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Deadly tick-borne virus is on New Jersey’s radar

The Powassan virus has gained the attention of health officials in New Jersey. It's rarer than Lyme disease, but this tick-borne illness is deadlier and has had some activity in the Garden State over the past couple years.

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Is it a cold or spring allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
Is it a cold or spring allergies? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
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Is it a cold or spring allergies?

It's starting to feel more like spring, which means the trees are beginning to bloom, everything is turning green and a lot of Garden State residents are sneezing and feeling run down. But how do you know if you've spring allergies or a spring cold?

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Drug-resistant stomach bug reaches New Jersey

A stubborn strain of an intestinal illness is making noise in several states, including New Jersey.

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Heroin Wasteland – Can New Jersey’s addiction epidemic be stopped?

Heroin Wasteland (Part 5 of 5): In the final installment in our exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we learn efforts are being made across the board to promote better understanding about the dangers of heroin, and get effective help for those who become ensnared by the drug.

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Carbon monoxide – A silent killer strikes in New Jersey, Maryland

Two tragedies this week where families may have misused generators or heaters that emitted deadly levels of carbon monoxide is creating more awareness of this dangerous poison.

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Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
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Heroin Wasteland – NJ families ‘turned upside down’ by drug addicted kids

Heroin Wasteland (Part 3 of 5): In an exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we examine the growing problem of heroin addiction in the Garden State and the programs being employed to combat the situation.

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Calling Doctor Google – Be careful about self-diagnosis online

Many of us have done it. We feel ill and head straight to the Internet to look up our symptoms on medical websites, often in hope of arriving at a diagnosis. But is this something patients should be doing without first consulting their doctor?  

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Recipe of the Week – Chickpea Minestrone

I'll be 57 at the end of the month and I just found out I'm a "foodie"!

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Food for Health

Do you feed a fever and starve a cold or starve a cold and feed a fever???? Just another one of life's questions. Maybe I can help you out a little here: I know when I'm sick no matter what chicken soup and a pint of Ben and Jerry's does the job. Apparently I'm wrong.

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Do You Know Your Doctor’s Background?

Very few, if any, New Jerseyans would be likely to go to a surgeon if they knew the doctor wasn't properly educated or trained and had also been convicted of manslaughter in another country.

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(Justin Sullivan, Getty Images)
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Flu season isn’t over yet for New Jersey

Spring officially begins on Friday, but flu season may linger for a while, medical experts say.

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Are we in for a bad allergy season? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
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Allergy season forecast – How bad will it be this year?

Allergy season is approaching and while some experts are predicting a rough year for those who suffer from allergies, one New Jersey specialist says it's still too early to tell.

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