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Urgent Care Telemedicine Visits From the Comfort of Your Home...Or Anywhere Else

Virtual urgent care visits provide quick care for minor medical issues, and can be accessed from anywhere.

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Healthy Bones: Simple Tips to Prevent Osteoporosis

Bone density declines as we age, increasing risk for osteoporosis, causing weak and brittle bones, and increasing risk for age-related fractures later in life. Take steps now to prevent osteoporosis.

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No Signs, But Lots of Damage: How High Blood Pressure Affects Your Body

High blood pressure can damage the body without symptoms. Headaches, problems breathing, and nosebleeds may not occur until it reaches severe levels.

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Exercise Your Way to a Stronger Heart

Today, we know that exercise is safe for patients with heart failure and can help relieve symptoms. Robert Mohapatra, MD, Virtua Cardiologist, shares tips to be more active with heart failure.

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Your Heart Needs a Good Night's Sleep

Struggling with sleep? Lack of sleep can raise your risk for heart attack, stroke, heart failure, depression, and other health issues. Virtua cardiologist David Lawarence, MD, offers tips to catch more Z's.

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Get a Leg Up on Peripheral Artery Disease

If you suffer from leg pain while walking, climbing stairs, or exercising, it could be due to peripheral artery disease (PAD). Adam Levine, DO, Virtua cardiologist, explains.

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My Heart Seems to Skip a Beat - Should I Be Worried?

Most heart palpitations can be explained by external factors. But they can also be a sign of a potentially serious condition. Virtua Cardiologist Hafeza Shaikh, DO, offers more information.

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Fish Oil: A Good Catch or a Scam?

Millions of Americans take fish oil supplements to help prevent heart disease. But do they really work? Talya Spivack, MD, Virtua Health cardiologist, offers some insight.

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Virtua Pulmonologists Help Post-COVID Patients Manage Lingering Symptoms

Life After COVID: Virtua Pulmonologists Help People Manage Lingering Symptoms

We're learning that after people recover from COVID, whether they had mild or severe cases, some are experiencing long-term symptoms.

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What Women Need to Know About the Signs of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

What Women Need to Know About the Signs of Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Inflammatory breast cancer is rare, but aggressive. It's important for women to know its unique symptoms.

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9 Reasons To Schedule Your Colonoscopy Today - Virtua Health, NJ

10 Reasons to Schedule Your Colonoscopy Today

About 1 in 3 Americans who should be tested for colorectal cancer have never been screened. Here are 10 reasons why you should probably schedule your colonoscopy today.

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Can Your Beer Belly or Dad Bod Hurt Your Health? - Virtua Health, NJ

Can Your Beer Belly or Dad Bod Hurt Your Health?

You may joke about your dad bod or beer belly, but danger may be lurking under that spare tire. Learn more about how fat in your midsection can hurt your health.

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5 Heart-Smart Substitutions for Your Healthy Eating Plan - Virtua Health, NJ

5 Heart-Smart Substitutions for Your Healthy Eating Plan

The foods we eat play a big role in keeping our hearts healthy. Here are five easy ways you can start improving your heart health right in your own kitchen.

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What it Takes to Burn That Bagel, Burger, or Bag of Chips - Infographic, Virtua Health, NJ

What it Takes to Burn Off That Bagel, Burger, or Bag of Chips

From breakfast to dessert, check out this chart to see what kind of workouts it will take to burn calories from the foods you eat.

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My Back Pain: Strain or Sciatica?

Sciatica is an irritation of a nerve that runs down your leg. The pain can happen anywhere along the path of the nerve—which can make it difficult to diagnose. Anokhi Mehta, MD, Virtua Pain Medicine Specialist, explains what you need to know about sciatica.

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