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OCTOBER 2011
Moms-to-Be, Roll Up Your Sleeves: Flu Shots Protect Newborns, Too
Seasonal flu sends about 20,000 U.S. infants to the hospital each year. Now there’s a way to protect your little one—before he or she is even born. Getting a flu shot when you’re pregnant boosts your baby’s immunity as well as your own.
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New Guidelines Call for Yearly Mammograms for 40-Somethings
Confused about when to begin mammography screening or how often to get it? The nation’s largest group of obstetricians and gynecologists released new guidelines recommending earlier and more frequent screening for women. Learn why the guidelines were issued.
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Can You Help Prevent Alzheimer’s? Seven Risk Factors May Be Key
Americans are living longer than ever. But can our brains keep up? There’s currently no cure for Alzheimer’s disease, the memory-robbing brain condition that is more common with age. However, a new study shows we may have more power to help prevent the disease than once thought.
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Could Your Calcium Pills Be Harming Your Heart?
It would be so easy if healthy bones came in pill form. But a new research review suggests that, when it comes to calcium, taking supplements for skeletal health may place your heart at risk. Learn why calcium-rich foods are your best bet for beating osteoporosis, the bone-thinning disease.
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Stay Up-to-Date with Car Seat Guidelines
It was once a rite of passage. On a child’s first birthday, mom or dad would turn the car seat around to face forward. But child-safety experts at the American Academy of Pediatrics now recommend children remain facing backward until they reach age 2 or the height and weight limit for their seat. Learn why the switch was made and other tips for safe car seat use.
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Try This Goblin Fare: Pumpkin-Cranberry Loaves
Pumpkins are for more than carving. Pumpkin also packs a tasty nutritional punch. Try this recipe for a moist quick bread that also includes fresh cranberries, cinnamon and nutmeg.
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Lourdes Ranked Among Best in Nation for Heart Care
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has been ranked among the top 100 hospitals nationwide for cardiac care and No. 1 in New Jersey by HealthGrades, the leading independent healthcare ratings organization. Lourdes also rated five stars in areas such as treatment of heart attack, stroke, heart failure, pneumonia and respiratory failure.
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Interested in a Nursing Career?
Our Lady of Lourdes School of Nursing, a cooperative program with Camden County College, will hold an open house on Sunday, Nov. 13 at the school, 1600 Haddon Ave. in Camden. Information sessions will be held at 1 and 2 p.m., followed by a school tour. Reservations are not required. Call 856-757-3730 for more details.
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