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    The American Heart Association’s Guidelines for Women

      The American Heart Association’s Guidelines for women Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a leading cause of death of American women. Are you at risk? The American Heart Association (AHA) offers a way to classify the likelihood of developing CVD—one that …

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    Therapies to Quit Smoking

        Therapies to Quit Smoking Maybe you have tried the usual methods to quit smoking, like patches, gums, and medications, but have still not kicked the habit. A less traditional approach may be right for you. Alternative methods, like hypnosis, acupuncture, and even yoga have been …

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    Make a Difference: Sponsor a Blood Drive

      Shepley Wood Products is among many businesses, organizations and houses of worship that organize blood drives for Cape Cod Healthcare’s Blood Center.  These are critical to saving lives of friends, families and neighbors on Cape Cod. That’s because the …

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    Staying in Shape as You Age

      By Elizabeth Smoots, MD Will you be hale and hearty in your golden years or dependent on others? The answer greatly depends on how physically active you are. Many older Americans do not get enough exercise to maintain good …

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    Tips for Reducing Stress in Your Life

        By Mary Calvagna, MS    Healthy Coping Methods Stress—we have all felt it at one time or another. But, many people feel stress often. Some even feel it as a part of their daily lives. Stress can contribute …

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    Moving Meditation: The Art of Tai Chi

        By Karen Schroeder Kassell, MS, RD, MEd Breathe in, breathe out. Let your chest rise, now let it fall. Shift your body weight to your left leg and stretch your arms out to the left, now slowly sway …

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    Everything You Need to Know Before You Can Give Blood

        Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Center Please tell us if you are now taking, or if you have EVER taken, the following medications: – Proscar (finasteride) – usually given for prostate gland enlargement – Avodart or Jalyn (dutasteride) – …

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    Sudden Cardiac Arrest May Have Early Warning Signs

      Cape Cod Healthcare A new study counters the commonly held belief that when most middle-aged men suffer cardiac arrest, it typically comes completely out of the blue. Researchers found that the majority of victims have symptoms in the days …

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    Keeping Poison Ivy at Arm’s Length

      By Jeanette Kerr “You’re gonna need an ocean Of calamine lotion…” Poison Ivy, The Drifters, 1959 Itchy PI rash on the upper arm There are two warnings we always give to sanctuary visitors: do regular tick checks and stay …

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    Achieving and Maintaining a Healthful Weight

       Cape Cod Healthcare You may have heard that losing weight is as easy as eating less and exercising more. Well it is true—taking in fewer calories than you use each day is the simplest way to lose weight. Never …

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