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Check your freezer! Beef recalled due to possible contamination

The U.S. Department of Agriculture said Monday that some New Jerseyans may have purchased meat that was recalled after causing at least seven people to fall ill due to possible E. coli contamination.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The Best Charities & How to Donate

Here are seven breast cancer awareness charities that are most deserving of your support this month.

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NJ residents getting rid of their unwanted medications by the ton

Nearly 200 drop boxes dot the Garden State, mostly inside police stations.

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Activists Protest Possible Circumvention Of Superfund Compensation Law
Consumer advocate Erin Brockovich addresses a rally on Capitol Hill in 2014. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)
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No need to fear? The truth about the ‘Erin Brockovich chemical’ in NJ water

A recent study found low levels of hexavalent chromium in New Jersey's tap water.

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Tap water throughout NJ has cancer-causing chemical, report says

Chromium-6 played a central role in the true-to-life plot of the 2000 movie "Erin Brockovich."

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Kellogg's To End Use Of Environmentally-Harming Sources Of Palm Oil
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Check your freezer! Eggo waffles recalled due to possible listeria contamination

The Kellogg Company said it's recalling 10,000 cases of Kellogg’s® Eggo® Nutri-Grain® Whole Wheat Waffles.

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NJ health officials: Get your flu shot ASAP!

Following a vaccination, it takes the body about two weeks to build protection against influenza virus infection.

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NJ Zika cases continue to grow as Atlantic County reports first case

Twenty-five people in Bergen County alone have been diagnosed with Zika.

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Getting focused, getting high: NJ sees spike in abuse of this type of drug

Amid an opioid and heroin epidemic, doctors and drug experts in the state are concerned about a new trend involving the abuse of stimulant medication used to treat attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder.

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HARBURG, GERMANY - JUNE 08: A woman donates blood at the blood donation service Hamburg on June 8, 2011 in Harburg, Germany. Hospitals and the Red Cross in northern Germany have appealed to the public for blood donations as a result of the current outbreak of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria. With at least 2,200 people afflicted by the infection, and approximately 500 suffering from the HUS complication from EHEC that attacks the kidneys, hospitals have seen an explosive growth in their need for donated blood plasma. The EHEC outbreak has thus far killed at least 22 people in Europe's deadliest recorded outbreak of E. coli. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
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400 fewer patients died last year from NJ hospital infections

New Jersey hospitals are touting results of an effort to reduce deadly infections, reporting 400 lives saved statewide in the first year of a new program.

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A new way to take medical marijuana?

More choices should be available later this month

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Whitman: ‘Sorry’ about WTC sickness following 9/11

Former EPA Director and New Jersey governor Christie Todd Whitman said for the first time she was 'sorry' people got sick from the air around Ground Zero after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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