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Head Off Your Headaches
The pounding pain, the sensitivity to light and sound…there’s no question that frequent headaches can hamper daily life. But there are things you can do to ease headaches and even prevent them before they start.
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Poor Sleep Could Leave Your Heart at Risk
There’s a new reason to wake up and take insomnia seriously. New studies find troubled slumber may be linked to the risk for a heart attack. Fortunately, the condition can be corrected. Stop counting sheep and try these tips to rest easier tonight.
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Don’t Let Mild Flu Season Fool You
Flu season has been remarkably mild so far, with only scattered reports of the fever, coughing, running nose and aching that can make life totally miserable. While the flu season has yet to reach its traditional peak, experts say that if you've put off getting vaccinated, it's time to roll up your sleeve.
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Does Your Child Need a Cholesterol Test?
Clothes, the high chair, a favorite stuffed animal—there are some things your little one naturally outgrows. But high cholesterol can follow children into adulthood unless you take steps to stop it. Start by learning about new guidelines, which suggest children as young as age 9 should get their cholesterol levels checked.
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Light Drinking Linked to Breast Cancer Risk
Just a few drinks a week may result in an increased risk for breast cancer. Read on for what you need to know about this finding—including strategies to help you cut back.
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Chicken Rollups “Florentine”
There's some debate on whether the residents of Florence, Italy, the French or an American Italian restaurant came up with the idea of serving dishes with spinach. Whatever the truth, it makes for tasty, healthy dishes. Check out this easy-to-prepare meal.
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Our Lady of Lourdes Named Among Top Hospitals in Nation
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has been named a 2012 Distinguished Hospital for Clinical Excellence™ by HealthGrades, the nation’s leading independent healthcare ratings organization. The distinction places Lourdes among the top five percent of hospitals nationwide for best overall clinical performance across 26 medical diagnoses and procedures.
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Colon Cancer: Preventable, Treatable, Beatable
Colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer in American men and women, with 140,000 new cases diagnosed each year. Learn from Lourdes specialists about colorectal cancer, screenings and ways to maintain optimal health at a FREE program Thursday, March 8 at 5:30 p.m. at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County. A light dinner will be served. Call 1-888-LOURDES (1-888-568-7337) to register.