There are now two pneumonia vaccines for adults, the well-established PCV-23 (known as Pneumovax) and PCV-13 (known as Prevnar). The second vaccine has been used in children for years, but only recently has been recommended for general use in adults. Used together, they help protect you from a number of the most common strains of...Read More
Most common upper respiratory infections (URI) are caused by viruses, not bacteria. So antibiotics will not be helpful, and may be detrimental. The human immune system is very efficient in clearing most infections. The most common viral infections include colds, flu, upper respiratory infections, sinus and ear infections, and sore throats. Do not be surprised...Read More
Integrated Medicine Alliance, Monmouth County’s leader in health and wellness, is proud to announce that Family Practice of Middletown has been recognized by the New Jersey Academy of Family Physicians (NJAFP) with its Patient-Centered Innovation Award. One of IMA’s seven primary care practices, Family Practice of Middletown was cited for its creation of a Geriatric...Read More
With high school students across New Jersey getting excited about attending their Prom, parents may be worrying about the high cost of dresses, tuxes and limos. But another danger is lurking, and it is one that can affect your family much more seriously – increased risk of melanoma and other skin cancers because of tanning...Read More
In the United States about a third of everyone over the age of 20 has high blood pressure or Hypertension. Another number that is troublesome is that one out of every four adults or 50 million people in the USA alone suffer from hypertension as well. Known as the “Silent Killer,” many people who suffer...Read More
Influenza (flu) is a contagious illness that hits our area every year, generally between October and May. People who have the flu are often bedridden for days and experience a variety of symptoms, some of the most common being high fever, cough and fatigue. Some sufferers develop pneumonia, a lung infection, which can require hospitalization. ...Read More
Integrated Medicine Alliance is made up of nearly 40 dedicated health care providers who have joined together to offer even better care to patients in Monmouth County. We offer urgent care, primary care, family care, and specialized care.