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Doctor’s note needed to fly? California woman with cancer asked to leave plane

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -- A California woman with cancer says she got kicked off a flight home from Hawaii after being told she could not fly without a doctor's note.

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Study – Short people’s genes may confer higher heart risks

Short people have more risk for heart disease, and now researchers may know why: Genes that govern height also seem to affect cholesterol, especially in men.

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Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
Daniel Regan and his mother, Lynn. (Credit: Regan family)
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Heroin Wasteland – NJ families ‘turned upside down’ by drug addicted kids

Heroin Wasteland (Part 3 of 5): In an exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we examine the growing problem of heroin addiction in the Garden State and the programs being employed to combat the situation.

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A long daily commute could be damaging your physical and mental health

A lengthy commute is not good for your mental or physical well-being, according to experts, and that's especially bad news for people in New Jersey, where the average one-way work commute is five minutes longer than the national average.

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Boards of Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Health Services Corporation approve a merger
Boards of Meridian Health and Raritan Bay Health Services Corporation approve a merger (Meridian Health)
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Meridian Health acquiring Raritan Bay Medical Center hospitals

TRENTON (AP) — A New Jersey health care group has an agreement to buy two hospitals.

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NJ Beach Town Devastated By Hurricane Sandy Tears Down Storm-Damaged Homes
Beach front home damaged by Superstorm Sandy in Manotoloking in 2012. (Mark Wilson, Getty Images)
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Is your household ‘disaster ready?’ Check this list to find out

If you were forced from your home in an emergency, would you be prepared? Statistics just released by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and the U.S. Census Bureau show almost half, 48.5 percent, of U.S. households do not have an emergency evacuation kit.

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Vacationers poisoned – EPA looks at pesticide as cause of illness at resort

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Three members of a Delaware family remained hospitalized Tuesday as federal officials continued to investigate their exposure to a toxic chemical during a vacation at a Virgin Islands resort.

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Calling Doctor Google – Be careful about self-diagnosis online

Many of us have done it. We feel ill and head straight to the Internet to look up our symptoms on medical websites, often in hope of arriving at a diagnosis. But is this something patients should be doing without first consulting their doctor?  

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Heroin Wasteland – Helping NJ addicts after their lives are saved by Narcan

Heroin Wasteland (Part 2 of 5): In an exclusive series on New Jersey’s drug abuse epidemic, we examine the growing problem of heroin addiction in the Garden State and the programs being employed to combat the situation.

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Weight Watchers, Jenny Craig get best marks in diet review

Trying to slim down? Weight Watchers and Jenny Craig scored the best marks for effectiveness in a review of research on commercial diet programs, but many other plans just haven't been studied enough to evaluate long-term results.

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