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National Weather Service Issues Heat Advisory Through Tuesday Aug 7

August 6, 2018

HAWTHORNE, NJ - The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for Northern New Jersey through Tuesday, August 7.

A Heat Advisory is issued when the combination of heat and humidity is expected to make it feel like it is 95 to 99 degrees for two or more consecutive days, or 100 to 104 degrees for any length of time.

To reduce risk during outdoor work, the Occupational Safety and Health ...

Gottheimer, Pascrell, Lance, Norcross, MacArthur, and Watson Coleman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fight for New Jersey’s Doctor Training Slots

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Representatives Gottheimer, Pascrell, Lance, Norcross, MacArthur, and Watson Coleman introduced bipartisan legislation that will help address New Jersey’s physician shortage and meet its healthcare needs by making New Jersey hospitals more competitive. Due to an unfair calculation, some New Jersey medical programs for doctors in training lack the adequate slots to train ...

Taking A Stand for Quality Health Care Coverage

Washington’s heated rhetoric and constant attempts to sabotage health care coverage is causing uncertainty these days for far too many families. It’s not right, so here in New Jersey we are fighting back and taking a stand for quality health care coverage.

Under Governor Phil Murphy’s leadership, New Jersey is fighting back against President Trump’s effort to undo ...

Passaic County Plans "Bridging The Gap From Addiction to Recovery" Roundtable Discussion

PATERSON, NJ - "Bridging the Gap from Addiction to Recovery," an informative roundtable discussion, will be presented on July 26 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Eva's Village Community Kitchen, 393 Main St. Paterson. All are welcome. Light refreshments will be served.

The event is being sponsored by the Passaic County Prosecutors Office, St. Joseph's Health, Eva's Village ...

Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey Encourages Family Fun with Online Fishing Tournament

MILLBURN — The Partnership for a Drug-Free New Jersey (PDFNJ) is asking families to cast their lines and reel in some quality time this summer as part of the fourth annual Don’t Get Hooked on Drugs Online NJ Family Fishing Tournament.

The competition will be held from July 27 to August 5 as a way to encourage families to enjoy a day of fishing, while giving family members an ...

Murphy Administration Takes Action to Help Smokers Quit

Eliminates Prior Approval for Medicaid Tobacco Cessation Medications; Counseling Options to be Expanded

July 16, 2018

(TRENTON) – The Murphy administration on Monday announced new steps to help New Jersey Medicaid recipients quit using tobacco by making it easier to receive tobacco cessation medications and counseling.

“Tobacco use is the leading preventable cause of death ...

Air Quality Alert Issued for Northern New Jersey until 11 p.m. July 10

NEWARK, NJ - On sunny and hot days, heat and sunlight react with hydrocarbons and nitrogen oxides emitted by internal combustion engines like automobiles, trucks and gasoline powered lawn equipment. These mix to form a ground-level layer of ozone.

The National Weather Service issued an air quality alert for Bergen, Essex, Passaic, Union and Hudson counties in New Jersey until ...

N.J. Expands Vital Hepatitis C Treatments for Medicaid Enrollees

(TRENTON) – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Tuesday announced expanded hepatitis C treatments for all Medicaid enrollees in the state, a policy facilitated by increased funding in the fiscal year 2019 budget. The improvement comes amid ongoing concern about increased infections due to the opioid epidemic and a growing focus on identifying and treating hepatitis C infection ...

Free Yoga Classes Offered By Passaic County in Woodland Park and Wayne

Passaic County is offering free yoga classes this summer. Classes are held at Garret Mountain Reservation's Overlook Park, located on 8 Mountain Ave., Woodland Park, every Thursday morning from 9 to 10 a.m. until Aug. 30. Classes are also held on Mondays from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. at the Dey Mansion, 199 Totowa Rd., Wayne, until Sept. 24 (no session on Sept. 3). Classes are designed for all ...

Passaic County Health Department Issues Tick Alert

The Passaic County Health Department notes that this year reports of ticks have been higher than usual.

Lyme disease is spread by the deer tick. Ticks feed on the blood of animals and infected ticks transmit the disease as they feed. Ticks will feed not only on wild animals but dogs, cats and humans. When people or pets visit or live near or visit wooded areas, they run a risk of contracting ...

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Gottheimer, Pascrell, Lance, Norcross, MacArthur, and Watson Coleman Introduce Bipartisan Legislation to Fight for New Jersey’s Doctor Training Slots

August 7, 2018

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Representatives Gottheimer, Pascrell, Lance, Norcross, MacArthur, and Watson Coleman introduced bipartisan legislation that will help address New Jersey’s physician shortage and meet its healthcare needs by making New Jersey hospitals more competitive. Due to an unfair calculation, some New Jersey medical programs for doctors in training lack the adequate slots to train ...