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Parents Ask NJ Officials to Start School Later

5-4-16
Parents cited studies from the CDC, the American Academy of Pediatrics and others that show sleep deprivation puts teens at a higher risk for car crashes and poor academic performance.
160503Flanagan

Parents File Federal Lawsuit Over Lead in Newark School Water

5-3-16
Anthony Brown and Gwendolyn Booker have filed a federal lawsuit against Newark's state-run school district, its superintendent, the city and Gov. Christie, saying their children drank water tainted with lead in Newark schools.
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NJSIAA Committee Recommends Alternatives to Narcotics

5-3-16
The Medical Advisory Committee of the New Jersey State Interscholastic Athletic Association has released recommendations to battle drug addiction by avoiding narcotic painkillers, including the use of cryotherapy which uses extremely low temperatures.
160503Vannozzi

Bill Would Let Women Get Birth Control Over-the-Counter

5-3-16
New legislation would allow pharmacists to dispense oral birth control pills for women and girls, without a doctor’s prescription.
160501Flanagan

Christie: All Public Schools Must Test Drinking Water for Lead

5-2-16
Gov. Christie announced that all public schools, including charter schools, will have to start lead testing water and notifying parents of results this September.
160502Vannozzi

Bill Would Set Aside $10M for Child Abuse Prevention Services

5-2-16
Senate President Steve Sweeney is introducing a bill to set aside $10 million to create a “Child Advocacy Center-Multidisciplinary Team Fund.”
160429Vannozzi

Legislators, Health Experts Dissect Policies to Fight Drug Overdoses

4-29-16
NJTV's second forum on New Jersey’s drug addiction crisis included a panel of legislators and health experts who talked about what policies meant to fight drug overdoses are working.
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Mahwah PD Hosts Training Session for Overdose Antidote

4-29-16
Community members attended a training session in Mahwah where they learned how to administer naloxone, an opioid overdose antidote.
160429Delmore

Discussing Ways to Deal with Zika Virus

4-29-16
Sens. Cory Booker and Bob Menendez say the U.S. needs to be prepared for an outbreak of the Zika virus, which is spread through mosquitoes and sexual contact.
160428Vannozzi

Research: 40 Percent of Former NFL Players Have Brain Damage

4-28-16
The latest research published on traumatic brain injury in the NFL shows 40 percent of former players had some form of brain damage.