By

Kate Johnson
Influenza (flu) is a contagious illness that hits our area every year generally between October and May.  People who have the flu are often bed ridden for days with fever, cough, fatigue, etc.  Many people are infected each year and some develop pneumonia which can require hospitalization.  Thousands die each year from the flu. So...
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Balanced meals should include fiber and protein sources for sustained (slow-burning) energy to last throughout the day. Snacks should be planned the same way, including produce or a whole grain to add filling fiber and nut/seed butters (as school allows), cheese or yogurt, nitrate-free lunchmeat/poultry, or hummus for packable protein sources. To limit added sugar...
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Measles is a very contagious viral illness.  90% of unvaccinated people will contract the disease if not previously vaccinated.  It is considered the most deadly of all childhood rash/fever illnesses. How Measles Is Transmitted Measles is transmitted by droplets from infected persons.  The virus can live on infected surfaces and in the air for up...
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Blood donations are at an all time low.  You can help save a life by donating a pint of blood.  Here are some helpful tips to know before you donate blood. How does donating blood help? It is estimated that each pint of blood donated can be used in about three life-saving operations.  Hospitals are...
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Integrated Medicine Alliance is a group of more than 40 dedicated health care providers who joined together to offer better care to our patients in Monmouth County. IMA offers urgent care, primary care, family care, and specialized care