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Organ transplants are making a difference in New Jersey

The group charged with the recovery and placement of donated organs in New Jersey says donations saved 16 percent more lives in 2016.

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Governor Chris Christie gives the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse
Governor Chris Christie gives the State of the State Address in the Assembly Chambers at the Statehouse (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Christie creates task force to tackle heroin epidemic, orders prescription limits

Many groups will work together to develop new regulations for opioid prescription and new curriculum for schools.

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What the NJ Devils want you to know about Turner syndrome

Next month, during one of their games at the Prudential Center, the New Jersey Devils will host a Monmouth County-based organization committed to raising awareness about a random chromosomal disorder that affects one out of every 2,000 women.

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90,000 people in New Jersey struggle with Tourette syndrome

A mild case of Tourette can go undiagnosed for years and adults may not be diagnosed until they are in their 60s.

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Is high NJ flu activity linked to a lower vaccination rate?

For the first time during the 2016-2017 season, flu activity is considered high in every region of the Garden State.

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David Shulkin, the Under Secretary of Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower
David Shulkin, the Under Secretary of Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs, leaves a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump at Trump Tower (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
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Trump picks former NJ hospital president to head Veterans Affairs

President-elect Donald Trump on Wednesday tapped the Department of Veterans Affairs' top health official to lead a beleaguered agency struggling to meet the health needs of millions of veterans.

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Sign at Southern Ocean Pediatrics & Family Medicine (Micromedia Publications)
Sign at Southern Ocean Pediatrics & Family Medicine (Micromedia Publications)
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NJ doc knew he was giving out compromised vaccines, AG says

New details are emerging about the complaint filed by the state Attorney General's office against a Manahawkin pediatrics practice and a doctor who allegedly doled out improperly refrigerated vaccines to about 900 area children.

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Sign at Southern Ocean Pediatrics & Family Medicine (Micromedia Publications)
Sign at Southern Ocean Pediatrics & Family Medicine (Micromedia Publications)
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900 Ocean County kids may need new vaccinations because of screwup

The vaccinations were received by low-income families under the Vaccines for Children program.

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These medical conditions could soon be treated with marijuana in NJ

"Many of these conditions deal with various aspects of chronic pain," said Ken Wolski, executive director of the Coalition for Medical Marijuana New Jersey.

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Dosage syringe of the Fluarix quadrivalent influenza virus
Dosage syringe of the Fluarix quadrivalent influenza virus (AP Photo/Patrick Sison, File)
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NJ counties with the most flu cases so far this season

New Jersey is experiencing a normal increase in the number of flu cases.

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