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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.

3 hours ago

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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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Some Tobacco Products Becoming Increasingly Popular Among Teens

It’s not the cigarettes, but new research indicates teens are increasingly smoking e-cigarettes, cigars and hookah.

11/18/2013

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Teens Still Tanning

The statistics are concerning. According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly 1 in 3 young white women regularly ignore tanning bed warnings.

08/29/2013

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Health: Deaths From Prescription Painkiller Overdose Rise Sharply Among Women

There’s been a dramatic increase in the number of women dying from prescription drug overdoses.

07/02/2013

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CDC: Flu Vaccine Averts Millions Of Illnesses

Approximately 13 million illnesses, and over 110,000 hospitalizations, may have been averted by the flu vaccine over the last six years in the US.

06/27/2013

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American Diet Increasing Obesity

Data from the CDC suggests Americans are increasingly obese, despite the fact that they are exercising more and smoking less.

03/27/2013

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