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International Ear Care Day: Young Concertgoers and Music Fans are at risk for hearing loss

Source: PBS.org; HearNet.com More than one billion young people around the world are at risk of hearing loss because of recreational exposure to loud sounds, the World Health Organization said in a report. “As they go about their daily lives doing what they enjoy, more and more...
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Mullica Woman with Muscular Dystrophy teaches disability rights

Source: Press of Atlantic City Muscular dystrophy has restricted Lydia Fecteau’s physical movements, but not her intellect or career. Fecteau, 44, an adjunct professor at Richard Stockton College, (soon to become Stockton University) teaches a broad range of classes, including...
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No Scientific Consensus on Safety of Genetically Modified Foods: Environmental Journal Joint Statement

Source: Friends Of The Earth.org On the heels of the U.S. Department of Agriculture deregulation of the Arctic® apple (the first genetically engineered apple) leading consumer, food safety and environmental groups issued a response to widespread media reports characterizing the...
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Ringwood resident to cycle across the country to raise awareness of traumatic brain injury

Source: North Jersey.com For Ringwood resident and Lakeland Regional High School grad Daniel Mollino, his impending cross-country bike ride represents his own journey from traumatic brain injury (TBI) to triumph… On Aug. 11, 2010, while making repairs to some overhead...
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Sunday Feb. 15 deadline driving health law sign-ups for 2015

Source: North Jersey.com With just days left until Sunday’s deadline to enroll in health coverage through the Affordable Care Act, interest is surging, federal officials said Wednesday. Visits to healthcare.gov soared by 58 percent Wednesday morning compared to a week earlier,...
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Unvaccinated Baby May Be NJ’s First Measles Case Of 2015

Source: Gothamist.com, NJ.com New Jersey may have its first case of the measles this year, now that a 1-year-old baby in Jersey City is suspected of having contracted the disease. The infant was not vaccinated against the highly contagious virus, as health officials typically...
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