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150608Hill

Tenafly Committee Investigates Later HS Start Time

6-8-15
Tenafly is one of the school districts in New Jersey considering changing its high school start time to 8:30, about an hour later than it currently begins.
150605Wanko

Soccer Star Helps Others with Tourette Syndrome

6-5-15
Tim Howard participated in a Rutgers event raising awareness about Tourette syndrome and helping show kids with the disorder that they're not alone.
150604Vannozzi

Telehealth Care Allows for Remote Monitoring of Patients

6-4-15
Home telehealth care uses an electronic system that sends patients' vital data to a medical professional who can intervene on their behalf.
150602Hill

Parents Fight for Daughter’s Right to Take Medical Marijuana at School

6-2-15
Lora and Roger Barbour are appealing a decision so that their 16-year-old autistic daughter with epilepsy can take an additional dose of cannabis oil while in school. They argue the school district's refusal violates the state's Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act.
150602Wanko

Young Patient Writes Book, Donates Money to Help Others

6-2-15
Nine-year-old Ella Wilson suffers from neurofibromatosis, which causes tumors. While undergoing treatment, she wrote the book "I Sold My Sister" and is donating portions of sales to help other children.
150601Delmore

Researchers Want More Donated Brains to Study Autism

6-1-15
Families of children with autism can register with Autism BrainNet, which collects, stores and allocates donated brain tissue samples to help study the disease.
150529Wanko

Preventing Skin Cancer While Still Enjoying the Outdoors

5-29-15
Health professionals advise using sunblock every day and avoid sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to help prevent skin cancer.
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The Salty Girl from the Jersey Shore Raises Awareness About Cystic Fibrosis

5-29-15
Rosie Raabe has Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic illness that affects some 500 people in New Jersey. She recently was part of a photo series called the Salty Girls Project that aims to bring awareness to the disease and simultaneously showcase the beauty and strength behind the scars and medical equipment.
150527Flanagan

Health Care Workers Push for Greater Workplace Safety

5-27-15
Statistics show those working in the health care and social service industries are more likely to experience workplace violence than others in the private sector. Now they're pushing for legislation that they believe will improve their safety at work.
150526Lampitt

Asw. Lampitt: NJ Should Regulate Biosimilar Drugs

5-26-15
Assemblywoman Pamela Lampitt says that a bill requiring pharmacists to notify doctors when they substitute biologics with biosimilars should pass to increase patient safety.