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Peer Support Helps Keep Memories Alive on Children’s Grief Awareness Day

11-19-15
At Common Ground Grief Center kids and teens can share their experience over the loss of a loved one. Through peer mediation they work to help keep memories alive.
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Study Indicates Presence of Workplace Discrimination Against People With Disabilities

11-19-15
The study showed that 26 percent of people with disabilities received fewer expressions of employer interest than those without disabilities. They also found that smaller companies were less likely to call candidates with disabilities back.
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New Guidelines for Youth Soccer to Protect Young Brains

11-17-15
New guidelines from the U.S. Soccer Federation will drastically change how youth come in contact with the ball. The organization released new safety measures in an effort to prevent head injuries on the field.
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Plans to Prohibit Smoking in Public Housing Has Residents Fired Up

11-13-15
The CDC says not smoking in public housing could save New Jersey $2.6 million in healthcare costs — $1.6 million in apartment renovation expenses and $520,000 in fire damages — totaling $4.7 million.
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CDC: 38 Percent of American Adults Are Obese

11-13-15
The number of obese American adults is up from 35 percent in 2011-2012 and 32 percent in 2003-2004. The federal government has a goal of America lowering adult obesity to 30.5 percent by 2020.
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Cheerleading Poses Highest Risk of Catastrophic Injury

11-11-15
The American Academy of Pediatrics says cheerleading has the highest rate of catastrophic injuries out of all high school sports. A new surgery that untangles and relieves nerves is now available to of those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries.
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Avian Flu Causes Shortage of Turkeys and Spike in Prices

11-10-15
The last outbreak of the avian flu was identified in June 2015 and resulted in the depopulation of 7.5 million turkeys. It's caused a spike in poultry prices and a shortage in supply; leading to a 30 percent increase in price per pound for turkeys over the last two years.
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Health and Human Services Secretary Talks ACA, Addiction and Planned Parenthood

11-6-15
Now entering its third year, enrollment in the Affordable Care Act marketplace is now taking place. 17.6 million Americans are now insured; another 10.5 million Americans are eligible, yet not enrolled.
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President Lauds Integrity House’s 50 Years of Service

11-3-15
Integrity House serves over 2,000 people a year with services that include: residential treatment, halfway house treatment, supportive housing and outpatient treatment. The organization has been around for almost 50 years.
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Families Facing Hunger Find Refuge After Sandy

11-3-15
250 to 350 families visit the Peoples Pantry every week. So far, the nonprofit has distributed 5.8 million pounds of food. The Founder and CEO says as many as 15 new families walk through these doors daily.