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Experts are saying that this year’s flu season is off to an early start. The CDC is reporting a higher number of patients who have already contacted the flu and are expecting numbers to rise over the holidays. Experts base our flu numbers on Australia’s flu numbers and this year, Australia has had the worst...
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Avoiding Holiday Weight Gain This time of year can be difficult to eat well. There are too many parties, drinks, treats and traditions to distract us from our dietary goals. Enjoy yourself and face the fact that you may gain a pound or two this month. Try some of the techniques listed below to help...
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Tuesday, November 14th is World Diabetes Day and 1 in 3 Americans has prediabetes.  People who have prediabetes have blood sugar levels that are higher than normal but not high enough to have diabetes.  Developing diabetes can lead to health problems such as higher risk for heart attack, stroke, blindness and amputation of the foot...
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This Saturday, October 28th is National Prescription Take Back Day at area Police Stations. This day was developed to help provide a safe, convenient and responsible method to disposing of prescription drugs. Drop boxes will be set up at the Rumson Police Department and Red Bank Police Departments from 10am-2pm on Saturday, October 28th, 2017....
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If you are already enrolled in Medicare, you will be receiving a new card sometime between April 2018 and April 2019. The new cards will contain a new Medicare Number that is unique to you and will be used instead of your Social Security Number. Medicare is moving to the new Medicare Number to protect...
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Integrated Medicine Alliance’s new and improved Patient Portal is now online! IMA’s new patient portal is easier to navigate than ever and gives you more information in a better format, as well as a simple way to communicate with your caregiver. The portal also features a ‘no-wait’ password reset.  As an IMA patient, you will...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
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