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A bottle containing a measles vaccine (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Vaccination exemptions in New Jersey – Who can get them?

All Garden State children who attend school are required to receive a series of vaccinations, but last year more than 10,000 youngsters were granted special waivers to skip the shots.

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Cabin fever – Is winter making you restless and irritable?

Have you been suffering from a case of cabin fever? Join the club.

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Disneyland in California (David McNew, Getty Images)
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More measles cases tied to Disneyland, Illinois day care

Health officials say the number of U.S. measles cases this year has risen to 141.

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A bottle containing a measles vaccine (Photo illustration by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
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Washington state panel mulls bill to trim vaccine exemptions

Personal or philosophical opposition to vaccines would not be an authorized exemption for the parents of school-age children under a measure that received a public hearing before a House committee on Tuesday, drawing at least two dozen opponents to the proposed change.

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Childhood immunization rates in New Jersey top 95 percent

Despite resistance by some parents to immunizations for measles and other childhood diseases, more than 95 percent of New Jersey school children have received such vaccinations, the state's chief health officer says.

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Ebola quarantine plan – state reaffirms role for Fort Monmouth

No one with Ebola will be treated at Fort Monmouth according to the New Jersey Department of Human Services in a letter sent to State Sen. Joe Kyrillos, whose office says he is not satisfied with that assurance.

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Measles Outbreak
Boxes of single-doses vials of the measles-mumps-rubella virus vaccine live, or MMR vaccine and ProQuad vaccine. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)
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Vaccine Safety: Q&A from the Centers for Disease Control

The following Q & A, addressing childhood vaccinations, is presented here with permission from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. More detailed information on vaccines and vaccine safety can be found on the CDC website.

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Amid measles outbreak, few rules on teacher vaccinations

While much of the attention in the ongoing measles outbreak has focused on student vaccination requirements and exemptions, less attention has been paid to another group in the nation's classrooms: Teachers and staff members, who, by and large, are not required to be vaccinated.

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Schools start treating e-cigarettes as drug paraphernalia

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Some schools are getting tougher on e-cigarettes, even punishing possession of the devices more harshly than regular cigarettes.

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Affordable Care Act enrollment event at the Fort Worth Public Library in Fort Worth, Texas Thursday.  (AP Photo/LM Otero)
Affordable Care Act enrollment event at the Fort Worth Public Library in Fort Worth, Texas Thursday. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
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Medicaid gap in health plan dispute exposes many to tax penalty

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) -- Stephanie Daugherty earns too much from her part-time job at a doctor's office to qualify for Medicaid, but not enough to comfortably afford one of the health plans for sale through the federally-run insurance exchange that Texas and many states use.

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