Winter Activity and Sports Injuries

by Premier Health

Injuries From Participation in Winter Sports and Activities The cold weather marks the beginning of many seasonal activities as the weather changes and schools begin transitioning to winter sports. Students take part in team sports such as wrestling and basketball, while others, including adults, enjoy ice hockey, skiing, snowboarding and sledding.  All active recreational endeavors require participants to maintain varying levels of physical strength and…

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Cervical Cancer Awareness

by Premier Health

Your risk of developing cervical cancer can be lowered by getting regularly screened, from age 21 onward.  The 2 tests that are available to help detect and prevent cervical cancer are: the Pap smear test and the HPV (human papillomavirus)  test. The Pap smear detects precancerous cells which can turn into cancer cells if not…

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Healthy Winter Eating Habits

by Premier Health

Curb Your Carb Craving! The colder season tends to ignite our cravings for more carbs and comfort foods. To counter this, eat protein-packed breakfasts to keep your energy levels up throughout the day. Be sure to have low-fat and healthy snacks on hand as well! Add Omega 3 Fatty Acids! Omega 3 fatty acids are…

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Vitamin D Deficiency

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Vitamin D is necessary to keep your body functioning correctly. It can be found in various foods, and your skin creates it by using sunlight. When your body cannot absorb vitamin D through food or sunlight, deficiency occurs.  Vitamin D has many functions, including keeping your bones strong, absorbing calcium, and working with the parathyroid…

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You Are NOT Alone

by Premier Health

Millions of people worldwide quietly battle mental health issues each year. Around 1-in-5 people globally have a mental health disorder at any given time. Mental health disorders include those which are familiar to most people, such as depression and anxiety, but include others as example, ADHD, impulse disorders and PTSD.  According to the National Institute…

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Low Back Pain

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  Low back pain is an extremely common medical problem. It has been estimated  between 75-85% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point during their life. Back pain is also a very common reason to see a physician, ranking the third most common reason by a recent Mayo Clinic study. Low back…

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Virtual Mental Health Resources

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During this pandemic, many people are feeling a strain on their mental wellbeing. It is important to know that you are not alone, and there are several resources available online that could offer help during your time of need. We’ve compiled a list of online mental health resources that are accessible during quarantine.  BetterHelp BetterHelp…

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Simple Ways To Start Moving More During Quarantine

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Exercise is imperative in maintaining physical and mental wellbeing during the lockdown. And while many are enjoying taking walks around the block, others may be finding the task redundant. Here are some creative ways to exercise during the pandemic that go beyond your neighborhood stroll. Biking This activity is perfect for maintaining social distancing while…

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COVID Anxiety and Sleep

by Premier Health

Many people are reporting increased anxiety due to coronavirus and being in quarantine. According to the American Psychiatry Association, one third of recently polled individuals have reported the pandemic having a negative effect on their mental wellbeing. While several people are facing economic hardship, in addition to worrying about loved ones’ health, it is easy…

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Healthy Activities To Do While You’re Social Distancing

by Premier Health

Stay-at-home orders have been issued across the state of New Jersey, leaving lots of us with cabin fever. While staying indoors is best for your health and the health of everyone around you, this is no doubt an unprecedented amount of time to be spending time alone. Here are some activities that will help keep…

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