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Prescription Drugs
Flickr User Charles Williams
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Tackling NJ’s Prescription Drug Abuse Epidemic [AUDIO]

To deal with the growing prescription drug and heroin abuse problem in New Jersey, the State Senate Health Committee heard from experts in the field of substance abuse and addiction about the state's efforts to promote prevention, treatment, and recovery from opioid addiction.

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Lacey Schools
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Lacey Township Pushes for Random Drug Testing in High School [AUDIO]

Lacey Township is poised to be the state's 19th school district to implement random drug testing for its high school students.

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Flu Shot
Flu shot (Mario Tama, Getty Images)
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Against a Flu Shot? This Could Change Your Mind [AUDIO]

Symptoms of the flu don't only include a high fever, weak muscles and a sore throat. The ramifications spread to the workplace, schools, family and other segments of people's everyday lives, according to the 2013 Flu Impact Report from Walgreens.

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Flikr user kylegordon
Flikr user kylegordon
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Health Officials Warn About Generator Misuse [AUDIO]

Since Sandy, many people have acquired backup generators to keep the lights on in the event of a future emergency, but officials warn they have to be used safely.

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Sick
Flickr User Leonid Mamchenkov
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Sick at Work? Bad Idea [POLL/AUDIO]

Many workers don't like to use their sick days when they're actually sick. However, bringing an illness into the workplace isn't the smartest move, for you and everybody else.

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Health Care
Spencer Platt, Getty Images
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Early Flu Vaccinations Recommended

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is recommending early flu vaccinations to individuals six months of age and above.

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ground beef
Justin Sullivan, Getty Images
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Americans Mistakenly Toss Food Over “Use By” Dates [AUDIO]

There are estimates that the average family of four throws away more than $1,500 worth of food every year and most of it is perfectly good.

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Smoking
Flickr User Alexis Bellido
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NJ Senator Wants to Fine People Smoking in a Car with Kids [AUDIO]

If adults aren't going to do the right thing when they're riding in a car with a kid they should be fined.

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Prescription Drugs
Flickr User Charles Williams
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Prescription Drug Abuse Woes in New Jersey [AUDIO]

A new report finds New Jersey has fewer drug overdose deaths than most other states, but prescription drug abuse is still a major problem.

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TEEN DRINKING
Flickr User Arvindgrover
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Binge Drinking Still Big Problem With NJ High School Students [AUDIO]

A new study finds binge drinking among high school seniors has dropped slightly over the past several years, but the rate of extreme binge drinking, when teens consume 10 or more alcoholic beverages in one sitting, is holding steady.

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