On (Not) Breastfeeding

Source: North Jersey.com When did we become a culture where we make other moms feel less than for not breastfeeding? When I was pregnant, I read all the articles that stated “breast is best,” but I decided not to breastfeed. Before your child is born, the nurses will ask yo...
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Jersey Shore beaches closed for high bacteria levels: What are the dangers?

Source: NJ.com Health This week, the Department of Environmental Protection website lists beach closures on the Toms River as well as water quality advisories at 31 ocean, bay or river beaches from Monmouth to Cape May counties because of high levels of enterococci. The...
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NJ’s Top Court Rules Horizon Must Divulge Details of ‘Secret’ OMNIA Plan

Source: NJ Spotlight.com The New Jersey Supreme Court has granted four hospitals access to the McKinsey & Co. report, overturning an Appellate Court decision from June 2016 supporting Horizon’s claims that the materials were “irrelevant and confidential.” The top court noted...
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Take the zing out of stings, and other summertime tips for parents

Source: NJ Famiy.com ‘Tick’ Top Shape Most tick-borne illnesses in NJ come from 3 types of ticks: the blacklegged deer tick, lone star tick, and American dog tick. To protect children, use a chemical repellent and avoid tick-infested areas. Check kids daily for ticks, and remove...
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Featured Video: St. Barnabas Medical Centers

St. Barnabas Medical Centers: Livingston NJ 9 Other Hospital Locations Specialty Services · Health Resources · Employment RWJBarnabas Health is New Jersey’s largest integrated health care delivery system, providing treatment and services to more than three million patients each...
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United Nations Report: For First time, Over Half Of People With HIV On Medication

Source: Associated Press For the first time in the AIDS epidemic that has spanned four decades and killed 35 million people, more than half of all those infected with HIV are on drugs to treat the virus, the United Nations said in a report released this week. AIDS deaths are also...
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