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Prehypertension? Take Steps to Ease the Pressure
We're all under pressure these days. That's not good news for your heart and blood vessels. An estimated 30 percent of Americans have prehypertension, an early warning sign that you're at risk of developing high blood pressure and heart disease. Learn what you can do to turn down the pressure.
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OMG! Think Twice About Walking and Texting
We've all seen the Internet videos of people so focused on their cell phones that they tumble into fountains, smash into telephone poles and fall off train platforms. Scores of Americans are injured each year texting while walking. Learn how to stay safe while staying in touch.
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Parents: Ban Cigarettes from Your Cars
You probably wouldn’t take your child into a smoky bar. But if you smoke in your car—or let your child ride with someone who does—you’re exposing him or her to similar levels of airborne toxins. Learn what a new survey revealed about parents’ smoking habits.
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Weight-Loss Surgery: When the First One Doesn’t Work
Bariatric surgery has a good track record of helping obese people lose weight. But what happens when you fail to meet your weight-loss goals? New procedures offer hope.
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Is Daily Aspirin Right for You?
Aspirin has been a medicine cabinet staple for more than 100 years, used by many for pain relief and to help reduce the risk for heart attacks. While aspirin is safe for most people if taken occasionally, a daily dose isn't right for everyone. Find out what's best for you.
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Recipes of the Month: Calorie-Conscious Cookies
Life is too short not to have dessert. These dark chocolate chip oat bars and lemon meringue kisses are delicious and low in calories and fat.
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You're Invited! LourdesCare at Cherry Hill Open House
You're invited to an open house of the new LourdesCare at Cherry Hill on Saturday, March 23 from noon to 2 p.m., Route 70 and Brace Road. Enjoy free health screenings, giveaways, refreshments and tours of the facility, which combines convenient access to our nationally recognized physicians and advanced diagnostic diagnostic and treatment services with support services like lab and radiology and wellness programs.
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Save the Date: The Dance 2013
Support Lourdes and honor physicians Charles Lisa, MD, and Eduardo Fernandez, MD, at The Dance 2013: Masquerade, on April 6 at the Crystal Tea Room in Philadelphia. Cocktails begin at 6 p.m., dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $350 per person.
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