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Does your doctor have the right patient? NJ combating medical mix-ups

To eliminate medical mix-ups and errors, a new Master Person Index is being created, with health information about all New Jersey residents.

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$300,000 in fresh-produce food stamps go unused in NJ every year

Many Garden State women with kids and those who are pregnant are not taking advantage of a program that distributes free Jersey Fresh produce.

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Lawmakers listen to testimony at a hearing about reorganizing the state's oversight of mental health and addiction services on July 25, 2017. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Lawmakers listen to testimony at a hearing about reorganizing the state's oversight of mental health and addiction services on July 25, 2017. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Legislature to block Christie’s addiction services reorganization

The Senate will schedule a vote to prevent Gov. Chris Christie from shifting oversight of addiction and mental-health services to the Department of Health.

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Getting a handle on pregnancy-related deaths in NJ

Delivering a healthy baby is the primary focus of childbirth, but the baby's life is not the only one on the line.

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NJ’s tobacco control efforts severely lacking, report claims

Compared to how much money the CDC believes New Jersey should spend on a comprehensive program to help cigarette smokers quit and prevent kids from starting, the state puts out next to nothing.

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Don’t vaccinate your children? These NJ docs say ‘no thanks’

"I want all my children to be protected," Dr. Alla Gordina told New Jersey 101.5.

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Flu season: 10x worse in New Jersey this year?

Influenza activity has been "high" in every New Jersey county since the start of 2017, according to state data.

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Ricardo Rivera of Oaklyn holds a poster board with photos of his late sister, Matilda Candelaria at a February public hearing. He says she may have benefited if she could have treated her chronic pain with medical marijuana. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
Ricardo Rivera of Oaklyn holds a poster board with photos of his late sister, Matilda Candelaria at a February public hearing. He says she may have benefited if she could have treated her chronic pain with medical marijuana. (Michael Symons/Townsquare Media NJ)
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NJ mulls expanding medical marijuana — Could this help combat heroin epidemic?

The state Department of Health is considering petitions to expand its medical marijuana program to include more conditions. A decision won't come for months.

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What young adults in NJ need to know about rising sexually transmitted diseases

The number of sexually transmitted diseases in New Jersey has been rising rapidly.

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How ready is NJ for bioterrorism or the next natural disaster?

New Jersey is graded on its ability to handle a public health emergency.

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