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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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    Sun Protection From Your Clothes?

        Cape Cod Healthcare  When it comes to shielding your skin from UV radiation, not all apparel is created equal. You need to know how to select a UV-safe wardrobe, whether it’s from your closet or from specially made …

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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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    Ask the Expert – All About Blood

      Cape Cod Healthcare Blood Center conducts blood drives many times a month. Donations are critical because Cape Cod Hospital and Falmouth Hospital collect only about 40 percent of the 10,000 pints needed every year. The rest must be purchased …

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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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    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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    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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    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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