Health

DNA & Me

October 10, 2011

A personalized genetic test at Camden’s Coriell Institute started with a tube of saliva and ended with some surprising results....
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Kids’ gastrointestinal problems can be tough to diagnose. That’s where pediatric specialists step in....
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Medicinal marijuana is now legal in New Jersey, but many of the state’s doctors remain perplexed about how to prescribe the drug. Will Jersey’s strict regulations limit the impact of pot for those patients who need it most? ...
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Researchers are piecing together the intricate puzzle behind a devastating disease that afflicts more than 5 million Americans. Theories abound, but treatment remains elusive. ...
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The mother of an autistic son realizes there are few services for adults living with autism, and acts to change the status quo. ...
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The Raw Deal

June 13, 2011

Psst! Wanna buy some raw milk? Many Jersey families do—but they get the unpasteurized stuff out of state, where its sale is legal. Is it healthful or dangerous? Even Trenton has joined the debate....
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Don’t Bug Me!

May 9, 2011

As the summer travel season heats up, here are some tips to avoid the nagging bedbugs problem infesting nearby metropolitan areas. ...
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Lyme Time

April 11, 2011

As the weather heats up, so does the risk of Lyme disease—and the controversy surrounding diagnosis and treatment. ...
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10 Real Jersey Workouts

December 14, 2009

It's January—the time when many of us set course for improved health and fitness. Some just want to turn over a new leaf; others want a whole new body. Here's how ten real New Jerseyans work up a sweat in hopes of achieving their fitness goals....
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Where Mind and Body Meld

October 13, 2009

Calming therapies step forward to relieve stress and pain associated with disease....
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Last season, three New Jersey student athletes died from injuries sustained on the playing field. Here’s what the state is doing to avoid future tragedies....
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Patients in clinical trials of new drugs must weigh risk vs. reward....
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Slow Food For Fast Times

August 13, 2009

The Slow Food movement has an alternative to the traditional Labor Day cookout: the eat-in, a foodie version of the civil-rights era sit-in....
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Garden for Wellness

August 12, 2009

You don’t always need to go to great lengths for a dose of rest and relaxation. Sometimes, you can find it just down the block....
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Another View on Autism

June 26, 2009

Self-advocates reject the term disease; seek accommodations instead....
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At Caldwell College, the wife-and-husband team of Sharon and Ken Reeve are addressing the shortage of teachers trained to modify the behavior of children with autism....
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A bill to mandate fluoride in New Jersey’s public water supply has pitted some natural allies against each other. ...
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A Bigger Toolbox

November 21, 2008

Alternative and holistic healing gives veterinarians new tools to help keep pets in the pink....
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Here is a glossary of common pain treatments: • Over-the-counter or non-prescription medications: Basic types are NSAIDs (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs… Read the rest

Farming the Front Yard

October 14, 2008

Banishing the mower promised to reduce our carbon footprint and put fresh food on the table. But what would the neighbors think? Montclair resident Laura Schenone threw caution to the wind and turned her front yard into a garden. The results have been positive. ...
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