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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Spring Clean Your Health

by Premier Health

Prioritize Sleep Aim to sleep 7-9 hours a night. It is recommended to keep your bedroom as dark and quiet as possible to ensure a full night’s sleep. Try setting up a bedtime routine to help your body develop a schedule. It will be easier if you keep the schedule during the weekends as well…

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Heart Disease Prevention for Women

by Premier Health

February is Heart Health Month, and in the United States, heart disease is the leading cause of death for women.  “Heart disease” is a blanket term for several types of heart conditions, the most common being coronary artery disease, or CAD. CAD decreases blood flow to the heart, and can result in a heart attack. …

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Coronavirus

by Premier Health

A potentially dangerous coronavirus outbreak has claimed the lives of at least 17 people. The strain of this particular coronavirus originated in China and has spread to at least 5 other countries, including the United States. With an epidemic of this proportion, it is important to become educated on coronavirus, and how to prevent spreading…

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Healthy Winter Eating Habits

by Premier Health

by Macayla Mack 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…

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Common Cold Prevention

by Premier Health

Many illnesses wreak havoc on the population in the winter, and the common cold is no exception. According to the CDC, adults get colds an average of 2-3 times per year, and that number is even higher in children. The common cold is caused by coronaviruses and rhinoviruses, and it is the most common infectious…

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Part 3 Influenza: How Is It Diagnosed And Treated?

Not every patient requires testing to determine whether or not they have Influenza. It can be diagnosed by clinical presentation of symptoms. However, other viral illnesses can cause similar symptoms, so there are numerous tests available. Testing is done primarily for patients who present certain risk factors. Rapid influenza tests are done in medical offices,…

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Part 2: Influenza – Who Is At Risk & How To Prevent It

Everyone is at risk for getting influenza, but there are groups more at risk for complications: Elderly patients (65+), pregnant women, young children, asthmatics, and patients with COPD, coronary artery disease, diabetes, or compromised immune systems, as well as those with other chronic health conditions that may make one susceptible to illness. Prevention: Vaccination is…

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Vitamin D Deficiency

by Premier Health

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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Part 1: What is Influenza?

Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. The virus can potentially cause mild to severe illness, and can lead to significant complications in those with comorbid conditions like asthma and COPD, and in those with compromised immune systems. Significant problems, including death, can also arise in the elderly and young…

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