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161122Flanagan

NTSB Recommends Railroads Screen for Sleep Apnea

11-22-16
The NTSB has recommended the Federal Railroad Administration require railroads to medically screen employees in safety-sensitive positions for sleep apnea and other sleep disorders. This comes after the engineer involved in the Hoboken crash reportedly had undiagnosed sleep apnea.
161118Flanagan

New Law Will Allow Adoptees to Access Sealed Birth Records

11-18-16
Starting Jan. 1, 2017, an estimated 100,000 to 150,000 NJ adoptees will be able to access original birth records and contact information for their birth parents.
161117Wanko

Encouraging Kids to Stay Away from Cigarettes

11-17-16
A New Jersey grandfather who smoked cigarettes for 45 years and lost his voice because of it now tells school children his story to encourage them not to smoke.
161114Delmore

Working to Prevent Diabetes

11-14-16
Saint Peter’s Healthcare System in New Brunswick offered blood tests and nutrition counseling for World Diabetes Day to highlight the importance of early intervention and to raise awareness.
161102Delmore

Getting More Minority Medical Professionals

11-2-16
African-Americans, Hispanics and Native Americans make up a quarter of the U.S. population but only 6 percent of doctors. There is currently a push to get more minorities working in the medical field.
161101Vannozzi

Federal Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment Begins

11-1-16
A new enrollment assistance office is open in Union City to help New Jersey residents sign up for health care through the federal exchange. Open enrollment runs through Jan. 31.
161027Vannozzi

Affordable Care Act Insurance Rates Increase Average of 25 Percent

10-27-16
Across the country, policy holders getting insurance through the Affordable Care Act will see an average increase of about 25 percent through the federal marketplace. New Jersey ranks 21st.
161024Delmore

Legislation Aims to Improve Detection of Childhood Lead Poisoning

10-24-16
Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman is launching new legislation that would require kids to be tested for lead poisoning before they enter elementary school.
161019Wanko

Raising Awareness About Breast Cancer in Men

10-24-16
It's rare for men to develop breast cancer, but because of that there isn't much awareness around diagnosing the disease in men.
161020Vannozzi

Assembly Approves Aid in Dying Bill

10-20-16
After hearing testimony on both sides of the issue, members of the Assembly approved the Aid in Dying bill, which would allow terminally ill patients with six months to live the option to take a physician prescribed medication to end their life. The bill now heads to the Senate.