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3 Reasons Yale Prefers Heavier Girls

3 Reasons Yale Prefers Heavier Girls
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Yale University student Frances Chan is 5 foot 2, and weighs 92 pounds. Chan says she’s always been thin.

The school says she needs to put on weight, or she might have to leave the school. Chan doesn’t think she can.

"I don't know if my body is even capable of gaining three more pounds,” Chan wrote in an essay in The Huffington Post. Yale thinks Chan has an eating disorder. She spent time at the student health center, undergone blood tests, had weigh-ins and urine tests, seen a nutritionist, and had an EKG. Everything has come out fine.

 

What is Smoke Smell Coming From New Jersey?

What is Smoke Smell Coming From New Jersey?
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

New Jersey has heard all of the jokes before, but this time they’re somewhat accurate.

Due to an extensive brush fire in southern New Jersey, parts of New York picked up...

N.J. Emergency Dept. Dental Care Treatment Raises Issues for State Policymakers

N.J. Emergency Dept. Dental Care Treatment Raises Issues for State Policymakers
BY STEVE MANAS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

The use of emergency departments for noninjury-related oral care – especially by young adults in low-income communities – is presenting New Jersey’s healt...

Improving Your Sex Life and the Cholesterol Factor

Improving Your Sex Life and the Cholesterol Factor
BY ROBIN LALLY
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

A new Rutgers study is giving hope to older men concerned about the effects of cholesterol-lowering medications on their sexual health.

The research, condu...

The Fitness Guru Says: Stop Whining & Push Your Limits

The Fitness Guru Says: Stop Whining & Push Your Limits
BY MICHAEL W. SMITH
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Your body and mind are a direct result of your willingness to not only get out of your comfort zone, but to get comfortable being uncomfortable.

Read ...

Passport Wellness: Go Raw! Michelle Spends a Weekend at the Raw Food Institute's Boot Camp!

Passport Wellness: Go Raw! Michelle Spends a Weekend at the Raw Food Institute's Boot Camp!
BY MICHELLE JERSON
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

When I say I love to eat raw food, what’s the first thing you think of? When I did a features piece on raw food restaurants a few years ago, responses...

Paterson Heroin Bust Shows Size of Problem for New Jersey

Paterson Heroin Bust Shows Size of Problem for New Jersey
BY BOB HOLT
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Drug abuse has been a growing problem in New Jersey, but authorities in Paterson slowed it down a lot over the weekend.

A joint investigation between the New Jersey Stat...

Risky Behavior: Cancer Institute of N.J. Explores the Mindset of Frequent Indoor Tanners

Risky Behavior: Cancer Institute of N.J. Explores the Mindset of Frequent Indoor Tanners
BY PATTI-ANN VERBANAS
SPECIAL TO NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

Why do some young women frequently use indoor tanning beds, knowing that it can increase their chances of developing melanoma and other skin cancer...

Looks Like N.J. Will Ban Smoking At All Parks and Beaches ... and Force Smokers to the Parking Lots

Looks Like N.J. Will Ban Smoking At All Parks and Beaches ... and Force Smokers to the Parking Lots
BY ALEXIS BUSSEY
NEWJERSEYNEWSROOM.COM

If you are thinking to light a cigarette at a park or beach in New Jersey, think again because on Thursday, the state Assembly passed a bill (A1080) to ban smoking...

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