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Are we in for a bad allergy season? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
Are we in for a bad allergy season? (Dimitri Zimmer, ThinkStock)
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Allergy season forecast – How bad will it be this year?

Allergy season is approaching and while some experts are predicting a rough year for those who suffer from allergies, one New Jersey specialist says it's still too early to tell.

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Coke a good snack? Health experts who work with Coke say so

Coca-Cola is working with fitness and nutrition experts who suggest its soda as a treat at a time when the world's biggest beverage maker is being blamed for helping to fuel obesity rates.

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American who contracted Ebola now in critical condition

An American health care worker who contracted Ebola while volunteering in a Sierra Leone treatment unit has been downgraded to critical condition at the National Institutes of Health, doctors said Monday.

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‘Urgent care’ use rises in face of New Jersey’s doctor shortage

Obamacare, coupled with an ongoing shortage of doctors in New Jersey, has led to the rise in urgent care facilities. Some patients are even going to pharmacists for minor care issues since it can be difficult to get a timely appointment with a primary care physician.

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A container of Blue Bell ice cream (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)
A container of Blue Bell ice cream (AP Photo/Kim Johnson Flodin)
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Listeria confirmed in recalled Blue Bell Ice cream products

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) -- A foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products might have been a contributing factor in the deaths of three hospital patients in Kansas, health officials said Saturday.

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Ebola monitoring set for new returnees from west Africa

ATLANTA (AP) -- Public health officials said Saturday that a number of Americans will return from west Africa to be monitored after possibly being exposed to Ebola.

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A 3-D fast CT scan computer rendering of a heart in a patient who has stable chest pain.  (AP Photo/Massachusetts General Hospital, Udo Hoffmann and Michael Lu)
A 3-D fast CT scan computer rendering of a heart in a patient who has stable chest pain. (AP Photo/Massachusetts General Hospital, Udo Hoffmann and Michael Lu)
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Heart study calls imaging into question for mild chest pain

SAN DIEGO (AP) -- People checked with a heart CT scan after seeing a doctor for chest pain have no less risk of heart attack, dying or being hospitalized months later than those who take a simple treadmill test or other older exam, finds a big federal study.

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Is prescription drug addiction on the rise?

A new poll finds nine in 10 New Jersey residents think doctors should be required to tell patients about addiction risks in the drugs they prescribe, thinking along the same lines as a coalition of drug abuse, treatment and prevention experts who believe patients should receive more information regarding those medications.

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Tainted ice cream products recalled after 3 deaths in Kansas

DALLAS (AP) -- The deaths of three people who developed a foodborne illness linked to some Blue Bell ice cream products has prompted the Texas icon's first product recall in its 108-year history.

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New Jersey issues standards for edible medical marijuana

New Jersey officials has issued its first standards for edible forms of medical marijuana, a move that could clear the way for the state's three dispensaries to start making the products for the first time.

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