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JANUARY 2013
Heart Risks Rise in Winter, Regardless of Climate
Some people winter in sunny Florida. Others tough out the cold and snow in the Northeast. Whether you're sweating in Texas or freezing in New Jersey, there's one constant this season. Your heart risk is higher now than it is in winter months.
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Avoiding Getting Sick at the Gym
You go to the gym to stay healthy and fit. So the last thing you want is to get sick when you’re there. And yet, the typical gym is loaded with germs that can cause all kinds of illness, including colds and flu. Learn how to pick up the pace without picking up a bug.
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Grapefruit and Medicine May Be Harmful Mix
Eating a grapefruit or drinking its juice can be an excellent way to get doses of vitamin C and potassium. But doctors are now warning that the citrus fruit may prove hazardous when combined with certain prescription and over-the-counter medicines.
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Take Strides Toward Better Health
Are you looking to live a more active lifestyle? Don’t overlook the benefits of walking. Here are some steps you can take to fit more walking into your day—and feel better!
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Childbirth Can Cause Pelvic Problems Years Down the Road
One serious side effect of pregnancy and childbirth sometimes doesn't arrive until after your baby is a teenager or an adult: uterine prolapse. Learn the signs of this condition and the many treatments available.
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Recipe of the Month: Mexibean Mock Lasagna
This Mexican-inspired version of the Italian classic lasagna will have your family shouting, "Ole!"
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Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Honored for Excellence
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is proud to announce that it has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellenceâ„¢. The distinction makes Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center among the top 5 percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for its clinical performance as measured by Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
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Lourdes Kicks Off New Tradition for Organ Donor Awareness
In recognition of organ donor awareness and to honor all organ donors, Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is lighting the hospital's iconic 30-foot, 15-ton statue of the Blessed Mother green each time a patient is having an organ transplant at the hospital. Lourdes is the only organ transplant center in South Jersey and has some of the best outcomes in the state.
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