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Breathe Easy: Seasonal Allergies 101

By |2020-05-11T11:28:47-04:00April 12th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

Spring is here—which means we’re settling into the warm sunshine and taking in the fresh air. But for some, springtime may bring sneezy, stuffed-up noses and itchy eyes. We’re talking about those dreaded seasonal allergies. “Statistics show that 50 million Americans of all ages suffer from allergies,” says Philip [...]

Getting Heart Healthy with Hypertension Health Coaching

By |2020-04-14T10:22:25-04:00April 9th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Hypertension, also known as high blood pressure, is a chronic medical condition that affects tens of millions of adults in the U.S., according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). What are the risk factors for hypertension? Family history Advanced age Lack of exercise Poor diet Excess [...]

Can Vaping Be Deadly?

By |2020-02-03T11:56:51-04:00January 14th, 2020|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

As of November, 48 Americans have died from vaping, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Once considered a safer option than cigarettes, vapes and e-cigarettes—particularly those used with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC)-containing products—are now linked to a lung condition known as e-cigarette, or vaping, product use associated [...]

Going the Distance Applewood Resident Bikes 85 Miles on 85th Birthday

By |2020-04-07T10:47:35-04:00January 10th, 2020|Categories: Healthy Aging|Tags: , |

On October 4, Spencer Halper spent his birthday a little differently than most people turning 85. He pedaled 85 miles with companions from his local bike club, the 600-member Princeton Free Wheelers, traveling one mile for every year of his life. He began this annual tradition at age 80 [...]

Healthy Oatmeal Cookies Recipe

By |2019-12-11T12:39:21-04:00November 26th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , , |

Soft and chewy healthy oatmeal cookies with applesauce, honey, raisins, and chocolate chips. No sugar! Ingredients 1 1/4 cups quick oats 1 cup white whole wheat flour 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 cup unsweetened applesauce 4 tablespoons unsalted butter — melted and cooled 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1/2 cup honey 1/3 cup dark chocolate chips 1/4 cup raisins 1/4 cup [...]

Power Up with Plant-Based Eating

By |2019-08-06T08:18:07-04:00August 5th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: , |

Whole food, plant-based eating focuses on minimally processed foods that are abundant in nutrients and as close to the earth as possible. Delicious, nutritious foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, seeds and legumes are emphasized, while animal-based foods like fish, poultry, and dairy products are curtailed. Eating an [...]

Joining Forces to Create a New Center for Family-Focused Care

By |2020-02-03T12:55:00-04:00July 15th, 2019|Categories: Health A-Z|Tags: |

The Greater Freehold community now has a convenient new option for receiving coordinated, family-centered health care with the opening of the Freehold Family Health Center at 597 Park Avenue in Freehold. This state-of-the-art center now houses the Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) Family Medicine Residency Program at [...]

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