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July 25, 2017  

Family finds clues to teen's suicide in blue whale paintings

As Nadia's family researched the Blue Whale connection, they discovered what appeared to be an online suicide challenge that reportedly began in Russia two years ago. Since then, suicides suspected to have been inspired by Blue Whale have been reported in parts of central Asia, Europe and South America; Nadia's suicide appears to be the first in the United States influenced by the concept.

July 25, 2017  

Free Clinical Health Screenings Available to Women in Ocean County

The program provides free clinical breast examinations, mammograms, cervical exams and pap smears to uninsured women between the ages of 40 and 64. To qualify for the program, participants must meet specific income requirements.

A clinic will be held at the Family Planning Center in Lakewood, 290 River Avenue on Thursday, July 20, from 12 to 2:30 pm.

An additional clinic will be held at the Ocean Gynecologic and Obstetrical Associates (OGOA), 475 Route 70, Lakewood, on Friday, July 28 from 1:30 to 3:30 pm.

Appointments are required. For further information or to schedule an appointment, please call 732.557.3202.

July 25, 2017  

Not Naughty: 10 Ways Kids Appear to Be Acting Bad But Aren't

Here are 10 ways kids may seem like they’re acting "naughty," but really aren’t. When we recognize kids' unwelcome behaviors as reactions to environmental conditions, developmental phases, or our own actions, it lets us respond proactively, and with much more compassion.

July 10, 2017  

Community Medical Center Hosted 11th Annual Food Drive

For the past eleven years, Community Medical Center employees and members of the Medical Staff have collected and donated to local food pantries through Health Care Harvest, the hospital's annual summer food drive.

July 10, 2017  

Amid opioid epidemic, Vivitrol finds success marketing to judges and jailers

Alkermes’ marketing push led to Vivitrol’s growing acceptance as an opioid treatment in the criminal justice system — despite limited data on its effectiveness. Citing high dropout rates and higher risk of overdose, critics worry that jails and drug courts are now prioritizing its use over far better tested treatments.

June 27, 2017  

County Council for Young Children Survey

Please take just a few minutes to help the CCYC compile information on what is important to families by taking the brief survey using the link below.  The CCYC members created this survey based on our initial "Stars" project and what families have shared over the past year.