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Inside This Issue

JUNE 2011
What Women May Not Know About Their Heart Disease Risk
Everyone has a heart, but when it comes to heart disease risk factors, women and men just aren’t the same. Read on to see what extra steps women may need to take to help prevent a heart attack or stroke.
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Asthma Rates are Rising. Know Your Triggers
Does wheezing, coughing and shortness of breath interfere with your daily life? If so, you may be one of the 25 million Americans with asthma. Learn your asthma triggers and what you can do to prevent attacks.
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Low Vitamin D Levels Linked to Diabetes
Vitamin D works with calcium to build strong bones and may reduce the chances of developing asthma, heart disease and certain cancers. Scientists now say that having low levels of vitamin D can increase the risk for diabetes.
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Heel Pain? Most Likely It’s Plantar Fasciitis
Do your first few steps every morning cause you severe heel pain? If so, you could have plantar fasciitis. Learning about this condition may help you prevent it, or treat it properly if you already have it.
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Should You See a Doctor About That Cut?
You may be out mountain biking or just fixing things around the house when something goes wrong—leaving you with a nasty cut. Most cuts are routine, but read on to find out when to get medical care.
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New Tips for Household Threats
Rest assured in your residence this summer. June—Home Safety Month—is a good time to catch up on the latest health warnings for your household.
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Strawberry Spinach Salad
This fresh salad makes a perfect snack or light meal for a summer day. The mix of spinach, strawberries, onion and a balsamic vinaigrette dressing make it a flavorful treat, and it’s only 99 calories a serving.
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A Girl's Day Out
Learn about your risks for heart disease and cancer. Area women are invited to get a FREE Pocket EKG on July 30 at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County in Willingboro. After the event, you'll receive by mail a personal medical ID card and your actual baseline EKG. Take advantage of free health information, refreshments, raffles and giveaways. Call 1-888-LOURDES (1-888-568-7337) to register.

Beat the Heat and Stay Fit with Lourdes Mallwalkers
Exercise during oppressive summer heat can be dangerous. Join the Lourdes Mallwalkers program and exercise in the climate-controlled comfort of the Moorestown and Burlington Center malls. Specially designed courses, free health screenings and classes will help keep you fit and living a healthy lifestyle. E-mail Dana Marranzini at marranzinid@lourdesnet.org to register.