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New Cholesterol Guidelines: What Do They Mean for You?
If you have high cholesterol—one of the major risk factors for heart attack and stroke—you have probably discussed medicines and lifestyle changes to improve your condition. New guidelines issued last month by the American College of Cardiology and the American Heart Association, though, could change the way your doctor manages your health, such as who should take cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins.
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New Treatments Offer Hope to Hepatitis C Patients
Hepatitis C affects more than 3 million Americans, killing thousands each year from cirrhosis of the liver and liver cancer. New combinations of medicines are making treating hepatitis C easier, taking less time and resulting in fewer side effects.
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Popular Pain Relievers, Alcohol Not a Good Mix
Acetaminophen is a safe and effective pain reliever, used to treat headaches, muscle aches and arthritis, as well as reduce fevers. But when taken with alcohol, it can lead to potentially dangerous complications, including liver and kidney failure. Learn how to stay safe when taking this common medicine.
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Keep Kids on the Right Vaccination Schedule
The U.S. is in the midst of the largest outbreak of pertussis, or whooping cough, in 50 years. How can you protect your kids from this, and other, potentially deadly diseases? Make sure they’re up-to-date on their vaccines.
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Daily Drinking Increases Young Women’s Breast Cancer Risk
During the holidays, you don’t have to look far for an adult beverage. But it’s smart to keep drinking to a minimum, especially if you’re a young woman: New research links higher alcohol intake to an increased risk for breast cancer.
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Decode the Dates on Your Food Labels
Every year, Americans toss 160 billion pounds of unconsumed food. A new report finds one key reason for this is confusion over expiration dates. Get the truth behind the label and you can prevent waste while keeping your family safe from foodborne illness.
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Recipe of the Month: Apricot-Orange Bread
Looking for a good addition to your holiday table? This bread is low in all the right places—saturated fat, cholesterol and sodium—without losing any taste and texture.
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Lourdes Burlington Receives National Cancer Accreditation
The American College of Surgeons Commission on Cancer (CoC) has awarded Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County a three-year accreditation with commendation. CoC accredited programs provide access to the full scope of services required to diagnose, treat, rehabilitate and support patients with cancer and their families. Patients also benefit from access to the best available treatment options, clinical trials, early detection and prevention programs, support services and more.
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Local Magazine Honors Lourdes for Heart Care
We are proud to announce that Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has been honored by Suburban Family Magazine for best cardiac care. The magazine cited the hospital’s recognition from HealthGrades, including being named one of America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Cardiac Surgery and five-star ratings in the categories of cardiac services, coronary bypass surgery, valve surgery and treatment of heart attack, stroke and heart failure.
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