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Aid In Dying Bill Passes Committee, Heads to House Vote

10-10-16
Assemblyman John Burzichelli is the sponsor of an assisted suicide bill that would help those diagnosed with terminal illnesses control their own fate.
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Rep. Norcross Wants Immediate Mental Health Care for Veterans

10-6-16
Congressman Donald Norcross wants to provide immediate mental health care for all U.S. veterans seeking emergency help to reduce the high number of suicides among former members of the military.
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NJTV Drug Addiction Forum Focuses on Treatment

10-6-16
The fourth NJTV Drug Addiction Crisis Community Forum held at the Boys and Girls Club of Newark focused on getting treatment for those suffering from addiction.
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Former Gov. McGreevey: Strong Connection Between Addiction and Incarceration

10-5-16
Jim McGreevey is the executive director of the Jersey City Employment and Training Program. He advocates for incarcerated individuals and believes tackling the drug addiction problem is necessary.
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Emergency Personnel Prepared for Hoboken Train Crash

9-29-16
According to officials, hospitals, EMS and ambulance companies routinely run drills in the event of a transportation emergency, which helped them prepare for an incident like this.
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Christie Announces More Resources to Combat NJ’s Addiction Crisis

9-27-16
Gov. Christie's administration issued an emergency order to ban the making, selling and distributing of seven fentanyl knock-offs, increasing fines and prison time.
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Bill Would Implement Strict School Return Policy After Concussions

9-21-16
A proposed bill would require students with concussions to have permission from a health care provider before going back to school.
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Christie Approves Use of Medical Marijuana for PTSD

9-15-16
Gov. Christie signed a bill that adds PTSD to a growing list of conditions that qualify patients for medical marijuana.
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Young Adults and the Right to Medical Record Privacy

9-14-16
One mother was unable to find out her son's condition at a hospital because of HIPAA rules that prevented the nurse from providing any information.
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How Candidates’ Health Matters to Voters

9-13-16
The news that Hillary Clinton has pneumonia has brought up the issue of candidates' health and how it impacts voters' decisions.