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160303Vannozzi

Zap Zika Events Educate Residents About Virus

3-3-16
A team of health experts is traveling throughout New Jersey holding Zap Zika public education forums to educate residents about the Zika virus.
160226Wanko

Helping Those Suffering from Eating Disorders

2-26-16
The National Eating Disorders Association says 20 million women and 10 million men in the U.S. suffer from a clinically significant eating disorder at some time in their life. Help is available for them.
160225Vannozzi

J&J Ordered to Pay $72M to Ovarian Cancer Victim’s Family

2-25-16
A jury in Missouri ordered Johnson and Johnson to pay $72 million to the family of a woman who died from ovarian cancer because it found the company knew of talcum powder's risks but failed to warn customers.
160224Vannozzi

CDC: New Jerseyans Among the Most Sleep Deprived

2-24-16
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows New Jersey ranks 37th when it comes to sleep. Adults should be getting between seven and nine hours of sleep per night.
160223Wanko

Program Provides Clean Needles for Injecting Drug Users

2-23-16
The Hyacinth AIDS Foundation's Syringe Access Program gives injecting drug users clean supplies to help prevent the spread of HIV.
151201Vannozzi

Studying Bacteria Exposure in Food Trucks

2-17-16
The CDC estimates 48 million people each year fall victim to foodborne illnesses. Researchers at William Paterson found that 99 percent of food truck vendors aren't changing their gloves between tasks.
160215Hill

New Program Provides Care for Addicts Beyond Narcan

2-15-16
The Recovery Coach Program in Ocean and Monmouth counties provides an addiction recovery specialist to the bedsides of those revived by Narcan.
160212Delmore

Outbreak Leads to Accessible Health Ratings For Restaurants

2-12-16
According to the CDC, one in six Americans develops food poisoning each year and of those nearly 130,000 are hospitalized.
160212Wanko

Giving Back After a Second Chance at Life

2-12-16
The NJ Sharing Network reported 531 organs donations by New Jerseyans in 2015, up 37 percent from the year prior. However, people are added to the registry everyday and last year 90 people died while waiting.
160211Wanko

Recognizing and Treating Cardiovascular Disease

2-11-16
Heart disease caused the death of 8,989 men in New Jersey in 2012. There are more treatments available now than in the past to help patients survive.