Health

Vaping
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Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 5:53 pm
New Jersey lawmakers have advanced proposals banning flavored e-cigarettes as well as menthol-flavored traditional cigarettes.
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Flu shot
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Associated Press
November 14, 2019 - 4:25 pm
The Department of Public Health said Thursday that there have been 47 confirmed cases of people hospitalized with the flu and two patients died last week.
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Patient in hospital
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Associated Press
November 11, 2019 - 10:19 pm
DETROIT (AP) — Doctors at a Detroit hospital have performed what could be the first double lung transplant on a man whose lungs were damaged from vaping. No other details of the transplant were released Monday by Henry Ford Health System, which has scheduled a news conference Tuesday. The patient...
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Johnny Lopez
November 11, 2019 - 10:52 am
Ten people in Oklahoma wound up in the hospital after being given the wrong medication. Eight residents and two staff members at Jacquelyn House, a care facility for people with intellectual disabilities, became unresponsive after being injected with insulin instead of the flu shot, reported USA...
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NJ Transit train
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Steve Burns
November 08, 2019 - 5:32 pm
A New Jersey assemblyman is filing a bill to put defibrillators on every New Jersey Transit train, after a man went into cardiac arrest and died on board a train earlier this week.
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November 08, 2019 - 3:11 pm
Flu season is officially here. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. This can infect the throat, nose and sometimes lungs. RADIO.COM interviewed Dr. Janette Nesheiwat, a medical correspondent and medical director of City MD, who says the best way to prevent the...
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President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Friday, Nov. 8, 2019, before boarding Marine One for a short trip to Andrews Air Force Base, Md. and then on to Georgia to meet with supporters. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
Associated Press
November 08, 2019 - 1:08 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump said Friday his administration will pursue raising the age to purchase electronic cigarettes from 18 to 21 in its upcoming plans to combat youth vaping. Trump told reporters his administration will release its final plans for restricting e-cigarettes next...
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Opioids (Getty)
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Associated Press
November 06, 2019 - 7:11 pm
The state of New York now requires all death certificates for people who have died of an opioid overdose to specify which opioid was involved, if possible.
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Pills
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Associated Press
November 05, 2019 - 1:42 pm
The Drug Enforcement Administration is warning that Mexican drug cartels are manufacturing large quantities of counterfeit prescription pills containing the deadly opioid fentanyl.
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ShopRite
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WCBS 880 Newsroom
November 05, 2019 - 10:01 am
A deli employee at a ShopRite in Somerset County who had Hepatitis A may have exposed shoppers to the virus.
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