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Inside This Issue

APRIL 2012
Don’t Let Bladder Problems Limit Your Life
Make a list of your 10 closest female friends. If they’re like most women in the U.S., half of them have had a urinary tract infection (UTI) or some degree of urinary incontinence. Bladder problems are common, yet difficult to discuss. But you can find relief. Use the following facts on three common bladder problems as a springboard for a discussion with your doctor.
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Q&A: Exercise-Induced Asthma
Now that spring is underway, you’re probably eager to get outside and be active. Luckily, exercise-induced asthma doesn’t need to keep you on the sidelines—just follow these Q&A tips.
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Track This Number to Check Your Heart Risk
A simple test you can do at home may reveal volumes about your heart health. People whose resting heart rate significantly increased over a 10-year period had nearly twice the risk of dying of ischemic heart disease, a new study finds. Learn how to find and monitor yours.
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Weight-Loss Surgery Cuts Diabetes
For some people with diabetes, surgery may be the best medicine. New studies have found that weight-loss surgery beat out medication as the best way to control blood sugar in obese and overweight people with type 2 diabetes. Find out if bariatric surgery is right for you.
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Why Work Out? The Perks Come Sooner Than You Think
Flat abs, skinny jeans, a healthier heart. There are many reasons to work out. Focusing on the rewards that come most quickly, though—such as more energy and time with your friends—could help you stick to your plan and reap both short- and long-term benefits, a new study finds. Find new motivation from this rundown of instant rewards.
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Recipe of the Month: Pear and Quinoa Salad
Looking for something a little different? Try this salad with quinoa, a whole grain with a nutty flavor that is an excellent source of protein.
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Our Lady Statue Returns
The statue of Our Lady of Lourdes returned to the top of Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center on April 3, five months after being taken down to repair damage from last summer's East Coast earthquake. Our Lady is a beacon of hope and healing to the community and we would like to thank all those who supported the restoration effort.
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Feel the Spirit at Lourdes Wellness Conference
The Lourdes Wellness Center hosts its annual Creativity, Spirituality and Wellness Conference on Saturday, May 19 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill. Enjoy workshops on art journaling, integrated medicine, yoga and more!
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