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3 ways to keep your heart healthy

3 Smart Ways to Boost Your Heart Health

Your heart is the hardest working muscle in your body. With this wholehearted advice, you can keep it healthy and strong throughout your life.

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Avoid Nighttime Snacking Tips - Virtua

7 Easy Ways to Curb Your Nighttime Snack Cravings

Is Netflix and snack your nightly routine? Try the following simple strategies to avoid the nighttime tv-watching snack attack.

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Increasing Your Sexual Desire Starts with Expert Conversation

Increasing Your Sexual Desire Starts with Expert Conversation

Low libido is far more common than society portrays. In fact, most women experience decreased desire at some point but are embarrassed to discuss it. It's time to start the conversation.

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woman washing hands with soap

10 Hand-Washing Tips to Keep You Healthy All Year Long

Stop the spread of stomach bugs and nasty colds with new hand-washing how-tos.

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Get the Latest Facts about Vaping/E-Cigarette Use and Lung Illness - Virtua

Health Alert: Vaping/E-Cigarette Use and Lung Illness

Government agencies are investigating the multistate outbreak of lung illness associated with e-cigarette use and vaping. Here’s what you need to know.

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5 Fun Ways to Get Fit with Your Family

5 Fun Ways to Get Fit with Your Family

Family fitness means more than exercise—it’s about creating the foundation for a healthy lifestyle. This will help you create a fitness plan you all enjoy.

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Arthritis

5 Ways to Reduce Arthritis Pain

You can relieve the minor aches and pains of osteoarthritis without relying as much on medication or pills. These simple tips show you how.

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eat less to get more results

Eat Less to Gain Greater Results and Satisfaction

Use these 5 easy tips to eat less, stay full longer, and feel more satisfied with the foods you're eating.

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New Program Helps Patients Recover Faster and Go Home Sooner After Surgery

New Program Helps Patients Recover Faster After Surgery

When Cathy Hughes learned she had to have colon surgery to treat severe diverticulitis, she was worried. But her fears eased after she learned about new recovery protocols.

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Protect Yourself and Your Family from Ticks

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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What to Expect from a Visit to a Board-Certified Lactation Consultant

What to Expect from a Visit to a  Lactation Consultant

When it comes to breastfeeding challenges, have no fear. Board-certified lactation consultants are here to help you succeed with one-on-one attention and care.

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10 Reasons to Follow an Immunization Schedule

10 Reasons to Follow an Immunization Schedule

It’s important for kids to get immunizations for 14 vaccine-preventable diseases before age 2 to prevent the spread of disease and dangerous complications.

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How Doctors, Determination and Dancing Helped Judy Stokes Through Breast Cancer Treatment

How Doctors, Determination and Dancing Helped Judy Stokes Through Breast Cancer Treatment

Judy Stokes and her doctors credit her monthly breast self-exam with saving her life. Read her advice for all women.

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Father Andy’s Prayers for Pain Relief Were Answered - Virtua Patient Story

How Father Andy's Prayers for Pain Relief Were Answered

Years of chronic back pain led Father Andy from Peckville, PA, to Mount Holly, NJ, and Penn Medicine | Virtua neurosurgeon Stephen Dante, MD, for the relief he had been praying for.

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Nothing Stops the US Mail (or Mail Carrier Elena)—Not Even a Brain Tumor - Virtua Patient Story

Nothing Stops US Mail Carrier Elena—Not Even a Brain Tumor

When tests revealed a pea-sized mass in Elena Wyche’s brain, she turned to Penn Medicine | Virtua brain surgeon Patrick Connolly, MD, for treatment.

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