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scanning a footprint at Saint Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick
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Going digital with newborns’ footprints — NJ hospital becomes first in the region

The hospital has become the first in New Jersey, New York or Pennsylvania to digitize the process.

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Lakewood (David Matthau/Townsquare Media NJ)
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Lakewood infants at risk of herpes because of Orthodox ritual, report says

Orthodox Jewish leaders in Lakewood say a proposed bill to regulate the ritual would interfere with the religious freedom.

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SIDS and SUID rates continue to drop in NJ, but ‘babies are still dying’

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome took the lives of 0.22 babies per 1,000 live births in New Jersey from 2012 to 2014, according to Centers for Disease Control statistics. A baby who appears healthy one minute may be found deceased by the time they wake up, and the death can not be explained after a thorough and complete investigation.

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‘Hurricane Sandy inside your brain’ — How to spot a concussion

Right around this time of year, our kids start banging heads again, gearing up for the 2017 football, soccer and cheerleading seasons.

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HARBURG, GERMANY - JUNE 08: A woman donates blood at the blood donation service Hamburg on June 8, 2011 in Harburg, Germany. Hospitals and the Red Cross in northern Germany have appealed to the public for blood donations as a result of the current outbreak of enterohemorrhagic E. coli, also known as the EHEC bacteria. With at least 2,200 people afflicted by the infection, and approximately 500 suffering from the HUS complication from EHEC that attacks the kidneys, hospitals have seen an explosive growth in their need for donated blood plasma. The EHEC outbreak has thus far killed at least 22 people in Europe's deadliest recorded outbreak of E. coli. (Photo by Joern Pollex/Getty Images)
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Need for blood doesn’t take summer break — Donate in NJ today

During the summer, blood donations slow down, along with a lot of other things. What does not slow down is the urgent need for blood at New Jersey hospitals.

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Elementary Pupils Collecting Healthy Lunch In Cafeteria
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NJ teen is tackling ‘lunch shaming’ — Here’s how you can help

When 15-year-old Keertana Talla was much younger, she went to school one day without her lunch money. She said she was kicked out of the lunchroom, humiliated, confused, and embarrassed.

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iPhone glitter liquid case recall burns
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NJ company recalls glitter liquid iPhone cases over burns

They look pretty, but some smartphones cases are dangerous! A quarter of a million cases sold in stores & online are under recall, amid burns and skin irritation. If your case is listed, officials urge you to stop it immediately.

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NJ’s opioid epidemic — Prescription monitoring helping to stop ‘doctor shopping’

From Jan. 1 through the end of June this year, according to the state Division of Consumer Affairs, New Jersey prescribers searched the state's central database nearly 1.5 million times.

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The beach in Avon-By-The-Sea
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All Jersey Shore ocean beaches open again after bacteria levels drop

The weekend forecast calls for torrential rain to fall on Friday night and Saturday meaning there could be more advisories and closures next week.

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200 women show what they’ve got at Sandy Hook lifeguard competition (PHOTOS)

The competition pitted lifeguarding organizations from up and down the Jersey Shore.

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Beach in Long Branch
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Number of closed NJ beaches reaches 15 after more bacteria found

The congregation of birds in parks and waterways near the beach results in extra waste winding up at the beach, according to the DEP.

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Maradol Papaya and the Caribeña brand label
Maradol Papaya and the Caribeña brand label (CDC)
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Papaya recall: NJ resident hospitalized after eating this type of fruit

FDA is advising that all Maradol papayas be avoided.

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