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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.

Start Some Healthy Holiday Traditions

As the holidays get underway, you might get caught up in the hectic busyness of the season. But the stress and anxiety of the holiday can take a toll. Give yourself and your family permission to start some new traditions that will help keep the madness under control.

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Enlightened Sausage Stuffing

Try this traditional sausage stuffing made with turkey sausage for your holiday meal.

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Herb and Spice Quiz

Do you know your coriander from your cumin? Find out the answers to common questions about herbs and spices.

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Not Your Father's Cigarettes

While fewer teens are smoking cigarettes overall, many have turned to e-cigarettes and hookahs. Teens often think these alternatives are safer than traditional cigarettes. But the tobacco and nicotine in these products still have risks. 

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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.

    Many of us turn to dieting to shed a few extra pounds, but for some people, dieting becomes an obsession that turns into an eating disorder. This quiz provides helpful information on eating disorders.

    Experts are increasingly urging people to know their BMI, a figure that takes into account not just weight but also height to indicate body fat.

    Endometriosis is a common condition among women. It affects about 1 in 10 women of childbearing age. Find out if you're at risk for it.


      Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in men and women in the US. A low-fiber, high-fat diet appears to increase the risk for this type of cancer. In this video, you'll learn how colon cancer can be detected early and therefore, treated more successfully.

      You're likely familiar with the changes your body goes through each menstrual cycle. Estrogen levels rise as your body prepares for ovulation. Then they fall before your period. This flux in hormones can trigger fatigue, breast tenderness, and other