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Death, addiction, violence — 41 percent of NJ kids have faced trauma

Four out of every 10 New Jersey children aged 17 and under have gone through at least one traumatic experience that could lead to serious consequences — both physical and mental — later in life.

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How to be the best support for someone who has breast cancer

These seven ways of supporting your loved one who has breast cancer could really make a difference.

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NJ calls on animal doctors to help fight human addiction crisis

Responding to a growing number of individuals using their pets in an attempt to obtain and abuse pain pills, Attorney General Christopher Porrino on Tuesday announced stricter guidelines for veterinarians and the prescriptions they write.

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Rebecca Stafford Student Center at Monmouth University in Long Branch
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More NJ college students seeking help for mental health issues

According to the National Alliance on Mental Illness, three-quarters of all mental health conditions begin by age 24.

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NJ addiction epidemic — Is your doctor to blame?

More than 1,000 people in New Jersey died of a heroin/opioid overdose in the first half of 2016. The number of individuals admitted to treatment programs in New Jersey due to related abuse topped 38,000 last year.

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Fight breast cancer with these 7 foods

Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a good reminder to focus on how our diets affect our health.

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Advice on how to talk to someone who has breast cancer

If you have a friend or family member who has been diagnosed with breast cancer, it can be tough to know what to say or how to approach that person. Here are eight tips on how to do it.

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Heroin ‘never let go’ — In NJ man’s obituary, family holds nothing back

Carter Stone overdosed and died inside his Ventnor City home at age 32.

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After 3 babies die in less than 2 days, NJ officials warn of sleeping dangers

A half-dozen baby deaths in Essex County prompts prosecutors to make public plea.

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Carbs, not fats more likely to decrease your lifespan, study says — Forever 39 Podcast

From high-fat to low-carbs, is there really a "best" diet plan to follow?

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