day since Kaci ...

Ebola nurse to remain a voice against quarantines

11-9-14
PORTLAND, Maine (AP) — The Maine nurse who defied quarantine attempts after treating Ebola patients in West Africa is looking forward to passing the 21-day incubation mark for the virus by going to a restaurant with her boyfriend. But Kaci Hickox ...