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New warnings about NJ school start times

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is again sounding the alarm on the issue of teen sleep deprivation in the Garden State.

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New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
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NYC Legionnaires’ outbreak up to 10 dead, 100 diagnosed

The largest outbreak of Legionnaires' Disease in New York City has taken the lives of 10 people and health officials Thursday ordered cooling towers on buildings throughout the city tested for the bacteria that causes the illness.

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Blue Cross raises rate hike sought on Affordable Care plans

North Carolina's largest health insurer says higher-than-anticipated costs after two years of selling federally subsidized coverage has forced it to seek premium increases even greater than it thought would be necessary two months ago.

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Experts suggest regulating kids' sleep times as a new school year approaches. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
Experts suggest regulating kids' sleep times as a new school year approaches. (Jupiterimages, ThinkStock)
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How soon should kids get back on a sleep schedule?

Many parents are enjoying a "schedule-free" summer and are allowing their children to stay up late at night and sleep in in the morning. But now may be the time many sleep experts recommend parents start getting their youngsters back on a normal sleep schedule before school starts.  

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Southern Ocean Medical Center in Stafford Township
Southern Ocean Medical Center in Stafford Township (Townsquare Media NJ)
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Medicare cuts estimated $23M in New Jersey hospital funding

TRENTON (AP) — The federal government has penalized nearly every hospital in New Jersey because too many Medicare patients had to be readmitted within a month of their discharge.

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Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office Detective Christian Peralta searches a stolen vehicle for any signs of drugs, including the drug known as Flakka. NJ authorities and legislators are concerned abut the popularity of the drug. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
Broward County, Florida Sheriff's Office Detective Christian Peralta searches a stolen vehicle for any signs of drugs, including the drug known as Flakka. NJ authorities and legislators are concerned abut the popularity of the drug. (Joe Raedle, Getty Images)
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Dangerous new drug has police, medical personnel on alert

There's a new dangerous, synthetic drug called "flakka" that has law enforcement and the medical community very concerned about its growing popularity.

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Bellmawr man is state’s first confirmed West Nile virus case

BELLMAWR (AP) — Health officials have confirmed New Jersey's first case of West Nile virus this year.

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Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., speaks to reporters in defense of Planned Parenthood, Monday, Aug. 3, 2015 on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Lauren Victoria Burke)
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More fights ahead on Planned Parenthood after Senate vote

After the Senate's derailing of Republican legislation halting federal dollars for Planned Parenthood, one thing seems clear: Many on both sides think they can ring up gains from the battle.

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FILE – This file photo shows the tip of an endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) duodenoscope. (AP Photo/U.S. Food and Drug Administration, File)
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FDA lays out extra steps to clean scopes linked to outbreaks

Federal health officials laid out extra safety measures that hospitals can take to clean specialized medical scopes that have been linked to sometimes deadly bacterial outbreaks across the U.S.

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A press conference about the Affordable Care Act   (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
A press conference about the Affordable Care Act (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
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Affordable Care Act insurers propose premium hikes for 2016

TRENTON (AP) — Three health care companies that sold insurance to New Jersey residents through the Affordable Care Act this year are asking the state to approve double-digit price hikes for 2016.

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