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Getting Vaccines to Prevent Disease

8-6-14
There are many vaccines New Jersey requires students to receive. Doctors say it's the best way to prevent diseases.

New Jersey Assembly Speaker backs sick leave

8-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A key New Jersey lawmaker says a statewide paid sick leave requirement for employers is a priority for later this year. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says the Assembly will begin considering the issue in September. One bill ...
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Virtual Learning Lab Helps Train Medical Personnel

8-5-14
Virtua Voorhees Hospital uses lifelike mannequins to help train staff to deal with real life situations.

34 drug overdoses at Seaside concert

8-5-14
SEASIDE HEIGHTS, N.J. (AP) — Authorities say there were 34 drug overdoses and 42 arrests during a two-day concert on the Seaside Heights beach. Electric Adventure Beach Weekend was a dance music event that took place on Saturday and Sunday. The ...
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Paulsboro Residents Concerned About Health Following Derailment

8-4-14
Those living in Paulsboro say they're worried about their health since the cancer-causing gas vinyl chloride was released into the air after a train derailment in 2012.

NY doctor: ‘Odds are’ patient doesn’t have Ebola

8-4-14
NEW YORK (AP) — A man who visited West Africa last month and is at a New York City hospital being tested for possible Ebola likely doesn't have it. A doctor at Mount Sinai Medical Center in Manhattan says "odds are" it's not Ebola. Dr. Jeremy ...

Indictment: Doctor improperly wrote prescriptions

8-4-14
TOMS RIVER, N.J. (AP) — A southern New Jersey doctor has been indicted on charges of illegally distributing prescription drugs. Liviu Holca of Stafford Township also faces weapons charges in the 25-count indictment made public on Monday by Ocean ...

New Jersey flights check for pollution at shore

8-3-14
OVER THE JERSEY SHORE (AP) — New Jersey environmental officials are alone this summer in checking for pollution from high above the state's shore. The federal Environmental Protection Agency ended its coastal pollution-monitoring flights this year ...
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Ebola Forces NJ Woman to Close Liberian School

8-1-14
Because of the Ebola virus outbreak, Katie Meyler from New Jersey has been forced to close the all-girls More Than Me Academy she founded in Liberia.
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Mosquito-Borne Illnesses a Concern in NJ

8-1-14
Mosquito-borne illnesses like West Nile virus, Chikungunya and dengue fever are a concern this summer in New Jersey.