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2014 in Review: The Year’s “Jersey-est” HHRS Stories (Part 1)

‘Tis the season for counting your blessings — and we most certainly do feel blessed by the support YourHHRS News has received in its first year. But perhaps we should say “your first year,” since it was YOUR news, views and information about New...
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FDA Lifting Ban On Some Gay Blood Donors

Source: New York Times The Food and Drug Administration announced Tuesday that it would scrap a decades-old lifetime prohibition on blood donation by gay and bisexual men, a major stride toward ending what many had seen as a national policy of discrimination. The F.D.A. enacted...
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“Sensitive Santa” Brings Christmas Cheer to Children with Autism in Jamesburg Area

Source: NJTV.com December is the time of the year when lights and decorations are up, and families flock to the mall for a visit with Santa. In Jamesburg, however, the traditional visit to the jolly man in red has taken a new approach…(S)ocial worker…Gerriann...
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Congress ends federal government’s ban on medical marijuana

Source: LA Times.com Tucked deep inside the 1,603-page federal spending measure is a provision that effectively ends the federal government’s prohibition on medical marijuana and signals a major shift in drug policy. The bill’s passage over the weekend marks the first...
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Collingswood nurse discusses being a volunteer for Liberian Ebola treatment unit

Source: NJ.com/South Jersey Times Andrew Wegoye, a Collingswood resident and Inspira Health Network registered nurse, is in Buchanan, Liberia working inside a newly-built Ebola Treatment Unit (ETU)…(He) has offered to share what he’s seen and done since he landed in...
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Cosmetic Practices That Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Sources: Minq.com, YourHHRSnews.com Brazilian Bikini Waxing: Are the risks of being hairless “down there” worth it? Aside from the pain of getting waxed in a such sensitive area, you can get a really nasty infection. It can remove pieces of your skin as well....
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