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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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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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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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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Non Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease( NAFLD): A Silent and Serious Epidemic

Fatty liver is a condition that is seen worldwide and is now the most common liver disorder in Western industrialized countries with a prevalence of more than 25%. It can be defined as the deposition of fat in the liver due to causes other than excessive alcohol use. What may increase your risk of developing…

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CBD Oil As a Medication

by Premier Health

Cannabidiol, colloquially known as CBD, is obtained from hemp in a Cannabis sativa plant. Hemp is the fiber of the cannabis plant, and it is not used as a recreational drug. While THC is the active chemical in marijuana and causes a high, hemp contains only trace amounts of THC. In 2018 a bill was…

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