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Assembly Chambers (Governor's Office/Tim Larsen)
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Bill sparks battle between hospitals over Camden service

TRENTON (AP) — Two South Jersey hospital systems are battling over a bill before the state Legislature that would change paramedic and ambulance services in Camden.

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Synthetic Marijuana
FILE - This Feb. 15, 2010, file photo, shows a package of K2. (AP Photo/Kelley McCall, File)
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Health officials warn of dangers of ‘synthetic pot’

The so-called "synthetic pot" problem is growing, both in New Jersey and across the country.

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Bird Flu
FILE - This April 20, 2015 file photo shows a sign outside an infected turkey farm in Melrose, Minn. (Kirsti Marohn/The St. Cloud Times via AP, File)
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New bird flu cases slow, focus turns to preventing repeat

No new bird flu cases have been reported in nearly a week on commercial farms in Minnesota and Iowa, giving government officials, scientists and farmers hope that the worst U.S. outbreak of the bird flu is, though not over, winding down.

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A new study shows that work and technology could hinder sleep. (Stefano Lunardi, ThinkStock)
A new study shows that work and technology could hinder sleep. (Stefano Lunardi, ThinkStock)
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Work, technology send couples to bed at different times

In this day and age, it is not unusual for people to burn the candle at both ends. Whether it is staying late at the office, running children back and forth to their activities or signing onto the computer late at night to work from home, it is becoming less commonplace for couples to turn in for the night at the same time.

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Pills
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FDA panel backs Amgen cholesterol drug for some patients

Federal health advisers said Wednesday that a highly-anticipated cholesterol-lowering drug from Amgen Inc. should be approved for patients with dangerously high levels of the artery-clogging substance.

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Sodium On Menus
A Bistro French Onion Soup Bread Bowl is seen at a Panera bread restaurant, Tuesday, June 9, 2015, in New York. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
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NYC Health Department proposes high-sodium warning on menus

New York City's Health Department wants all chain restaurants to warn customers about products that are high in salt.

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Legalizing Marijuana
FILE - In this file photo taken Jan. 13, 2015, marijuana plants at the Pioneer Production and Processing marijuana growing facility in Arlington, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)
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Monitoring legal pot – How do we know if it works?

Dozens of government officials and researchers from a half-dozen U.S. states and a few countries that have legalized marijuana or are at least thinking about it are gathering in Washington state this week for meetings focused largely on one question: How do we know if it's working?

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Anti-Obamacare protesters
Anti-Obamacare protesters demonstrating in 2012.. (Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Congress’ problem if court voids health law aid, says health secretary

Congress and the states will need to find an answer if the Supreme Court strikes down the federal subsidies that are a foundation of President Barack Obama's health care law, his health secretary told lawmakers Wednesday.

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A Walgreens store location, in Boston
A Walgreens store location, in Boston (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
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Walgreens, insurers push expansion of virtual doctor visits

Walgreens expects to reach about half the country by the end of the year with a new telemedicine service that lets people see doctors for minor ailments without leaving the home or office.

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Ground Zero one month after the attacks on the World Trade Center
Ground Zero one month after the attacks on the World Trade Center (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Providing medical benefits for 9/11 responders

A special hearing will take place on June 11 on Capitol Hill on legislation that would ensure all first responders and survivors of the 9/11 World Trade Center terror attacks continue to receive monitoring and medical care.

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