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Legislation seeks to reduce drug addiction and overdoses

Health experts, lawmakers and residents agree that New Jersey is in the throes of a heroin epidemic. In an effort to combat the problem, One state lawmaker who is also a practicing physician, is now helping a colleague spearhead an effort to require health insurers to cover pain medications designed to reduce addiction and abuse.

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92.7 WOBM Hometown Happenings

92.7 WOBM Hometown Happenings

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Dancing With Their Stars [VIDEO]

Our goal is to help our local senior citizens during their Golden Years to remain independent and provide support to their Caregivers.  CVCJ has a program and volunteers to fit your needs and provide assistance at no charge

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New case of measles confirmed in New Jersey

The New Jersey Department of Health has confirmed a person with measles has exposed other people to the illness over a period of two days in May during a visit to a Middlesex County funeral home.

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Shawniemikes Weekend Best Bets

It's another weekend at the Jersey Shore ......

Friday be sure to stop by the WOBM Beach Studio in Seaside Park. Shawn & Sue from 5-10 am and Justin Louis from 3 - 8 pm

The American Cancer Society’s annual Relay for Life event takes place at several locations on the Jersey Shore in May and June. Ea

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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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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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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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