Archive - January 2019

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Little Company of Mary Nurse Receives DAISY Award
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Featured Provider: Get to Know Dr. Shamila Garg, Hematologist/Oncologist
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Getting a Handle on Arthritis Pain
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Am I at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?
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Over 50? Colon Cancer Screening Is a Must-Do
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If You Want to Avoid Colorectal Cancer, Don’t Avoid Screening
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Break a Sweat in the Cold
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Too Young for a Hip Replacement? Think Again
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Yoga and You
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More Benefits of Breastfeeding Revealed

Little Company of Mary Nurse Receives DAISY Award

Congratulations to Neil Duggan, RN, 7 West, who recently received the DAISY Award at Little Company of Mary. What is the DAISY Award? The DAISY Award is an international program that rewards and celebrates the extraordinary clinical skill and compassionate care given by nurses every day. Little Company of Mary Hospital is proud to be…

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Featured Provider: Get to Know Dr. Shamila Garg, Hematologist/Oncologist

Every month, we feature a provider as an opportunity for the community to learn more about the great people on staff at Little Company of Mary (LCM). This month, we had the chance to talk with Shamila Garg, M.D., hematologist/oncologist with the LCM Medical Group. Dr. Garg brings a wealth of experience having worked in…

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Getting a Handle on Arthritis Pain

From lifting heavy objects to threading a needle, our hands allow us to interact and manipulate our environment in ways big and small. But if the joints of our hands are affected by arthritis, the effect on our ability to complete activities of daily living can be huge. Cartilage acts as a shock absorber in…

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Am I at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

Here’s one thing we know about colorectal cancer: It’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States among cancers that affect both men and women. And although doctors and scientists don’t exactly know what causes colorectal cancer, a number of factors are thought to increase your chance of developing it. Knowing what…

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Over 50? Colon Cancer Screening Is a Must-Do

It’s the prime of your life. Retirement? Grandkids? It’s also the prime time when your risk for colorectal cancer increases — 91 percent of new cases occur in individuals over age 50. Despite the survival rate exceeding 90 percent when found early, only 40 percent of individuals are diagnosed at this stage. Why? Low colorectal…

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If You Want to Avoid Colorectal Cancer, Don’t Avoid Screening

Cancer of the colon and rectum, also known as colorectal cancer, is one of the most frequently diagnosed cancers — it’s the third most common cancer and the third leading cause of cancer death in women. Screening is one of the best ways to make sure that you don’t become one of the statistics. In…

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Break a Sweat in the Cold

Let’s face it. There’s no better feeling than exercising outdoors, with the sun on your face and the scenery changing. However, when the snow and icy winds of winter trap you indoors, you can’t just give up on exercise. Getting a good workout is vital to your health. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control…

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Too Young for a Hip Replacement? Think Again

You might be a great candidate for a hip replacement surgery — except you’re relatively young, and artificial hips only last 20 years or so. Your doctors want you to wait as long as possible. Up until a few years ago, that’s all you could do. But a new surgery might help. Hip resurfacing is…

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Yoga and You

Yoga is anything but a trend. For more than 5,000 years, people from diverse cultures have practiced yoga — often as a pathway to spiritual enlightenment. In recent decades, it has gained followers who appreciate it as a full-body workout that combines physical poses, breathing exercises, relaxation and meditation. A Healthy Part of a Fitness…

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More Benefits of Breastfeeding Revealed

Many new mothers try breastfeeding their newborn children and recent statistics confirm this. Nationally in recent years, about 74 percent of infants were breastfed for some period of time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Comparatively, in 1999 about 68 percent of U.S. infants were ever breastfed, and in 1971 only…

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