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Online Gambling in New Jersey Has Generated Increase In Requests for Addiction Help

Source: USA Today.com …According to Executive Director Donald Weinbaum, the New Jersey Council on Compulsive Gambling has seen an increased number of calls to its toll-free help line since the state’s online gambling law took effect in November. “We have gotten...
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Meadowlands hospital runs low on cash, patients

Source: North New Jersey.com State officials say they are “actively monitoring” Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus amid news that layoffs are looming because the hospital has so few patients. The president and chief executive officer of Meadowlands, Tom Considine,...
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Mississippi Girl who declared ‘functionally cured’ of HIV now has active virus

Source: Los Angeles Times A girl who was seemingly cured of HIV following aggressive drug therapy just hours after her birth was recently discovered to be infected with the virus that causes AIDS after all, doctors announced Thursday. The so-called Mississippi baby, now nearly 4...
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Fatal Tracy Morgan car accident shines light on the importance of sleep

Source: Greater Media News The six-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike June 7 that killed one man and critically injured three others, including popular comedian and TV star Tracy Morgan, brought to light a serious national health issue “Drowsy Driving.” According to media...
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Mentally ill residents are ‘left to rot’ in Toms River residential health care facility

Source: Newsworks.com A New Jersey boarding home that mostly houses people with mental illnesses is coming under renewed scrutiny. Police report an increase in disturbances, and a former employee says the Toms River facility should be closed. Dover Woods is called a residential...
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Study of Former NFL Players Plagued With Chronic Headaches

Sources: MedicalXpress.com; NFL.com An evaluation of eight retired football pros found that the former players averaged more than 19 headache days per month. Twelve of those 19 days involved migraines, said study author Dr. Frank Conidi, director of the Florida Center for...
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