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Lourdes Health Talk delivers Information and Education for your Mind, Body and Spirit.

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    • Health & Fitness

Lourdes Health Talk delivers Information and Education for your Mind, Body and Spirit.

    How To Be An Empowered ED Patient

    How To Be An Empowered ED Patient

    Dr. Jenice Baker offers up things you can do to be an empowered patient or visitor in the Emergency Department.

    Stroke Emergencies

    Stroke Emergencies

    Dr. Alfred Sacchetti discusses the important risk factors we all should know about stroke, the acronym F.A.S.T for symptom recognition and what to do if you or someone you love seems to be experiencing a stroke.

    Nutrition and Healthy Eating

    Nutrition and Healthy Eating

    March is Nutrition Month, so it's the perfect time to talk about nutrition and maintaining a healthy diet. Clinical Nutrition Manager Kelly A. Murray breaks down the basics of healthy eating.

    Lourdes Offers New Device to Help Reduce Stroke Risk in Patients with Heart Defect

    Lourdes Offers New Device to Help Reduce Stroke Risk in Patients with Heart Defect

    Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center, a designated comprehensive stroke center, recently performed its first procedures using a device to close a hole between the chambers of the heart. The hole, called a patent foramen ovale (PFO), is a congenital heart defect and can cause ischemic strokes. Ibrahim Moussa, D.O.,F.A.C.C.,FSCAI, discusses a device that Lourdes interventional cardiologists are using is called a GORE CARDIOFORM Septal Occluder to permanently close the hole. It is made of fabric similar to that found in durable waterproof clothing.

    What Can We Expect From This Years Flu Season?

    What Can We Expect From This Years Flu Season?

    Although the 2017-18 flu vaccine was only 36 percent effective at protecting against the flu, it doesn't mean you should skip the shot this year. That's because each year people die from flu, and some protection is better than none. Dr. Jason Moraleda covers what we can expect for this years flu season and how vaccination is one of the best ways to protect your family and the community from a nasty flu outbreak.

    Surgical Blankets for the Homeless

    Surgical Blankets for the Homeless

    Before surgery, technicians unwrap sterilized instruments from a sheet of plastic material that cannot be recycled, and these sheets end up in the trash bin. Lourdes surgical technician Dana Scarangelli and nurse anesthetist Laura Faust have started sewing these sheets together to create mats, blankets, sleeping bags and tote bags for the homeless.

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