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EJGH Wellness Center Program Spotlight Print E-mail
Monday, January 10, 2011 09:06 AM

Did you know that the EJGH Wellness Center offers an innovative Cancer Wellness Program?

Recent studies have shown that regular exercise during treatment and after remission can have a profoundly positive effect on a cancer patient's likelihood to have a recurrence. In addition, exercise has been proven to relieve stress and elevate mood, two important components of recovery. With these factors in mind, EJGH has created a three-phase approach for its Cancer Wellness Program.

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Exercising to Your Own Beat Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Tuesday, January 04, 2011 09:45 AM

If the old adage, "Move around more. Eat less," makes you think weight loss isn't rocket science, you may be surprised to learn how exact a science it can be. As it turns out, not all caloric burn is created equal. For example, exercising at lower heart rates can burn more fat than exercising at higher rates. But does that mean taking a slow stroll is a better weight loss regimen than jogging at a quick clip? Not really.

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EJGH Earns Second Consecutive AHA Gold Performance Award Print E-mail
Tuesday, December 21, 2010 04:12 PM

East Jefferson General Hospital is excited to end the year with a heart healthy, award-winning program. We were very proud a year ago when the American Heart Association examined our cardiac heart failure program and gave us their highest honor – the Get With The Guidelines Gold Performance Achievement Award for our outstanding clinical outcomes in treating patients diagnosed with heart failure. EJGH was the only hospital in our area to receive this award in heart failure.

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The Veining of Youth Print E-mail
Written by Katie Kidder Crosbie   
Monday, December 06, 2010 04:31 PM

Cresting the 30-year mark means entering a whole new world of self care. A slowing metabolism makes it much more difficult to work off extra calories. Hair sprouts in unseemly places and, for many, varicose veins begin to make an appearance.

By some estimates, these gnarled, vine-like veins bulge along the legs of 40 percent of women and 25 percent of men. They are most common in people between the ages of 30 and 70 — and once they appear, the problem tends to slowly worsen over time if they aren't treated.

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