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NJ health care competitors work together to fight heroin epidemic

Recognizing they can be part of the solution to curbing the heroin epidemic, health care competitors at the Jersey Shore have been working together with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office to offer additional treatment for addicts at no cost.

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NJ head lice resistant against common treatments

Head lice is always a concern as kids head back to school, but a recent study gives parents a new reason to worry even more.

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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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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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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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E-cigarette use popular among teens, says study

A new report found more teens are opting for electronic cigarettes for the "coolness factor," and to gain more societal acceptance.

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New warnings about NJ school start times

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is again sounding the alarm on the issue of teen sleep deprivation in the Garden State.

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Experts suggest regulating kids' sleep times as a new school year approaches. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
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How soon should kids get back on a sleep schedule?

Many parents are enjoying a "schedule-free" summer and are allowing their children to stay up late at night and sleep in in the morning. But now may be the time many sleep experts recommend parents start getting their youngsters back on a normal sleep schedule before school starts.  

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Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office Detective Christian Peralta searches a stolen vehicle for any signs of drugs, including the drug known as Flakka. NJ authorities and legislators are concerned abut the popularity of the drug. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office Detective Christian Peralta searches a stolen vehicle for any signs of drugs, including the drug known as Flakka. NJ authorities and legislators are concerned abut the popularity of the drug. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
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Dangerous new drug has police, medical personnel on alert

There's a new dangerous, synthetic drug called "flakka" that has law enforcement and the medical community very concerned about its growing popularity.

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A NJ lawmaker feels the cost of obtaining medical records should be regulated. (SORAPONG CHAIPANYA, ThinkStock)
A NJ lawmaker feels the cost of obtaining medical records should be regulated. (SORAPONG CHAIPANYA, ThinkStock)
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Regulating the cost of obtaining medical records

If you want to get a copy of your own medical records in New Jersey, it could wind up costing you an arm and a leg.

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