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Lyme Disease

Don't let a tick make you sick! Lyme disease and other illnesses are spread by the bites of infected ticks. Use insect repellent and check yourself, children and pets after time outdoors.

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Lyme Disease

Don't let a tick make you sick! Lyme disease and other illnesses are spread by the bites of infected ticks. Use insect repellent and check yourself, children and pets after time outdoors.

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Emergency Declared in Flood-Stricken Areas

Bergen, Essex, Monmouth, Ocean, and Passaic counties are most directly impacted by flooding from recent torrential rains.

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ATC Applications Now Open

The Department of Health is now accepting applications to open up to six Alternative Treatment Centers.

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Emergency Blood Shortage

New Jersey is experiencing a national blood shortage. Donate today, if able.

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Heat Safety for Pets

Summer brings high heat and humidity which not only pose dangers for families but also their pets who may be exposed to excessive heat.

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Know About Vibrio

Vibriosis is a rare disease that affects the stomach and intestines. Vibrio bacteria live in saltwater and are found along the U.S. coast from Cape Cod to Florida, the Gulf of Mexico, and the entire West Coast.

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Summer Meals

Hunger doesn't take a summer vacation. The USDA's summer meals program provides a solution to summertime hunger for kids.

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Follow Health Commissioner Elnahal on Twitter. Follow DOH on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat.

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Newsletter

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In the Spotlight

Answers to Medicinal Marijuana RFA Questions

The Department received 530 questions about the application process for Alternative Treatment Centers. The first set of answers is now available.

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Cleaning Up After Floods

Follow these precautions from the CDC when cleaning up your home or business.

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Behavioral Health Care

The uninsured rate among low-income people with substance use disorder declined more in states that expanded Medicaid under the Affordable Care Act than those that did not.

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West Nile Virus Reports

DOH publishes weekly reports on West Nile Virus and other vector-borne diseases during their active seasons.

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Truvada for Adolescents

The FDA has approved Truvada, in combination with safer sex practices, to reduce the risk of sexually acquired HIV in at-risk adolescents.

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NJ Hopeline

Need someone to talk to? NJ Hopeline is here to help. Specialists are available for confidential telephone counseling and support 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

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Youth Suicide Prevention

There is help available for adolescents, young adults, children and families coping with suicidal crisis situations.

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Public Health Innovators

To recognize the exemplary work being done to improve health outcomes in New Jersey, the DOH has created the Public Health Innovators Awards.

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Fish Consumption Advisories

DOH and the NJDEP has updated recreational fish advisories as part of the state’s ongoing fish-safety monitoring program.

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Healthy NJ 2020

Healthy New Jersey 2020 is the state’s health improvement plan for the decade. It is modeled after the federal Healthy People 2020 initiative and is the result of a multiyear process that reflects input from a diverse group of individuals and organizations.

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Last Reviewed: 8/15/2018