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Christie convenes drug addiction taskforce

10-9-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is convening a new addiction taskforce aimed at preventing drug dependence, strengthening services and de-stigmatizing an epidemic he has repeatedly said should be treated as a disease. The new taskforce ...
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Walmart Cuts Health Insurance for Part-Time Workers

10-8-14
Retail giant Walmart has cited growing costs as the reason why it is cutting health care coverage to 30,000 part-time workers.
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Drug Shows Promise for Type 2 Diabetes

10-8-14
A Rutgers pharmacologist says a new medication has shown to burn up excess fat in mice and could be a potential treatment for type 2 diabetes.
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Bergen Community College Pres.: Health Care Program Expanding to Meet Demand

10-8-14
Bergen Community College President Kaye Walter says that the school's health care program is expanding in order to meet the demand.

Expert rejects evidence of life in brain-dead girl

10-8-14
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — A court-appointed expert says he sees no evidence to convince him that a 13-year-old girl he and two other doctors declared brain-dead 10 months ago is in fact alive. Stanford pediatric neurologist Paul Fisher told a ...

New Jersey acting governor returns to public view

10-8-14
COLLINGSWOOD, N.J. (AP) — New Jersey's lieutenant governor is making her first public appearance since breaking two bones in a bicycling accident last week. Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno will be serving in her capacity as acting governor with Gov. Chris ...

Officials: Bear that killed hiker was not rabid

10-7-14
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — State wildlife officials say a bear that attacked and killed a hiker in a northern New Jersey nature preserve did not have rabies. The information was included in documents made public Tuesday night by the Department of ...

NJ expands regional prescription drug partnership

10-7-14
NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J. (AP) — Gov. Chris Christie is touting a growing partnership with neighboring states that aims to combat prescription drug abuse by allowing doctors to access data about patients' prescription drug histories. Christie made the ...
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NJ Prepares for Possible Ebola Threat

10-6-14
New Jersey hospitals have precautions in place should a patient with the Ebola virus arrive.
Victor Shengkan Jin says it is important to find a drug for type 2 diabetes that attacks the root cause of the disease and not just symptoms. Photo: Nick Romanenko/Rutgers University

Attacking Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results

10-6-14
A Rutgers researcher is developing a drug aimed at treating the root cause of type 2 diabetes and reversing the disease.