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NJ Law Aims To Raise Awareness Of ‘Breast Density’ Issue For Women Undergoing Mammograms

It may not be widely known but breast density can make it more difficult for mammograms to detect breast cancer.

03/03/2014

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Dr. Max Gomez: CDC Wants Americans To Put The Drinks Down

Put the drinks down! That is the advice for many people after the release of a report that revealed that tens of millions of Americans have been drinking too much.

01/07/2014

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Report: Calorie Counts Coming To Millions Of Vending Machines Nationwide

Office workers in search of snacks will be counting calories along with their change under new labeling regulations for vending machines included in President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul law.

12/28/2013

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Dr. Max Gomez: Take The Proper Precautions When Preparing Chicken

For years Americans have been told to eat less red meat and more chicken because it is lower in saturated fat and cholesterol. However, chicken is also higher in bacterial contamination, according to Consumer Reports.

12/19/2013

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NYS Lawmakers Roll Out Measure To Tax, Legalize Marijuana

State Sen. Liz Krueger said her bill would bring in hundreds of millions of dollars in revenue for the state.

12/11/2013