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Inside This Issue

APRIL 2013
5 Quick Ways to Help Your Heart Today
The average middle-aged adult has a one in three chance of getting heart disease. But there's a silver lining: Control your risk factors right now, and you can delay heart problems' arrival by as long as 14 years, or prevent them altogether.
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New Treatments Help Heal Problem Wounds
Human skin is an amazing self-repairing organ. But for an increasing number of people, age, obesity and/or diabetes interfere with the body's ability to heal. Fortunately, doctors' knowledge of how to help the healing process is growing all the time. Learn when to visit the doctor for a wound that just won't heal and the latest treatments available.
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Quick Quiz: Men’s Health Myth or Fact?
Health myths have a way of spreading like weeds, especially when they concern topics many men would rather not discuss. This short quiz will help you spot health untruths.
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Don’t Let Osteoarthritis Get the Best of You
Osteoarthritis has no cure, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do about it. Finding out about treatments and self-care strategies can make your life easier.
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Be Ready for Asthma Flare-Ups
“Be prepared.” It’s a great motto for both Boys Scouts and people with asthma. If you have asthma and don’t have an "asthma action plan," find out how to take the first step to develop a plan and be prepared for asthma emergencies.
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Recipe of the Month: Fuel You Up Smoothie
This smoothie is loaded with nutrition powerhouses such as milk, bananas, blueberries, kiwi and yes, spinach!
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Lourdes Launches New Palliative Medicine Program
As healthcare becomes ever more complex, it is important to provide patients and families with the resources to guide them through difficult decisions. With that in mind, Lourdes Health System recently launched a palliative medicine consultation service with Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice.
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Lourdes Burlington Opens Advanced Urgent Care Clinic
With more people using the emergency room for primary care, overcrowded waiting rooms and long waits can be common. To treat patients with minor emergencies in a more efficient and timely manner, Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County has opened its own advanced urgent care clinic called PromptCare. PromptCare is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., with hours to expand next month.