Health News & Articles

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Health Spotlight: Air Quality Resource,

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 16:45

Need to check your local area's air quality?

Pride Month

Get Healthy and Ready for Summer 2023

Wed, 06/07/2023 - 12:26

June is LGBTQI+ Pride Month

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June is Men's Health Month

Thu, 06/01/2023 - 17:54

Throughout June, Men’s Health Month aims to enc

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Hydrating for Health: Why Drinking Water Is So Important

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 15:15

About two-thirds of your body weight is water.

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Advances in ALS: Unraveling Its Causes and Finding Treatments

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 15:08

Getting a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral scle

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Complementary Health Approaches for Pain Relief

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 14:58

Pain is the most common reason people seek medi

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Digging Into Vitamin D: All About the “Sunshine” Vitamin

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 14:45

Getting enough vitamins and minerals is importa

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What Is Menopause?

Thu, 05/04/2023 - 14:09

Menopause is the time when a woman’s menstrual

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How active joints in the summer reduce winter pains

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 14:29

Your joints do know when it’s cold outside

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Would you know if your kid was vaping?

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 13:39

Nearly half of parents in a national poll felt

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Bivalent Boosters Block Severe COVID-19

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 13:57

COVID-19 vaccines have saved many lives.

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Focus on Your Feet!: Take Steps to Protect Foot Health

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 14:18

Most of us go through each day without ever thi

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Candida auris: The deadly fungus on the rise

Thu, 03/30/2023 - 14:54

What to know about the Center for Disease Contr

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Shaping Clearer Vision: Is Eye Surgery Right for You?

Fri, 03/24/2023 - 10:22

Your eyes let you picture the world.

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Healthy Mouth for Kids: Start Early to Protect Tooth Health

Fri, 02/24/2023 - 12:30

Oral health is important at every age.

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Advances in Childhood Cancer: Making Personalized Treatments a Reality

Fri, 02/24/2023 - 12:12

Children often get bumps, bruises, sneezes, and

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Heart Health

Wed, 02/08/2023 - 11:13

If you missed the virtual educational program h

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Vision changes?: LEAP Classes Will be Available in Spring 2023

Thu, 01/19/2023 - 12:52

Do you know someone with a change in vi

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Your Body's Disease Defenses: Building and Boosting the Immune System

Tue, 01/17/2023 - 14:26

Every day while you eat, sleep, work, and play,

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Tue, 01/10/2023 - 14:52

Helpful Guide from Hackensack Meridian Children

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Tue, 01/10/2023 - 16:02

Helpful Guide from Hackensack Meridian Children

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Your Body’s Disease Defenses

Tue, 01/03/2023 - 14:24

Building and Boosting the Immune System

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Healthy Weight Control: Balancing Eating and Exercise

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 15:37

Keeping off weight during the holiday season ca

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Wipe Out Whooping Cough: Recognize and Prevent This Serious Illness

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 15:32

Whooping cough, also known as pertussis, is a s

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Lung Health and Our Environment

Wed, 12/14/2022 - 15:11

Breathe in and out.

Dispose of unused and/or expired medications

Project Medicine Drop

Tue, 10/25/2022 - 09:30

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Healthy Moments Radio Broadcast

Wed, 10/05/2022 - 11:14

One-minute tips on living a healthy lifestyle

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Healthy Social Media Habits

Wed, 09/28/2022 - 11:25

Wise Choices

Protect Your Mental Hea

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988 for Help

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Call 988 for Help

Sat, 07/16/2022 - 10:42

The Federal Communications Commission recently

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Little Hands, Big Futures

Mon, 05/23/2022 - 15:27

The Middlesex County Alliance for Child and Family Success

Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Middlesex County Emergency Rental Assistance Program

Mon, 03/14/2022 - 17:07

Millions of dollars in rent and utility relief

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Heart Safe Snow Shoveling

Wed, 02/02/2022 - 19:32

Before you head outside with your shovel, brush up on these tips to keep your heart safe out in the snow.

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Parents May Overlook Hazards of Sledding and Other Winter Sports

Wed, 01/26/2022 - 14:55

Injuries from winter activities aren’t uncommon. How parents can help their kids stay safe.

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HEAL: Hypertension Education and Lifestyle Modifications

Wed, 01/19/2022 - 13:55

Resources from Rutgers Medical School students about high blood pressure


New Neuropatholator Visual Odyssey Database Available to EBPL Cardholders

Sat, 12/25/2021 - 07:51

Neuropatholator® Visual Odyssey depicts the human body, conditions that interfere with self-healing and peak performance, and additional information using computer animated software

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6 Tips to Stay Active This Winter

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 14:20

Whether indoors or outdoors, be as active as you can—and have fun!

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Six Tips to Enhance Immunity

Tue, 12/21/2021 - 11:20

A healthy lifestyle offers many benefits, including helping to prevent heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and other chronic diseases. Another important benefit is that healthy routines enhance your immunity.

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Do You Need Dietary Supplements?

Thu, 12/09/2021 - 15:53

Vitamins, Minerals, and More

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Dealing With Dizziness

Tue, 11/02/2021 - 14:46

Getting Help for a Balance Disorder

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COVID-19 Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Sat, 10/09/2021 - 15:43

Resources to help with your mental health and wellness during COVID-19.

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Applying for Help with Housing or Utilities

Tue, 08/31/2021 - 14:42

Resources for rental or utility assistance

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Achilles Injuries Skyrocket as America Returns to Normal. Here’s How to Handle Them

Tue, 08/10/2021 - 14:36

Treating them early makes a huge difference.

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Lost Your COVID Vaccine Card?

Thu, 08/05/2021 - 14:03

What to do to get a new copy of your COVID-19 vaccination card.

