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Inside This Issue
APRIL 2010
Key Strategies to Avoid Common Sports Injuries
Don’t let an injury keep you on the sidelines this fall. Learn how to avoid sprains, strains, and pain.
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A Common Breakfast Item Helps Protect Against Arthritis
What popular beverage may help keep your joints in good shape? The key is a certain ingredient that can reduce the odds of developing arthritis. Get the answers to the mystery here, and uncover some tricks to squeeze more of this drink into your diet.
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Older Adults Reap Big Benefits from Joint Replacement Surgery
Are you or one of your parents an older adult who can’t find relief from joint problems? Think age prevents you from pursuing surgery? New research may be cause to reconsider. Recent studies show that people 75 and older who have joint replacement surgery experience similar benefits and recovery times as younger patients.
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Arthritis Rates Rise, but Prevention Is Possible
One in every six adults suffers from some type of arthritis. And as the U.S. population grows older, that number could nearly double by 2030. Learn more on what steps you can take to prevent arthritis.
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Extra Pounds Spell Trouble for Older Joints
It’s a hot trend, but not the kind you’ll want to follow: More people are going to get arthritis. Why? Not only are more Americans growing older, they’re also getting heavier. Age plus weight is a double-whammy on joints. Learn what a little weight loss can do for you…and how to get there.
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Prevent Sports Injuries in Your Young Athlete
Balls. Bats. Bruises. Sports injuries are common in young athletes. Help your child stay in the game by following safety guidelines for three popular sports.
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Recipe of the Month

Recipe ImageYou want to eat healthier, but you love those good ole recipes passed down from generation to generation. From appetizers to desserts to good nutritional tips, each month a yummy recipe will be featured as our 'Recipe of the Month'. Each recipe has been modified for healthier eating and living.
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Meditation Garden Grand Opening
Join us for an afternoon of meditation and reflection as we celebrate the grand opening of the St. Francis Meditation Garden and world labyrinth day. Visitors will enjoy guided tours of the new gardens along with Tai Chi demonstrations and an Eastern Singing Bowl performance. The opening is Saturday, May 1, 1-3 p.m. at the St. Francis Hospital Campus.
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Families for a Healthy Heart Finale
Families for a Healthy Heart is a Roper St. Francis community outreach educational program promoting the value of a healthy lifestyle. During January, February and March six healthy lifestyle education classes were held to teach people how to improve eating habits and increase physical activity. Join us for the Finale on Saturday, April 24 for an afternoon of fun, entertainment and healthy cooking demonstrations.
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