10 Surprising (Non-dairy) Sources of Calcium

Calcium—we all know that it’s important for keeping our bones strong, and that drinking milk is a good way to get it. But what if you’re lactose intolerant and milk ...

IVF: the Checklist You’ll Need Before You Start the Process

You and your partner have had trouble getting pregnant naturally—and you desperately want to expand your family. You’ve heard celebrities and the media throw around the term “IVF” and its ...

“The LILI Letter” January 2016

The ORMC / Heart Center, “Losing It & Loving It” weight loss class & support group newsletter January, January is not many peoples’ favorite month. The holidays are over, the ...


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For many of us, a trip to the Emergency Room can be ...

Halloween Safety – for the Big Kids!

Halloween is right around the corner, and the “kids” are excited! Fact ...

Easy Steps to Bone and Joint Health

Nearly 50% of Americans over the age of 18 are affected by ...

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Heart Facts: Why Your Heart and Veins Need Each Other

It’s Heart Month! You remember how Dorothy, Toto, and the rest of the gang were trying to make their way to see the Wizard of Oz? That’s kind of how veins work in relation to your heart. Your heart is the wizard, and your veins are like the yellow brick road, or roads, that lead [...]

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When Should Chest Pain Send You to the ER?

Here’s the issue with chest pain: Knowing whether it’s just soreness, indigestion—or a sign of something more serious. Sometimes chest pain can be kind of vague, leading people to ignore it until it becomes a real problem. But because it can be a symptom of a serious medical condition, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) [...]

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7 People You’ll Need to Help You Recover from Back Surgery

Recovering from surgery might look painful or lonely, but it doesn’t have to be. While inconvenience and recovery pain are unavoidable, you’d be surprised at how many people are willing to help if you ask. When assembling your back surgery recovery team, here are 7 people you’ll need for support. 1. A Designated Driver You [...]

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“The LILI Letter” December 2015

The ORMC / Heart Center, “Losing It & Loving It” weight loss class & support group newsletter   December, Most peoples’ lives do not turn out the way they thought they would, good and bad. Did 2015 go as you expected? The winter solstice and several important holidays this month remind us that hope springs [...]

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Weight Gain During Pregnancy: How Much Is Healthy?

For some women, pregnancy and pig out are synonyms. But when it comes to weight gain during pregnancy, aim for the Goldilocks rule: not too much, not too little.   Gaining too much weight or not gaining enough could have health risks for you and your baby.   Here’s what you should know about weight [...]

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