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4,000 people in NJ are waiting for transplants — These runners hope to save their lives

Last year, we told you about the impact the New Jersey Sharing Network has had procuring organ donations from the Garden State's 14 northernmost counties. That effort is continuing with the group's yearly series of 5K run/walks.

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Packets of K2 or "spice", a synthetic marijuana drug (Photo Illustration by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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40 hospitalized in Newark after taking designer ‘spice’ drug

The use of so-called "synthetic marijuana" in New Jersey is illegal and dangerous as it comes from a variety of sources and is unregulated.

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Lay’s, Miss Vickie’s jalapeño potato chips recalled

Take another look at the jalapeño chips you're packing in lunches or for a weekend trip as Frito Lay issues a recall over the possible presence of Salmonella.

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Mommouth Medical Center's Southern Campus in Lakewood, part of the RWJBarnabas system
Mommouth Medical Center's Southern Campus in Lakewood, part of the RWJBarnabas system (The Lakewood Scoop)
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Aetna, RWJBarnabas reach agreement with no interruption to health coverage

Facing a Saturday deadline, the agreement keeps RWJBarnabas as an in-network provider for Aetna members for the next two years.

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NJ is no longer a ‘leader’ in health security, report claims

Taking into account 139 measures, broken into six overall categories, New Jersey scores a 6.8 out of 10 for its health security.

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LA County Passes Major Ban On Plastic Bags In Unincorporated Areas
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Does Ocean County Use Canvas/Cloth Shopping Bags?

With Earth Day approaching on Saturday, I decided to write a blog about plastic shopping bags. When I was in San Diego in November, the grocery clerk was telling everyone to start bringing their own bags due to what happened on Election Night...

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No more sell-by date? Why food labels may get a revamp in NJ

Currently, you can see any one of several date labels on your favorite products, such as 'sell by,' 'use by,' 'best before,' and 'best if used by.' And like many shoppers, once a product's printed date passes while sitting in your pantry, it's headed to the trash.

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What’s it’s like for a school nurse in NJ: Hungry, exhausted, stressed students

They don't just hand out Band-Aids and test for fevers.

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A Pair Of Ocean County Hospitals Score Top Grades

When the time comes to check into a hospital, it's good to know that there are top notch medical facilities in Ocean County, including a pair of medical centers that just scored "A" grades on a national report card.

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Hats And Sunscreen: Not Just For Summer In Ocean County

The weather yesterday felt really summer-like so you may have put on sunscreen before you went out. Even though it's only April, we are wise to protect our skin from the sun...

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