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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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Cancer can be an intimidating topic, but there are steps you can take to significantly reduce your risk. The American Cancer Society estimates that at least 40% of newly-diagnosed cancers in the past year were preventable. Therefore, we want to bring your attention to a few important facts about cancer prevention What causes cancer? Your...
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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