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Is Your Medication Boosting Your Risk for a Painful Sunburn? - Virtua Article

Is Your Medication Boosting Your Risk for a Painful Sunburn?

Commonly used medications and skin care products can make your skin more sun sensitive and cause a painful, sunburn-like reaction—even with minimal sun exposure. Are you at risk?

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5 ways to sleep better during menopause

5 Ways to Stop Night Sweats and End Sleepless Nights

The inability to sleep may be the worst menopause symptom—impairing your attention and concentration and putting you at risk for heart disease and more. Here's what you can do.

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Why Women Need Weight-Bearing Exercise to Fight Osteoporosis - Virtua Article

Bolster Your Bones with These Weight-Bearing Exercises

An effective way to reduce your risk for osteoporosis is with weight-bearing exercise. These simple ideas will help you add more of these exercises to your daily routine.

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Beyond Preventing Pregnancy, What Can Birth Control Do for You? - Virtua Article

Beyond Preventing Pregnancy, What Can Birth Control Do for You?

Beyond preventing pregnancy, many women don’t realize that hormonal birth control also has other benefits like minimizing period symptoms and reducing your risk for certain cancers.

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5 Myths and Facts about Tonsil Removal in Children and Teens - Virtua Article

5 Myths and Facts about Tonsil Removal in Children and Teens

Do you think tonsillectomies are only done after repeated strep infections? Do you think they're only done on young kids? An ENT reveals the myths and facts about this common surgery.

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You Could Have a Mood Disorder—And, Here’s How You Can Get Help - Virtua Article

You Could Have a Mood Disorder—And, Here’s How You Can Get Help

If you experience intense emotional changes that interfere with your daily function for more than a few days at a time, this could be a sign of a highly treatable mood disorder.

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Don’t Let Urinary Incontinence Disrupt Your Life - Virtua Article

Don't Let Urinary Incontinence Disrupt Your Life

More than 18 million women in the U.S. have urinary incontinence, and, on average, wait 6 years to seek care. Virtua experts explain the treatments for this CURABLE condition.

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The Virtua Cardiac Team Gave Faith Reilly the Best Gift Ever—Her Life - Virtua Article

The Virtua Cardiac Team Gave Faith Reilly the Best Gift Ever—Her Life

On Christmas night 2017, Faith Reilly of Marlton, NJ, woke up with symptoms of a heart attack. Quick decision making got her to the right place for heart care that saved her life.

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8 Ways to Go Meat-Free with Plant-Based Burgers, BBQ and Burritos - Virtua Article

Make These Plant-Based Foods the Stars of Your Next Summer Party

Give your next picnic a plant-based twist with a variety of meat alternatives that can add creativity to your grilled meals without sacrificing the flavor—or the protein.

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Protect Yourself and Your Family from Lyme Disease - Virtua Article

Protect Yourself and Your Family from Ticks and Lyme Disease

Since 2004, Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses have increased drastically in New Jersey. Here’s what you need to know about symptoms and how to prevent and treat tick bites.

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How to Prevent Danger from Taking Too Many Medications - Virtua Article

How to Prevent the Danger of Taking Too Many Medications

As you get older, medications are often needed to help you stay healthy. But, taking many medications can put you at a higher risk for dangerous drug interactions or misuse.

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Overnight, Wayne M. Went from Unbearable Back Pain to Welcome Pain Relief - Virtua Patient Testimonial

Overnight, Wayne Went from Severe Back Pain to Major Pain Relief

Wayne loved his job as a South Jersey garden center manager, but lifting heavy shrubs took a toll on his back. Right after surgery to repair a bulging disc, he woke up pain free.

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Will Long-Term Birth-Control Make Me Gain Weight? - Virtua Article

Will Long-Term Birth Control Make Me Gain Weight?

Long-acting reversible contraceptive (LARC) is a safe and effective birth control option. But, the number one question women ask their ob/gyns remains—will it make me gain weight?

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Could heartburn or gallstones be causing you pain after eating? - Virtua Article

Could Heartburn or Gallstones be Causing You Pain after Eating?

When the digestive system isn’t working well, issues can arise after you eat that cause pain and discomfort. Could heartburn or gallstones be causing your symptoms?

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What Do You Know About Shingles? - Virtua Article

Get the Facts on Shingles and the New, More Effective Vaccine

Learn how you can prevent shingles, a common viral illness caused by the same virus that causes chickenpox, but with very different symptoms.

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