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AUGUST 2013
From the White House to Your House: Reduce Your Heart Disease Risk
Even people with healthy habits can be struck by heart disease, such as former President and avid runner George W. Bush. Learn about your risks and what you can do to stay heart healthy.
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Breast Implants May Hide Early-Stage Cancers
Doctors once worried that breast implants could cause breast cancer. Past studies have cleared implants on this charge. But a new research review offers another caution: Implants may make early-stage cancers harder to detect, and the long-term prognosis grimmer.
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School Sports: Girls Face Surprising Concussion Risks
Concussions receive lots of media attention, especially in pro football. But children who play school sports can also get concussions. And in some sports, girls face a higher risk than boys. Learn about the risks and how to reduce them.
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Healthy Snack Habits for Kids
Can a snack a day keep the doctor away? It’s possible if it’s low in fat and sugar and high in protein, vitamins and minerals. Here’s how you can put your child on the path to healthy snack habits.
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Are You at Risk for Deep Vein Thrombosis?
Here's another reason to get moving. If you sit for long periods of time, whether while driving, flying, recovering from surgery or even sitting on the couch watching television, you could be at risk for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). DVT is a blood clot that develops in the legs and can lead to a life-threatening pulmonary embolism. Learn the symptoms of DVT and what you can do to avoid it.
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Local Couple Provides Critical Links in Nationwide Kidney Donation Chain
Orlando and Betty Gonzalez have shared many special moments over the years. Perhaps none was more special than July 24, when the Camden couple participated in a 10-city kidney transplant donor chain that gave Orlando a new lease on life. Learn the importance of kidney donation and how you can help save lives.
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Recipes of the Month: Better Burgers
It's summertime, and the grilling is easier. It also tends to be somewhat boring and, in the case of traditional burgers, high in fat and calories. Opting for some alternative burger ingredients—such as turkey, salmon, whole grains, chopped vegetables, and the like—can improve the nutrition of your meal while making it more interesting.
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Help Local Children in Need Get Ready for School
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is holding its 8th annual backpack drive. You can help by donating new backpacks and school supplies, including pencils, pens, markers, crayons, folders, glue sticks , scissors and notebooks. Donations can be dropped off at the Osborn Family Health Center, 1601 Haddon Avenue in Camden, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 856-757-3542.
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Lourdes Haddonfield Lab Relocates to Cherry Hill
Lourdes Health System's Haddonfield Lab has relocated to LourdesCare at Cherry Hill, 1 Brace Road. LourdesCare at Cherry Hill laboratory hours are 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Saturdays. Walk-ins are welcome. For questions or concerns, call 856-470-9204.
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