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Inside This Issue

JUNE 2012
Body Shape May Impact Heart Disease Risk
Are you an apple or a pear? It could make a difference in your risk for serious heart problems. Carrying too much weight in your midsection—also known as being apple-shaped or having a "spare tire"—may increase your risk of sudden cardiac arrest, according to a new study.
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Asthma Rates Continue to Rise: Do You Know Your Triggers?
About 26 million Americans have asthma, a figure that continues to rise despite efforts to control indoor smoking and pollution. Learn how to avoid conditions that can trigger an attack.
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Take These Steps to Slash Your Blood Pressure
High blood pressure affects one in three Americans, leaving them at risk for heart disease, stroke and kidney failure, often without causing a single symptom. Find out if you may be one of them and what you can do to bring your blood pressure down.
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Questions & Answers: Tips for Healthy Trips
Going away this summer? A recent survey found that 20 percent of travelers have an accident, get sick or suffer some kind of injury while on vacation. Whether going to the Jersey Shore, the Poconos or far afield, learn some tips to ensure a healthy trip.
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Cut Calories from Cookout Cuisine
The backyard barbecue is a time-honored way to celebrate summer. But if you or a guest is trying to watch the waistline, it can be a diet disaster. Find out how you can serve up a feast that’s both healthy and tasty.
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Recipe of the Month: Sweet Potato Chips
Are you a fan of pototo chips but don't want the salt? Instead of trying to make salt-free potato chips taste like the ones that come in a bag, here's something different.
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Award Places Our Lady of Lourdes at Forefront of Patient Safety
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has received the 2012 HealthGrades Patient Safety Excellence Award. The award places Lourdes among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for quality care and patient safety. Our Lady of Lourdes is one of only five hospitals in New Jersey and the only one in South Jersey to receive this prestigious award from the nation's leading healthcare ratings company.
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Lourdes Health System to Open Ambulatory Care Center in Cherry Hill
Lourdes Health System is retrofitting a former supermarket at Route 70 and Brace Road in Cherry Hill into a state-of-the-art ambulatory care center that will provide area residents a full range of medical services designed to provide a convenient, "one-stop shopping" experience. The center, to open by early next year, will be a primary location for Lourdes Cardiology Services, as well as various specialty physicians, radiology, cardiac testing, laboratory and wellness.
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