Virtual Mental Health Resources

by Premier Health

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

by Premier Health

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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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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