Archive - 2011

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Know When Your Child Needs a Sick Day
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A Simple Backache—or Something More Serious?
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Follow the Roadmap to Heart Health
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Featured Physician: Get to know Dr. Andrea Jones
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Door-to-Balloon Time: Quick heart attack treatment saves Orland Park woman
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What is a Nurse Practitioner? Also, happy 1 year to Vista Family Medicine
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Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test
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Save the Date! Crystal Heart Ball, February 4, 2012
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It's time for a Wake Up Call
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Little Company of Mary Breaks Ground on Outpatient Care Center

Know When Your Child Needs a Sick Day

As a parent, you probably know when your child is coming down with something. Maybe he’s not eating his breakfast. Maybe she just doesn’t seem her usual boisterous self. Your gut tells you your child is getting sick. But how do you know how sick is too sick for school or day care? “The first…

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A Simple Backache—or Something More Serious?

It might strike when you pick up your child, reach to pull a weed or get up from your office chair. If you’re like most Americans, you’ve had at least one episode of back pain. The best treatment is usually simple but not easy: time. “When you’re incapacitated by back pain, you feel like it’s…

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Follow the Roadmap to Heart Health

If life is a road trip, your heart is the engine powering your journey. Treat it right, and it will keep you humming along for years. But slack off on proper care and maintenance, and you can expect lots of problems. Not sure of the best route to a healthy heart? Joan Murphy, R.N., Ph.D.,…

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Featured Physician: Get to know Dr. Andrea Jones

Every month, we feature a physician as an opportunity for the community to learn more about the great doctors on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital. This month, we had the chance to talk with Dr. Andrea Jones, an Obstetrician and Gynecologist at Little Company of Mary Hospital (2800 W. 95th Street). Read on…

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Door-to-Balloon Time: Quick heart attack treatment saves Orland Park woman

In May 2011, 67-year-old Judith O’Sullivan’s life was saved at Little Company of Mary Hospital—and this can be credited to the impressive door-to-balloon time upheld at the hospital. Door-to-balloon time is a term coined by the American College of Cardiology (ACC) to describe the time it takes to recognize and treat a heart attack patient…

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What is a Nurse Practitioner? Also, happy 1 year to Vista Family Medicine

Happy Anniversary! One year ago, Vista Family Medicine became a part of Little Company of Mary Affiliated Services, Inc., a network of physicians and facilities strategically located throughout the Southwest side. Vista Family Medicine is an intimate family practice providing clinical excellence above and beyond traditional medicine in a peaceful and caring environment. Our board…

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Nationwide Emergency Alert System Test

As part of their ongoing efforts to keep our country and communities safe during emergencies, the Federal Communications Commission and Federal Emergency Management Agency will conduct the first nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). The EAS test plays a key role in ensuring the nation is prepared for all hazards, and that the U.S….

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Save the Date! Crystal Heart Ball, February 4, 2012

Little Company of Mary Hospital Foundation will host their 22nd annual Crystal Heart Ball on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the Field Museum. The Chairpersons for this year’s event are Jim and Marti Wendt Doherty. They are joined by the co-chairs, Dr. Irving and Shirley Fuld. The Chairs and the Crystal Heart Ball Committee have…

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It's time for a Wake Up Call

In the United States, the number one cause of death is cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke. A startling truth about cardiovascular disease is that many people are unaware that they are at serious risk for heart attack and stroke until it is too late. Knowing your risk factors gives you an opportunity to…

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Little Company of Mary Breaks Ground on Outpatient Care Center

On Thursday, September 22nd, Little Company of Mary broke ground on the Outpatient Care Center, located at 6700 West 95th Street in Oak Lawn. The 51,000 square-foot, three-story facility will include the southwest area’s first nationally certified immediate care center, physician offices, lab and a state-of-the-art diagnostic imaging suite complete with MRI, CT, ultrasound, radiology…

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