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file photo, the HealthCare.gov website (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
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Significant premium hikes expected under Obama health law

Expect insurers to seek significant premium increases under President Barack Obama's health care law, in a wave of state-level requests rippling across the country ahead of the political conventions this summer.

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA - APRIL 22: A sign is posted on the exterior of a McDonald's restaurant on April 22, 2015 in San Francisco, California. McDonald's reported a decline in first quarter revenues with a profit of $811.5 million, or 84 cents a share compared to $1.2 billion, or $1.21 a share, one year ago. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A sign is posted on the exterior of a McDonald's restaurant on April 22, 2015 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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McDonald’s testing McNugget recipe without preservatives

McDonald's is testing Chicken McNuggets with no artificial preservatives as it works to revive its U.S. business.

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More NJ women facing infertility as they wait longer to get pregnant, expert says

"By the time they really start coming around to thinking about starting a family, it's in their late 30s or early 40s, which is when we see that women have a harder time getting pregnant."

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How ready is New Jersey for a major public-health threat?

New Jersey is leading the way, according to the National Health Security Preparedness Index.

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U.S. Capitol (Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Valeant CEO will cite ‘mistakes’ in price-hiking strategy

The outgoing CEO of embattled drugmaker Valeant Pharmaceuticals will tell lawmakers Wednesday that he was "too aggressive" and made mistakes in drastically hiking prices for several critical medicines, according to testimony provided to The Associated Press.

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Christie says New York joins New Jersey drug monitor program

Gov. Chris Christie says New York has agreed to join New Jersey's prescription monitoring program to share records on the sale of dangerous drugs.

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New York City Council Proposes Bill To Raise Minimum Age For Buying Cigarettes To 21
Cigarette sales (Photo by John Moore/Getty Images)
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Court: Law doesn’t bar suits against cigarette manufacturers

Cigarette manufacturers aren't immune to lawsuits by smokers who get sick, the state's highest court ruled Monday in a decision that bolsters the case of a smoker who was stricken with laryngeal cancer and won a $28 million judgment against R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.

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‘Treadmill desks’ picking up speed in the workplace

Employees are getting the chance to work their legs while they work the numbers.

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Before-and-after of hoarding efforts by the Mental Health Association in Atlantic County (Courtesy of MHA Atlantic County)
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‘Buried in Treasures': NJ workshop targets hoarding disorder

Much like the bedrooms and hallways of the participants, a workshop devoted to hoarding disorder is filled to capacity in Atlantic County.

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NJ Autism resources: where can families turn? (logo from POAC)
NJ Autism resources: where can families turn? (logo from POAC)
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NJ autism resources: Supporting families, including strong siblings

With the highest rate of autism in the nation (1 in 41 children), there's plenty of need for programs and therapy. But what about emotional support for families...

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