Hepatitis A

by Premier Health

It is estimated that 2,800 people in the United States are infected with Hepatitis A virus, many of which do not know they have the disease. Hepatitis A is an acute illness, meaning it does not stay in your system long term. Those afflicted with the virus either get over the infection, or go on…

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Hepatitis Awareness

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An estimated 300 million people worldwide are living with the hepatitis virus without even knowing it. Without proper medical attention, people will continue to suffer from this insidious disease. July 28th is World Hepatitis Day, and it is important to know the signs and symptoms of the different viral strains. Symptoms  Fatigue Flu-like symptoms Dark…

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Contact Dermatitis: Poison Ivy & Poison Oak

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Contact dermatitis occurs when skin comes in contact with an allergen. An allergen is a protein  that a person’s body recognizes as foreign and mounts an immune response against it. On the skin this manifests as a red, itchy rash. Contact with the oil of certain plants containing allergens, such as poison ivy and poison…

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Not Just Lyme: Anaplasmosis

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In the months of June through September, tick-borne illnesses in New Jersey run rampant. Healthcare providers at Premier Health Associates have extensive experience treating all tick-borne disease, so if you are unsure we advise seeing one of our physicians. While Lyme disease is well-known and common, ticks transmit various diseases. Anaplasmosis is a lesser-known tick-borne…

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Not Just Lyme: Powassan Virus

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Most people are familiar with Lyme disease as one of the most common tick-borne illnesses in the United States. However, there are several other illnesses that can be transmitted to humans by ticks. One potentially deadly tick-borne illness is Powassan virus, which although rare, the number of reported cases has increased in recent years. 33…

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The Dangers of Lyme Disease

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Tick-borne illnesses have been on a steady rise in New Jersey over the past two decades. In 2017, there were 3,629 confirmed cases of Lyme disease according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With tick-borne illnesses on the rise, it is important to understand the implications of leaving Lyme disease untreated….

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The Warning Signs of Heat-Related Illnesses

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With summer right around the corner, heat-related illnesses are on the rise. Sunburn and heat stroke are two common illnesses that can result from being exposed to high temperatures and too much sunlight. According to the CDC, the most heat-related deaths between 1999 to 2010 occurred between the months of May to September, with the…

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You Are NOT Alone

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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 that between 75-85% of Americans will suffer from back pain at some point in his or her life. Back pain is also a very common reason to see a physician, ranking the third most common reason by a recent Mayo Clinic…

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The Purpose of Preventative Healthcare

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Each year, millions of people die from preventative deaths. Leading causes include cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease, diabetes and infectious disease. People also die from the effects of inactive lifestyle and poor diet as well as poor lifestyle choices. The purpose of a routine healthcare exam is to take measures for disease prevention, with the…

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