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Extra Pounds in Midlife May Weigh Heavy on Your Mind
Can you be “fat but fit”? Maybe not when it comes to brain function. A new study finds being heavy in middle age appears to increase the risk for cognitive problems 10 years down the line.
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The Skinny on Fats
Fat is bad for you…but sometimes it’s good? Which are the good fats and which are the bad? Learn about the types of fats and what you can do to increase the good and decrease the bad.
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New Treatment Heals Your Tendon Injury FAST
Has that game of tennis or round of golf become unbearable? You may be one of the millions of Americans with tendon pain. A new minimally invasive treatment can relieve your pain and get you right back in the action.
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Wake Up to the Risks of Childhood Snoring
Monsters and ghosts may top kids’ lists of nighttime fears. But parents should be concerned about a nocturnal threat that’s far more real. It’s a condition known as sleep apnea, and any child who snores should be tested for it, experts recently announced.
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Women, Try These Tips to Avoid Yeast Infections
If you’re female, you’ve probably experienced that bothersome itch that signals you have a yeast infection. Find out more about this common problem—and learn how to avoid it.
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Do You Know the Latest Advice on Preventing SIDS?
Two decades ago, doctors sent moms and dads a message: Put babies to sleep on their backs. In the years that followed, the rate of sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) fell by half. Yet babies are still at risk. Learn new advice to keep your baby safe and healthy.
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Recipe: Artichoke-Cranberry Stuffing
This new twist on stuffing will have guests at your holiday table coming back for more.
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Recipe: Crunchy Pumpkin Pie
Who doesn't love pumpkin pie? This pie uses only a small amount of oil in the crust and skim milk in the filling to make it heart healthy.
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Lourdes Tops in Nation for Cardiac, Stroke Care
HealthGrades has named Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center one of the 100 best hospitals in the nation for cardiac and stroke care, as well as top-notch for care in neurosciences, pulmonology, gastrointestinal services and critical care. The findings are part of "American Hospital Quality Outcomes 2013: HealthGrades Report to the Nation," which evaluates the performance of 4,500 hospitals across the country.
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Serving Those Who Serve Us
One in five military servicemembers return from combat with psychological issues like PTSD. The challenges for servicewomen facing PTSD are significant, as they are a growing part of our combat forces. To help our military address this, Lourdes Health System is opening Living Springs at Lourdes, a special unit at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County that will help women with PTSD, drug and alcohol abuse, depression and other behavioral health issues. Living Springs will be the only unit of its kind on the East Coast.
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