Monthly Archives: May 2015

Are You Savvy About Sunscreen?

Summer is here, and LifeBridge Health wants our patients, employees and community to be savvy about their sun exposure. A suntan may look great, but it actually means that the sun’s invisible ultraviolet (UV) rays have damaged your skin cells. Two types of UV rays reach the earth. UVA rays can cause wrinkles and age…
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The Change Before ‘The Change’: Perimenopause

You know you’ve reached menopause when you haven’t had a period for 12 months in a row. But “the change” usually approaches gradually during a woman’s 40s and early 50s — a stage called perimenopause. Some women glide through perimenopause symptom-free. Other women report troubling hot flashes and night sweats, which may subside within a…
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LifeBridge Health Gives Hope to Frail Patients Needing Valve Surgery

For patients with diseased heart valves, the Beverly and Jerome Fine Cardiac Valve Center is providing new hope. Heart valve surgery is usually a very invasive undertaking, requiring a large incision in the center of the chest and long recovery times. Open heart procedures are the standard for most heart surgery patients, but the approach…
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The LifeBridge Health Sleep Centers Will Have You Resting Easy

There are more than 85 known sleep disorders that can rob a person of the deep, restorative sleep required for a good night’s rest. What’s more, an estimated 60 million Americans have one or more of them. Experts believe that about 95 percent of people with sleep disorders go undiagnosed. Untreated sleep problems do more…
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What Is ‘Sleep Drunkenness’ and Could You Have It?

The alarm buzzes. Your cellphone rings or pings. You jolt awake, not quite sure of where you are or what to do — and those around you notice you’re acting unusual. You may have just experienced what doctors call confusional arousal, or sleep drunkenness. A new study in the journal Neurology suggests that about 15…
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