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Health & Wellness

September 30, 2022

NEW JERSEY - Across RWJBarnabas Health, we have seen a recent surge in cases of severe respiratory illness in children who test positive for rhinovirus and/or enterovirus. Uzma N. Hasan, MD, Division Chief of Pediatric Infectious Diseases at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center, and Christopher Freer, ...

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LIVINGSTON, NJ — The construction of a five-story, 137,000-square-foot cancer center at Cooperman Barnabas Medical Center (CBMC) in Livingston is now underway following a groundbreaking ceremony held at the site of the $225-million project on Tuesday night. The freestanding outpatient facility, ...

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    FARMINGDALE, NJ – The Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore have announced that Heather Coburn will serve as its next Chief Executive Officer. Heather leads a dedicated and passionate team of more than 35 full-time staff, 20+ board members, and countless volunteers and supporters, as they ...

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STAFFORD - Southern Ocean Medical Center, formerly SOCH will be celebrating their 50th Anniversary with a family fun day. The date is Saturday, Sept. 10 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on the hospital grounds, located at 1140 Route 72 West in Manahawkin. “Members of our community are invited to join us ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is amazing Labor Day weekend is ending. Many are wondering which beaches will have lifeguards.  September can be a very dangerous month in the surf considering we are entering the height of the hurricane season. Here is the list of guarded beaches and dates on Long Beach ...

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BEACH HAVEN, NJ - Labor Day Weekend is already here... end the Summer with a full lineup from Black Sheep Studios.  A Summer Soiree event headlines their weekend with live music, food, cocktails and surpises on Sunday, September 4 from 4-8 p.m.  Black Sheep Studios will be also be running a ...

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SUSSEX COUNTY, NJ – Like a scene from a horror movie, more than 100 black vultures have been found on and near the Sussex Branch Trail in Lafayette causing them to close the trail from Route 94 to Morris Farms Road. According to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protections Fish and ...

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TRENTON, NJ — New Jersey has announced five new monkeypox vaccination sites in Hudson, Middlesex, Morris and Passaic counties. The locations are for residents without a confirmed exposure who think they may have been exposed or are at a high risk for having been exposed to the virus. There are ...

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STAFFORD – On Monday, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Andy Kim (D-NJ-03) joined the Stafford Police Department, Bright Harbor Health Care, and seven area police departments to highlight the On P.O.I.N.T. program, which provides on-site social workers for police departments to ...

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TOMS RIVER, N.J. – On July 6, Community Medical Center (CMC), an RWJBarnabas Health facility, welcomed its second class of resident physicians with a long coat ceremony. The second class of residents will consist of 12 residents in Internal Medicine, 13 in Emergency Medicine, three in Podiatry and ...

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SHIP BOTTOM, NJ - Join Clamtown Crossfit and Black Sheep Studios this Summer for a beach workout collaboration.  Instructor Mary will hold the class from 7-8 a.m. on the 20th Street Beach in Ship Bottom.  The class will feature buckets, bumper plates and burpees.  Every Thursday, June 30 - ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - That huge fire burning in Burlington County's Wharton State Forest will be impacting us here in the Long Beach Region today (Tuesday).  Meteorologist Dan Zarrow from NJ 101.5 reported that the wind shift from north to south will make much of New Jersey vulnerable to ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY - June is National Migraine and Headache Awareness Month. Gerald Ferencz, MD, a board-certified neurologist and the stroke program director at Community Medical Center in Toms River, an RWJBarnabas Health Medical Group provider, discusses treating headaches and migraines and ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY : Some stormy springtime weather is headed our way Monday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service, which indicated a tornado isn't out of the question in Northeast New Jersey. Any outdoor furniture should be secured. “Thunderstorms ahead of an approaching ...

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STAFFORD - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation was the recipient of support from the Live Love Lovas Disc Golf tournament. 126 players and friends of the Lovas family gathered together at the Doc Cramer Disc Golf Course.  Cecily Lovas was a beloved member of the David's Dream and Believe ...

