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A blood-engorged female Aedes albopictus mosquito feeding on a human host.
A blood-engorged female Aedes albopictus mosquito feeding on a human host. (CDC)
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NJ Zika cases continue to grow as Atlantic County reports first case

Twenty-five people in Bergen County alone have been diagnosed with Zika.

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Getting focused, getting high: NJ sees spike in abuse of this type of drug

Amid an opioid and heroin epidemic, doctors and drug experts in the state are concerned about a new trend involving the abuse of stimulant medication used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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HARBURG, GERMANY - JUNE 08: A woman donates blood at the blood donation service Hamburg on June 8, 2011 in Harburg, Germany. Hospitals and the Red Cross in northern Germany have appealed to the public for blood donations as a result of the current outbreak of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria. With at least 2,200 people afflicted by the infection, and approximately 500 suffering from the HUS complication from EHEC that attacks the kidneys, hospitals have seen an explosive growth in their need for donated blood plasma. The EHEC outbreak has thus far killed at least 22 people in Europe's deadliest recorded outbreak of E. coli. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
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400 fewer patients died last year from NJ hospital infections

New Jersey hospitals are touting results of an effort to reduce deadly infections, reporting 400 lives saved statewide in the first year of a new program.

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Golfers Wanted at the Jersey Shore

 

There are two fantastic golf outings coming up to help to great foundations here in Ocean County. The Community Medical Center Foundation and the Ocean County College Foundation ....
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A new way to take medical marijuana?

More choices should be available later this month

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Whitman: ‘Sorry’ about WTC sickness following 9/11

Former EPA Director and New Jersey governor Christie Todd Whitman said for the first time she was 'sorry' people got sick from the air around Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Why NJ’s anti-smoking lawmaker is leading the effort to open cigar lounges

It's been banned for 10 years in New Jersey, but the creation of new cigar lounges received the green light from an Assembly panel on Thursday.

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‘Five-second rule’ debunked by Rutgers researchers

Next time you drop some food on the ground, remember this.

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NJ pediatricians to anti-vaccine parents: Find another doctor

New Jersey law stipulates parents may choose to not have their children vaccinated by simply requesting a religious exemption.

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‘Drunkorexia’ at NJ colleges? Disturbing trend worries experts

Skipping meals in favor of alcoholic drinks. It sounds dangerous and stupid, but the pattern exists at college campuses everywhere, experts say.

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