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Christie Announces New Funding ($12 Million) for Addiction Treatment, Prevention Programs

Christie Announces New Funding ($12 Million) for Addiction Treatment, Prevention Programs
BY KEVIN ROBERTS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Making more second chances a reality.

Gov Christie traveled to Somerset on Wednesday to visit the Center For Great Expectations, a nonprofit (supported by state grant funding) that provides support services for adult and young women and their children to assist through homelessness, pregnancy, and addiction recovery. The Governor met with women enrolled in the Mommy and Me program there, an innovative inpatient drug treatment and counseling program that keeps families together by allowing mothers to live with their children during their recovery.

 

New Jersey Ready for Ebola Outbreak with Mobile Isolation Unit

New Jersey Ready for Ebola Outbreak with Mobile Isolation Unit
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Three hospitals in New Jersey have been designated as prepared to treat a patient diagnosed with Ebola.

One of the hospitals is so ready that they’re taking their servic...

NJ Ebola: Who is Kaci Hickox?

NJ Ebola: Who is Kaci Hickox?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey’s new policy of quarantining health workers who are returning from countries facing the Ebola virus has seen its first victim.

Texas native Kaci Hickox has be...

Key Assembly Democrats Sponsor Measure to Help People with Special Needs

Key Assembly Democrats Sponsor Measure to Help People with Special Needs
BY SALVATORE PIZZURO
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

People with special needs may take a step forward in receiving the services that could foster additional independence, thanks to a recent legislativ...

N.J. Bill Would Evaluate Later Start Times for Middle Schools & High Schools

N.J. Bill Would Evaluate Later Start Times for Middle Schools & High Schools
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON — Senator Richard J. Codey wants the State Department of Education to study the potential benefits of later start times for middle school and ...

N.J. Research Attacks Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results

N.J. Research Attacks Type 2 Diabetes from a New Direction with Encouraging Results
BY ROB FORMAN
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Type 2 diabetes affects an estimated 28 million Americans according to the American Diabetes Association, but medications now available only treat symptoms...

Codey Wants to Support 'Advance Care Planning'

Codey Wants to Support 'Advance Care Planning'
BY RICHARD McGRATH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

TRENTON - The crucial decisions about end-of-life medical care made in advance of incapacitating conditions should be supported by Medicare and Medica...

Is Ebola a Danger in New Jersey?

Is Ebola a Danger in New Jersey?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

While five United States international airports will begin screening tests for the Ebola virus, the debate continues on as to whether we are currently prepared for the ...

Sick Traveler Tests New Jersey Ebola Readiness

Sick Traveler Tests New Jersey Ebola Readiness
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New screening of airline passengers coming from West Africa for the Ebola virus is being tested early.

A man arriving at Newark Liberty Airport on Tuesday was taken to U...

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