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HIV – From Death Sentence to Manageable Chronic Condition

Posted By Horizon NJ Health on July 15, 2014
Tags: HIV

I can remember when the HIV virus and AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome) first became known in the early 1980s. It was very frightening to hear about this disease that killed people quickly, but for which doctors couldn’t find a cure or treatment.

Dementia and Alzheimer’s – What It Is, What We Can Do, What We Should Do

Posted By Horizon NJ Health on March 20, 2014
Tags: Dementia, Alzheimer’s

As my parents age, I worry about their health – their mental health. I see many older people around me who have become forgetful and, as they age, lose more and more ability to function

Abuse of Prescription Painkillers

Posted By Horizon NJ Health on February 12, 2014
Tags: Prescription, Painkillers

There is most definitely a problem with abuse of painkillers – specifically opioids - in this country. Opioids are strong painkillers used to treat severe pain linked with chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, cancer, and nerve pain caused by injuries and accidents.

Bullying – What We Should Do About It

Posted By Horizon NJ Health on January 16, 2014
Tags: Bullying, Sexual harassment

Bullying is simply the use of force, threat, or coercion to abuse, intimidate, or to aggressively otherwise impose domination over others.

Online Gambling in New Jersey

Posted By Horizon NJ Health on November 12, 2013
Tags: Gambling, Pius Chikezie, New Jersey, casino

Problem gambling, like other addictive behavior, is a serious mental health issue that needs to be talked about by doctors, other health care providers and patients too.

Preparing for and Dealing With the Summer Heat

Posted By Horizon NJ Health on August 07, 2013
Tags: summer, heat, elderly, symptoms

It’s very important to be able to keep cool during a time of year when it seems so hard to stay indoors, even if you have good air conditioning. The heat of summer’s dog days can be dangerous to everyone, but especially those who are older.

Ovarian Cancer

Posted By Horizon NJ Health on June 12, 2013
Tags: Ovarian Cancer

Some call ovarian cancer “the cancer that whispers,” because it is often hard to spot in its early stages. Visit and speak with your doctor on a regular basis to learn about this silent cancer.

Abusing Prescription Painkillers

Posted By Horizon NJ Health on June 12, 2013
Tags: Painkiller, Abuse

Do you have prescription painkillers in your home medicine cabinet? Far too many adults, teens and children get addicted to prescription painkillers that they find at home - not from dealers on the street.

Depression

Posted By Horizon NJ Health on June 12, 2013
Tags: Help, Depression

Everyone can feel sad at times. Some people have very low spirits and feel depressed all the time, but they can get help.

Diabetic Complications

Posted By Horizon NJ Health on June 11, 2013
Tags: Diabetes, Prevention

Diabetes raises your risk for serious, life threatening health problems, such as blindness, kidney failure, heart disease or the loss and removal of a leg or foot. Learn how you can help prevent or delay these problems.

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