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Read the latest articles online from The Journal, our quarterly newsletter offering the latest information on services and specialties, upcoming events and classes, and other resources for healthy lifestyles.

The ABCs of Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A is an inflammation of the liver. During Hepatitis Awareness Month, learn how it can be prevented or treated.

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Stroke Quiz

Check your understanding of stroke and find out how high blood pressure plays a role.

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Finding Dr. Right

When is the best time to doctor shop? Where should you start? What should you ask? Follow our strategy to find the right doctor for you.

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Be Smart About Antibiotics

These medicines may seem like a good choice when you have a sore throat or lingering cold. But for these and other common illnesses, they won’t help.

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Turn to The Journal, a publication of Lutheran Medical Center, for useful and accurate health advice as well as updates on unique programs and services offered at Lutheran. Through such tools we strive to help improve your quality of life.
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    Anemia is a condition in which the body doesn’t have enough healthy red blood cells.

    This calculator is for children with asthma. If you know your child's height, you can find his or her predicted peak flow.

    Having a baby is a life-changing event, so it’s completely normal to feel a bit overwhelmed. However, if your spirits are down despite your new bundle of joy, it may be a sign of postpartum depression. Take our online assessment to help determine your risk.

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      Degenerative changes or injury to the knee can cause pain, swelling, and immobility. When knee pain affects your quality of life, you may be a candidate for total knee replacement. In this video, you will learn about knee replacement surgery, its benefits, and its potential risks.

      A traumatic event, such as a natural disaster or a severe car accident, can trigger feelings of anxiety and distress—maybe even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). So, too, can a breast cancer diagnosis. Recent research shows that approximately 25