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3 Tips to Move More and Sit Less

3 Tips to Move More and Sit Less

There are health risks that come with sitting 8 or 9 hours a day. Here are easy tips to get you up and moving!

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4 Essential Cancer Screenings

How do you know what cancer screenings to have and when? This guide outlines the appropriate times for four important cancer screenings.

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Why Improving Your Health is Going to the Dogs (and Cats)

Bonding with pets can have positive effects on your physical and mental well-being, including improving your cardiovascular health. Learn how your pet can get your heart pumping.

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Is Your Heart Age Older than You?

Is Your Heart Age Older than You?

You can calculate your “heart age” by tallying up your risk factors for heart attack and stroke. That number shows the years of strain you've added to your heart.

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What Plant-Based Foods are Healthiest for Your Heart?

What Plant-Based Foods are Healthiest for Your Heart?

Not all foods that come from plants are good for your heart. Learn what foods are best and what to include if you're not totally ready to become vegan or vegetarian.

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How Weight Loss Helped Craig Avoid Double Knee Replacement

How Weight Loss Helped Craig Avoid Double Knee Replacement

When Craig Ebner's knee pain became unbearable, his orthopedic surgeon said he needed double knee replacement, but needed to lose 50 pounds first. See how he avoided surgery.

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Top Tips to Kick Off a Healthy Year

Looking for strategies to achieve your New Year's resolutions? From exercise and nutrition to more sleep and an annual physical, start here for a healthy 2020.

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Terry's Second Time at Bariatric Surgery was the Charm for Lasting Weight Loss

Terry's Second Time at Bariatric Surgery was the Charm for Lasting Weight Loss

After losing nearly 200 pounds, Terry Ellis of Browns Mills, NJ, completed a second bariatric surgery that's helping him reach his goal weight - and achieve his life goals.

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5 myths about winter weather and health

5 Myths about Winter Weather and Health

Trying to avoid catching a cold? You may be taking unnecessary precautions thanks to cold weather myths. See what really works to protect you from getting sick.

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7 Tips to Avoid Holiday Heartburn - Virtua Gastroenterology

7 Tips to Avoid Holiday Heartburn

Holiday feasts are close to our hearts but these foods can be a recipe for a bad case of acid reflux. The following advice can help you avoid holiday heartburn.

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Play it Safe with Kids’ Germy Toys This Cold and Flu Season - Virtua Health

Play it Safe with Kids' Germy Toys This Cold and Flu Season

You might be surprised by how long a flu-like virus can survive on a plastic toy. Follow this advice to protect yourself and your family all season.

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What You Should Know About Heart Surgery - Virtua Health Article

What You Should Know About Heart Surgery

Minimally invasive and robotic heart surgery procedures are safer and less traumatic for patients, helping them return to their lives in a shorter time.

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Can you afford diabetes?

Understand the Physical and Financial Cost of Diabetes

The best way to avoid the steep cost of a diabetes diagnosis is to control your contributing risks through weight loss, healthy diet and more exercise.

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Roanne Silver Feels Positive and Whole after Breast Cancer Surgery

Roanne Silver of Marlton, NJ, chose the Penn Medicine | Virtua Cancer Program for breast cancer treatment, describing her experience as, “…as pleasant as cancer treatment could be.”

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Why Younger Women Need Start NOW to Safeguard Their Hearts from Heart Attacks - Virtua Article

Younger Women Should Start NOW to Defend Against Heart Attacks

New research shows that younger women in the U.S. are experiencing heart attacks at a higher rate than they were 20 years ago. See how you can take steps now to safeguard your heart.

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