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Autumn allergy season ramps up after late start

A dry summer, courtesy of Mother Nature, delayed the start of autumn allergy season, but pollen levels are beginning to rise.

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First death reported from West Nile virus in NJ since 2013

PATERSON (AP) — New Jersey Department of Health officials say a 65-year-old Passaic County man has died from West Nile virus, the state's first death from the mosquito-borne illness since 2013.

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Approaching health law tax is not just a levy on luxury

The last major piece of President Barack Obama's health care law could raise costs for thrifty consumers as well as large corporations and union members when it takes effect in 2018.

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Young at heart? Not most Americans, government report says

Your heart might be older than you are. A new government report suggests age is just a number -- and perhaps not a very telling one when it comes to your risk of heart attack or stroke.

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Obese at 50? Midlife weight may affect when Alzheimer’s hits

One more reason to watch the waistline: New research says people's weight in middle age may influence not just whether they go on to develop Alzheimer's disease, but when.

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FDA issues warning letters to powdered caffeine distributors

The Food and Drug Administration has issued warning letters to five distributors of pure powdered caffeine, saying the products put consumers at risk.

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Study: Pot more a habit for college students than cigarettes

More U.S. college students are making a habit of using marijuana, which has supplanted cigarettes as the smoke-able substance of choice among undergraduates who light up regularly, a study released Tuesday found.

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NJ health care competitors work together to fight heroin epidemic

Recognizing they can be part of the solution to curbing the heroin epidemic, health care competitors at the Jersey Shore have been working together with the Ocean County Prosecutor's Office to offer additional treatment for addicts at no cost.

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Feds call for New Jersey to repay some Medicaid claims

New Jersey should repay the federal government $32 million after an audit found documents were missing in some of the state's submissions for reimbursement, according to a report released Monday by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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A racial gap in kidney transplants closes but work remains

A racial gap in kidney transplants appears to have closed, a 13-year study found.

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