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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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Electronic Cigarette Retailers Face Legislative Setback
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NJ working to reduce e-cigarette use among students

As the number of teenagers smoking electronic cigarettes increases, New Jersey is doing a number of things to combat the growing problem.

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Tech Neck, A New Worry For Parents

Now there is something new parents have to worry about with their children, it is not a disease, it is not contagious, it is called Tech Neck otherwise known as "Text Neck."

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Doctor and Patient (wavebreakmedia, ThinkStock)
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NJ lawmakers take aim at out-of-network health care costs

After working on it for years, New Jersey lawmakers finally introduced a bill Thursday that would limit how much out-of-network doctors and hospitals can charge for their services.

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Pregnant workers don’t want extra attention, study finds

When a female worker becomes pregnant, she doesn't want "John" to take on some of her duties. She doesn't want "Mary" to go on the special business trip because she may be in better shape. According to new research, she wants to be treated exactly the same as prior to pregnancy.

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Allergy alert – Are we having a ‘pollen tsunami’ this spring?

You probably have noticed that green film on your car's windshield of late, and your nose may have also noticed it: one of the heaviest pollen seasons in New Jersey in recent memory, a so-called "pollen tsunami."

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There may be dangers to taking diet and fitness to an extreme. (Comstock, ThinkStock)
There may be dangers to taking diet and fitness to an extreme. (Comstock, ThinkStock)
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Fitness trends: The dangers of extreme dieting or exercise

In the fifth and final installment of our week-long series on diet and fitness trends, we took a closer look at the benefits and consequences of taking diet and fitness programs to the extreme.

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The nursing shortage in NJ has ended, and now many nurses are struggling to find work. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
The nursing shortage in NJ has ended, and now many nurses are struggling to find work. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
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Nurses struggle to make ends meet in New Jersey

As we celebrate National Nurses Week, many nurses in the Garden State are struggling to make ends meet.

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Photo: Courtesy of Mom2Mom Facebook page
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NJ’s Mom2Mom helpline looking to go national

Efforts are underway in New Jersey to expand Mom2Mom, a 24/7 peer counseling helpline for caretakers of children with special needs, nationwide.

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How technology is helping us with our diet and exercise routines. (kzenon, ThinkStock)
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Fitness trends – How technology is helping us stay on track

In Part 3 of our week-long series on diet and fitness trends, we took a closer look at the technology that plays a role in our meal and exercise routines.

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A Thai Malay Muslim drug user breaks up the kratom leaf into a pan to form part of a popular cheap narcotic drink. NJ officials are looking to ban the sale of kraton in NJ. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
A Thai Malay Muslim drug user breaks up the kratom leaf into a pan to form part of a popular cheap narcotic drink. NJ officials are looking to ban the sale of kraton in NJ. (Photo by Paula Bronstein/Getty Images)
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Kratom – An herbal drug that is trending, deadly and legal in NJ

It has been around for years and can easily be bought in New Jersey tobacco shops, gas stations and on the internet. Kratom - an organic herb which grows naturally in Southeast Asia - is quickly becoming a "go-to'" drug for young people because of its opioid-like effects.

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Mental health concerns are increasing among college students

Mental health issues are on the rise among college students, the numbers suggest, and parents and high schools are being encouraged to play a bigger role in dissolving the problem.

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