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Military mistakenly shipped live anthrax samples to New Jersey

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday it is investigating what the Pentagon called an inadvertent shipment of live anthrax spores to government and commercial laboratories in as many as nine states, as well as one overseas, that expected to receive dead spores.

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Category: Health, National News
Underwater breath-holding games can be fatal to swimmers, according to the CDC. (JaySi, ThinkStock)
Underwater breath-holding games can be fatal to swimmers, according to the CDC. (JaySi, ThinkStock)
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Dangerous underwater breath-holding games can be fatal

The summer months are almost upon us and as children and adults head to swimming pools, lakes and the ocean, officials with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are warning of the dangers of underwater breath-holding games and exercises.

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Obesity rates – New Jersey is 16th best

At least 25 percent of New Jersey adults are considered obese, according to the latest rankings from Gallup and Healthways.

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What you need to know about dog flu

Canine influenza, or "dog flu," is on the radar of veterinarians across New Jersey, now that the state has tallied its first case stemming from an outbreak in the Midwest.

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(kevin mayer, ThinkStock)
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Health care premium could surge soon, report shows

When health care claim costs rise, premiums increase as well. A new Wells Fargo survey suggested claim costs could go up significantly through the rest of 2015 and into 2016.

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Townsquare Media
Townsquare Media
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Protecting Our Kids

The Gangwise Project: Protecting Our Youth

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Electronic Cigarette Retailers Face Legislative Setback
Electronic Cigarette (Photo Illustration by Sean Gallup/Getty Images)
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NJ working to reduce e-cigarette use among students

As the number of teenagers smoking electronic cigarettes increases, New Jersey is doing a number of things to combat the growing problem.

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May is National Mental Health Awareness Month

This is Mental Health Awareness Month, dedicated to bringing light to mental issues that, for too long, have been cloaked in darkness.

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Cooking Spray Expires? (And Other Date Stamp Mysteries)

Recently when a rare urge to bake came over me, I reached in the pantry for cooking spray and scratched my head.  First I wondered, "Why do I have 3 cans of cooking spray? and then I asked myself, "Why have they all expired?  I thought they had a shelf life of

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Shawn Michaels, Townsquare Media
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Paint The Town Pink

It's Time To "Paint The Town Pink"

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