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MARCH 2014
Know the Signs of a Gradual Heart Attack
Every year, nearly 1 million Americans have a heart attack. But the symptoms may not be what you think. In fact, a new study finds that most heart attack symptoms come on gradually. Here’s what a heart attack really feels like.
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Take Steps to Prevent Colorectal Cancer
Colorectal cancer is the third-most common cancer and the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States. While you cannot control your age and family history, there are steps you can take to reduce your risk of developing the disease.
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New Guidelines Urge Woman to Pay Early Attention to Stroke
Long before a woman hits middle age, she and her doctor need to discuss her risk for stroke and steps to reduce it. Women have unique risk factors for stroke, some of which first become evident while in their 20s and 30s. Learn about new recommendations from the American Heart Association.
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Eating Disorders Strike Young Men, Too
Airbrushed magazine covers portray the perfect man as muscle-bound. New research suggests these messages may drive teen boys to the supplement aisle—or worse. A surprising number of young males try unsafe tactics to achieve a model body. And many turn to drugs and alcohol to cope with falling short.
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It’s Never Too Late to Start Moving
Exercise can sharpen your mind and ward off diseases—no matter when you start. New research shows that people who begin working out later in life see significant health boosts. Find out what it takes to see these benefits.
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Recipe of the Month: Stir-Fried Rice
When you're pressed for time but don't want to eat out, there's nothing like a one-skillet dinner. Add additional sliced vegetables, chicken or shrimp to boost the flavor and nutrition in this delicious, yet simple, recipe.
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Need Health Insurance?
March 31 is the deadline to apply for health insurance through the new Health Insurance Marketplace. If you need help or have just been putting it off, New Jersey Hospital Association certified application counselors are on-site at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Walk in or call Jim Logan at 609-480-8957 to make an appointment. In Burlington County, call Bud Funk at 609-480-6258. Tell the counselor you heard about their services from Lourdes.
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Lourdes Holds Annual Prom Gown Drive
Every young woman deserves to look beautiful for the prom. Unfortunately, gowns, shoes, handbags and jewelry can be expensive. You can help. Osborn Family Health Center at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center is collecting new and gently used prom gowns and accessories for distribution to students at Dr. Charles E. Brimm High School and other Camden schools. Items can be dropped off through April 15 at Osborn, 1601 Haddon Avenue, Camden, Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. Contact Deborah Bokas at 856-757-3542 for more information.
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