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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.

Pet Disease Quiz

Whether you have a snake, a puppy, a hamster, or a lizard, you may be at risk for pet-related diseases. Take this quiz to see how much you know about your risk for diseases such as salmonella or rabies.

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Bone Fractures and Sprains

Broken or cracked bones are called “fractures.” Sprains are tears or stretching injuries to ligaments, the fibrous bands that hold your bones together. Both types of injuries can be painful and are often treated in the same way.

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Narcolepsy

Narcolepsy is a chronic sleep disorder in which a person typically becomes sleepy or falls asleep, often at inappropriate times. This disorder may run in families and may begin at any age.

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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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    Answer this one: What position is best for your back when you sleep?

    Drinking can be an expensive habit. While you may not notice a dollar here or two dollars there, consider how much you spend per week and per year on alcohol.

    Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women (other than skin cancer). The American Cancer Society reports the breast cancer death rate is declining, probably because of earlier detection and improved treatment. This short assessment will help you determine if you have major risk factors for breast cancer.

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      There are benefits to getting regular exercise during pregnancy for most women. Work with your health care provider to develop a safe exercise program you can do throughout your pregnancy. This video discusses the benefits of exercise, as well as recommendations on how to exercise.

      They're labeled with compelling names, such as Monster Energy and Rockstar. X-Game athletes sport their brands on jackets and hats. Energy drinks exude an ethos that attracts many children and young adults. Although these beverages may be considered