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Kickoff (access required)

Gov. Phil Murphy kicked off his reelection campaign by using his third annual State of the State address on Jan. 12 to tout a litany of policy accomplishments during his first term. “Three years ago, I took office with a pledge to rebuild New Jersey from the middle out and from the bottom up, to change the way Trenton works not simply for the sake of change but for the sake of people, to put working and middle-class families first,” the governor said.

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Proceeding apace (access required)

Approximately 1,600 babies are born each year at University Hospital, an average of more than four births per day. As a Regional Perinatal Transfer Hospital, University Hospital transfers in some of New Jersey’s sickest moms and babies for expert care. This status makes University Hospital’s labor floor one of the busiest maternity care units in the state.

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Setting goals (access required)

Every year, millions of Americans make New Year’s resolutions, the most popular ones being to exercise more, eat better and generally improve their health. In fact, according to a recent UnitedHealthcare survey, 53% of Americans planned to make health-related resolutions for 2021. But many of those promises will end in failure as folks give up on their vows by the second week of February.

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NJ experiencing post-holiday COVID spike (access required)

“We had anticipated an increase in positive tests coming out of the holidays, and it is safe to say that we are now experiencing that increase,” Gov. Phil Murphy said during a Jan. 11 COVID-19 press conference. “This is likely from indoor gatherings where neither social distancing nor wearing a facemask were adhered to.”

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