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(Photo courtesy of Kristin McConnell)
(Photo courtesy of Kristin McConnell)
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Liz Takes a POUND Class in Manasquan

Pounding drumsticks on the floor during a workout? I'm in!

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Jennifer Felicetti
photo, courtesy of Val Christman
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Bone Marrow Drive For Matawan Mom

Just after this past Christmas Eve, Jennifer Felicetti, a Matawan resident and a loving wife and mom learned she was diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia. Doctors said her best treatment option is a bone marrow transplant, but no one in her family is a match.

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(Photo from Mo Keane)
(Photo from Mo Keane)
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Liz takes a HEAT class in Manasquan

It wasn't pretty...but I made it through the workout! Come join me for a class!

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Some key lessons when it comes to NJ Autism Awareness (nito100, ThinkStock)
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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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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)
(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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FoodBank of Monmouth and Ocean Counties
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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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