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Rescuing the rescuer: NJ group tackles mental health issues among first responders

Mission Hope NJ was created by Pine Hill resident Eric Hicken, along with his wife and son, so New Jersey's emergency service providers have "a place to go" when the stresses of the job become too difficult to bear.

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Organ donation in NJ: What it’s like to be in the operating room

We were Inspired by the tragic story of 15-year-old Luke David Bautista. Here's info on how to register, as well.

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FILE - This Oct. 10, 2013, file photo, shows an EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector, a Mylan product, in Hendersonville, Texas. Mylan reports financial results Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
FILE - This Oct. 10, 2013, file photo, shows an EpiPen epinephrine auto-injector, a Mylan product, in Hendersonville, Texas. Mylan reports financial results Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2016. (AP Photo/Mark Zaleski, File)
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Lawmakers demand information on EpiPen price increase

Lawmakers are demanding more information on why the price for lifesaving EpiPens has skyrocketed.

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FILE - In this May 23, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito sits inside a glass tube at the Fiocruz institute where they have been screening for mosquitos naturally infected with the Zika virus in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The U.S. surgeon general is urging Puerto Rico on Thursday, Aug. 11, to step up its public education campaign against Zika as he warned that 25 percent of the island will be infected with the mosquito-borne virus by year's end. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
FILE - In this May 23, 2016, file photo, an Aedes aegypti mosquito sits inside a glass tube at the Fiocruz institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
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Florida: 5 new Zika cases including 1 in the Tampa Bay area

Florida's governor says that state has confirmed five new non-travel-related cases of Zika, including one in the Tampa Bay area, though officials aren't so far declaring that a zone of active local transmission.

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High on … Imodium? It’s happening in New Jersey

And it's readily available in any drug store.

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GUANGZHOU, CHINA - JUNE 21: An adult female mosquito is seen uder a microscope at the Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease on June 21, 2016 in Guangzhou, China. Considered the world's largest mosquito factory, the laboratory raises millions of male mosquitos for research that could prove key to the race to prevent the spread of Zika virus. The lab's mosquitos are infected with a strain of Wolbachia pipientis, a common bacterium shown to inhibit Zika and related viruses including dengue fever. Researchers release the infected mosquitos at nearby Shazai island to mate with wild females who then inherit the Wolbachia bacterium which prevents the proper fertilization of her eggs. The results so far are hopeful: After a year of research and field trials on the island, the lab claims there is 99% suppression of the population of Aedes albopictus or Asia tiger mosquito, the type known to carry Zika virus. Researchers believe if their method proves successful, it could be applied on a wider scale to eradicate virus-carrying mosquitos in Zika-affected areas around the world. The project is an international non-profit collaboration lead by Professor Xi Zhiyong, director of the Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease with support from various levels of China's government and other organizations. (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
An adult female mosquito is seen uder a microscope at the Sun Yat-Sen University-Michigan University Joint Center of Vector Control for Tropical Disease (Photo by Kevin Frayer/Getty Images)
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NJ Zika cases jump to nearly 100: How many in your county?

The number cases of Zika in New Jersey has grown, but so far, no one has contracted the disease while in the state.

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Pfizer's corporate headquarters stand in midtown Manhattan
Pfizer's corporate headquarters stand in midtown Manhattan (Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
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Pfizer buying Medivation in deal valued at about $14B

Pfizer is buying the cancer drug company Medivation in a deal valued at about $14 billion.

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McDonald's on Route 37 in Toms River
McDonald's on Route 37 in Toms River (Dan Alexander, Townsquare Media NJ)
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McDonald’s to stop distributing Happy Meal activity trackers

An attempt by McDonald's to get kids moving isn't working out so great: The chain said it will no longer distribute activity trackers in its Happy Meals after reports that they might cause skin irritations.

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CORRECTS IDENTIFICATION - In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, Angela McArthur, right, director of the Anatomy Bequest Program at the University of Minnesota Medical School, walks with Jean Larson, widow of a donor in Minneapolis. Once a relatively rare option, body donation has surged at medical schools, including the University of Minnesota. The increase has helped provide cadavers for dissection by first-year medical students, and for research and surgical training. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
In this Aug. 11, 2016 photo, Angela McArthur, right, director of the Anatomy Bequest Program at the University of Minnesota Medical School, walks with Jean Larson, widow of a donor in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)
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Body donations on the rise at US medical schools

Many U.S. medical schools are seeing a surge in the number of people leaving their bodies to science, a trend attributed to rising funeral costs and growing acceptance of a practice long seen by some as ghoulish.

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Voluntary drug testing coming to Lacey Township Middle School

The program is voluntary, and will only be given as an option to those students that participate in after-school activities or sports,

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