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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.

Shingles: A Ghost of Chickenpox Past

If you had chickenpox as a kid, you are at risk for shingles. The virus that causes chickenpox lies dormant in the nerves near your spine and can erupt as a rash and pain later in life.

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Live Long and Prosper!

Take this quiz and find out if you've got what it takes to live a long, healthy life.

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Delete the Heat: Cool Meal Making for a Hot Summer's Night

Ban the BBQ.  Overlook the oven. Make a satisfying summer meal with fresh vegetables, fruits, and ordinary items from the pantry or fridge.

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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.
    INTERACTIVE TOOLS

    Do you know the health risks of smoking? Avoiding them can help you have a healthy pregnancy and baby.

    It is important to know your estimated due date in order to help plan for the baby's birth.

    Recognizing the symptoms of stress in your life is one step toward managing it. This assessment will help you learn your particular stress symptoms.

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      Certain changes and discomforts occur during pregnancy - and are perfectly normal. Some of these changes include backache, frequent urination, and constipation. This video describes typical changes, how to safely relieve your discomfort, and what circumstances require a visit to your doctor.

      Mom’s chicken soup, cheese tamales, bread pudding – we all have our favorite foods. Unfortunately, what we like to eat isn’t always good for our bodies. Consider colorectal cancer. Certain risk factors for the disease, such as being older than age 50