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Millstone Middle School Principal Dr. Trish Bogusz has been nominated for the 2022-23 National LifeChanger of the Year award. Sponsored by the National Life Group Foundation, LifeChanger of the Year rec ognizes and rewards the very best K-12 educators and school district employees across the United States who are making a difference in the lives of students by exemplify ing excellence, positive influence and leadership.

Bogusz was nominated by her school counselor, Lindsay Perine, for empowering her staff and students at Millstone Middle School to believe in their capabilities. Her nomination was supported by multiple parents and member of the community. “She is a force of nature with her positive attitude and endless energy and enthusiasm,” commented Amy Jacobson, a parent of a student. “She has been such a gift to my children, mentoring my daughter as she begins her career in education and supporting and investing in the futures of my sons.” Bogusz makes time to be present in hallways where she can connect with her colleagues and students. Bogusz makes everyone feel seen and heard by showing genuine interest in every individual she is met with and never neglects the needs of her community. Bogusz strives to keep a positive attitude and hopes no one leaves a school day without feeling that there is someone who understands and cares for them. “Dr. Boguz’s passion and dedication to education is only matched by her commitment to providing a safe and supportive environment for stu dents, staff and parents. She has become so much more than an educator to many of her students, impacting their lives in consequential and pow erful ways.” said Jacobson. ABOUT LIFECHANGER OF THE YEAR Each school year, LifeChanger of the Year receives hundreds of nominations from all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Eighteen individual LifeChanger of the Year awards will be given during the 2022-2023 school year. (1) Grand Prize Winner – will receive $10,000 to be shared with their school/district. (4) Grand Prize Finalists – will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school/district. (10) LifeChanger Award Winners – will receive $3,000 to be shared with their school/district. (1) Spirit Award Winner – This award is given to the nominee whose community demonstrates the most support for their nomination. The winner will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school/district. (1) Capstone Award Winner - This award is given to a nominee retiring at the end of the 2022 23 school year. The winner will receive $3,000 to be shared with their school or district. (1) Spotlight Award Winner – This award is given to a nominee in a specific discipline each year. The winner will receive $5,000 to be shared with their school or district. Winners are chosen by a selection committee comprised of former winners and education professionals, and will be announced in early 2023. Nominees must be K-12 teachers or school district employees. To be considered for an award, nominees must • Make a positive impact in the lives of students • Enhance their school or district’s atmosphere, culture and pride • Demonstrate exemplary leadership at the school and/or district level • Possess a proven record of professional excellence • Show commitment to building a nurturing environment that supports learning • Adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards A resource page with ideas for how to celebrate nominees can be found at http://lifechan To view Dr. Trish Bogusz’s LifeChanger of the Year nomi nee profile, or to nominate someone from your school community, visit www.LifeChang




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By, Pam Teel March 21 st is World Down syndrome Day, (WDSD), which is a global awareness day officially observed by the United Nations since 2012. The date for WDSD - the 21 st day of the 3rd month, was selected to signi fy the uniqueness of the triplication (trisomy) of the 21 st chromosome, which causes Down syndrome. Down syndrome (or Trisomy 21) is a condition in which a person has an extra chromo some. Chromosomes are “packages” of genes in the body. They determine how a baby’s body forms and functions as it grows. Around 1 in every 800 babies will be born with Down syn drome. Down syndrome occurs naturally: there is no known cause. It usually causes varying degrees of intellectual and physical disability and associated medical issues. Most of us have 23 pairs of 2 chromosomes for a total of 46. Those with Down syndrome have an extra copy of the 21st chromosome. (Thus, the name Trisomy 21) Down syndrome affects every gender, race, nationality, and socioeconomic status. There are approximately 6000 babies born every year with Down syndrome. Services to help people with Down syndrome have changed dramatically in the past half


