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New noninvasive colon cancer test hits market

Source: North Jersey.com A new non-invasive test that uses a stool sample to search for evidence of colon cancer might prove to be a viable alternative for those hesitant to get a colonoscopy. The test, called Cologuard, is sold by Exact Sciences Corp. of Madison, Wis., and...
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GOP victory may not bring repeal of Obamacare: N.J. Delegation

Source: NJ.com As a political lightning rod, President Obama’s signature Affordable Care Act took more than a few strikes in Tuesday’s election. But the act likely will remain the law of the land, despite the Republican Party’s electoral success Tuesday, when the GOP strengthened...
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Quick, cheap Ebola tests could be key to halting virus

Sources: The Daily Share (HLN TV), USA Today.com …Three Americans have been infected (with the Ebola virus) — and…the World Health Organization warned that the number could shoot up to 10,000 people per week (yes, per week) by December. That’s 10 times the...
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Four Hudson County hospitals get A’s for patient safety; two get C’s

Source: NJ.com The Jersey City Medical Center-Barnabas Health, as well as the three Hudson County hospitals operated by CarePoint Health — Bayonne Medical Center, Hoboken University Medical Center, and Christ Hospital in Jersey City — all received A’s in patient...
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Annual brunch in Cherry Hill raises $600,000 for Cancer

Source: Courier-Post.com The Fifth Annual Pink Roses Teal Magnolias Brunch raised more than $600,000 for breast and gynecologic cancer research and clinical programs at MD Anderson Cancer Center at Cooper University Health Care. Since the first brunch in 2010, fundraising for...
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Gov. Christie Asked to Disclose The Scientific Basis Of His Ebola Quarantine Policy

Source: MotherJones.com Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is demanding Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ) reveal the science behind his controversial decision to place all health care workers returning back from Liberia, Guinea, or Sierra Leone to be placed under a mandatory quarantine....
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