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Lawmakers call for withdrawal of Trump proposal that could impact 9/11 responders’ health care

Source: TheHill.com A bipartisan group of New York lawmakers called on White House Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to scrap a proposal in President Trump’s proposed budget plan they say could threaten the health treatment of 9/11 first responders. New York Reps. Peter King...
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Featured Video: Heart Health Awareness

Heart Health Awareness: Rise Above Heart Failure · Self-Check Plan · For Women American Heart Assoc. New Jersey · NJ Dept. of Health Resources Sources: American Heart Association; BlackDoctor.org The American Heart Association, the world’s leading voluntary health organization...
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South Orange/Maplewood: ‘SOMA Talks’ focuses on protecting teens from substance abuse

Source: Essex News Daily The first in “SOMA Talks,” a three-part education series that focuses on teenage alcohol and drug abuse, were recently held at The Woodland, 60 Woodland Road, in Maplewood. The current opioid epidemic is widely publicized in the news, which has raised...
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New Jersey Flu Outbreak continues to surge; Flu Shots Encouraged

Source: NJ.com The flu is continuing to spread rapidly in New Jersey, with 3,000 additional cases reported in the state in the past week, pushing the total to more than 10,000 for the season, according to the latest statistics from the New Jersey Department of Health. One...
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Paterson risk manager suspended without pay in probe of workers’ comp billing

Source: NorthJersey.com An investigation into a multimillion-dollar increase in the city’s medical payments for workers’ compensation cases has resulted in the unpaid suspension of Samir Goow, Paterson’s insurance risk manager, officials said. The city imposed Goow’s...
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Murphy joins governors calling for fracking ban in Delaware watershed

Source: Press of Atlantic City.com Gov. Phil Murphy has joined the governors of Pennsylvania, New York and Delaware to support a ban on fracking in the 3,000-square-mile Delaware River watershed. Murphy called fracking “one of modern times’ most damaging threats.” Its use of...
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