century. In the 1960s, when a baby was born with Down syndrome, one of the only options was to institutionalize a child. Luckily around the early 1970s, things changed for the better. More emphasis went into programs that focused on education and treating other related health issues. There’s no way to cure Down syndrome because it’s a genetic condition, but there are many ways to help people living with the condition manage their disabilities and lead happy and productive lives. It’s not as much about treating Down syndrome, but more about finding therapies and services that make a positive impact. It really comes down to the in dividual, and treatments should be based on what each person needs. For children with Down syndrome, early intervention should start as soon as possible. Under federal law, states must offer free, appropriate public education for all children with (Ds) as part of the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act, for all children with Down syndrome. The law includes coverage of Early Intervention services designed to help address the developmental delays children with Down syndrome face. Such services are available and should be started any time after birth until the child turns 3, or until the child is eligible to enter kindergarten. If you are looking for information on this, check out the National Early Childhood Technical Assistance Center’s helpful list of resources for families. These programs provide children with Down syndrome the various types of therapies they need and that have been proven beneficial, including occupational therapy, physical therapy, and speech therapy. Early intervention will definitely dictate the trajectory for your child. Becca and Andrew Rollo, from Millstone Township, received a diagnosis quite early that their fourth child had Down syndrome. It gave them plenty of time to experience a wide range of feelings on waiting for her delivery. They wondered if they would ever have a chance to go on vacations or take day trips with a child with Down syndrome, or even function as a typical family. Sadie was born May 26, 2020 at CentraState Hospital during the pandemic. Having a baby with a disability during a pandemic actually had a lot of silver linings for the couple because it gave them so much family time doting on the new baby, and a chance to get to know Sadie in a judgment free zone before stepping out into the great, wide world as her advocates. The Rollo’s felt blessed to have found invaluable resources that helped take that fear out of them. One such resource, DSDN (Down syndrome Diagnosis Network), runs support groups for parents through Facebook. “There is a private pregnancy support group, and once your baby is born, they group you into a birth group with other babies born the same calendar year as your baby. Sadie has quite the epic crew of “homies with extra chromies” and we have found an amazing community in the “Lucky Few.” They often say it’s the best club you never would have thought to join. There is a shared experience instantly that bonds families in the Ds community that feels very special. We would be lost without our local group, Network 21 serving Monmouth & Ocean counties. Having others who have gone before and paved the way gives a family new to the journey so much hope and reassurance. While on this journey, I was in spired with some other “lucky mamas” to collect funds to send some “sunshine” to other disability families in an hour of need. We have formally become a 501(c)3, 321 Sunshine. You can find out more at,” stated Sadie’s mother Becca. There is even a platform on Instagram, started by one of Becca’s friends called: @happinessisdownsyndrome, which has advocacy videos for moms with new diagnosis. “Sadie’s smile lights up a room and she loves to say hi to anyone and everyone. She is known to request hugs and go into the arms of complete strangers and charms them in an instant. No, she’s not always happy- she feels all the feelings the same way the rest of us do, but it does feel like that extra chromosome gave her an extra dose of love to share with the world,” Becca noted. Sign language has been very helpful for Sadie to bridge the gap in communication. People with Down syndrome tend to be visual learners, so she picks up on signs quickly. It also alleviates some difficulty caused by having low muscle tone, which extends to the tongue, which has 8 muscles. As Sadie adds spoken words to her vocabulary, the ASL signs helps to understand her speech by differentiating between words she may say similarly. She has a Signing Time sub scription and according to Becca, the videos by Rachel Coleman have taught her so much at such a young age.




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Harish, a first-year at the University of Connecticut (UConn), has been a dancer for most of her life, often forming with her younger sister and most recently, becoming a member of Husky Bhangra, a competitive dance team at UConn. While dance has been an opportunity for her to connect with other people, she said it was also the reason the Harish's welcomed Teddi, a Shih Tzu Yorkie puppy, to their family in January of 2018. “My sister really, really wanted a dog,” she said. “She eventually convinced my mom that if we won a dance competition that my mom would get us a dog, and we ended up winning.” Even though Harish was reluctant about bringing in another pet following the passing of previous family pets, and her parents were initially against the idea of owning a dog due to religious beliefs, the Harish’s soon began their search for a puppy. cause of her mother’s fear of large dogs, the family was keen on getting a small dog that was more practical said they looked at local shelters such as The Humane Society and Sammy's Hope, but later connected with a breeder from New York where they quickly bonded with Teddi, who was just a couple of weeks shy from turning 3 months old at the time. “We actually brought her home that night, too,” Harish said. look after.


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She said Teddi was fearful when her family arrived back to New Jersey from New York as it was Teddi’s first time alone without her two brothers by her side. Though it took some time for Teddi to become comfortable in her new home and for the Harish’s to become adjusted as well, Teddi now enjoys seeing new people and has made the family complete. “Honestly, I think my mom…and my dog have become so close over the years. You can’t separate them at all,” Harish said. “Whenever [Teddi’s] sick…my mom is the first person she goes to for comfort.” In fact, Teddi joins the family for walks around the community, movie nights, hikes at Thompson Park and games of hide-and-go-seek. Teddi also partakes in the tradition of wearing an Indian dress, presenting food to be blessed during religious ceremonies and celebrating different cultural festivals. Typically, Teddi’s routine consists of going on a walk around the outside of the house as well as surrounding areas, having kibble with chicken gravy for breakfast, practicing tricks, taking a bath, eating a snack of either a biscuit or an egg and having her paws cleaned depending on the weather. Despite attending school in a different state and no longer seeing Teddi everyday, Harish said she looks forward to spending time with Teddi when she visits her family for the holidays. “Taking care of a pet…also reminds you to take care of yourself,” she said. “You put that love out there and you get so much love back, and it’s just the best feeling ever.”


