Health & Wellness

September 15, 2020

OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – If animals could talk, they might offer a different viewpoint on their experiences amid the pandemic. Many would brag they enjoyed more encounters with their humans. A whole host of former occupants of Ocean County animal shelters would likely credit COVID-19 with connecting them ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - A global pandemic couldn't stop people from enjoying the lovely beaches of Long Beach Island this summer. Labor Day has passed but don't expect to summer to sizzle out too soon.   There will be more people here in September primarily because there are many home owners will ...

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Editor’s Note: This is a true story with pseudonyms used to protect the privacy of the individuals involved in it.  Please head to the end of the story if you or a loved are victims of domestic violence and need assistance.   SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – The start of the 2020/2021 school year ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY — The National Weather Service in Mt. Holly issued a Tornado Watch until 10 p.m. in our area. The Watch includes Atlantic, Burlington, Camden, Cape May, Cumberland, Gloucester, Ocean and Salem counties until 10 p.m. Thunderstorms late Thursday afternoon into the evening ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Residents who lived within ten miles of the former Oyster Creek Nuclear Plant may already have a supply of potassium iodide pills (K1) on hand. The Ocean County Health Department distributed them at no cost for more than a decade.  The pills help protect the thyroid ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND, NJ - The Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce has adapted to COVID-19 and will host a Virtual 2020 Chowder Run + Bike Challenge this year. Get into the spirit of Chowderfest by getting outdoors for the inaugural event that includes official Chowder Run Challenge 2020 ...

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STAFFORD - Family Promise of Southern Ocean County recently introduced the new Anchors to Stay Prevention Program. This new program is available across Ocean County, allowing eligible families to receive financial aid on rent, mortgage, or security deposit payments. Families also have access ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – The pandemic has created a greater number of families finding themselves in financial crisis.  Ocean County residents needing food assistance should know there are resources available.  Even when schools closed to in-class sessions, most districts continued to make meals ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — On Monday, 11 players on the Miami Marlins major league baseball team were confirmed positive with coronavirus.  This pandemic affects many aspects of life. Long Beach Island is also experiencing a recent Covid-19 outbreak with a total of 35 lifeguards from Harvey Cedars and ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND — WHYY reported on Friday that approximately two dozen lifeguards on Long Beach Island have recently tested positive for COVID-19. They received their information from Long Beach Island Health Department officials.   Daniel J. Krupinski, from the department reported that 11 ...

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BEACH HAVEN — Beach Haven Mayor Nancy Taggart Davis and Emergency Coordinator William Tromm signed an emergency Executive Order 2020-10 on Wednesday, July 1 with the following highlights: Youths under age 18 now have a 10 p.m. curfew. The youth have not been keeping social distancing in Beach ...

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SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - The threat of getting sick has cast a shadow on some travel plans. However, those heading for a beach vacation on Long Beach Island or the surrounding area can rest assured. The Southern Ocean Medical Center stands equipped to handle their emergent care if something ...

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LONG BEACH TOWNSHIP — Long Beach Township leadership issued an emergency order implementing a 9 p.m. curfew for youths 17 and under this summer throughout the township. Officials cited issues with multitudes of large gatherings on the beach and throughout the Township at night. Students have been ...

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OCEAN COUNTY, NJ – Authorities claim that contact tracing represents a means of reducing the spread of COVID-19. Without question, a number of people see it as a personal invasion and are vehemently opposed to it. What should Ocean County residents know about contact tracing? “The Ocean County ...

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BEACH HAVEN — There have been changes to our world the past months due to the Coronavirus pandemic. Two Beach Haven businesses have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. They are the Pearl Street Market and the Chicken or the Egg restaurant.  Pearl Street Market Reed and Abigail Johnson, ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ – Yesterday’s virtual meeting of the Southern Ocean County Chamber of Commerce’s Women in Business Roundtable featured two executives from the Southern Ocean Medical Center. Michele Morrison, Chief Hospital Executive at Southern Ocean Medical Center, and Jim Young, Executive Director ...

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MANAHAWKIN, NJ - Dan Higgins was a 2 sport athlete at Southern Regional High School participating in football and baseball and has just returned to his hometown of Manahawkin after finishing his college and professional career to start his new business venture, Higgins Passing Academy. As a ...

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JERSEY SHORE, NJ — Peaceful Birth NJ is offering a 5-week virtual class series on HypnoBirthing® on Zoom starting on Saturday, May 30. Christina Ha of Peaceful Birth NJ offers birth services as a labor doula and as a HypnoBirthing® practitioner. "My passion for peaceful birthing stems from my ...

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Ocean County, NJ  – When Jeff Borghoff heard about the need for personal protective equipment (PPE’s) for first responders and public health workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, he immediately knew he wanted to pitch in and help out. Jeff, a 56 year old from Forked River, not only wanted to help ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - From all appearances, Mother Nature herself wants her share of media attention. Today's morning temperatures have more than a little chill in the air. At just 35° there's some irony in the cold freeze this particular Mother's Day. However, the National Weather Service claims ...

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STAFFORD — Popular music artist Pitbull released a music video to the public about a week ago that he dedicated to motivate our nation during this difficult time we are living in. Pitbull is a popular rapper, singer, songwriter and record producer.  The song he produced is titled "I Believe That ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Her battle scars begin with the deep indentations her protective mask leaves behind. While those will fade in time, it’s the ones that line her heart and soul that hurt the most. Yet, this Barnegat frontline nurse is emphatic. She does not consider herself a hero. “Nurse Mary” ...

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STAFFORD — On Wednesday morning a litany of police, fire and rescue and EMS vehicles paraded throughout Stafford Township to express thanks to local healthcare workers as they battle at the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. These great companies of community servants shared some serious love ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Earlier this week, residents of one Barnegat 55 community received a robocall from their association's management company. The Pheasant Run Board of Directors sensed that with stay at home orders, a great many had not seen a friendly face in some time. Even if meant a wave in ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - Long Beach Township and Ship Bottom officially wrote letters discouraging people who own second homes from coming to stay on Long Beach Island in the midst of the Coronavirus pandemic.  The primary concerns of both Ship Bottom and Long Beach Township leadership is the strain the ...

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TOMS RIVER — The Ocean County Health Department released the latest statistics of persons testing positive for COVID-19 late Thursday afternoon. Surf City has one positive person reported on Wednesday. Today, the OCHD confirmed two cases in Stafford and two in Barnegat. There are a total number ...

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SURF CITY - The Long Beach Island Health Department reported a positive case of Coronavirus in Surf City on Wednesday, March 18. The individual is a male resident of Surf City Borough. wrote Daniel Krupinski, LBIHD Health Officer:     “I would like to convey to our residents that while ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ — After New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy’s Emergency Declaration on March 16 placed a limit of 50 people for all social functions and “gatherings” due to the COVID-19 outbreak, Barnegat has alerted the town that all recreational facilities to be closed immediately.  Beach Haven was ...

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TOMS RIVER – Senior residents who rely on home delivered meals will not need to worry about that service being cut off during the coronavirus outbreak. "Seniors who receive home delivered meals from our program will continue to receive their meals," said Ocean County Freeholder Director Joseph ...

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NEW JERSEY - According to a press release from Governor Phil Murphy, New Jersey joins New York and Connecticut in imposing new restrictions, including limiting  crowd capacity for recreational and social gatherings to 50 people - effective by 8 PM tonight. Additionally, restaurants and bars will ...

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