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White Coat Hypertension: A Cause for Concern?

If going to the doctor makes your blood pressure spike, you may have white coat hypertension. Virtua cardiologist David Lawrence, MD, says why these jumps may be cause for concern.

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Keep Your Heart Rhythm in Check with Your Smartwatch

Keep Your Heart Rhythm in Check with Your Smartwatch

Smartwatches started out as a great way to track your exercise. Now, they can help monitor your heart health. Virtua cardiologist Aatish Garg, MD, explains how.

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How to Tell the Difference Between Cold, Flu, and COVID-19

How to Tell the Difference Between Cold, Flu, and COVID-19

If you’re sneezing, coughing, feverish, or feeling achy, it can be hard to know the cause. This guide can help you assess your symptoms so you can start feeling better.

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What Is Physiologic Birth, and Is It Right for You?

Physiologic, or natural, labor and birth emphasizes an unrushed, supported process. Karen McEvoy Shields, certified nurse midwife at Virtua Midwifery, explains the advantages.

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What You Need to Know About Stroke Treatment

What You Need to Know About Stroke Treatment

A stroke requires emergency medical attention. But did you know there's more than one type of stroke, and the one you have may determine your treatment?

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Can Marijuana Hurt Your Heart Health?

Can Marijuana Hurt Your Heart?

Cannabis is now legal in many states but that doesn't mean it's good for your health. Virtua cardiologist Donald Orth, MD, explains the risks and how it can affect your heart.

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What to Know About Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy

What to Know About Vaginal Discharge During Pregnancy

It's common for vaginal discharge to increase during pregnancy, but there are some types that you shouldn't ignore.

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Robotic-Assisted Bariatric Surgery Helped Kaitlyn Woolford Gain the Active Life She Wanted

Robotic-Assisted Bariatric Surgery Helped Kaitlyn Woolford Gain the Active Life She Wanted

Kaitlyn struggled with her weight for years and wanted her life back. That's when she met Dr. Guarav Sharma and learned how bariatric surgery could help.

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Q&A: Should I have bariatric surgery during the pandemic?

Virtua Health bariatric surgeon, Samuel Wasser, MD, spoke to the Philadelphia Inquirer recently about having health-enhancing bariatric surgery during the pandemic.

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Prostate Cancer Screening: What You Need to Know

Is prostate cancer screening right for you? According to Virtua primary care physician Amit Bhalodia, DO, here’s what you need to know.

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3 Safety Tips for Shoveling Snow

Every year thousands of people report back problems, muscle strains, and even heart attacks linked to shoveling snow. Follow this inside "scoop" on how to shovel safely.

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What You Need to Know About Cervical Cancer Screenings - Virtua Ob/Gyn, NJ

What to Know About Cervical Cancer Screenings

While cervical cancer screening guidelines advise that women need less frequent Pap smears, you still need annual pelvic exams. Learn more.

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What to do When Seasonal Allergies Affect You All Year - Virtua Health, NJ

What to do When Seasonal Allergies Affect You All Year

Seasonal allergy symptoms often start to wane in November, but warmer fall weather is leaving many suffering with lingering sniffles and sneezes. Get relief from your symptoms.

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How to Bust Those Winter Blues - Virtua Health, NJ

How to Bust Those Winter Blues

As winter nears and the days get shorter, you may be feeling a bit down. Find out what remedy can help you beat those winter blues—it doesn't even require a prescription.

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Dean Eson Feels Lucky to be Alive After Brushing Off Subtle Heart Attack Symptoms

Dean Eson Feels Lucky to be Alive After Brushing Off Subtle Heart Attack Symptoms

Pain in his shoulder and arm wasn't a red flag for Dean Eson. But, as his pain worsened, he took his doctor's advice to see a cardiologist—and it saved his life.

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