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5 Myths About Skin Cancer
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Effects of Stroke: The Sides of the Brain
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LCMH Hosted It’s Annual Remembrance Service in Honor of Babies Who Have Left the Earth Too Soon
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Surgeons at Little Company of Mary Hospital use Robotic Devices.
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Have You Heard Our Midwifery Commercial?
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Controllable Risk Factors:Tobacco Use/Smoking
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Controllable Risk Factors – Diabetes
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Controllable Risk Factors – High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
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Stroke Prevention
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16th LCM Nurse to Receive the Daisy Award of Excellence

5 Myths About Skin Cancer

Myth Number 1: Tanning actually protects my skin. The truth is tanning, just like sunburn, attacks the skin’s DNA. Altering the DNA leads to the development of abnormal cells which eventually may become cancerous. Myth Number 2: People of color don’t need to worry about sun exposure. People with naturally dark skin have greater protection,…

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Effects of Stroke: The Sides of the Brain

The left side of the brain controls the right side of the body. You use the left side of your brain to move the right side of your body, figure out math and science problems and understand what you read and hear. You may have trouble doing these things if you have a stroke that…

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LCMH Hosted It’s Annual Remembrance Service in Honor of Babies Who Have Left the Earth Too Soon

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers hosted their Annual Remembrance Service in honor of babies who have left the earth too soon.  The ceremony took place on May 18, 2014 in the Cherished Angel Garden, directly north of the Hospital. The Garden was dedicated in remembrance of babies who have passed away…

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Surgeons at Little Company of Mary Hospital use Robotic Devices.

Being at the forefront of medicine these days involves a great deal of technological advancement, but behind every computer, program and robotic device at Little Company of Mary Hospital are physicians and support staff with experience. “We provide the latest and the best available,” says Dr. Robert Bonaminio, Chairman Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, adding the Evergreen Park hospital competes with larger university hospitals….

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Controllable Risk Factors:Tobacco Use/Smoking

Among other things, smoking damages blood vessel walls, speeds up the clogging of arteries, raises blood pressure and makes the heart work harder. Smoking also doubles the risk of stroke. It reduces the amount of oxygen in the blood, causing the heart to work harder and allowing blood clots to form more easily. Smoking also…

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Controllable Risk Factors – Diabetes

Did you know that people with diabetes are two to four times more likely to have a stroke than people without diabetes? Learn more about the connection between diabetes and stroke. Approximately 20.8 million Americans have diabetes. People with diabetes are up to 4 times as likely to have a stroke as someone who does…

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Controllable Risk Factors – High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)

High blood pressure is the most important risk factor for stroke Blood pressure is the force of blood pushing against the walls of the arteries. Your blood pressure reading is expressed with two numbers — for example, 120/80. The first number, known as systolic blood pressure, is a measurement of the force your blood exerts…

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Stroke Prevention

Up to 80 percent of all strokes can be prevented—start reducing risk now. Women, Hispanics and African-Americans in the U.S. have higher stroke risks.  Although stroke can happen to anyone, certain risk factors can increase chances of a stroke. However, studies show that up to 80 percent of strokes can be prevented by working with…

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16th LCM Nurse to Receive the Daisy Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Monica Carey, RN, from Little Company of Mary’s Emergency Department. Monica is the 16th recipient of the DAISY Award at Little Company of Mary Hospital! 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 everyday. Little…

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