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February 28, 2024
SIGN UP NOW! OCHD ENCOURAGES STUDENTS TO EXPRESS THEIR CREATIVITY FOR THE ANNUAL PUBLIC HEALTH WEEK AWARENESS COMPETITION.

CALLING ALL CREATIVE STUDENTS!

The deadline is March 22nd, 2024. Multiple winners will be selected and will be recognized the first week of April. Call: 732-341-9700 ext. 7234, or email […]
February 28, 2024

ANNUAL SPRING FLING ADOPTION

We encourage residents to bring their dogs out for a little fun & games, dress them in costume, and then get their picture taken with the […]
February 22, 2024
Chemo Brain

HAVE YOU EXPERIENCED “CHEMO BRAIN” ?

You may notice things like these happening to you: Forgetting things that you usually remember, like names, dates, and common words Feeling “spaced out” or not […]
February 21, 2024
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SHINGLES AWARENESS WEEK

Shingles is avoidable. Getting the shingles vaccine is the best chance to reduce your likeliness of developing shingles. If you do get shingles, getting vaccinated can […]
February 14, 2024
CDC Lead in Children

IS YOUR CHILD & FAMILY AT RISK FOR LEAD POISONING?

Upon notification of a child with elevated blood lead levels, the Ocean County Health Department’s Childhood Lead Exposure Prevention Program works to prevent and control lead […]
February 12, 2024
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IMPORTANT PUBLIC HEALTH ALERT

LISTERIA OUTBREAK       Listeriosis is a serious illness caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria responsible for infection. The disease can be seen […]
February 8, 2024

WHAT IS THE OCHD “LIVE HEALTHY OCEAN COUNTY” PROGRAM?

The OCHD LHOC program provides FREE cardiovascular screenings (blood pressure, blood glucose, cholesterol, pulse and blood oxygen saturation) and nutritional education. The program has participated in […]
February 7, 2024
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NATIONAL CHILDREN’S DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

Hooray for Healthy Smiles     This year the campaign slogan, “Healthy Habits for Healthy Smiles,” with smile tips such as; Brush your teeth twice a […]
February 5, 2024
February is American Heart Month with a Pulse for Health

DO YOU HAVE A HEALTHY HEART?

OBSERVE AMERICAN HEART MONTH BY FOCUSING ON YOUR CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH! February is American Heart Month, a time when all people—especially women—are encouraged to focus on their […]