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Inside This Issue

DECEMBER 2011
Save Your Heart This Holiday
The holidays are a time of peace, love and presents, but they also can be deadly. Hospitals experience a surge of patients with heart attacks and other cardiac problems, many related to stress and overindulgence in salty food and alcohol. Learn to keep your heart healthy for many holidays to come.
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From Toys to Decorations: Holiday Safety 101
’Tis the season for parents to be extra cautious about home safety, especially when it comes to toys and decorations. Here are some ways to keep your little ones safe during the holidays.
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Don’t Let Hip Pain Keep You Down
Whether a seasoned athlete or a weekend warrior, our bodies suffer wear and tear. For some, that wear and tear may result in the need for surgery. Hip arthroscopy is a relatively new, less-invasive approach to surgery that may help you get back on the field faster.
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Navigating the Holidays with Heart Failure
From cookies to mashed potatoes and turkey laden with gravy, it can be challenging to keep your diet during the holidays. This is especially true for people with heart failure. The experts at the Lourdes Cardiology Heart Failure Center offer tips on keeping the season bright.
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'Tis the Season for SAD
When winter approaches, do you glide into a gloomy mood? Do you crave starchy foods? Do you notice changes in your energy level and sleep more? If the shifting seasons seem to affect you this way, then you might have SAD. See how you can lift your mood.
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Is Your Family Protected Against Whooping Cough?
Pertussis, or whooping cough, may not grab headlines like superbugs or swine flu. But last year, close to 30,000 cases were reported in the United States—and 25 infants died of the disease. New vaccine guidelines help protect more adults and vulnerable children. Find out if your family’s shots are up to date.
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Old-Fashioned Bread Pudding With Apple-Raisin Sauce
This sweet yet healthy recipe is perfect for your holiday table.
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It's All in the Wrist
Interventional cardiologists at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center are evolving the standard treatment for patients with coronary artery disease with a new approach to catheterization. Instead of entering the body through an artery in the groin, doctors are gaining access through the wrist, reducing recovery time and risks of complications.
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Lourdes Long-Term Acute Care Facility Expands
In response to an overwhelming regional need, Lourdes Specialty Hospital of Southern New Jersey is expanding to become the largest facility of its kind in the Delaware Valley.
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