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Small Cigars Enjoyed by Teens: Study [AUDIO]

Small, flavored cigars are popular among teenagers, according to a first-of-its-kind study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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Rethinking the Flu Shot – Do You Think the Epidemic is Hype or Real? [POLL]

Last week I made the pronouncement that I wasn’t getting a flu shot.

Reason?

Because I have a pretty strong immune system, and so far, have been able to ward off seasonal maladies like the flu, viruses, and the like

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Flickr User Tony Alter
Flickr User Tony Alter
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Half of N.J. Adults Could Be Considered Obese by 2030 – How to Buck the Trend? [POLL]

It’s pretty scary to think that a good many people around the country, but especially here in New Jersey, have such little control over their eating habits that the above headline could ring true

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Do You Know What Your Blood Pressure Is? [AUDIO]

One out of three Jersey adults could be at an increased risk for cardiac problems and possible death, and not even realize it, because they have high blood pressure.

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Keith Brofsky, Getty Images
Keith Brofsky, Getty Images
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CDC Wants Baby-Boomers to Test For Hepatitis-C

The government is recommending all baby boomers get tested for hepatitis C.

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Flickr User Small_Realm
Flickr User Small_Realm
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Texting While Driving Popular Among Older Teens: CDC

Health officials say more than half of high school seniors admit they text or email while driving.

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Accidental Kids’ Deaths Down 30 Percent, Says CDC

Health officials say accidents are killing far fewer children and teenagers than in the past.

The death rate dropped about 30 percent from 2000 to 2009. One big reason was a decline in traffic fatalities, which annually account for half or more of kids' deaths caused by accidents.

Childhood deaths from drowning, fires and falls also plummeted. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the report Monday. The CDC did not examine causes for the decline.

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Flickr User Injection Girls
Flickr User Injection Girls
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Flu Season Picks Up Steam, Vaccinations Still Available [AUDIO]

After a slow start, flu season has officially arrived.

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Flickr User rprate
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Biggest Source of Salt? You’d Be Surprised

Bread and rolls are the No. 1 source of salt in the American diet, accounting for more than twice as much sodium  as salty junk food like potato chips.

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