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Flu activity starting to spike in NJ, health officials say

Compared to the same time last year, flu activity in New Jersey is at a reasonable level, but according to health officials, activity is starting to pick up statewide.

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Making bedtime less frustrating for NJ parents

Sleep Onset Association Insomnia of Childhood is a technical name for an exceptionally common issue for parents -- getting children to sleep alone and in their own bed, according to New Jersey experts on the issue.

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Facebook restores page for medical marijuana dispensary

Facebook has restored the business page of one of three New Jersey medical marijuana dispensaries it shut down last week for violating the social media company's policy against promoting the sale of drugs.

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Joe Conlon, technical adviser for the American Mosquito Control Association, discusses challenges associated with fighting the mosquito that carry the Zika virus during the association's annual conference in Savannah, Georgia, on Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. Experts say the mosquito species known to spread the Zika virus live and breed in people's homes and yards, making them tough to reach with sprays and often requiring labor-intensive door-to-door interventions. (AP Photo/Ross Bynum)
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Living with people they bite, Zika mosquitoes hard to fight

The mosquitoes that spread the Zika virus are among the hardest species to fight because they live and breed in tub drains, dog bowls, buckets, flower pots and other spots where water collects inside the houses and yards of the people they bite, insect experts noted Monday.

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Number of uninsured NJ residents expected to reach new low

The number of uninsured residents in New Jersey is expected to reach a new low following the third annual sign-up for health coverage through the Affordable Care Act.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of NIH/NIAID, listens at left as Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, speak to the media during the daily briefing in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to help fight the Zika virus. The money would be used to expand mosquito control programs, speed development of a vaccine, develop diagnostic tests and improve support for low-income pregnant women. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
Dr. Anne Schuchat, Principal Deputy Director of the CDC, speaks to the media during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
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Obama asking Congress for emergency funding to combat Zika

President Barack Obama is asking Congress for more than $1.8 billion in emergency funding to fight the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that spread it here and abroad, but says "there shouldn't be a panic on this."

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A customer stands outside as he looks into a closed Chipotle restaurant on his lunch break, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, Miami Lakes, Fla. Chipotle restaurants across the U.S. opened later than usual Monday as workers gathered in movie theaters and hotel conference rooms across the country to discuss the chain's recent food safety scares. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
A customer stands outside as he looks into a closed Chipotle restaurant, Monday, Feb. 8, 2016, Miami Lakes, Fla. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz)
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Chipotle urges workers to stay home if they’re sick

Chipotle repeatedly told employees they need to stay home if they feel sick and the restaurant chain kept all its U.S. locations shuttered early Monday as executives went over new food safety procedures.

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Governor, health officials sued over Ebola quarantines

Several people quarantined in Connecticut after returning from West Africa during the Ebola epidemic in 2014 were essentially imprisoned illegally under a state policy based on politics, not science, according to a lawsuit they filed on Monday.

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With NJ group’s help, kids don’t have to stay inside in the snow

National Winter Activity Center makes sure kids stay active with winter sports — no matter what kind of weather the winter brings.

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Pit bull puppies may have been exposed to rabies in Monmouth County

Three people have been bit by a rabid dog, and a fourth had close contact — and now other puppies may be at risk.

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