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Health Care

$1M grant to help cancer patients care for pets

Funds from the N.J.-based Patricia A. O'Callaghan Animal Care Foundation will aid CancerCare’s Pet Assistance and Wellness Program in offering financial assistance so that people can attend to the needs of their furry friends while undergoing treatment. It will also establish the organization's first endowment fund to help sustain the initiative.

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Opioids

How should NJ use opioid settlement funds? The state wants to hear from you

Gov. Phil Murphy made the announcement on Overdose Awareness Day. Agreements from 2021 add up to approximately $641 million to be disbursed over the next two decades. The agreements call for funds to go toward initiatives such as addressing the needs of criminal justice-involved individuals, offering harm reduction services, supporting relevant research and training, and more.

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Ray Lucas speaks to student athletes of Harrison High School

Former NFL star shares struggles with opioid addiction

“Sports injuries happen in high school sports so make sure to ask the questions about what you are being prescribed for pain and if there are alternatives,” Ray Lucas, who also played quarterback as Rutgers Scarlet Knight, told Harrison High School student-athletes during an event that addressed the risks of these prescriptions.

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