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What’s it’s like for a school nurse in NJ: Hungry, exhausted, stressed students

They don't just hand out Band-Aids and test for fevers.

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A Pair Of Ocean County Hospitals Score Top Grades

When the time comes to check into a hospital, it's good to know that there are top notch medical facilities in Ocean County, including a pair of medical centers that just scored "A" grades on a national report card.

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Hats And Sunscreen: Not Just For Summer In Ocean County

The weather yesterday felt really summer-like so you may have put on sunscreen before you went out. Even though it's only April, we are wise to protect our skin from the sun...

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Learning to use a defibrillator could be a critical life saving decision

A heart attack can happen to anyone at anytime, and as a result Hackensack Meridian Health officials are ramping up efforts to teach the public how to use a defibrillator to help save lives at public events.

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Have drugs, need help? These NJ police stations won’t arrest you

Drug addicts will soon have more options in New Jersey to turn themselves in to police — not to be charged, but to be rehabilitated.

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Heroin: What’s The Answer? Prevention, Recovery or Jail [PUBLIC OPINION]

 

What is the answer to the heroin problem in New Jersey and right here at the Jersey Shore? Is it prevention, recovery or jail ? Wha...

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Here’s Why You’re Seeing Low Flying Helicopters In Ocean County

No, that is not an optical illusion. Yes, that helicopter really is flying that low.

Have you seen or heard this in your neighborhood and wondered what was going on?

Well, here's what's going on:

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UPDATE: Residents Who Live Within 10 Miles of Oyster Creek

We always hear it's best to be prepared and this is just what officials want you to do. The Ocean County Health Department will be providing residents who live within a 10-mile radius of Oyster Creek Nuclear Power Plant "Free Potassium Iodide" tablets.

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Four Golden Rules for understanding autism in NJ

New Jersey continues to have the highest rate of autism in the nation, with 1 in 41 children statewide now classified as on the autism spectrum. Here's how you can make their lives and the world we all share better.

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NJ puppy store investigated after sick, dying dogs spur fear of parvo outbreak

The Ocean County Health Department is investigating allegations that a pet store sold puppies that died shortly after they were brought home.

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