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Inside This Issue

JUNE 2014
Can You Take Too Much Tylenol?
You've probably taken Tylenol at one point or another for a headache or minor pain. But just because you can buy Tylenol over-the-counter doesn't mean it's OK to take as much as you think you need. Acetaminophen—the active ingredient in Tylenol and many other medications you might not expect—is the leading cause of acute liver failure in the United States. Follow these tips to avoid overdoing your dose.
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Fast Action Means Faster Recovery Following Stroke
Fast stroke treatment can prevent disability and brain damage. But a new study shows just how important quick action can be—and gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “every second counts.” Learn the signs of a stroke so you can act fast when it matters most.
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Need to Stick Close to the Bathroom? Get Relief from BPH
You've probably seen the ads on television: men running out of a movie theater or stopping at a gas station every few miles to go to the bathroom. Benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) occurs in many men as they age. It can start off as a nuisance, but can lead to kidney damage, bladder stones and incontinence. Learn to recognize BPH and steps you can take to find relief. 
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Low Back Pain: World’s Top Cause of Disability
Nearly everyone experiences back pain every once in a while. Now, new research shows just how common back pain is across the globe. Find out how you can prevent and treat this potentially debilitating problem.
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Tiny Wireless Cardiac Monitor Helps Lourdes Physicians Diagnose Abnormal Heartbeats
Abnormal heart rhythms can be difficult for doctors to catch, especially if they don't happen too often. To help solve these medical mysteries, cardiologists at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center are implanting a new type of cardiac monitor. One-third the size of a triple-A battery, the monitor is part of an advanced system that allows Lourdes doctors to continuously and wirelessly monitor a patient's heart for up to three years.
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Recipe of the Month: Gourmet Pizza Burgers
What's better than pizza? Pizza on top of your burger, of course! Liven up your summer grilling with this tasty combination.
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Lourdes Launches Partnership with Walgreens
Medication non-compliance is a major reason for readmission to the hospital, especially for patients with chronic conditions such as heart failure and diabetes. With that in mind, Lourdes Health System has launched an innovative partnership with Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, to improve the care of its patients after they are discharged from the hospital.
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Give Blood This Summer
Help prevent a summer blood shortage! Lourdes Health System will hold its summer blood drive on Wednesday, July 23 from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Lourdes Medical Center of Burlington County.
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