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OCTOBER 2012
Back to the Basics: Explaining Breast Cancer
Amidst all the pink ribbons and walks for the cause, you probably feel pretty familiar with the realities of breast cancer. But what do you actually know about this cancer that affects one in eight women? Read on to brush up on the facts.
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Do You Need New Knees?
Baby Boomers have made it clear: Age isn’t going to keep them from their active lifestyles. Experts say their love for sports is a major reason knee replacement surgeries are on the rise.
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Make Sure Your Medicines Help, Not Hurt
How many medicines do you take each day? Two? Three? Four? Whenever you take more than one medicine, whether a prescription, over-the-counter drug or herbal supplement, there's a chance they could interact and cause you harm. Learn the risks and how you can help ensure your medication safety.
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Do You Know the Dangers of Skimping on Sleep?
Everyone has a poor night of sleep once in a while. But the health effects of regularly being short on shut-eye are far more serious than drowsiness. Chronic sleep deprivation has been linked to an increased risk for type 2 diabetes, obesity, heart disease, kidney disease, stroke, some cancers, depression and overall risk of death. Learn how to break the bad-sleep cycle and get some good z's tonight.
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Your Room-by-Room Guide to Keeping Kids Safe
Toddlerhood inevitably comes with some bumps, bruises and scrapes. But new studies suggest serious hazards to young children lurk within your own four walls, and in some places you wouldn't suspect. Fortunately, there's much you can do to protect your little ones.
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Cranberry Spiced Cider
Try this goblin-fare for your Halloween party!
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Attend Lourdes Breast Cancer Awareness Event
Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County will host a breast cancer awareness event on Saturday, Oct. 27 from 9 a.m. to noon. The event will feature free screenings, presentations from Lourdes physicians Kathleen V. Greatrex, MD, Eduardo Fernandez, MD, and Carole Vincent, DO, as well as seated chair massages and lunch. To register, call 1-888-LOURDES.
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Acupuncture Now Available at Lourdes Burlington
Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County is now offering patients and area residents acupuncture services. Acupuncture is used around the world to treat conditions such as chronic fatigue, high blood pressure, migraines, depression and allergies. For more information or to make an appointment, call 856-869-3125.
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