Health & Wellness

January 9, 2019

STAFFORD — About 30 patients were evacuated from the Manahawkin Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Manahawkin on Tuesday night after high levels of carbon monoxide were detected by alarm. The patients  were taken around 11 p.m. to the nearby Southern Ocean Medical Center or the Shore Meadow ...

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TOMS RIVER - Will you be the voice of a child in need? CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Ocean County is a non--profit that works with the most vulnerable members of our community, abused and neglected children that reside in foster care. We are looking for volunteers who are ...

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STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND - The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Watch for the area through late tonight The storm total of rainful is expected to be 2 to 3 inches, with locally higher amounts possible. Periods of moderate to heavy rain will result in flooding ...

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STAFFORD - Check out this brief video by Samantha Sarin, a Board Certified Behavior Analyst at Brett DiNovi & Associates, discusses evidenced-based practices to improve sleep. Clink link below.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9BspucggOQ&feature=youtu.be

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STAFFORD - The nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center reached a tentative agreement recently with Hackensack Meridian Health.  This is the second victory for the SOMC nurses after avoiding a decertification of the union back in November.   Unionized nurses at Jersey Shore University Medical ...

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STAFFORD - The Stafford Township Police Department, the Southern Ocean Medical Center, and members of the Southern Ocean County SWAT team conducted a joint, Active Shooter Drill on Wednesday, December 5. The drill took place in the Southern Ocean Medical Center's "Fast Track" area, and was ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is having their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 2 from 8-11 a.m. at TGI Fridays in Manahawkin The foundation raises money for families affected by cancer in our area.   David's Dream and Believe youth group ...

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EDISON– The Murphy Administration was joined Monday by anti-hunger advocates and higher education officials to announce it is expanding food assistance to career and technical education students at community colleges. During a visit to Middlesex County College, which earlier this year opened a ...

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ATLANTA, GA - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have now warned U.S. and Canadian consumers not to eat romaine lettuce after 32 people in 11 states were infected with a strain of Shiga toxin-producing E. coli. "CDC is advising that U.S. consumers not eat any romaine lettuce, ...

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STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND - It is not known if any measles cases exist in Southern Ocean County, as reporting suggests that most cases are in the central and northern section of the county.  Most of the cases reported are in Lakewood, where a large Jewish population exists.   The outbreak ...

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STAFFORD, NJ - David's Dream and Believe Cancer Foundation is having their 2nd Annual Pancake Breakfast with Santa on Sunday December 2 from 8-11 a.m. at TGI Fridays in Manahawkin The foundation raises money for families affected by cancer in our area.   David's Dream and Believe youth group ...

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STAFFORD and LONG BEACH ISLAND - Forecasters are predicting a lot of rain and wind in Southern Ocean County today.  Some areas in North Jersey are expecting 3-6 inches of snow. There is a Wind Advisory has been issued from 3 p.m. Thursday to 3 a.m. Friday. Winds are expected ot be sustained from ...

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STAFFORD — Unionized nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center (SOMC) rejected an attempt to eliminate their union rights with a landslide victory vote on November 13 and 14. Of the 87 percent of nurses who came out to vote, 85 percent voted yes to remain members of HPAE, NJ’s largest union of nurses ...

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STAFFORD - Stafford Township is now collecting items to stock the Free Little Pantry. In completing his Eagle Scout achievements, Parker Petty initiated the Free Little Pantry Project in Stafford Township earlier this year. Petty, his father and fellow Eagle Scouts began building and installing ...

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STAFFORD – Bu Quach is still missing.   After a strong search on Saturday in Ocean Acres, there was no success finding Mr. Quach. "Unfortunately we are still searching for our father," wrote his son Johnny Quach on Sunday.  "There are no new leads, the only thing we gained out of this, was the ...

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WAYNE, NJ — New Jersey resident Kenya Medard, who lost her husband to male breast cancer, detailed how her husband came to be diagnosed with male breast cancer and their journey through the progress of this disease. “We started noticing that my husband had a stain in his undershirt. We honestly ...

