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Minimize Controllable Risks to Protect Heart Health
Fewer people are dying from heart disease as doctors get better helping people survive their first heart attack and prevent a second one. But 600,000 Americans still die of cardiovascular disease each year and it remains the leading cause of death in the United States. Find out how easy lifestyle changes can reduce your risk.
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How to Limit Colorectal Cancer
Not many people get excited about a colonoscopy. After all, the bowel preparation tastes awful and you're constantly running to the bathroom. But colonoscopy is one of the primary tools for detecting colorectal cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. With Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month in March, now is the perfect time to think about scheduling yours.
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Do You Have a Cold or Winter Allergy?
A-choo! You've got a runny nose, a cough and congestion that seem to be hanging on forever. But what feels like a cold could actually be an allergy. Learn how to tell the difference between the two and how you can get relief.
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The Gold-Medal Secret to Avoiding Sports Injuries
Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an Olympic athlete, injuries can disrupt your fitness routine. But you can take precautions to stay on track. Strength and balance training could reduce your risk of getting hurt while exercising by as much as half, according to a new research review.
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Listen Up! Don’t Get Burned by Earwax Therapy
If you've ever had a clogged ear, you know you'd do almost anything to hear clearly again. What about putting a burning flame next to your head? Ear candling is touted as a way to get rid of earwax buildup, but it actually can cause more harm than good.
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Most People Ignore Fast-Food Menu Calorie Counts
If you rattle off your fast-food order without a second thought for its nutritional content, you’re not alone: Six in 10 people don’t notice calorie counts posted on fast-food menus, a recent study finds. Here’s how you can do better and use restaurant calorie counts to keep your waistline in check.
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Recipe of the Month: Brownie Kisses
Chocolate is truly the nectar of the gods. Enjoy the sweet life with this magical dessert.
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Lourdes Honored for Clinical Excellence
Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center has received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence. This is the third straight year Lourdes has ranked among the top 5 percent of U.S. hospitals for its clinical excellence as measured by HealthGrades, the leading online resource for comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals.
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Lourdes Urgent Care Coming to Cherry Hill
This spring, Lourdes Health System will open an urgent care center at LourdesCare at Cherry Hill, 1 Brace Road. Our experienced physicians will diagnose and treat conditions such as breaks and sprains, ear infections, cuts, colds and flu, and burns. Patients will have direct access to our advanced radiology equipment, onsite laboratory and specialty physicians. The center will be open 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. No appointment will be necessary!
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