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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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Vorhees: How A Nurse Saved herself from a heart attack

Source: CourierPost Online Anne Bertino-Lapinsky had no idea she was in danger the day her body sent a warning. After a string of 12-hour work days, the 57-year-old Virtua nurse felt a sharp pain in her left shoulder one night in November as she washed the dinner dishes in her...
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N.J. First State to distribute ‘Baby Boxes’ to prevent newborn deaths

Source: NJ.com Healthfit In 2014, 57 babies died in in their sleep, according to state data. Nearly all of these young lives could have been saved had the baby been sleeping properly – alone in a crib, on his or her back, without blankets, bumpers or fluffy toys, experts...
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LAW ALLOWS NJ ADOPTEES ACCESS TO BIRTH CERTIFICATES & MEDICAL HISTORY

Source: NJ Sentinel.com Legislators were joined today at the Statehouse by New Jersey Department of Health Commissioner Cathleen Bennett, New Jersey Coalition for Adoption Reform and Education (NJ CARE), NJ adoptees, and other advocates to recognize a law that took effect this...
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What’s bad about fitness trackers?

Source: Asbury Park Press I have a love affair with my fitness tracker, Polar M400. It tells me my percent of activity, calories burned during running/Pilates/yoga, steps taken, pace of a run, intensity… there is probably more, but those are the numbers I look at. On a typical...
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Featured Video: Birth Defects Prevention Awareness

Source: Centers for Disease Control Not all birth defects can be prevented. But, there are things that a woman can do before and during pregnancy to increase her chance of having a healthy baby: Be sure to see your healthcare provider regularly and start prenatal care as soon as...
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