Category - Health Information

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Managing Pain: Staying as Young as You Feel
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Ten Questions Women Should Ask about Cardiovascular Diseases
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Once Is Not Enough … Yearly Mammograms Save Lives
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Test Your Breast Cancer IQ
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Losing Weight and Gaining Support
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Healthy Chicken Fajitas
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Why Women Should Hit the Weight Room
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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl
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Breast Cancer Facts Younger Women Need to Know
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Little Company of Mary’s Bariatric Surgery Center Earns Comprehensive Center of Excellence Re-Accreditation

Managing Pain: Staying as Young as You Feel

Many of us feel young at heart, but our bodies don’t seem to be on the same page. About 80 percent of Americans ages 65 and older suffer from a chronic disease and 30 percent have three or more chronic diseases. In many cases, these conditions spell long-term pain. Research has shown that half of…

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Ten Questions Women Should Ask about Cardiovascular Diseases

Heart disease and stroke, two of the leading cardiovascular diseases, are the number one and three killers of women. There is much you can do to prevent these diseases, but first you must know your risks. The American Heart Association suggests that women ask their health care providers these 10 questions about heart disease and…

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Once Is Not Enough … Yearly Mammograms Save Lives

Most women are not doing everything they can to find breast cancer early — when survival rates may top 98 percent. And despite the fact that widespread use of screening mammograms has increased the number of breast cancers found before they cause any symptoms, many women in the U.S. over age 40 have not had…

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Test Your Breast Cancer IQ

Do you know everything you need to know about breast cancer? Test your breast cancer IQ with this quiz. 1. The greatest risk of breast cancer occurs at what age? A) under 30 B) 30-49 C) 50 and over Answer is C. A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. About 78 percent…

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Losing Weight and Gaining Support

If you’re one of the 68 percent of Americans considered overweight or obese and are thinking of beginning a weight-loss regimen, congratulations! Taking charge of your health today is one of the best things you can do to improve your future. Not only will a sensible diet and regular physical exercise help you lose weight,…

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Healthy Chicken Fajitas

By omitting the high-fat fillings like sour cream, fajitas can be a fresh and healthy meal. This recipe uses a mix of seasonings that add flavor without excessive fat or calories. Plus, it’s loaded with healthy vegetables, which give it a kick and a dose of healthy antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! 4 skinless, boneless chicken…

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Why Women Should Hit the Weight Room

Building bulging muscles in the weight room is an activity commonly thought of as something men do and women avoid. Yet, research suggests the benefits of strength training can drastically improve a woman’s quality of life both now and in the future. Why do women avoid the weight room? The benefits to weight training are…

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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl

Healthy eating can be full of flavor. Here’s a riff on burrito bowls that replaces many of the carbohydrates with veggie alternatives. Change up one of your favorite Mexican food recipes and enjoy a bowl packed with vitamins and nutrients! For the cauliflower rice: ½ cup diced onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small head…

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Breast Cancer Facts Younger Women Need to Know

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the United States. With so much attention given to fighting breast cancer, shouldn’t every woman know all the facts by now? You’d be surprised. Many women believe only certain signs put them at risk when, in fact, the main risk factor for developing breast cancer…

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Little Company of Mary’s Bariatric Surgery Center Earns Comprehensive Center of Excellence Re-Accreditation

Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) has been re-accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBCAQIP). This program accredits inpatient and outpatient bariatric surgery centers in the United States and Canada who have undergone an independent, voluntary, and rigorous peer…

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