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NJ expands regional prescription drug partnership

10-7-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is touting a growing partnership with neighboring states that aims to combat prescription drug abuse by allowing doctors to access data about patients' prescription drug histories. Christie made the ...
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NJ Prepares for Possible Ebola Threat

10-6-14
New Jersey hospitals have precautions in place should a patient with the Ebola virus arrive.
Victor Shengkan Jin says it is important to find a drug for type 2 diabetes that attacks the root cause of the disease and not just symptoms. Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University

Attacking Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results

10-6-14
A Rutgers researcher is developing a drug aimed at treating the root cause of type 2 diabetes and reversing the disease.

Family to honor New Jersey boy stricken by virus

10-6-14
HAMILTON, N.J. (AP) — His family plans to honor the memory of a New Jersey child who died of enterovirus 68. The medical examiner determined the virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country claimed the life of ...

Access to NJ bridge curbed to prevent suicides

10-6-14
PERTH AMBOY, N.J. (AP) — Officials are blocking pedestrian access to a New Jersey bridge as a way to prevent more suicides. The state Transportation Department installed barrels leading to the pedestrian and bike lanes on the Victory Bridge. The ...

Wal-Mart plans 1-stop health coverage shopping

10-6-14
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart is taking its one-stop shopping to another area: health insurance. The world's largest retailer plans to work with DirectHealth.com, an online health insurance comparison site and agency, to allow shoppers to compare ...

Ebola ruled out as cause of air traveler’s illness

10-4-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal health officials say Ebola has been ruled out as the cause of illness for a man who had traveled in West Africa and became sick on a flight from Brussels to the U.S. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says a ...

Official: Enterovirus 68 virus caused boy’s death

10-4-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey medical examiner says a virus that has been causing severe respiratory illness across the country is responsible for the death of a 4-year-old boy. Hamilton Township health officer Jeff Plunkett says the medical ...

Nun being beatified; credited with curing boy

10-4-14
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Hundreds of people have gathered to witness the beatification of a New Jersey nun credited with curing a boy's eye disease. Sister Miriam Teresa Demjanovich (dem-JAN'-oh-vich) is being beatified Saturday during a Mass, led by ...

New Jersey child infected with virus dies

10-3-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Health officials say a New Jersey child who tested positive for a virus causing severe respiratory illness across the country has died, although it's not clear what role the virus played in the child's death. A New Jersey ...