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Antheia Gynecology, located in East Windsor, NJ, provides expert gynecological and surgical care to women of all ages, keeping up with the most recent advances in gynecology, including robotic surgery. Dr. Helen Simigiannis has been in private practice since 2005. She is a board-certified OB/ GYN, who received her undergraduate degree in the Biological Sciences at Rutgers Uni versity in 1993. She then received her M.D. from Ross University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in Obstetrics and Gynecology at Creighton University Medical Center. When she started up Antheia Gynecology, her primary focus was on in dividualized and attentive gynecologic ambulatory and minimally invasive surgical care. Working with her is Valerie Fulton, a Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner. Dr. Simigiannis is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, a member of the North American Menopause Society, where she has achieved the distinc tion of National Certified Menopause Practitioner. She is a member of the American As sociation of Gynecologic Laparoscopists, (AAGL), North American Society for Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology, the American Society for Colposcopy and Cervical Patholo gy, the International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health and the National Vul vodynia Association. She is also member of the medical staff at Penn Medicine Princeton Health Center in Plainsboro and CentraState Medical Center in Freehold. The team offers well-woman exams, Pap smears, human papillomavirus (HPV) and sex ually transmitted disease (STD) testing, birth control consultations, and treatment for painful sexual intercourse. It also treats a number of conditions like pelvic pain, abnormal periods, vaginitis, endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and urinary incontinence. They also offer cutting-edge in-office treatments like the Monalisa Touch® to restore vaginal health for menopausal women. The practice also focuses on diagnosing and treating menopause symptoms. Dr. Simigiannis is a certified menopause specialist that values open communi cation and individualized menopause care. The Doctor also offers minimally invasive and robotic surgery, which offers shorter hospi tal stays, less post operative pain, less scarring, shorter recovery times and quicker return to normal activities. If you are looking for expert Gynecological Care, check out their website at and book online, or phone the office at 609-448-7800. Also, check out the great reviews from actual patients. The office is located at 375 US Highway 130 / Suite 103. (Right next to Americana Kitchen and Bar.) Hours are Monday-Thursday (8:30-4:30) Friday (8-2). The team is accepting new patients and looking forward to inviting you into the practice!

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KNEE PAIN Dr. Scott Paris

QUESTION: What’s the best way to treat knee arthritis? Consider a non-surgical treatment that really works!

O s teoarthritis of the knee is the #1 leading cause of disability in the U.S. Over 27 million people suffer with knee arthritis and that number continues to grow. With knee arthritis, the cartilage breaks down and wears away, leaving the bones to rub together causing pain swelling stiffness and limited range of motion. As the cartilage breaks down, the knee loses its lubricating fluid. We found that by replacing this lubricating fluid with a natural substance called Hyaluronate, the lubrication is restored and many patients experience amazing pain relief.

DOES IT HURT? Many of our patients report that they feel little to no pain at all! We do everything possible to minimize any pain from the procedure, from pain relieving spray and a local anesthetic, to precision guidance that ensures we are always in the right spot. WILL MY INSURANCE COVER HYALURONATE? This procedure is covered by most major insurance companies including Medicare. Our insurance department pre-verifies every patient. WHO WILL BE PERFORMING THE HYALURONATE PROCEDURE? Dr. Scot Paris is the medical physician who performs the Hyaluronate injection. Dr. Paris is trained as a general surgeon and has extensive experience with a variety of surgical procedures. With his conservative approach, he has excelled in the non-surgical treatment of knee pain with the use of fluoroscopy guided Hyaluronate injections. SO HOW DO I KNOW IF YOUR KNEE PAIN TREATMENT PROGRAM WILL HELP ME? If you are tired of suffering with painful arthritis of the knee, and you want to see if the latest advances in non-surgical treatment can help, all you have to do is call 732-683-1800 to set up a risk free consultation. During the consultation

