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Inside This Issue

MAY 2012
Adults Need Vaccines, Too
Vaccinations aren't just for kids. More than 40,000 American adults die each year from diseases that could be prevented with a routine immunization. Find out what shots you need and get ready to roll up your sleeve.
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Make Sense of Your Cholesterol
Do you know the difference between HDL and LDL? If you're one of the 34 million American adults with high cholesterol, it's important to know the good, the bad and what you can do to control this leading risk factor for heart disease.
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Light Smoking, Heavy Consequences
Think smoking only a few cigarettes a day or just at parties is OK for you? Think again. A growing number of studies are showing that light or intermittent smoking—less than half a pack a day—is just as harmful as heavy smoking. Learn why it's best to kick the habit.
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Are Yearly Pap Tests a Thing of the Past?
Your birthday, the holiday season, tax day—there are some things that come around once every year. For many women, Pap tests for cervical cancer may soon be struck from that list. New guidelines say that they’re not needed as often as doctors once thought. Learn more about the changes so you can choose the schedule that’s right for you.
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The Case for Wholistic Medicine
Growing numbers of Americans are using complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), from acupuncture to herbal supplements. Your doctor, however, may not be so accepting of nontraditional therapies. Learn the ins and outs of CAM and how to get you and your doctor on the same healing path.
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Recipe: Mandarin Stir-Fry Beef
Bring some Asian flavors to the dinner table with this easy and delicious dish.
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Franklin Cardiovascular Joins Lourdes
Lourdes Health System is pleased to welcome our newest partner in cardiac care, Franklin Cardiovascular, the practice of Nicholas DePace, MD, FACC. With offices in South Philadelphia, Cherry Hill and Sewell, Dr. DePace brings more than 30 years of excellence in cardiac care to Lourdes.
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Who is Your Guardian Angel?
Every day, we receive e-mails from grateful patients for the quality, compassionate care they received at Lourdes. Now, you can honor a Lourdes caregiver who made a difference in your care through the new Guardian Angel program. Guardian Angels will receive special recognition from the Lourdes Health Foundation and their peers. All funds raised will benefit hospital programs. To learn more, send an e-mail to maksinc@lourdesnet.org or call 856-705-1372.
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