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4 ways to minimize your risk for the intestinal ailment Shigellosis

Health officials warn that overseas travelers have been returning to the U.S. with a strain of Shigella bacteria that's resistant to antibiotics. There is no vaccine to prevent Shigellosis, so what can you do to avoid infection?

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NJ researchers could be on verge of Alzheimer’s breakthrough

The day may be sooner rather than later that a simple blood test can determine whether a patient has Alzheimer's disease a decade before symptoms even appear.

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Logo of health insurer Aetna at its Hartford, Connecticut headquarters (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)
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Nearly 9 in 10 US adults now have health insurance – survey

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Underlining a change across the nation, nearly 9 out of 10 adults now say they have health insurance, according to an extensive survey released Monday.

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8 things you should know about dangerously tainted food products

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Large food recalls have forced consumers to throw away hummus and ice cream that may be contaminated with the same potentially deadly bacteria - listeria.

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Drug-resistant stomach bug reaches New Jersey

A stubborn strain of an intestinal illness is making noise in several states, including New Jersey.

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Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives a thumbs-up last November, during her first NCAA college basketball game, against Hiram University. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)
Mount St. Joseph's Lauren Hill gives a thumbs-up last November, during her first NCAA college basketball game, against Hiram University. (AP Photo/Tom Uhlman, File)
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Brain cancer didn’t deter Lauren Hill from playing college basketball

CINCINNATI (AP) -- Lauren Hill spent her final year polishing a layup and inspiring others to live fully. She succeeded at both as she fought an inoperable brain tumor.

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Heroin Wasteland – Can New Jersey’s addiction epidemic be stopped?

Heroin Wasteland (Part 5 of 5): In the final installment in our exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we learn efforts are being made across the board to promote better understanding about the dangers of heroin, and get effective help for those who become ensnared by the drug.

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New Jersey vets face waits, especially in Vineland

Most veterans in New Jersey have escaped the epic waits for treatment that characterize some Veterans Affairs hospitals and clinics elsewhere in the country, but one small outpatient center in Vineland has been losing the fight to deliver care promptly.

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Elder care costs keep climbing; nursing home bill now $91K

The steep cost of caring for the elderly continues to climb. The median bill for a private room in a nursing home is now $91,250 a year, according to an industry survey out Thursday.

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Heroin Wasteland – What mothers suffer to save their drug-addicted kids

Heroin Wasteland (Part 4 of 5): In an exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we we share the stories of two New Jersey mothers who went through numerous trials and tribulations before finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel and saving the lives of their sons.  

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