Meadowlands hospital runs low on cash, patients

Source: North New Jersey.com State officials say they are “actively monitoring” Meadowlands Hospital Medical Center in Secaucus amid news that layoffs are looming because the hospital has so few patients. The president and chief executive officer of Meadowlands, Tom Considine,...
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Obesity Rate for Young Children Plummets 43% in a Decade

Source: New York Times.com Federal health authorities on Tuesday reported a 43 percent drop in the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children over the past decade, the first broad decline in an epidemic that often leads to lifelong struggles with weight and higher risks for...
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Featured Video: New Jersey 2014 Summer Blood Donation Drive

New Jersey 2014 Summer Blood Donation Drive: Click Here For Local Blood Donor Sites Sources: Central Jersey Blood Center.org, NJ Blood.org Why should I donate blood? There are several reasons to donate blood in New Jersey, mainly because blood is perishable, supplies of it need...
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Mississippi Girl who declared ‘functionally cured’ of HIV now has active virus

Source: Los Angeles Times A girl who was seemingly cured of HIV following aggressive drug therapy just hours after her birth was recently discovered to be infected with the virus that causes AIDS after all, doctors announced Thursday. The so-called Mississippi baby, now nearly 4...
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Fatal Tracy Morgan car accident shines light on the importance of sleep

Source: Greater Media News The six-car crash on the New Jersey Turnpike June 7 that killed one man and critically injured three others, including popular comedian and TV star Tracy Morgan, brought to light a serious national health issue “Drowsy Driving.” According to media...
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Mentally ill residents are ‘left to rot’ in Toms River residential health care facility

Source: Newsworks.com A New Jersey boarding home that mostly houses people with mental illnesses is coming under renewed scrutiny. Police report an increase in disturbances, and a former employee says the Toms River facility should be closed. Dover Woods is called a residential...
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