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Drug addiction: What are the signs?

As New Jersey continues to see a high rate of heroin-related deaths among young people, many parents seem to be ignorant of the epidemic, or perhaps in complete denial about their own child's drug use.

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Back-to-school plague set to return with start of school

When the kids head back to school in September, they'll be sharing desks, supplies, books, perhaps toys and, in turn, plenty of germs.

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N.J. lawmakers push for ‘Right to Try’ unapproved drugs

A group of lawmakers is hoping to give terminally ill people in New Jersey access to drugs that are in the clinical trial stage, but have not yet been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Currently, there are 24 states that have enacted a "Right to Try" law.

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NJ’s heroin epidemic is ‘spiraling out of control’

Last year there were 781 heroin-related deaths in the Garden State, and the scourge shows no sign of letting up.

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92.7 WOBM Hometown Happenings

 

92.7 WOBM Hometown Happenings

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Medical Marijuana
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Medical marijuana in NJ, nearly six years later

It's been 66 months since patients in New Jersey were granted access to medical marijuana. Today, though, only half of the six planned dispensaries are up and running.

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The rising price of prescription drugs is forcing some consumers to cut corners elsewhere. (Brian Chase, ThinkStock)
The rising price of prescription drugs is forcing some consumers to cut corners elsewhere. (Brian Chase, ThinkStock)
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Prescription drug costs on the rise

Soaring prescription prices are giving many consumers pause. It's the latest bump in the rocky healthcare road.

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Photo by Justin Louis
Photo by Justin Louis
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Will This New Development Change Your Soft Drink Habits?

As you've been doing your grocery shopping this week, you may have noticed something different in the soft drink aisle. Diet Pepsi has changed their formula, and they want everyone to know about it.

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Helping Our Veterans!

 
Their mission is to honor the life and memory of U.S. Army Lt. Dennis W. Zilinski, II. We provide support to improve the morale and welfare of members of the United States Armed Forces and their families. Add

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Many first-year college students make some unhealthy choices when it comes to nutrition.
Many first-year college students make some unhealthy choices when it comes to nutrition.
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6 tips for avoiding the ‘freshman 15′

It has long been rumored that many first-year college students pack on an average of 15 pounds during their first semester of college. While it is common to put on some weight during that time, the so-called "freshmen 15" is actually a myth.

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