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JULY 2010
Slimness Not Necessarily Better Than Being Active and Fit
If you're thin, you may think your heart is safe from disease. But new research suggests that slim women put their heart health at risk if they don't exercise. Keep reading to learn realistic ways to be more active.
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Tanning Beds Can Cause Skin Cancer, Too
Using a tanning bed may be one way to get that sun-kissed, bronzed glow during the dreary winter months, but at what cost? This seemingly small indulgence may cause skin cancer and several other ailments. Besides avoiding tanning booths, check out these other steps to steer clear of skin cancer.
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Shellfish Can Reel In Heart Risks
Fishing for heart-healthy ideas for tonight's dinner? Consider dining on some shellfish, such as clams, mussels, or scallops. These types of seafood are low in saturated fat, a major contributor to heart problems. Here are some pointers for fitting more shellfish into your diet.
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Vitamin D May Play Important Role in Pancreatic Cancer Prevention
According to a new study, reducing your risk for a leading cause of cancer death, pancreatic cancer, may be as straightforward as getting enough vitamin D.
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How Much Weight Should You Gain While Pregnant?
Sure, you may be eating for two. But that doesn’t mean you should eat twice as much. Gaining too much weight during pregnancy could lead to health problems for both you and your baby. On the other hand, gaining too little also is harmful. How do you know what number is just right?
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Reduce Dementia Risk by Being Heart Smart
Concerned about keeping your brain sharp as you age? Some research shows the same steps you take to boost heart health may also reduce your risk for dementia. Find out how changing your habits now may boost your brain health down the line.
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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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Women’s Classes in Mt. Pleasant
Roper St. Francis is pleased to announce the addition of three Expectant Family Classes at its new Mount Pleasant Hospital. The classes will be held in Suite 200 of the Medical Office Building, 3510 US Highway 17 North. To learn more about classes and registration,
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Burger Prostate Challenge
The second annual Burger Prostate Challenge Golf Tournament will be held at The Ocean Course at Kiawah Island on Wednesday, September 1. All funds raised from the tournament benefit the Roper St. Francis Cancer Center Prostate Cancer Fund. The registration deadline is Friday, July 30. To learn more,
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