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MARCH 2012
Study Affirms Lifesaving Role of Colonoscopy
Does "have a colonoscopy" appear on your bucket list? Probably not. But consider this: According to a recent study, having polyps removed during a colonoscopy can cut your risk of dying from colon cancer by more than 50 percent. Find out when you should get tested.
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Moves that Improve Arthritis: Your Healthy-Joint Exercise Plan
One of the best treatments for arthritis is inexpensive, widely available and has few side effects. The miracle therapy in question? Exercise. Though doctors once thought it could further damage arthritic joints, they now know physical activity has many benefits. Learn some exercises to work into your activity regimen.
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When Just a Band-Aid Won’t Suffice
For most people, cuts and scrapes heal within a few days or weeks. But if you have diabetes or vascular disease, a simple gash can turn into complicated wound. Learn how to spot nonhealing wounds and what you can do to help prevent them.
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Do You Know How Potassium Can Help Your Heart?
You've heard that putting down the salt shaker can lower your blood pressure and help your heart. But did you know that eating a diet of potassium-rich foods like bananas and potatoes can lower your risk for heart disease by 20 percent? Test your knowledge of heart-healthy potassium here.
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Healthy Eating Doesn’t Have to Be Expensive
Your money or your health—when it comes to nutrition, sometimes it can seem like you have to choose. But a few savvy strategies can help you eat right without breaking the bank.
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Recipe: Slow-Cooker Black Bean and Corn Soup
Soup hits the spot any time of year. Try this delicious and easy-to-make Mexican-inspired meal.
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FREE Wound Care Screening
Do you have a sore or wound that just won't heal? Get it checked out for FREE by a Lourdes wound care specialist on Saturday, April 28 from 9 a.m. to noon at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County. Attendees will receive recommendations for follow-up, wound care education and a blood pressure screening. To register, call 1-888-LOURDES (1-888-568-7337).
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Our Lady of Lourdes Tops in Emergency Medicine
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is the recipient of the 2012 Emergency Medicine Excellence Award from HealthGrades, the nation's leading healthcare ratings group. The award demonstrates the effectiveness of a hospital's multidisciplinary teamwork and its ability to diagnose, triage and provide timely care to patients in their emergency department.
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