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NJ falls in nationwide health rankings

New Jersey has dropped out of the top 10 healthiest states in the country, but is still making strides in certain areas, according to the latest report from United Health Foundation.

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Rutgers scientist to develop rapid Ebola test

The idea is to quickly diagnose patients in remote locations where the spread of Ebola has been rampant. A Rutgers researcher has received a grant of nearly $640,000 from the National Institutes of Health to develop a rapid test to diagnose Ebola along with other viruses that can cause symptoms similar to the deadly disease.  

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Brian Vincent poses in front of a large display of tobacco products at Vincent's Country Store in Westminster, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Local officials are contemplating what could be a first: a blanket ban on all forms of tobacco and e-cigarettes, leaving some shop owners fuming. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Brian Vincent poses in front of a large display of tobacco products at Vincent's Country Store in Westminster, Mass., Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014. Local officials are contemplating what could be a first: a blanket ban on all forms of tobacco and e-cigarettes, leaving some shop owners fuming. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
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NJ seeks Tobacco Ban in Schools

New Jersey lawmakers have long worked to limit where, when and which people can smoke, but another very harmful product has been overlooked.

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Obamacare Open Enrollment to Start

The next open enrollment period to get health coverage under the Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, begins Nov. 15. It runs through Feb. 1, 2015. Free help is available in choosing the right plan and getting coverage is important because those who don't have health care by the time the enrollment period closes will be fined.

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Second Hamilton preschooler being monitored for enterovirus

A second preschooler is being monitored for signs of Enterovirus D-68 in Hamilton, where parents and staff  at the Yardville School are coping with the death of a four-year-old boy from the respiratory ailment.

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NJ residents divided on Ebola fears

While health officials in Texas monitor the only case of Ebola diagnosed on U.S. soil, Garden State residents have mixed feelings of whether or not to worry.

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National Breast Cancer Awareness Month — The 7 Best Ways to Donate Now

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's a list of seven of the best charities most deserving of your support.

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Study says 26 percent of New Jersey adults are obese

Adults in New Jersey are getting bigger. An annual study proves it.

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The Key to Calming Ebola Concerns

The individual admitted to CentraState Medical Center in Freehold a couple of days ago, who was placed in isolation because there were fears the person might have the deadly Ebola virus, has been released from the hospital.

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Students Wait for Final Bell [AUDIO]

The trees are blooming, the birds are chirping, and the temperatures are rising, but our children are stuck inside a classroom. It's that time of the school year when many students struggle to focus and behave, as they pray for the start of summer vacation.

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Why is This ‘Normal’ Allergy Season So Bad? [AUDIO]

This spring's allergy season in New Jersey has been classified as "normal" because elevated levels of pollen began to show up as soon as the spring season officially began in March, but many Garden State residents report having the worst allergic symptoms they can recall.

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Where to Get a Flu Shot in Monmouth and Ocean Counties

While we are currently experiencing a flu epidemic in Monmouth and Ocean counties, there is still time to get the flu vaccine at a location near you.

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