Health & Wellness

October 4, 2019

WASHINGTON, DC—Autism is the fastest growing developmental disorder in the U.S. However, it has been the most underfunded. Those dynamics just changed earlier this week when on Monday, September 30, 2019, legislation authored by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ, Monmouth, Ocean and Mercer Counties) to ...

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MILLSTONE, NJ - On Saturday, September 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m,  special needs children and their families are invited to the Third Annual 'Kids WishinTo Go Fishin' event to be held at Lake Julianna, located at Ponderosa Estates Farm in Millstone Township. It is an event planned to provide a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – It’s been a few years since the state estimated that over 25,000 adults are eligible to receive funding from the New Jersey Division of Developmental Disabilities.  For caretakers of adults with intellectual or developmental disabilities, locating services often represents a ...

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Editor’s Note: Although the facts of this story are accurate, we have used a fictitious name to protect the anonymity of the subject. SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY, NJ - Donna never intended to share her story publicly. At 43, she doesn’t really care who judges her past.  However, as a recovering ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ -  Local Barnegat authorities have already addressed concerns about vaping among school-aged children. Apparently, Ocean County Prosecutor Bradley D. Billhimer thinks the public will benefit from some education on the effects and dependency of vaping. BIllhimer has invited the ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – President Trump’s announcement that his administration recognizes the dangers of vaping surely hits home. It’s something the Barnegat Police Department and the Superintendent of Schools have already joined forces to fight. Unfortunately, vaping represents a severe issue among ...

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WARETOWN, NJ – For more than a decade, Colleen Nauta, RN has encouraged select students and staff to sign up for Camp Nejeda in Stillwater, New Jersey. This past summer, Nauta decided it was her turn to enjoy the camp experience.  Nauta can’t say enough about the positive interactions she saw ...

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HAMILTON, NJ -- New Jersey Lottery officials and the Council on Compulsive Gambling of New Jersey (CCGNJ) kicked off New Jersey Lottery’s annual “Not 18 Yet? No Bet” awareness campaign. The campaign seeks to remind residents and retailers that New Jersey law prohibits the sale of lottery tickets ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ  -  It's not only a national epidemic but also one of local significance. The truth is that the opioid crisis hits both Barnegat and the Township of Ocean more frequently than anyone really knows. For some, it starts out simple and is not age-restricted. A sports injury ...

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TRENTON  —New Jersey became the 34th state in the country to to mandate ignition interlock devices for all drunk-driving offenders, that includes those convicted for their first offense.  The law actually loosens overall penalties and suspension as New Jersey seeks to allow offenders to be able ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - Earlier this summer, the Barnegat School District announced a new program that goes into effect when the school year begins this September. Students who need mental health services will have the opportunity to work them into their school schedule. Mental health providers will come to ...

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BRANT BEACH - St. Francis Counseling Services is now taking applications for the Confidential Sexual Violence Advocate (CSVA) Training Program. The trainings are held from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. every Monday for 12 weeks, beginning September 9 and concluding December 16. Help survivors of sexual ...

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BRANT BEACH, NJ - Stafford's Hot or Not Yoga Studio presents free sunset yoga at Bayview Park in Long Beach Township every Thursday evening beginning at 6 p.m.  This is an all-levels yoga class and everyone is welcome.  Bayview Park is located directly across the Long Beach Township Municipal ...

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One in Four Households Have a Member Who Has Taken Prescription Pain Relievers In Past Year NEW BRUNSWICK and MADISON, NJ – Nearly 85% of all respondents believe use of prescribed and illegal opioid drugs is a “very” (67%) or “somewhat” (28%) serious problem in New Jersey, according to a ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ - School nurses' offices fill up daily with students complaining about headaches and tummy aches.  In the meantime, these same children may be experiencing another problem that goes beyond their physical symptoms. Sometimes, the signs point to the need for another type of help. Many ...

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LONG BEACH ISLAND - The Coast Guard is in the Barnegat Bay area to replace damaged aids to navigation throughout our area and largest sections of the Jersey Shore. Approximately 10 channel markers in LBI area waters will be worked on as two teams work to remove and replace the hazardous aids to ...

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BARNEGAT/WARETOWN, NJ - Some may like it hot. However, today’s rising temperatures throughout Barnegat, Waretown and other parts of Ocean County call for a heat watch. In fact, the Ocean County Sheriff’s Department suggests using caution through the weekend. Today’s weather calls for a high of ...

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BARNEGAT, NJ – Barnegat Rehabilitation and Nursing Center offers community education on a variety of healthcare issues. As part of its continuing series, the facility will team up with Hackensack Meridian Health Hospice representatives. Scheduled for July 19th  at 8:30 am, members of the community ...

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  HAMILTON, NJ – The Department of Human Services’ Division of Mental Health and Addiction Services offers a secure online registry that provides health care providers immediate and streamlined access to advanced directives containing consumers’ choices about their mental health care. This ...

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STAFFORD - A young woman from Little Egg Harbor, Gabrielle McMillan, was involved in a one car crash at the Causeway Bridge on Monday, June 24.  Ms. McMillan was airlifted to Atlantic City Medical Center and her dog Jax was ejected from the vehicle and was missing since the crash. The Stafford ...

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BEACH HAVEN - The LBI Summer Soiree that benefits David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is presented again by Community Partners and Title Sponsors D. Finelli Construction. The event will take place on August 9 from 7 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. at the Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club in Beach ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, ...

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HACKENSACK, NJ -- New Jersey business leaders and elected officials are praising the life and legacy of Joseph Simunovich, a towering figure in business, environmental sustainability and health care, after his unfortunate passing on Tuesday at the age of 78. Among his many accomplishments, ...

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STAFFORD - Barnegat and Waretown residents are able to obtain free Narcan at the CVS at 955 West Bay Avenue in Barnegat. The New Jersey Attorney General's Office announced that beginning this Tuesday, June 18, 2019, New Jersey residents will be able to obtain FREE Naloxone (Narcan) throughout ...

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NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ - Since January 2018, 100 New Jersey preteens have attempted suicide by drug overdose, according to data released by the New Jersey Poison Center. “This trend should sound the alarms. We have young children attempting suicide by overdose at a rate which continues to increase,” ...

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STAFFORD – Aldi supermarkets have announced a recall of flour sold in its stores that may contain E. coli bacteria. The recall applies to “Bakers Corner All Purpose Flour” which the supermarket chain sold in 11 states, including New Jersey. The flour affected by the recall was sold in a ...

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TRENTON – NJSave, an online portal aimed at streamlining the benefit application process for aging and disabled residents, received top honors by a national organization dedicated to increasing outreach and services for those populations. The Division of Aging Services (DoAS) of the New Jersey ...

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STAFFORD - The Eighth Annual Stafford Run for Hope benefit for David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation will take place on Sunday, June 9, 2019. "We want to thank William Wright for acting as A Beacon Of Hope for New Jersey families affected by a cancer diagnosis," said David ...

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STAFFORD - Southern Regional Boys Basketball Head Coach Eric Fierro announced recently the schedule for a number of weeks of basketball instruction this summer at the Southern Regional campus. Southern Boys Basketball Camps are designed to introduce area youth basketball players to the skills ...

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WARETOWN - The Township of Ocean is offering Door-to-Door Mall Bus Trips on the fourth Friday of most months this year. Please note there a couple of Thursday trips.  Cost:  $9.00 per person per trip.  No refunds.  Space is limited to 12 people. Residents: Call Michele (609) 693-3302 x 221 to ...

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