Belly Button Surgery Benefits Weight-Loss Patients
Imagine having major surgery that doesn't result in any scars. Lourdes surgeon Alex Gandsas, MD, has proven that could be the wave of the future. Recently, he successfully completed New Jersey’s first single port sleeve gastrectomy at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. The weight-loss procedure was performed through the patient’s belly button.
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Leading Cardiology Group Joins Lourdes
Lourdes Health System has acquired Associated Cardiovascular Consultants (ACC), one of the largest medical practices in southern New Jersey with seven offices and more than 30 cardiologists. Lourdes and ACC will work side– by–side to provide patients seamless care, from community-based offices to the hospital.
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FEBRUARY 2011
INSIDE THIS ISSUE:

When the Fur Flies: How to Tackle Your Child’s Pet Allergies
What can you do when the family pet is triggering your child’s allergy or asthma symptoms? Try these strategies to help everyone breathe a little easier.
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Mix Up Your Workout for Better Diabetes Management
New research shows that some workouts are better than others in helping to lower blood sugar levels. Here’s how to fine-tune your workout to better manage your condition.
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Simple Headache or Migraine: Can You Tell the Difference?
Your head throbs. Your vision is blurry. Bright lights and loud sounds become unbearable. You might have more than a simple headache—these symptoms point to a migraine. Test your knowledge so you’ll be ready to respond appropriately when a headache strikes.
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Blueberries: A Sweet Way to Lower Your Blood Pressure
It turns out that one of southern New Jersey's biggest agricultural products may be good for your heart. Researchers found that eating blueberries can lower the risk of developing high blood pressure.
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Play for KEEPs: FREE Kidney Disease Screening at Lourdes
Chronic kidney disease may seem to come on suddenly, but it's actually the result of years of damage to your kidneys. Find out if you're one of the millions of Americans at risk for this condition by attending a FREE screening at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County this May.
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