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160517Vannozzi

Camden Syringe Exchange Program Helps Intravenous Drug Users

5-17-16
Intravenous drug users can visit Camden's syringe access program to get clean needles and health care, including addiction services.
160516Delmore

Menendez Announces New Affordable Care Act Grant Money for NJ

5-16-16
New grant money under the Affordable Care Act is making its way to New Jersey: nearly $36 million, spread among 16 health centers.
160513Vannozzi

TBI Survivor Continues Making Progress

5-13-16
Traumatic Brain Injury survivor John Francisco continues to make progress on his road to recovery. Sixteen months after our last report, he's now able to walk and is enrolled in college.
160512Hill

Controlling Mosquitoes to Ward Off Zika

5-12-16
Areas of New Jersey are working to lessen the mosquito population in part to help prevent the spread of the Zika virus.
160512Vannozzi

Protecting Young People from Concussions

5-12-16
Congressman Frank Pallone and several members of the House sent letters to collegiate and youth sports leaders asking them to outline how they plan to prevent and mitigate the risks of brain injuries in their athletes.
160511Delmore

Almost 12 Percent of New Jerseyans Go Hungry

5-11-16
A report by the national nonprofit Feeding America measured the food insecurity rate and found the highest rates of hunger in New Jerseys' four southern-most counties.
160511Vannozzi

FDA Looks to Redefine ‘Healthy’ on Food Labels

5-11-16
The FDA is investigating changes to allow for the use of "healthy" on food labels for products that include healthy fats. Currently, the labeling guidelines do not distinguish between types of fats.
160509Hill

Ironbound Residents Want Truck Emissions Reduced

5-9-16
One in four Newark children have asthma, three times the state average. Residents attribute that high rate to the large amount of truck traffic going to and from Port Newark.
160506Flanagan

FDA Decision to Regulate E-Cigarettes Worries Sellers

5-6-16
New FDA rules would bring the e-cigarette industry under the same intense regulatory oversight as tobacco products, and restrict access to teens in particular. Sellers say these new mandates will kill their business.
160505Delmore

Calls for Studying Link Between Firefighters and Cancer

5-5-16
Congressman Bill Pascrell and Sen. Bob Menendez rallied support to create a voluntary, national database among America’s Bravest to study the relationship between cancer and career-long exposure to toxic fumes.