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Inside This Issue

JULY 2012
Eight Ways to Avoid a Heat Emergency
Extreme heat can do more than make you feel hot and uncomfortable. It can put you and your loved ones at risk for heat stroke. A little prevention can go a long way in keeping you safe this summer.
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What You Should Know About Atrial Fibrillation
It can feel like your heart is flip-flopping, beating fast or skipping beats. Atrial fibrillation (afib), a sustained irregular heartbeat, affects more than 2 million Americans. Learn the risks posed by afib and why it's so important to visit your doctor about it.
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Got Kidney Stones? It Could be in Your Genes
More than 1 million Americans suffer from kidney stones each year, and anyone who has experienced them knows the pain is excruciating. Experts say they now have an idea why some people are more likely to get kidney stones than others—it's all in the genes.
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Is Your Salad Actually Healthy?
Salads can be great for your heart. But be on the lookout for dressings and toppings that can pile on the calories and fat.
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Lourdes Surgeon Removes Liver Tumor Size of Bowling Ball
Myra Garcia looked and felt like she was six months pregnant. The only problem was the 38-year-old Trenton resident, who had recently won a "biggest loser" weight-loss contest at her church, wasn't expecting.
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Recipe of the Month: Peach Melba Smoothie for Two
Looking for a healthy way to cool offer this summer? Try this yummy peach smoothie!
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U.S. News & World Report Recognizes Lourdes
The streak continues. U.S. News & World Report recently named Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center among the top hospitals in the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Lourdes recently earned awards from HealthGrades for excellence in cardiac care, patient safety and women's health.
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Have You Downloaded iTriage Yet?
Get health information on-the-go with iTriageā€”a free smartphone app brought to you by Lourdes Health System. iTriage provides you with information on thousands of symptoms, diseases, medical procedures and medicines, locations of nearby healthcare providers and pharmacies and much more. Download it at the Android Marketplace or iTunes.
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