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Study finds peak months for college students’ 1st drug use

Parents worried that their college-bound children might succumb to the temptations of campus life may want to take note of a new analysis that found that students tend to experiment with specific types of drugs for the first time during certain times of year.

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Virtua's Community Medical Center in Lumberton
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Virtua Health proposes $1 billion hospital complex project

WESTAMPTON (AP) — Virtua Health has unveiled a proposal to construct a $1 billion hospital complex on a 110-acre farm in South Jersey.

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There is hope for people fighting heroin addiction in NJ

A special NJ 101.5 Town Hall program Tuesday gave New Jersey residents a wide range of information, options and resources to fight the scourge of heroin in their families and communities

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Struggling with drug addiction? Here’s how to get help

Thousands of New Jerseyans are struggling with drug addiction and many likely feel lost and don't really know where to turn for help. But there are several resources available for those who need assistance.

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Child dies of bacterial meningitis in Cape May County

LOWER TOWNSHIP (AP) — A 5-year-old has died of bacterial meningitis in Cape May County.

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Daniel Regan talks about his struggles with drug addiction. (Louis Hochman via YouTube)
Daniel Regan talks about his struggles with drug addiction. (Louis Hochman via YouTube)
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When heroin has a grip on your child: One family’s story

It's an all-too-familiar story. Kids start experimenting with drugs and alcohol in middle or junior high school, and by the time they finish high school they've started using harder drugs and eventually get hooked on heroin.

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FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2013 file photo, chemotherapy is administered to a cancer patient via intravenous drip at a hospital in Durham, N.C. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome, File)
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Second cancers are on the rise; 1 in 5 US cases is a repeat

Second cancers are on the rise. Nearly 1 in 5 new cases in the U.S. now involves someone who has had the disease before.

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Back-to-school transitions can be stressful for some students

With the opening of school fast approaching, many New Jersey kids will be moving from lower grades to higher ones, and in some cases to a different school. The change can be stressful for children and their parents.

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Heroin
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Drug addiction: What are the signs?

As New Jersey continues to see a high rate of heroin-related deaths among young people, many parents seem to be ignorant of the epidemic, or perhaps in complete denial about their own child's drug use.

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Back-to-school plague set to return with start of school

When the kids head back to school in September, they'll be sharing desks, supplies, books, perhaps toys and, in turn, plenty of germs.

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