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Study: NJ public employee benefits among highest

8-13-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new study finds New Jersey's public employees receive one of the most expensive health benefit plans in the nation. The survey, released by Pew Charitable Trusts and the MacArthur Foundation, shows the average monthly premium ...

Deadline to clear up health law eligibility near

8-13-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration says the clock is ticking for hundreds of thousands of people who have unresolved issues affecting their coverage under the new health law. Officials said Tuesday that letters are going out to about ...
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Ragweed Season Has Come Early This Year

8-12-14
Ragweed pollen has shown up in New Jersey earlier than usual this year, which has worried some with allergies.

Medical device company staffers admit to fraud

8-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two staffers at a northern New Jersey medical devices firm have admitted their roles in a scheme to defraud hospitals out of more than $800,000. Daniel Metz, a 34-year-old Fairfield resident, and ...

Dog reportedly thrown from car leaves hospital

8-11-14
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a dog that apparently was thrown out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway last weekend had been taken without its owner's consent. The dog was seriously injured in the incident, but was released from a ...
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Breastfeeding Increasing In New Jersey

8-8-14
Surveys by the CDC show that breastfeeding within the state of New Jersey has been increasing.
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Molly Presents Problems for Electric Adventure Festival

8-8-14
At the Electric Adventure festival in Seaside Heights, about 42 drug-related arrests were made.

Englewood raises age to buy tobacco to 21

8-8-14
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Englewood has become the first town in New Jersey to raise the age to buy tobacco products to 21. The ordinance covers, cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes. City Council President Lynne Algrant tells The Record ...

FDA lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug

8-7-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus. Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals ...
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Garden State Equality Executive Director Wants to Explore LGBT Health Care Issues

8-6-14
Garden State Equality Executive Director Andrea Bowen says she would like to start exploring the broad spectrum of health care issues that affect the LGBT community.