Category - Health Information

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National Health Care Decision Week 2017: You’re the Boss
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Heart Disease in Women: Health Tips & Facts from the CDC
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12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season: Tips from the CDC
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Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy this Halloween from the CDC
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Beat the Heat: Tips from the CDC
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Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards and Stay Safe on Independence Day
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Protect Your Skin All Summer Long
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Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Stroke Care Team Reminds You to Act FAST this Stroke Awareness Month
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Pediatric Gastroenterologist Solves Mystery Behind Young Girl’s Stomachaches
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Staying Healthy with Chronic Joint Pain: Tips from the Experts

National Health Care Decision Week 2017: You’re the Boss

National Health Care Decision Week 2017 is April 16th to April 22nd. Most adults prefer to make important decisions about their life themselves. Not that you don’t seek input from trusted friends and family members, a pastor or other personal counselor, but ultimately the decision is yours. This is known as autonomy. When it comes…

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Heart Disease in Women: Health Tips & Facts from the CDC

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for women in the United States. Although heart disease is sometimes thought of as a “man’s disease,” around the same number of women and men die each year of heart disease in the United States. Learn how to lower your chance for…

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12 Ways to Have a Healthy Holiday Season: Tips from the CDC

Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy—and ready to enjoy the holidays. Wash hands often to help prevent the spread of germs. It’s flu season. Wash your…

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Tips to Stay Safe and Healthy this Halloween from the CDC

Don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween! Here are a few ways to stay safe and healthy. 1. Get Moving Carve out time to be active this Halloween – between get-togethers and trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Take a walk and do some weight training to help you feel good! Regular physical activity can help…

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Beat the Heat: Tips from the CDC

Extreme heat events pose a serious danger to people throughout the United States. Studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have shown that exposure to extreme heat can increase discomfort and fatigue, cause heat cramps, and increase emergency room visits and hospitalizations.   Everyone should take steps to protect themselves and…

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Tips to Avoid Holiday Hazards and Stay Safe on Independence Day

Countless 4th of July celebrations this year will feature cookouts, fireworks and holiday parties with friends and family. But the Illinois Poison Center (IPC) is warning that the warm weather, flammable materials and outdoor activities can also bring poisoning hazards that can ruin any festivities. “During holiday gatherings, unexpected, everyday items can lead to harmful…

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Protect Your Skin All Summer Long

Whether your summer plans involve trips to the beach, picnics, bike rides or chasing after your kids, be sure to slather on the sunscreen. One in five Americans will develop some form of skin cancer during their lifetime. Sun exposure is a preventable risk factor for skin cancer. Before stepping outside, apply sunscreen to all…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Stroke Care Team Reminds You to Act FAST this Stroke Awareness Month

May is Stroke Awareness Month, and Little Company of Mary Hospital’s (LCMH) Stroke Care nursing team wants to remind community members about the importance of acting FAST when someone is exhibiting stroke signs and symptoms: F – FACE: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop? A – ARMS: Ask the…

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Pediatric Gastroenterologist Solves Mystery Behind Young Girl’s Stomachaches

Mariellyn LaGiglia, RN, BSN, is a nurse in the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s pediatric clinic at Little Company of Mary Hospital. But last November, she found herself in a new role: the parent of a patient. LaGiglia’s six-year-old daughter, Brooke, had been complaining of stomachaches for several months. When the stomachaches became more…

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Staying Healthy with Chronic Joint Pain: Tips from the Experts

We are a couple weeks into 2016 and with a new year comes resolutions. Many of us choose resolutions that pertain to health and fitness. For those who struggle with chronic joint pain on a daily basis, these resolutions can be quite challenging. Joint pain is typically caused by arthritis, which is inflammation of the…

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