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First hearing on legalizing marijuana in New Jersey held

Source: Hudson Reporter Proponents and opponents came together in Jersey City for the first of a planned series of hearings across the state to discuss the possible legalization of marijuana in New Jersey. Led by State Sen. Ronald Rice, chair of the N.J. Legislative Black Caucus,...
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Margate firefighter pleads guilty to $7 million role in health benefits scheme

Source: Philly.com Firefighter Michael Sher pleaded guilty in federal court Thursday to a $7 million role in an unraveling state health benefits scheme that has snared 16 people and, according to prosecutors, involved many more Shore-area firefighters, teachers, and public...
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People are dying after procedures in NJ “same day” surgery centers — Part 2

Source: North Jersey.com Part 1 Fifty-two people died at New Jersey “same day” surgery centers between September 2008 and January 2017, according to an open-records request. More than 1,200 “events” — a neutral term that refers to death, falling into a coma during or...
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People are dying after procedures in NJ “same day” surgery centers

Source: North Jersey.com They are called “same-day surgery centers,” leading patients to expect a quick in-and-out for a routine procedure. But the experience was anything but routine for Rekhaben Shah, 67, who reported to the Oak Tree Surgery Center in Edison for a...
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Health Insurer Horizon to Invest $275M Due to New Tax Law

Source: Observer.com New Jersey’s largest health insurer says it will invest $275 million in new initiatives and customer relief as a result of the new federal tax law. Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield announced that it would commit $150 million in to-be-determined benefits for...
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Featured Video: Sleep Health Awareness/Sleep-In 2018 Benefit

Sleep Health Awareness: Narcolespy · Other Disorders · Donate to Project-Sleep.com Nearly 70 percent of adults report insufficient sleep or rest at least once a month, and 11 percent report insufficient sleep every day of the month. Nearly 70 percent of high school...
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