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Two Years After Being Shot, Paralyzed Newark Man Walks Again

Source: RLS Media A Newark man who hasn’t been able to feel his legs or walk in over two years due to a shooting that left him paralyzed has taken his first steps in downtown Newark on Friday afternoon. Officials and organizers from the “First Step, Wheelchair to...
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The Battle of Bayonne: Turf Wars Over Satellite Emergency Departments Part 3

Source: New Jersey Spotlight PART ONE   |   PART TWO To underscore its point about access, CarePoint submitted its own waiver request in January to build a satellite emergency department (SED) in Greenville to address the need it said the Barnabas facility in Bayonne...
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First responders work to increase addiction outreach, support

Source: Press of Atlantic City After her son was revived from a heroin overdose in Atlantic City, Elisa Ford wrote a letter thanking the police officer who used Narcan on her son that night. Atlantic City police officer Joe Bereheiko had never gotten any correspondence like that...
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Featured Video: Summer Child Car Safety

Summer Child Car Safety: KidsAndCars.org · Safety Checklist Res-Q-Me™ Window-Shattering Tool · Other Car Hazards To Children An average of 37 children die needlessly every year from vehicular heatstroke. This year, twenty-eight children have died already. “No one thinks...
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Experts: Plan to institute military oath against suicide could backfire

Source: Stripes.com Rep. Brian Mast, (R-FL), who took office this January, is an Army veteran who served in Afghanistan lost both of his legs in 2010 from a roadside bomb, championed the “Oath of Exit” on the House floor last month because servicemembers are known for honoring...
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The Battle of Bayonne: Turf Wars Over Satellite Emergency Departments Part 2

Source: New Jersey Spotlight PART ONE On July 24, the state Department of Health granted Barnabas permission to open an SED in a sprawling new building it has constructed in Bayonne. Clinical care would be connected to Jersey City Medical Center, the organization’s only full...
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