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Red Cross Alert: Falling Blood Supplies Trigger Emergency Need for Donors

January 15, 2019

OCEAN, NJ — The American Red Cross has issued an emergency call for blood and platelet donors to prevent a prolonged blood shortage.

It’s sponsoring a blood drive on Monday, January 21 at the South Wall Fire Department, 2605 Atlantic Avenue, Wall, from 3 to 8 p.m. This type of donation, which takes about one hour, involves giving about one pint of whole blood.

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Rutgers-Camden Professor Looking for Way to Treat Pain Without Opioids

CAMDEN, NJ — In an effort to reduce chronic pain patients’ reliance on opioids, a Rutgers University–Camden researcher is looking for a nonaddictive way to treat pain.

Nathan Fried, an assistant professor of biology, is studying the brain’s role in determining how humans perceive different types of pain, and how different techniques and methods can be used to ...

Newark Airport Health Alert: Potential Measles Exposure on December 24

NEWARK, NJ — State health officials said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Monday, December 24 between noon and 4 p.m. may have been exposed to measles.

Someone flying from Brussels, Belgium, had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B at the airport, according to the N.J. Department of Health (DOH). The person, whose name was not released, ...

NJ Adds 6 More Medical Marijuana Dispensaries, None in Monmouth

TRENTON, NJ — Six businesses have been selected by the state Department of Health to apply for permits to open new medical marijuana dispensaries.

Health officials said that two applicants each were chosen in the north, central and southern parts of the state, ensuring patients have better access to pain-relieving medicine. They include:

NETA NJ, LLC, in Phillipsburg
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