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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.

Summer Vegetable Curry

Eggplant, zucchini, chickpeas, coconut milk, and curry blend together to make this satisfying summer soup.

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Tattoos and Body Piercing Quiz

Do you know how to choose a reputable tattoo shop? What kinds of illness can stem from a body piercings? Test your knowledge about tattoos and piercing here.

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Strong Seniors: Exercise Ideas for Older Adults

Building activity into your later years helps you live longer and better.

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Buying Breast Milk Online? Beware!

If you have a need for additional breast milk, talk to your doctor first. Buying online can be risky.

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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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    Back pain is one of the most common nerve-related illnesses in the United States. Keeping your spine in good health is one way to avoid back pain. Learn more about your spine and back pain by taking this quiz.

    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.

    Cancer of the colon or rectum (colorectal cancer) usually develops slowly, over several years. Excluding skin cancers, colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in both men and women in the United States and the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths, according to the American Cancer Society (ACS). Still, the death rate from colorectal cancer has been dropping for the last 15 years because of better detection and treatment. Take this simple assessment to learn about your risks for colorectal cancer.

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      Diverticuli are herniations in the muscular layer of the colon that produce small, saclike swellings. Diverticulitis occurs when diverticuli become inflamed and infected. This video examines the possible causes of this condition, typical symptoms, and available treatments.

      Sleep can be elusive. On some nights, we easily cozy up with it. On others, it may linger frustratingly out of reach. Struggling for some shuteye may entice you to try a sleep aid. Used properly, sleep aids can help. But they aren’t without risks.