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An Important Message: Go Outside and Play!

An Important Message: Go Outside and Play!
BY MICHELE S. BYERS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM
THE STATE WE’RE IN

Here’s some homework! Explore the woods, climb a tree, race through a field, build a fort. Splash in the water, catch a fish, explore a city park, turn over a log. Sleep in a tent, gaze up at stars, follow a trail, listen to birds. Play in the mud, hold a frog, plant a garden, follow animal tracks.

These once-common activities – from back in the days when parents sent their kids outside and told them not to come home until dinner - may not be real school assignments. But they could be if some New Jersey legislators get their way!

 

NJ AIDS/HIV on Rise but not for Chris Christie

NJ AIDS/HIV on Rise but not for Chris Christie
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey’s AIDS Drug Distribution Program gives life-sustaining medications to those individuals who don’t earn enough money to afford the drugs.

But there are conflic...

N.J. Mumps Outbreak: What You Should Know

N.J. Mumps Outbreak: What You Should Know
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Even mandatory vaccinations are not stopping the mumps from breaking out in New Jersey.

The Stevens Institute of Hoboken says that the students who were affected by the ...

NJ Allergy Season: What to Expect

NJ Allergy Season: What to Expect
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey has finally seen a taste of spring with 70-degree temperatures this weekend. But some of us are still paying for the winter that refused to end.

When the spri...

What is Oil Pulling?

What is Oil Pulling?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The latest trend in oral hygiene involves an old Indian remedy that supposedly clears up oral diseases.

Benefits from oil pulling are said to include cleaning up of plaq...

3 Reasons Fat Dads Causing High Rate of N.J. Autism

3 Reasons Fat Dads Causing High Rate of N.J. Autism
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Research has indicated that obesity in the male parent can create a bigger risk for autism spectrum disorder in children than the mother.

The recently published study de...

Spring's Arrival Met With Allergy Outbreaks

Spring's Arrival Met With Allergy Outbreaks
BY NATALIE PESETSKY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Warm spring weather is on the rise, and pollen is powdering the Garden State. It is thought to be a time of jubilee, especially after winter took so long to lea...

New Jersey and the Pot-ential Legalization of Marijuana

New Jersey and the Pot-ential Legalization of Marijuana
BY ABBIE SARFO
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey legislators are pushing to decriminalize marijuana, and they’re not blowing smoke.

While Jersey has a strict medical marijuana program in place, state Sena...

Silly Putty Ingredient Used to Advance Stem Cell Research

Silly Putty Ingredient Used to Advance Stem Cell Research
BY LAURA YOUNG
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Silly Putty has amazed and intrigued children of all ages since its invention in the 1940s. It bounces and flows like a liquid, but breaks when hit hard enough. But ...

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