Saint Peter's Better Health

Is it the Flu or a Cold? How Do You Know?

You feel miserable. You are exhausted, your throat hurts, and you're achy and feverish. But is it a cold, or the flu? How do you know if you have one or the other? Archna Parmar, DO, a primary care physician with the Saint Peter’s Physician Associates network explains. “The flu and the common cold are…

Help For The Holiday Blues

The holidays can be stressful. Shopping, social events, debt, and other pressures can lead to anxiety. Missing loved ones, and stewing about past events can also contribute. This change from your everyday routine can cause you to neglect good nutrition. And, you are more likely to skip exercise. Together, these factors can lead to holiday blues.
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The Scoop On Emotional Eating

Emotional Eating: How to Cope If you raid the fridge when you’re stressed or upset, that’s called emotional eating. Emotional eating affects most everyone from time to time, but regularly letting your feelings guide your food intake can affect your health. Sadness, boredom, and other negative emotions can drive emotional eating. Emotional eating includes polishing…

Saint Peter’s Spearheads A Campaign To Tackle Opioid Addiction

It is thought that the opioid epidemic is the nation’s fastest growing public health crisis. Approximately 175 people die every day in America from a drug overdose. In the last four years alone, the rate of deaths associated with heroin overdoses has increased by 420 percent in Middlesex County, and opioid prescription pain relievers were…

The Safe Way to Rake

Raking and disposing of leaves is more than a chore. It’s a vigorous aerobic workout. Although exercise is good for you, this workout is full of demanding repetitive motions. Here's how to stay safe.
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