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Belmar Teen Battling Rare and Puzzling Digestive Condition Seeks Answers at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

August 30, 2017

BELMAR, NJ — Shayla Keefe says she does what she can to be a “normal teenager.” That means going to the beach, working to save money for college, and enjoying time with family and friends.

But most of the time, that is not possible for the 17-year-old, who has symptoms of superior mesenteric artery syndrome (SMAS) — a rare condition that occurs when the first part of ...

Rutgers Predicts Record Ragweed Season Triggered by Rainy Weather

NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ — This wet summer is likely to translate into a lot of runny noses, sneezing and itchy eyes for allergy sufferers.

The ragweed season began late in the New York/New Jersey metropolitan area with the sighting of the first grain of pollen on August 17 by Leonard Bielory, M.D., a National Allergy Bureau-certified pollen counter and specialist in allergy and immunology with ...

Six Farmers’ Market Foods You Should Never Feed Your Dog

BELMAR, NJ — One of the best things about summer is the plethora of farmers’ markets that pop up throughout the area. Enjoying locally grown produce is beneficial to humans, but these are some “people” foods that are unhealthy, or even deadly, for dogs.

Mushrooms. Just as some varieties of mushrooms are toxic to humans, many varieties are toxic to dogs.The best ...

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