Responding to a growing number of individuals using their pets in an attempt to obtain and abuse pain pills, Attorney General Christopher Porrino on Tuesday announced stricter guidelines for veterinarians and the prescriptions they write.
More than 1,000 people in New Jersey died of a heroin/opioid overdose in the first half of 2016. The number of individuals admitted to treatment programs in New Jersey due to related abuse topped 38,000 last year.
Referring to tattoos as commonplace among adolescents and young adults, the American Academy of Pediatrics decided to issue its first formal policy on the topic so you or kids don't end up regretting a decision that's not so easy to reverse.
"For about every 1,500 scans that are done, a cancer's going to be formed," said Dr. Ernest Leva, director of the division of pediatric emergency medicine at Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School.