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Just Days Til the New Whole Foods Opens in Wall

Whole Foods is donating a portion of its opening-day sales to an amazing place! So get there on Wednesday to support a great cause.

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1 in 48 children in Jersey have autism. (Devonyu, ThinkStock)
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More children getting autism in NJ, which already has highest rate in nation

In New Jersey, boys are 4.2 times more likely to have autism than girls. White and black children were more likely to be diagnosed than Hispanic children.

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Autism awareness ribbon (Wavebreakmedia Ltd, ThinkStock)
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No change in how common autism is in US kids: about 1 in 68

About 1 in 68 school-aged children have autism or related disorders. That's the same as it was when health officials checked two years earlier.

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New FDA Mercury Testing Contradicts Government Statements On Tuna Safety
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Canned Tuna Recall

Check your shelves....and throw out this tuna if you have it!

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(photo by liz jeressi)
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Thanks to Those in the Brick Area for your Generous Donations

We had so much fun doing our morning show from the IHOP in Brick earlier this week to help kids who need special care. Here's how much was raised.

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Grant To FoodBank of Monmouth & Ocean Counties Will Help Local Kids

The FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties has received a grant that will go a long way to help kids in our area.

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Point Pleasant Beach Girl Creates Website for Bullying Victims

A young woman who suffered for years as a victim of bullying in school has decided to turn her wounds into a tool to help others.

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A drug more powerful than heroin, but with less severe penalties

Federal drug officials have said the prescription opioid known as fentanyl has the potential to be 50 times more powerful than heroin. But here in New Jersey, the penalties for manufacturing and dispensing fentanyl is different than those associated with heroin. A new bill in Trenton aims to change that.

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(Photo courtesy of Tom Coleman)
(Photo courtesy of Tom Coleman)
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Kids and Adults to Jump Into the Frigid Ocean in Manasquan Saturday

You thought the Ice Bucket Challenge was cold? Well how about a plunge into the Atlantic on a freezing cold day when the temps are only in the teens to benefit one of the worst diseases imaginable?

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Pit bull puppies may have been exposed to rabies in Monmouth County

Three people have been bit by a rabid dog, and a fourth had close contact — and now other puppies may be at risk.

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Wear Red This Friday!

There's an awesome reason that you should wear red this Friday.

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Warning Signs That You May Be Headed For (or Are Already Having) Heart Trouble

We are now in American Heart Month, but we should pay attention to our hearts all year long, not just during February. Everything else your body does is dependent on how well your heart is working, so if it's at risk of problems, you need to find out why.

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Category: Health, News

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