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Sharon Burke
Dr. Sharon Burke showing the impact NAS can have on a baby's heart (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Making sure newborns in withdrawal grow up healthy

On Monday, we told you about a unique program helping babies born to New Jersey mothers who used heroin, painkillers or other opioids during pregnancy. Many of the newborns go into withdrawal and must take methadone or morphine, and endure weeks of therapy -- but the potential problems don't stop there.

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Baby with NAS
Baby with NAS (David Matthau, Townsquare Media NJ)
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Helping NJ newborns go through drug withdrawal

As the heroin and prescription painkiller abuse epidemic rages on in New Jersey, hundreds of women addicted to drugs give birth every year to children with a condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS).

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Suicide rates among middle-aged linked to Great Recession

Middle-aged people are especially vulnerable to suicide in times of economic and financial distress, according to a new Rutgers study.

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FDA approves first lower-cost biotech drug for cancer treatment

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal health officials have approved the first lower-cost copy of a biotech drug in the U.S., a long-awaited milestone that could save billions for insurers, doctors and patients.

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Food container chemical shows risk to autistic children in NJ study

A new study out of two New Jersey medical institutions is the first to report an association between BPA and autism.

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Is coconut water the new sports drink?

As more and more people move toward healthier lifestyles, there is a growing number who are turning to coconut water not only as an alternative to high sugar juices but as a post-workout drink. But, are the health benefits of coconut water really what they are believed to be?  

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Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
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Last Ebola patient is released in Liberia

MONROVIA, Liberia (AP) -- Liberia released its last Ebola patient, a 58-year old English teacher, from a treatment center in the capital on Thursday, beginning its countdown to being declared Ebola free.

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Major Winter Storm Pounds Chicago Area
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Winter weather wrath? Pooches’ paws feel the pain, too

People aren't the only ones suffering from a seemingly endless winter of bone-rattling cold, record-busting snow and ice-slick sidewalks. Pooches' paws feel the pain, too.

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No human antibiotics in McDonald’s chicken

McDonald's says it plans to require chicken suppliers to stop using antibiotics important to human medicine within two years.

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Michelle Obama
First lady Michelle Obama waves while speaking at the Newseum in Washington, Wednesday, March 4, 2015, to launch the "Change Direction" campaign. (AP Photo, Manuel Balce Ceneta)
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Michelle Obama promotes awareness of mental health care

Mental health care is not just a policy and budget issue for America, but also a cultural issue, Michelle Obama said on Wednesday.

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