National Childhood Obesity Month

by Premier Health

September is National Childhood Obesity Month. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 1 in 5 children in the United States is obese. It is important to know the causes of obesity in children in order to combat it. There are many factors that contribute to childhood obesity. These factors include lack…

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National Immunization Awareness Month

by Premier Health

National Immunization Awareness is observed in the United States in August, to highlight the importance of immunization and vaccination in people of all ages. Vaccines are important and can prevent the spread of deadly diseases among children and adults.  The CDC estimates that for children born in the United States between 1994 and 2013, vaccination…

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Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month

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July is Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month. Approximately 300,000 children in the United States have been diagnosed with juvenile arthritis. While some children are only affected for a few months, chronic cases of juvenile arthritis may last a lifetime.  Although the exact cause of juvenile arthritis is unknown, it is believed to be caused by an…

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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