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New Jersey has been busy in recent months passing new laws aimed at helping workers in the state. October 2018 saw the new Paid Sick Leave Law take effect, and earlier this month Governor Phil Murphy signed a bill that will increase the state’s minimum wage to $15 by 2024. READ MORE >>

If your health insurance comes with one or more deductibles, you'll end up paying a few hundred dollars to several thousand dollars if and when you need medical care. Understanding what this deductible is, how it works, when you have to pay it, and when you don’t have to pay it is part of using your health insurance wisely. READ MORE >>

Most people don’t feel freshly clean without a long shower but is a daily shower healthy?   “I think showering is mostly for aesthetic reasons,” says Dr. Elaine Larson, an infectious disease expert and associate dean for research at Columbia University School of Nursing. READ MORE >>

Good insurance coverage is important to good financial planning Most of us insure our car, house, personal property, health, life and income. Insurance for these risks is straightforward, standardized and easy to find. When it comes to paying for long-term health care, though, it’s hard to know if you need insurance in the first place. READ MORE >>

Why Does My Tooth Hurt? Cavities are the most common toothache culprit, but only an oral exam will be able to tell for sure what’s at the root of your pain. Here are some other reasons why your tooth may be throbbing: A bacterial infection in the nerve of the tooth, called an abscess READ MORE >>

Whether you loved getting peanut butter and jelly sandwiches in your lunchbox, or slathering PB on top of celery sticks for an after-school snack, you probably had your first encounter with peanut butter as a kid (after all, the average American kid eats 1,500 PB&J sandwiches before graduating high school! READ MORE >>

 If your health insurance coverage comes through your spouse’s job, you may lose that coverage when he or she retires and goes on Medicare. You have several options for health insurance if you're losing your health insurance because your spouse is transitioning to Medicare.   READ MORE >>

Celiac disease is a serious autoimmune disease that occurs in genetically predisposed people where the ingestion of gluten leads to damage in the small intestine. It is estimated to affect 1 in 100 people worldwide. Two and one-half million Americans are undiagnosed and are at risk for long-term health complications. READ MORE >>

Current estimates are that 1 in 5 Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime.   Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Approximately 9,500 people in the U.S are diagnosed with skin cancer daily. READ MORE >>

What causes liver disease? Your liver is the largest organ in your body, and it has some equally big responsibilities: filtering the body’s blood, processing nutrients, helping to fight infection, producing proteins you need for blood clotting, and much more. READ MORE >>

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