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Ragweed Season Has Come Early This Year

8-12-14
Ragweed pollen has shown up in New Jersey earlier than usual this year, which has worried some with allergies.

Medical device company staffers admit to fraud

8-12-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say two staffers at a northern New Jersey medical devices firm have admitted their roles in a scheme to defraud hospitals out of more than $800,000. Daniel Metz, a 34-year-old Fairfield resident, and ...

Dog reportedly thrown from car leaves hospital

8-11-14
HOLMDEL, N.J. (AP) — Officials say a dog that apparently was thrown out of a moving car on the Garden State Parkway last weekend had been taken without its owner's consent. The dog was seriously injured in the incident, but was released from a ...
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Breastfeeding Increasing In New Jersey

8-8-14
Surveys by the CDC show that breastfeeding within the state of New Jersey has been increasing.
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Molly Presents Problems for Electric Adventure Festival

8-8-14
At the Electric Adventure festival in Seaside Heights, about 42 drug-related arrests were made.

Englewood raises age to buy tobacco to 21

8-8-14
ENGLEWOOD, N.J. (AP) — Englewood has become the first town in New Jersey to raise the age to buy tobacco products to 21. The ordinance covers, cigarettes, cigars and e-cigarettes. City Council President Lynne Algrant tells The Record ...

FDA lifts hold on experimental Ebola drug

8-7-14
WASHINGTON (AP) — Federal health authorities have eased safety restrictions on an experimental drug to treat Ebola, a move that could clear the way for its use in patients infected with the deadly virus. Canadian drugmaker Tekmira Pharmaceuticals ...
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Garden State Equality Executive Director Wants to Explore LGBT Health Care Issues

8-6-14
Garden State Equality Executive Director Andrea Bowen says she would like to start exploring the broad spectrum of health care issues that affect the LGBT community.
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Getting Vaccines to Prevent Disease

8-6-14
There are many vaccines New Jersey requires students to receive. Doctors say it's the best way to prevent diseases.

New Jersey Assembly Speaker backs sick leave

8-6-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A key New Jersey lawmaker says a statewide paid sick leave requirement for employers is a priority for later this year. Assembly Speaker Vincent Prieto says the Assembly will begin considering the issue in September. One bill ...