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Ryan’s Quest Family Fun Fest to Benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Research

5-29-14
The Schultz family founded Ryan's Quest after their son, Ryan, was diagnosed with Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy. The foundation raises money for research by holding events, such as the Family Fun Fest, set for Sunday, June 1.

Report finds health issues after chemical release

5-29-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A New Jersey Health Department survey finds the majority of residents in a town where a train derailed and released a noxious gas reported new or worsening health problems within weeks. The state report was posted last week on ...

Cape May County zoo euthanizes lion

5-29-14
CAPE MAY COURT HOUSE, N.J. (AP) — Cape May County Park and Zoo officials have euthanized the zoo's 16-year-old male lion Brutu because his health was deteriorating. The lion began having age-related arthritis with his hind legs during the winter ...
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Medical Equipment Suppliers Feel Squeeze in New Medicare Bidding Process

5-28-14
A new process of bidding to supply medical equipment to Medicare patients has cut down on business' profits.

False radiation reading at Jersey City plant

5-28-14
JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) — Officials believe a sensor erroneously detected radiation in an empty shipping container at a recycling plant in Jersey City. The reading triggered a large emergency response on Tuesday. A spokesman for Sims Metal ...
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Medical Marijuana Not Permitted in Hospitals

5-27-14
Although New Jersey has legalized medical marijuana, the federal government still classifies it as a Schedule 1 drug. Therefore, hospitals don't allow its use.
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Hispanic Chamber Chair: Hispanic Entrepreneurs Starting Small Businesses at a Great Rate

5-27-14
New Jersey Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Chair Carlos Medina says studies show that Hispanic entrepreneurs are starting small businesses at a greater rate than the rest of the general population.
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Seniors Lose Doctors Because of Disagreement Between Companies

5-27-14
Meridian Health and United Healthcare couldn't agree on hospital reimbursements so Meridian is no longer part of United Healthcare's Medicare Advantage network, which means some seniors' doctors are no longer covered.
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Urgent Care Centers Grow in NJ

5-23-14
More urgent care facilities are popping up in the Garden State. The implementation of the Affordable Care Act is cited as one of the reasons.

Study: Number of uninsured plummets in New Jersey

5-23-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A new study finds the number of uninsured adults in New Jersey plummeted as people signed up for the new federal health insurance exchange. The Health Reform Monitoring System, which did polls across the country, found that 13 ...