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Living with OCD — How it affects each of us (Forever 39 Podcast)

Obsessive compulsive disorder impacts 2.2 million U.S. adults.

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Solar eclipse warning — Do NOT use glasses bought at Jenkinson’s

The supplier of the glasses warned that there are issues with their certification and recommended they not be used to view Monday's solar eclipse.

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Going digital with newborns’ footprints — NJ hospital becomes first in the region

The hospital has become the first in New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania to digitize the process.

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Lakewood infants at risk of herpes because of Orthodox ritual, report says

Orthodox Jewish leaders in Lakewood say a proposed bill to regulate the ritual would interfere with the religious freedom.

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SIDS and SUID rates continue to drop in NJ, but ‘babies are still dying’

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome took the lives of 0.22 babies per 1,000 live births in New Jersey from 2012 to 2014, according to Centers for Disease Control statistics. A baby who appears healthy one minute may be found deceased by the time they wake up, and the death can not be explained after a thorough and complete investigation.

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‘Hurricane Sandy inside your brain’ — How to spot a concussion

Right around this time of year, our kids start banging heads again, gearing up for the 2017 football, soccer and cheerleading seasons.

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HARBURG, GERMANY - JUNE 08: A woman donates blood at the blood donation service Hamburg on June 8, 2011 in Harburg, Germany. Hospitals and the Red Cross in northern Germany have appealed to the public for blood donations as a result of the current outbreak of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria. With at least 2,200 people afflicted by the infection, and approximately 500 suffering from the HUS complication from EHEC that attacks the kidneys, hospitals have seen an explosive growth in their need for donated blood plasma. The EHEC outbreak has thus far killed at least 22 people in Europe's deadliest recorded outbreak of E. coli. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
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Need for blood doesn’t take summer break — Donate in NJ today

During the summer, blood donations slow down, along with a lot of other things. What does not slow down is the urgent need for blood at New Jersey hospitals.

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Salmonella cases from papayas double in NJ, report says

26 cases of salmonella have been reported in New Jersey. Patients diagnosed have ranged in age from 1 to 92-years-old.

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Why Trev’s sons are not playing tackle at 10

High school football is taking a hit in New Jersey as three schools have dropped their varsity programs. Safety concerns have a lot to do with that.

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NJ teen is tackling ‘lunch shaming’ — Here’s how you can help

When 15-year-old Keertana Talla was much younger, she went to school one day without her lunch money. She said she was kicked out of the lunchroom, humiliated, confused, and embarrassed.

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