Category - Health Information

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Meet Our Nurse Navigator, Ellie Ryan, RN
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Sick Child, but Have to Go to Work? Try the Care Depot
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Women: Would you recognize your own heart attack?
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Sisters Beat Breast Cancer Together
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Take control of your stress with our 2-session workshop
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8 Healthy Holiday Eating Tips From Little Company of Mary!
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Tips to Tame Holiday Stress
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Fall Recipes from the American Diabetes Association
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Prevent Osteoporosis: How to Take Care of 'Dem Bones

Meet Our Nurse Navigator, Ellie Ryan, RN

Working through cancer, whether patients are in the beginning stages of screening and diagnosis or in the heart of the treatment process, can be a confusing and overwhelming experience. They have to learn about screenings, possible treatments, how the treatment process works, and supportive services that are offered. The Little Company of Mary Hospital Cancer…

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Sick Child, but Have to Go to Work? Try the Care Depot

The scenario is familiar to any family: first the sniffles hit the child, then it progresses to a cough, and the cough finds its way to the chest, and before you know it your child has an all-out fever. Day care is often no longer an option, and the child certainly can’t go to school….

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Women: Would you recognize your own heart attack?

As a woman, you probably hear a lot about common health concerns, such as breast and ovarian cancer. But what about heart disease? Women account for nearly half of all heart attack deaths in the U.S. Recognizing symptoms can help prevent you from becoming a victim. “In the U.S., heart disease kills more women than…

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Sisters Beat Breast Cancer Together

“We do everything together,” says Orland Hills resident Mary Pat Morajda, 68, about her family. Their closeness took on new meaning in early 2009. Mary Pat and her youngest sister, Elaine, were on a cruise ship headed for Cozumel, Mexico, when Mary Pat felt a small lump in her breast while showering. When they got…

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Take control of your stress with our 2-session workshop

You’ve likely said it, especially during the holiday season when things can get busy and sometimes overwhelming: “I’m so stressed.” Stress is a part of everyday life. In fact it is a survival mechanism. Stress is the response of the body to any demand made upon it to adapt or change. However, the stress you…

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8 Healthy Holiday Eating Tips From Little Company of Mary!

The holiday season means silver bells, snowflakes, and blinking lights. It also means chestnuts roasting, sugarplums, and if you’re not careful, loosening belts. Beginning with a huge Thanksgiving feast, the holiday season is full of parties and gatherings with spreads of food that can lead you directly to New Year’s weight-loss resolutions. But you don’t…

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Tips to Tame Holiday Stress

The holidays are right around the corner. And although they can include fun times with family and friends, they can also be stressful. “Stress can not only wear at your happiness and ability to enjoy the season, it can also negatively affect your overall health,” says Melissa Chappell, M.D., internist and psychiatrist at Little Company…

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Fall Recipes from the American Diabetes Association

Just because you are diabetic, doesn’t mean you have to give up on flavor! Your health care provider or diabetes educator can help you figure out which foods fit best into your diet to manage your diabetes, so you likely can work out a meal plan that includes some of your favorites. We’ve found a…

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Prevent Osteoporosis: How to Take Care of 'Dem Bones

As Halloween gets closer, we are starting to see more and more images that represent the holiday—witches, ghosts, goblins, and skeletons. Seeing skeletons on shirts and on decorative window stickers has got us thinking about bones. And since, at the hospital, we see things from the perspective of health, we’ve been thinking a lot about…

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