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Hugs for Brady Lights Up The Sky

12-19-16
The Hugs for Brady Foundation is a nonprofit that raises money for childhood cancer research and hospital upgrades, helps families with high medical bills and more.
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Independent Hospitals Becoming Rare in New Jersey

12-16-16
There are around 75 total hospital facilities in New Jersey. A decade ago, nearly all were independent. But that’s changing as facilities are chasing economies of scale.
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Researchers Take a Look at Retail Therapy

12-16-16
Rutgers Business School conducted a study that spent two years testing participants to see how they would spend or save their money under acute stress.
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Bill Would Require Minors Getting Opioids Be Notified of Addiction Risk

12-16-16
Lawmakers are considering requiring doctors and dentists to discuss the dangers of opioid-based painkillers and alternatives before prescribing them to young people.
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Working to Fix New Jersey’s Water Infrastructure

12-14-16
The Joint Legislative Task Force on Drinking Water Infrastructure met to discuss needed improvements to New Jersey's aging water system and how to fund them.
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Political Leaders Urge NJ Residents to Sign Up for ACA

12-14-16
Officials in New Jersey are urging people to sign up for health insurance through the Affordable Care Act before the Dec. 15 deadline. There are fears that the law could be repealed under President-elect Donald Trump.
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Heart Disease Does Not Discriminate

12-13-16
Heart disease is still the leading cause of death in the U.S. From 2014 to 2015 death rates increased from 167 to 168.5 deaths per 100,000 people.
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HHS Regional Director: Rolling Back ACA Will Not be Easy

12-12-16
Regional Director of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Jackie Cornell, talks about the Affordable Care Act's successes in the shadow of President-Elect Trump who has said he wants to repeal it in his first 100 days of office.
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Trump’s Proposed Medicaid Block Grants Would Shortchange NJ, Say Critics

12-9-16
Since New Jersey opted into Medicaid, the state has seen almost half a million new enrollees and the heavily-subsidized spending has grown to just over $14 billion.
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Surgeon General Warns of New Vaping Risks for Teens

12-9-16
New research shows that kids who use e-cigarettes are more likely to use traditional cigarettes.