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April 26, 2022

NATIONAL ADOPT A SHELTER PET DAY REMINDS US THERE ARE SO MANY CATS AND DOGS IN NEED OF FOREVER HOMES!

(Toms River) – Every year, over 6.5 million companion animals end up in shelters across the United States. Most of these pets are sweet and loving […]
March 24, 2022

OCHD REMINDER: FREE POTASSIUM IODIDE (KI) PILL PROGRAM DISCONTINUED AFTER OYSTER CREEK SHUTDOWN

(Toms River) –  The Ocean County Health Department (OCHD) is reminding residents that since the 2018 closure of the Oyster Creek Nuclear Generating Station, the free […]
March 23, 2022

MARCH IS NATIONAL COLORECTAL CANCER AWARENESS MONTH!

 ANNUAL SCREENINGS FOR INDIVIDUALS OVER 45 SAVE LIVES! This year, more than 145,600 people will be diagnosed with colorectal cancer and more than 51,000 will die […]
March 16, 2022

WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU!

The Ocean County Health Department is inviting you to participate in a brief survey regarding your thoughts and perceptions of substance use disorder. Please know your […]
March 10, 2022

American Diabetes Association Diabetes Alert Day is on March 22, 2022!

 Learn more about this Silent Killer Did You Know? Diabetes affects about 34.2 million Americans or about 10.5 percent of the U.S. population. Nearly 1 in […]
March 4, 2022

Join the Ocean County WIC Program to celebrate National Nutrition Month (NNM)! 

  WIC’s nutrition education and services are critical for establishing healthy eating habits for young families. To celebrate both NNM and WIC, post a picture of […]
March 2, 2022

Alarming Trend in New Jersey

  Dramatic Increase in Youth Self-Harm Attempts     (New Jersey) – What does an 11-year-old in North Jersey, a 13-year-old in South Jersey and a […]
February 18, 2022

HAVING HALITOSIS STINKS!

 WHAT CAUSES BAD BREATH AND HOW CAN YOU TREAT IT? OCHD PROVIDES KEY ORAL HYGIENE TIPS. (Toms River) –  For the past few years, many people […]
February 14, 2022

DO THE WINTER BLUES MAKE YOU SAD.  YOU ARE NOT ALONE.

  OCHD OFFERS TIPS TO HELP COPE WITH SEASONAL AFFECTIVE DISORDER.   (Toms River -)  The holidays are long gone, the pandemic is still hanging around […]