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NJ Assembly To Vote On Assisted Suicide Bill

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Trenton, NJ) -- The New Jersey Assembly is scheduled to vote on a Death With Dignity bill today. It would allow doctors to prescribe life-ending drugs to patients with terminal diseases. The vote comes just two weeks after brain cancer patient Brittany Maynard ended her life in Oregon. The New Jersey bill, which is called…

Expert Gives Flu Shot Reminder As Winter Approaches

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Undated) -- With winter getting closer, experts are reminding people to get their flu shots. Who should get them?   That's Dr. Mary Dundon, an associate clinical professor of pediatrics at Vanderbilt Children's Hospital in Tennessee. If your child is afraid of needles, the Centers for Disease Control says it now prefers an AstraZeneca nasal…

Christian Ministry Wins Injunction In Healthcare Law Suit

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Plano, TX) -- A Christian ministry in North Texas wins the first round against the contraception mandate in the Affordable Care Act. A Plano, Texas federal judge ruled Wednesday that Insight for Living Ministries shouldn't be forced to give abortion-inducing drugs or devices to employees because they go against the group's religious beliefs.

Scientists Discover “Stupid Virus”

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Undated) -- Scientists say they've discovered a virus that attacks human DNA and can cause an infected person to lose intelligence, memory, or learning ability. It's being called a "stupid virus." Researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the University of Nebraska came across the virus when they were working on an entirely different…

AARP Celebrates National Caregiving Month

Posted On November 13, 2014

(Undated) -- If you are responsible for caring for an aging or disabled family member, you'll want to know that November is National Caregiving Month, and that help is available. AARP is spearheading a national effort.   Amy Goyer, AARP's Family Issues Expert, says they're also running public service announcements to honor unpaid family caregivers…