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Jury Still Out On E-Cigarettes

Right now, no states have banned the use of e-cigarettes completely but 18 states have set limits.

07/01/2015

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A Focus On Fall Prevention During Older Americans Month

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data on the seriousness of this issue and of new tools to reduce falls in older adults.

05/13/2015

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Autism Is Complex Diagnosis

Autism is not a simple diagnosis to make – in fact it is quite complex and requires expert analysis and evaluation.

05/05/2015

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Women Of Reproductive Age Prescribed Opioids At Alarming Rate

A new study finds nearly 4 or 10 women of reproductive age and 30% of women with private insurance filled an opioid prescription between 2008-2012.

03/13/2015

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Prescription Drugs Killing Young Adults

Last year, in Delaware, more young adults died from overdoses of prescription drugs than automobile accidents and the CDC points to a national problem as well.

12/08/2014

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Enterovirus Case Confirmed In New Jersey

Health officials have confirmed New Jersey’s first case of a respiratory illness that is caused by an uncommon virus.

09/17/2014

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CDC: Pregnant Women Should Get Flu Shot

There is no doubt that the flu vaccine lowers the risk of hospital admissions and death for pregnant women.

08/27/2014

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Health Advocates Call For More Information About Marcellus Shale Fracking

Julie Becker, with Physicians for Social Responsibility, says fracking puts some dangerous chemicals into the environment, such as benzene.

08/20/2014

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Your Health And The Weather

We talk a great deal about different things that can impact our health, both good and bad. But one of the things we don’t talk about much is the weather.

07/30/2014

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New Jersey Shows High Occurrence of Autism Disorders

“In New Jersey, the prevalence is one in 45 children with (some degree of) autism,” says Dr. Walter Zahorodny, an assistant professor of pediatrics at the New Jersey Medical School.

03/27/2014

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Doctors Asked To Encourage Adult Vaccinations

Despite CDC guidelines, vaccination numbers are falling short of national goals. Now, they are turning to doctors for help.

02/12/2014

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CDC: Doctors Don’t Talk To Patients About Alcohol Use

Most doctors don’t talk to their patients about alcohol use even though drinking is responsible for almost 90,000 deaths each year.

01/17/2014

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Most Kids Don’t Get Enough Exercise

After a study of young teens, the CDC found that only 25% of kids get enough exercise: 60 minutes of physical activity every single day.

01/14/2014

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Flu Activity Now Widespread In Pennsylvania

Flu season appears to be in full swing in Pennsylvania, with health officials reporting outbreaks in at least half the regions of the state.

12/29/2013

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Princeton To Begin Meningitis B Vaccinations

Princeton University is getting ready to administer the first doses of a vaccine against meningitis.

12/08/2013

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