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160815Hill

Addiction Services Hotline Helps Residents with Recovery

8-15-16
Forty-plus call takers who answer the 24-hour hotline at Rutgers Behavioral Health Center are trained to assess need, urgency and emergency and then match callers with a database of options.
160811Flanagan

Same-Sex Couples Sue Over Fertility Treatment

8-11-16
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield says they were following the state mandate that requires women to prove their infertility through “two years of unprotected sex with a man” with no regard for their sexual orientation.
160809Hill

New FDA Rules Limit the Sale of E-Cigarettes

8-9-16
This week, the Food and Drug Administration began limiting the sale of electronic cigarettes, cigars and hookah tobacco to anyone younger than 18.
160808Hill

Turn the Tide Tour Visits NJ to Prevent Opioid Addiction

8-8-16
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy joined Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez to raise awareness about the growing epidemic of opioid addiction occurring across the country.
160808Bechelli

HHS Regional Director Discusses Zika Preparedness

8-8-16
Jackie Cornell-Bechelli, regional director for the Department of Health and Human Services, says New Jersey has a well established mosquito control program should Zika make its way north.
160802Schmertz

CDC Issues Warning After Zika Virus Transmitted by Mosquitoes in Florida

8-2-16
Pregnant women are being given what has been called an unprecedented warning. The CDC is advising them not to travel to areas where the virus is known to be present, including a section of Miami.
160802Vannozzi

Research: Law to Prevent Kids from Tanning Ineffective

8-2-16
New research shows the 2013 law put in place to prevent children younger than 17 years old from hopping in a tanning bed hasn’t worked.
160801Delmore

Charter School Head Coins Term for Inner-City Kids’ Anxiety

8-1-16
Village Charter School Head Dale Caldwell uses the term urban traumatic stress disorder, UTSD, to describe the chronic anxiety felt by inner-city kids.
160801Pallone

Rep. Pallone on Tackling Mental Health Issues

8-1-16
Congressman Frank Pallone talks about the need for more mental health services and the need for more doctors to practice psychiatry and psychology.
160728Flanagan

New Rules Aim to Reduce Farmworkers’ Exposure to Pesticides

7-28-16
Government officials revealed tougher EPA regulations aimed at providing consistent protection to farmworkers across the country.