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NEW JERSEY — Starting today, residents of New Jersey and visitors to the state 21 years and older can buy recreational cannabis and cannabis products at 13 dispensaries statewide. According to the New Jersey Cannabis Regulatory Commission (CRC), those 13 locations are: North ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Anyone looking to purchase a new car or truck can attest an uptick in prices amounts to one form of sticker shock. However, there’s also another variety of sticker shock that gives even further rise for concern. It’s part of a national campaign to combat underage drinking that’s ...

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Aphasia — a condition that can occur suddenly after a stroke or traumatic head injury or develop slowly from a growing tumor or disease — has been in the headlines lately due to actor Bruce Willis’ decision to retire due to his recent diagnosis.    According to the National Aphasia Association, ...

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PARSIPPANY, NJ -  Ferrero U.S.A. is voluntarily recalling its Kinder ® Happy Moments Chocolate Assortment and Kinder ® Mix Chocolate Treats basket, because the product may be contaminated with Salmonella Typhimurium. Salmonella is an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department expressed their thanks on March 26 to U.S.  Congressman Andy Kim, for his support and dedication to expanding the On P.O.I.N.T. Program.  The On P.O.I.N.T. (Proactive Outreach In Needs and Treatment) program provides on-site social workers in ...

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Jergens Ultra Healing Moisturizer products have been recalled due to the possible bacterial contamination, announced the FDA. Select units of Jergens® Ultra Healing Moisturizer could show the presence of Pluralibacter gergoviae, a bacterium. The bacterium typically poses little medical risk to ...

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STAFFORD - The Southern Regional School District is working with Southern Ocean Medical Center Administrators Michelle Morrison and Carl Maslag on a program for the district community. Southern, working in collaboration with Hackensack Meridian Health and Southern Ocean Medical Center, is is ...

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It is that time of year once again for us to spring ahead into the new season.  The temperatures start to rise, birds begin to chirp, leaves start to bloom, and we turn our clocks forward Moving into spring is always initiated by the tradition of turning our clocks forward by one ...

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BARNEGAT LIGHT — The Coast Guard rescued an 80-year-old man from a 16-foot boat that ran aground near Barnegat Inlet on Monday, March 7.   Officers at the Coast Guard Sector Delaware Bay received a report from the son of the boater stating that his father had not returned home at sunset. The son ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - A Barnegat High School graduate and lifelong Barnegat Resident, Michael Kau was recently diagnosed with cancer at the young age of 29.  "15.5 years ago I was blessed when my new neighbors moved in, that's when I meet Michael," said Monica Herbert. I knew from that moment him and ...

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WEST ORANGE – In response to Barry H. Ostrowsky’s long-stated plan to retire from RWJBarnabas Health on December 31, 2022, and after leading the enterprise for over thirty years, the RWJBarnabas Health Board of Trustees has voted unanimously to appoint Mark E. Manigan – currently Chief Strategy and ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Not surprisingly, Governor Phil Murphy's not the only government official acknowledging a drop in COVID-19 case numbers. While the Ocean County Commissioners can't institute big changes like removing mask mandates in schools, the declining numbers mean one less report at ...

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Farmingdale, NJ – Girl Scouts of the Jersey Shore McKayla Havemann-Fordyce has earned Girl Scouts of the USA’s rare national lifesaving award, the Medal of Honor. McKayla, a 10-year-old Brownie Girl Scout, saved her grandmother Nancy’s life by her heroic actions. Due to her quick thinking and ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY —The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning through Saturday early afternoon for the entire Mid-Atlantic and Northeast regions for the impending major storm that will impact our area.  The storm is expected to reach our area after 7 p.m. Friday.  The ...

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NEW JERSEY — New Jersey's COVID-19 Rate of Transmission stands at 1.02 on Monday, a dramatic drop since it was 1.92 on January 1.  Anything over 1.0 means COVID-19 is still spreading, but the lower the number means any infected person is spreading the virus to fewer people. The State Department ...

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