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Cocaine use is still a problem in NJ. (GeniusKp, ThinkStock)
Cocaine use is still a problem in NJ. (GeniusKp, ThinkStock)
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Dangerous ‘insanity drug’ showing up in New Jersey

A new synthetic drug described as dangerous and unpredictable is starting to show up in parts of the tri-state region.

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Electronic cigarette
Electronic cigarette (AP Photo /Tim Ireland, PA)
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Study – High school smoking fell as e-cigarette use boomed

Teen smoking hit a new low last year while the popularity of electronic cigarettes and water pipes boomed, a government report shows.

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Disneyland in California
Disneyland in California (David McNew, Getty Images)
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Measles outbreak traced to Disneyland is declared over

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- California health authorities on Friday declared an end to a large measles outbreak that started at Disneyland and triggered a national debate about vaccinations.

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Dora the Shepherd, a Chicago-area dog who died from the H3N2 strain of canine influenza
Dora the Shepherd, a Chicago-area dog who died from the H3N2 strain of canine influenza (WGN TV)
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Dog flu from reaches US from Asia, spreading widely in the Midwest

A new strain of Canine influenza virus (CIV) has reached the United States for the first time and has reached epidemic levels in the Midwest.

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Doctors
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Obama signs overhaul of how Medicare pays doctors

Ending years of last-minute fixes, President Barack Obama on Thursday signed legislation permanently changing how Medicare pays doctors, a rare bipartisan achievement by Democrats and Republicans.

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Instructor Taking Exercise Class At Gym
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Government clarifies rules for wellness programs at work

Federal regulators Thursday proposed limits on how employers use financial penalties and rewards to nudge staff to participate in fast-growing workplace wellness programs.

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Organic Seafood
EU certified organic farm-raised shrimp are for sale on at the Wegmans, Friday, April 10, 2015 in Fairfax, Va. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
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USDA to propose standards for organic seafood raised in US

After more than a decade of delays, the government is moving toward allowing the sale of U.S.-raised organic fish and shellfish. But don't expect it in the grocery store anytime soon.

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Gov. Chris Christie talks with Today Show host Matt Lauer on Elm Street in downtown Manchester, NH
Gov. Chris Christie talks with Today Show host Matt Lauer on Elm Street in downtown Manchester, NH (@ChrisChristie via Twitter)
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Christie wishes he had weight-loss surgery sooner

TRENTON (AP) — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he's healthy more than two years after he had weight-loss surgery.

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New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) on the CNN special "Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution"
New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D) with New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D) on the CNN special "Weed 3: The Marijuana Revolution" (CNN)
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Booker blasts ‘pot hypocrisy’ in CNN document

New Jersey Senator Cory Booker (D)  blasts the "pot hypocrisy" of the country's drug laws in a CNN document about marijuana legalization.

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Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif
Sleeping Beauty's Castle at Disneyland in Anaheim, Calif (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
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Disney-linked measles outbreak soon to be over in California

LOS ANGELES (AP) -- A measles outbreak that began at Disneyland and reignited debate about vaccinations is nearing an end.

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