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Senate President Proposes Patient-Centered Health Care Pilot Program

2-12-15
Senate President Steve Sweeney hopes a three-year pilot program will improve patient care and lower costs.
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Teaching Financial Literacy to Help Domestic Violence Victims

2-12-15
New Jersey organizations are offering finance courses to domestic abuse victims to empower them to take control of their lives.
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New Jersey Sees Cases of Chickenpox, Measles

2-11-15
A baby in Jersey City contracted measles and two children in the Brick Township school system got chickenpox. Some blame the anti-vaccination movement for the resurgence of these illnesses.
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HIV/AIDS Cases Higher in African-American Population

2-10-15
The New Jersey Department of Health says minorities account for 78 percent of HIV/AIDS cases and 52 percent of those cases are African-Americans.
From left, Ann Twomey of the Health Professionals and Allied Employees union, Mary MacDonald of the American Federation of Teachers’ Healthcare Division, and Elfrieda Johnson of the JNESO nurses union testify about a proposal to increase mandatory nurse-staffing levels at hospitals.

Nurses Urge State to Increase Mandated Staffing Levels at Hospitals

2-10-15
Unions say it would improve patient safety, but hospital managers say they must have flexibility to assign staff according to circumstances.
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Rutgers Researchers Use Cold Plasma to Prevent Food Poisoning

2-9-15
Rutgers researchers are using a technique called cold plasma to decontaminate produce to help prevent food poisoning.
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Wearing Red to Raise Awareness About Women and Heart Disease

2-6-15
The American Heart Association aims to raise awareness about heart disease in women by encouraging everyone to wear red.
More than 60 percent of the measles cases reported are among adults – a statistic that led the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to urge adults to be vaccinated. Courtesy: Shutterstock

Measles Outbreak: What You Need to Know

2-6-15
A Rutgers infectious diseases expert discusses the myths and realities of the measles outbreak and the “vaccine gap” that has put certain adults at risk.
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RWJF Teams Up with Michelle Obama to Fight Childhood Obesity

2-5-15
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced it's doubling down its financial commitment to fight childhood obesity.
Used to treat anxiety and depression, St. John's wort is a common and popular herbal supplement.

DNA Tests on Herbal Supplements Prompt Safety Warnings to Consumers

2-5-15
New Jersey poison control official cites allergic reaction concerns. Industry representatives dismiss testing method as unreliable.