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President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington in 2010
President Barack Obama signs the health care bill in the East Room of the White House in Washington in 2010 (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
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Uninsured drop by 11M since passage of Obama’s law – CDC

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The number of uninsured U.S. residents fell by more than 11 million since President Barack Obama signed the health care overhaul five years ago, according to a pair of reports Tuesday from the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Robert Kennedy Jr. speaks out in NJ against vaccine requirements

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) -- Calling the federal agency that makes recommendations on vaccines a "sock puppet" for that industry, Robert Kennedy Jr. spoke out Monday in favor of allowing parents to choose whether to vaccinate their children.

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Pet food – Is the trend toward natural brands better for dogs and cats?

More people are giving their dogs and cats pet food branded as natural, and while there are plenty of people who support the movement toward healthier foods, there are some who remain skeptical.

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FDA approves genetically engineered potatoes, apples as safe

Potatoes that won't bruise and apples that won't brown are a step closer to grocery store aisles.

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Cancer alert for popular weed-killer is issued by world health group

LONDON (AP) -- One of the world's most popular weed-killers - and the most widely used kind in the U.S. - has been labeled a probable carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.

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Medical marijuana – NJ moving ahead with edible pot for kids

New standards released by the state Department of Health could get the ball rolling on edible medical marijuana products in New Jersey.

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NJ doctors not checking prescription drug database

As New Jersey's heroin and prescription drug abuse epidemic continues to worsen, state lawmakers are looking at ways to fight back.

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Do you know your doctor’s background?

Very few, if any, New Jerseyans would be likely to go to a surgeon if they knew the doctor wasn't properly educated or trained and had also been convicted of manslaughter in another country.

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Deadly TB Poses Global Problem
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28 people test positive for tuberculosis at Kansas school

More than two dozen cases of tuberculosis have been detected at an eastern Kansas high school after widespread screening, state and county health officials announced Wednesday.

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Flu season isn’t over yet for New Jersey

Spring officially begins on Friday, but flu season may linger for a while, medical experts say.

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