WHAT IS HYALURONATE AND HOW DOES IT WORK? Hyaluronate is a natural lubricating fluid that acts as a lubricant and shock absorber inside the knee joint. The substance in Hyaluronate is normally found in high levels in healthy joints. Replacing the hyularonic acid with Hyaluronate lubricates the joint and reduces pain. Hyaluronate has been administered over 40 million times and has been proven to provide long-lasting relief of knee pain from osteoarthritis. WHAT IF YOU ALREADY TRIED KNEE INJECTIONS? If you have had injections like this in the past and experienced poor results, there is still hope! Many doctors in this area offer similar injections, but very few use precision fluoroscopy guidance. Fluoroscopy guidance ensures that the pain relieving Hyaluronate reaches the knee capsule where it bonds with the joint fluid to create a lubricating and cushioning layer. Without fluoroscopy, it is estimated that doctors “miss” the capsule over 30% of the time resulting in poor results. We want each and every one of our patients to have the greatest chance of success, so every injection is done with precision fluoroscopy guidance to ensure that the Hyaluronate gets into the capsule 100% of the time. Because of this, patients who previously felt little to no relief with non-flouroscopy guided injection are now getting excellent results. The other “big difference” in our results is the multitude of other supportive care options that we have available to enhance the effectiveness of the Hyaluronate procedure. These options include state of the art medical laser treatment, physical therapy, manipulation, corrective osteoarthritis bracing (takes pressure off the damaged section of the knee), and natural anti-inflammatory products. The combination of these treatments offers you what we feel is the most comprehensive non-surgical knee treatment program available.

all of your questions will be answered in a warm and friendly environment. Knee replacement surgery is a very extreme measure to take without considering all of your other options first. Once it’s done there is no turning back. For that reason we encourage you to schedule an appointment to see if you are a candidate for Hyaluronate treatment.

We are proud to offer our patients a comprehensive knee pain treatment program that includes the best non surgical methods to relieve pain all under one roof. We look forward to having the opportunity to help you feel better. Take the first step in ending your knee pain and call to schedule an appointment today!

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Avoid Being Pulled Over by The Police By John Bazzurro Obviously, the easy way to avoid being pulled over is to refrain from violating any traffic violations. However, in my practice, I have recently seen a number of people pulled over for reasons other than moving violations under the traffic code. Because the first defense for attorneys in representing individuals in municipal court is to challenge whether or not the officer had appropriate cause under New Jersey law to actually make the stop in the first place, any “legal” reason that an officer has to effectuate a traffic stop makes the attorneys’ defense of any case much more difficult. Other than moving violations, the four most used violations by officers to validate a potential, otherwise “illegal” traffic stop have to do with simple equipment violations that can be resolved rather quickly and inexpensively. The first equipment violation relates to the “improper” covering of a license plate by a license plate frame. License plate frames are generally the plastic “frames” that are given out by most car dealers or that can be bought in any automotive store. New Jersey law prohibits a motor vehicle from having a license plate frame which conceals or otherwise obscures “any marking” on the license plate. Thus, if a portion of the words “New Jersey” or “Garden State” is obscured on your license plate in any way, a police officer has the legal right to effectuate a traffic stop. The second violation relates to items hanging off of your rearview mirror and other obstructions of the windshield and front side windows. New Jersey law prohibits the operation of any vehicle which is “constructed, equipped or loaded” so as to “unduly” interfere with the driver’s vision. New Jersey case law has held that items hanging from the rearview mirror could fall under the language of this statute. However, the statute also includes the existence of stickers, signs, radar detectors, navigation systems or any other device or mechanism attached to the front windshield. The third violation relates to tinted windows. The same statute that restricts the hanging of anything from the rear view mirror also has been construed to hold that tinted windows constitute such an obstruction of view and, as such, the tinting of any three of your front windows would constitute appropriate cause for a law enforcement officer to pull you over even where you have not committed a moving traffic violation. The fourth violation relates to broken lights on your vehicle such as headlights, taillights, brake lights and signal lights. Even where you have not committed a moving traffic violation, a law enforcement officer has appropriate cause to effectuate a traffic stop where he observes that one of your lights is not operational. It should be noted that the fines and penalties for these violations, in and of themselves, are not excessive. However, as is often the case, the law enforcement officers, upon effectuating a traffic stop will then observe that the driver or passengers in the vehicle have violated other motor vehicle and/or criminal statutes such as driving while intoxicated (DWI), driving under the influence (DUI), possession of controlled dangerous substances (CDS), possession of drug paraphernalia, open containers of alcohol in a vehicle, possession of a weapon or any other offenses which the officer may observe during a traffic stop. Once you are pulled over for a valid reason, it is difficult for an attorney to challenge the traffic stop on the basis of articulable suspicion or probable cause. Accordingly, in light of all of the above, it is prudent to make sure that your motor vehicle complies with all of the above statutes in order to prevent being pulled over by law enforcement even where you have not actually committed a moving traffic violation.

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