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TRENTON -  A joint resolution, brought forth by Assembly Members Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey, to designate the Monday before Thanksgiving as "A Day in the Life - Type 1 Diabetes Day" was approved Monday, October 29. JDRF is honored to announce that starting this year, the Monday before ...

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TOMS RIVER, NJ - Marjorie Catone, a client and friend of Christina Ha of Peaceful Birth NJ shared with us her experience with Christina and her Hypnobirthing classes.  Catone is an RN and has been for the past 13 years. She has worked at Jersey Shore UMC in the CardioVascular ICU for 12 years ...

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BRANT BEACH - The American Red Cross will be at St. Francis of Assisi Church Hall located at 4700 Long Beach Blvd., Long Beach Township, NJ on Wednesday, November 28, 2018 for a blood drive.  Hours are 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.    According to the Red Cross there is a CRITICAL NEED FOR BLOOD DONATIONS.  ...

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STAFFORD - At the Tuesday, October 23 meeting of the Stafford Township Council, the meeting began with the dedication of the Manahawkin Lake Pavilion in honor of Mayor John Spodofora.    The council read a proclamation that the Manahawkin Lake Park Pavilion will now be recognized and known as ...

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BEACH HAVEN - Do you love to run or get good exercise?  There is an opportunity to exercise and contribute to a tremendous cause and need in the Southern Ocean County area. The Southern Ocean County Hunger Foundation is an organization committed to combating hunger in the area.  The Hunger ...

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WAYNE, NJ -- Cheri Ambrose, Founder of the Male Breast Cancer Coalition, raises awareness about the rise in breast cancer diagnoses in men at the annual Women’s Wellness Expo held at the Passaic County Technical Institute. “The American Cancer Society puts the statistics out every year. This ...

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BEACH HAVEN - Tom and Sherry Hughes, owners of the Sea Shell Resort and Beach Club in Beach Haven blessed a great organization with a $25,000 donation this past weekend.  The Sea Shell held their 28th Annual Striped Bass Derby this weekend.  The weather was very challenging throughout most of ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND - The National Weather Service has reported the following information about the incoming nor'easter to the New Jersey area. Rain is expected in our area early on Friday evening.  The earliest will be minor.  The major nasty weather is going to be Saturday between 2 ...

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WAYNE, NJ - Dr. Charlene Gungil, Director & Health Officer of the Passaic County Department of Health Services, discusses the importance of local health departments throughout New Jersey, as well as the essential resources and services they provide to the public. “There is a lot out there,” ...

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TRENTON – The New Jersey Department of Human Services on Monday announced wages have increased for the direct support professionals who work with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to help them live successfully in communities. Governor Phil Murphy and the Legislature ...

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NEWARK, NJ - The New Jersey Department of Health said any person who was in Newark Liberty International Airport on Sept. 28, 2018, between 5:30 and 10:30 a.m. may have been exposed to measles. Someone flying from Tel Aviv in Israel had the highly contagious infection and arrived in Terminal B ...

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MANAHAWKIN, N.J.—The Health Professionals and Allied Employees—the union representing nurses at Southern Ocean Medical Center and other hospitals—accused Hackensack Meridian Health today of illegally orchestrating a union decertification effort using aggressive anti-union tactics that will ...

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STAFFORD - A few years back Ocean Acres residents were expecting to see a large Walgreens store at the corner of Route 72 and Nautilus Drive.  That occupancy was derailed by Walgreens acquiring Rite-Aid stores a few years back. Walgreens realized it had enough retail presence in our area and ...

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STAFFORD AND LONG BEACH ISLAND-  The incredibly rainy and damp summer has had a historical impact on the Southern Ocean County area with mold.  Many schools statewide are experiencing closed schools and classrooms until remediation is complete. How about home? If your residential or commercial ...

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