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Funky Fingertips?

Mon, 08/02/2021 - 15:20

What Nails Say About Your Health

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Step It Up!

Thu, 07/22/2021 - 16:12

Get Active for Your Health

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Beat the Heat

Mon, 06/07/2021 - 15:06

Staying Safe in the Summertime


Good Sleep for Good Health

Thu, 04/29/2021 - 14:50

Get the Rest You Need

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Lowering Your Cancer Risk

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 16:26

Healthy Living for Cancer Prevention


Chocolate Health Claims

Wed, 02/03/2021 - 11:31

Sweet Truth or Bitter Reality?


New Jersey Vaccine Information

Thu, 01/14/2021 - 13:32

Where to Find More Information in NJ

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Feeling Stressed?

Mon, 01/04/2021 - 16:09

Ways to Improve Your Well-Being

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Harmful Partnerships

Mon, 12/07/2020 - 15:29

When Someone You Love is Abusive

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Poison Prevention: Candy Look-A-Likes and Other Risks

Tue, 11/17/2020 - 12:14

As young children become accustomed to consuming sweet treats, they also may be at a greater risk of helping themselves to a dangerous look-alike, like medicine, household cleaners, and other potentially poisonous products.

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6 Ways to Relieve Your Work from Home Fatigue

Tue, 09/15/2020 - 18:08

Use these psychologist-approved strategies to fix and avoid the remote work burnout.

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Water Safety: Rules for Kids

Thu, 08/13/2020 - 16:48

Learn about the basics of water safety and techniques that anyone can use to rescue anyone.

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Let's Talk About Race, Racism, Bias, & Prejudice

Thu, 06/04/2020 - 11:24

Resources for families to get these conversations started


Finger Numbness

Fri, 03/06/2020 - 10:43

Could It Be Carpal Tunnel Syndrome?

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Gut Troubles

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 10:29

Pain, Gassiness, Bloating, and More

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Healthier Video Game Habits

Sat, 02/08/2020 - 10:15

5 Tips for Parents of Teens

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Rash Decisions

Wed, 01/08/2020 - 13:47

How to Deal With Itchy, Red Skin

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Join Together To Protect Your Heart and Celebrate During American Heart Month

Sat, 12/28/2019 - 14:07

February is American Heart Month

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Rough Up Your Diet

Sat, 12/28/2019 - 11:16

Fit More Fiber Into Your Day

Winter in New York

Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter

Sat, 12/14/2019 - 15:40

Winter storms and cold temperatures can be dangerous. Stay safe and healthy by planning ahead. Prepare your home and cars. Prepare for power outages and outdoor activity. Check on older adults.

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To Fast or Not to Fast

Wed, 12/04/2019 - 20:24

Does When You Eat Matter?

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Healthy Good Tidings: 20 Ways to Manage Your Diet This Season

Sat, 11/30/2019 - 11:52

Two Michigan Medicine experts share advice on navigating the holiday food and drink scene in the healthiest way possible.

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Medical Scans Explained

Thu, 11/07/2019 - 11:02

A Look Inside the Body

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Yoga for Health

Mon, 11/04/2019 - 15:05

Positioning Your Body and Mind

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A Well-Aged Mind

Fri, 10/11/2019 - 11:37

Maintaining Your Cognitive Health

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Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween

Mon, 09/30/2019 - 11:10

Don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween!

Messages of Hope

Teen Suicide

Tue, 09/10/2019 - 15:12

Understanding the Risk and Getting Help

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Intermittent Fasting - Is it Right for You?

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 10:22

U-M dietitian Sue Ryskamp weighs in on intermittent fasting benefits, who it works best for and how to get started


Bulging Veins

Mon, 08/05/2019 - 10:07

What to Do About Varicose Veins

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Hypnosis for Health

Fri, 07/26/2019 - 11:24

Can Trances Work?

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Many Grandparents’ Medicines Aren’t Secure Enough Around Grandchildren

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 11:02

Keeping medications in easy-to-reach places and easy-to-open containers can raise the risk of accidental poisoning or intentional misuse.

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Are Unhealthy Sugars Hiding in Your Favorite Foods?

Tue, 07/02/2019 - 10:24

Many of your favorite foods may contain “added sugars” that offer zero nutritional value and can be harmful to your health. The biggest culprits may surprise you.

Beat Bursitis

Beating Bursitis

Wed, 06/05/2019 - 14:20

Take Care of Your Joint Cushions

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How Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis Differ

Wed, 05/22/2019 - 15:22

These two diseases have similar early symptoms. A U-M rheumatologist sheds light on the two most common types of arthritis.

Making up sleep may not help

Making Up Sleep May Not Help

Tue, 05/07/2019 - 14:49

Catching up on sleep doesn’t reverse damage to the body caused by sleep deprivation, according to a new study.

Mouth Health

Mouth Microbes

Mon, 05/06/2019 - 15:00

The Helpful and the Harmful

The Inflamed Brain

The Inflamed Brain

Mon, 04/01/2019 - 15:03

Recognizing Encephalitis and Meningitis

Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

Thu, 03/14/2019 - 15:10

Ways to Improve Positivity

The Skinny on Fat

The Skinny on Fat

Wed, 03/13/2019 - 15:50

The Good, the Bad, and the Unknown

Shake It Off

Shake It Off

Wed, 02/06/2019 - 18:25

Boosting Your Mood

Picky Eating Tips

Got a Picky Eater? Try These 11 Tips at the Table

Tue, 02/05/2019 - 16:28

New research shows parental reactions to picky eating can have long-term effects, for better or worse. Here’s how to make peace at mealtime.

Coping with Grief

Coping with Grief

Wed, 01/30/2019 - 13:05

Losing someone you love can change your world.