Category - Health Information

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Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey from the CDC
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Catching ZZZZZZs: Little Company of Mary’s Sleep Disorders Center and the Sleep Apnea Hurts Hearts Campaign
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Viewing the Total Solar Eclipse: Tips from the Experts
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Back to School: Healthy Lunch Tips from the CDC
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30th Annual Men’s Wellness Event
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Land of the Free and Home of Healthy and Happy: Tips from the IDPH for a Safe 4th of July
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Fun in the Sun: Summer Sun Safety Tips from the CDC
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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

Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey from the CDC

Food handling errors and inadequate cooking are the most common problems that lead to poultry-associated foodborne disease outbreaks in the United States. Follow these four food safety tips to help you safely prepare your next holiday turkey meal. 1. Safely Thaw Your Turkey Thaw turkeys in the refrigerator, in a sink of cold water that…

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Catching ZZZZZZs: Little Company of Mary’s Sleep Disorders Center and the Sleep Apnea Hurts Hearts Campaign

Loud snoring, morning headaches, restless sleep, forgetfulness and mood changes are just a few signs of sleep apnea. Sleep apnea involves the repeated collapse of the upper airway during sleep. It puts an enormous strain on your heart by repeatedly causing oxygen levels to drop and blood pressure to surge as you sleep. More than…

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Viewing the Total Solar Eclipse: Tips from the Experts

The August 21st, 2017 total solar eclipse will be a once-in-a-lifetime event for many people. A little preparation now can ensure that you and your family enjoy the event and keep your eyes healthy, The American Academy of Ophthalmology and the American Astronomical Society are working together to make sure everyone knows how to watch…

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Back to School: Healthy Lunch Tips from the CDC

Just as your family is settling into summer mode, for many, August marks back-to-school time.  CDC encourages parents to become familiar with the school meal programs which require serving more fruits, vegetables, and whole grains and gradually reducing sodium over 10 years. Studies have shown that students who eat school meals are more likely to…

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30th Annual Men’s Wellness Event

On Saturday, August 5, 2017, Little Company of Mary’s Health Education Center will host its 30th Annual Men’s Wellness Event. The event will be from 8-11 a.m. in the hospital’s North Pavilion (2800 W. 95th Street, North Pavilion Link, First Floor, Room N1703, Across from the Café.) Join us for a hot breakfast, interactive Q…

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Land of the Free and Home of Healthy and Happy: Tips from the IDPH for a Safe 4th of July

Fourth of July is right around the corner, which means people across the country are getting ready for big red, white and blue blowouts to celebrate our nation’s independence. The Illinois Department of Public Health has outlined four safety areas that should be monitored to avoid illness and injury. Follow these tips make the most…

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Fun in the Sun: Summer Sun Safety Tips from the CDC

Now that summer and warmer weather have finally arrived, it’s time to go outside and play with family, do yard work, or relax by the pool. However the nice weather and these fun activities put people at risk of more exposure to the sun’s harmful UV radiation and its dangerous side effects. The Centers for…

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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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