Sandyston: Teen drums up support for Moebius syndrome

Source: New Jersey Herald Austin Halls may not have always been able to smile but that didn’t stop him from singing. In fact he says he still has a videotape of him singing karaoke when he was just 3 years old. “I’ve always loved to sing,” he said. Now 18,...
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Featured Video: Heart Health Awareness 2017

Go Red For Women · Donate · Rod Carew Update merican Heart Association New Jersey Chapter Source: American Heart Association More than $41 billion a year in Medicare costs could be saved if all beneficiaries achieved ideal levels for five to seven heart-healthy habits to reduce...
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Little Ferry schools close following illness outbreak

Citing a “staggering” number of student absences due to a range of illnesses, including influenza, the superintendent of Little Ferry public school district canceled classes on Friday so the buildings could be disinfected — a process that he said would continue over...
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Healthy reasons for eating chocolate every day

Source: Huffington Post Those of us who love chocolate don’t really need an excuse to eat it every day ― having a bar stashed in the kitchen is reason enough. But if you’re one of those chocolate lovers who feels a little bad about your habit, we have great news for you: eating...
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Christie: 900 beds to be added to N.J. to treat drug addiction, mental illness

Source: NJ.com New Jersey will add nearly 900 more treatment beds for people who are addicted to drugs and alcohol and suffer from a mental illness — expanding the state’s inpatient mental health system by almost 40 percent, Gov. Chris Christie has announced. In 2015,...
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Battling Childhood Obesity: How?

Source: NewJerseyFamily.com Several years ago, some New Jersey public schools sent home letters to parents whose kids were considered overweight or obese based on standard height and weight measurements. The so-called “fat letters” stirred up a debate that continues today: What’s...
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