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OCTOBER 2013
Avoid a Halloween Horror Story
You've picked the perfect pumpkin, planned a frightening jack-o-lantern. Before you or your children grab a knife and plunge it into the gourd, however, take some precautions to prevent your house from becoming a scene from a Halloween horror movie.
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Flu and Heart Disease: Staying Well This Season
Flu or pneumonia can make anyone feel lousy. And when you have heart disease, the risks are greater than for the average person. Learn what causes this extra risk and what you can do to fend off flu and pneumonia.
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Give Your Lungs a Break This Fall and Winter
Cooler weather can be great for raking leaves, but it's often not such good news for your lungs. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to stay healthy and protect your lungs as the temperature drops.
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Mammogram Reality Check
Are you overdue for a mammogram? If so, you're not alone. One in three eligible women don't get regular breast cancer screening exams. Don't let common breast cancer misconceptions hold you back.
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Welcome to the Marketplace: Choosing a Health Plan
The new Health Insurance Marketplace—part of the Affordable Care Act—opened for enrollment online and by telephone on October 1. But if you are like many Americans, you may not know much about it. Learn the basics and how to choose a plan that fits your budget and family needs.
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Recipe of the Month: Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
Savor the flavors of fall! Not too sweet, these cranberry and pumpkin muffins go great with a morning cup of coffee or as an afternoon snack.
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Take Charge of Your Health
Lourdes Health System recently launched MyHealth, a new online tool that empowers you to view your own health information, including lab results, hospital reports and radiology tests. Available 24 hours a day, MyHealth can be accessed from the comfort of your computer or tablet. On your next visit to Lourdes, sign up for MyHealth and take an important step towards better health.
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Lung Cancer: What You Need to Know
David Horvick, MD, of 21st Century Oncology, will speak about lung cancer on Wednesday, Nov. 20 from 11 a.m. to noon at LourdesCare at Cherry Hill, 1 Brace Road in Cherry Hill. To learn more or to register, call 1-888-LOURDES (1-888-568-7337).
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