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Prevent Osteoporosis: How to Take Care of 'Dem Bones
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October "Just for Women" Series—Join Us Monday Nights
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First Successful Organ Transplant, Little Company of Mary, 1950
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Little Company of Mary Breaks Ground on Replacement Patient Tower
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New Foundation Website Launched!
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Prostate Cancer: The Leading Cause of Cancer Death in Men
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LCMH by the Decades: 1950s
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Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Video Slideshow
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Cheaper by the Dozen: Our Birth Special Offer in the 1950s and 60s
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LCMH by the Decades: 1940s

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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October "Just for Women" Series—Join Us Monday Nights

Throughout October, Little Company of Mary will be offering the “Just for Women” series on Monday nights from 6 to 7PM. Come to one or all events, as the Little Company of Mary experts are sure to cover a topic that piques your interest. The range of topics includes depression, health and well-being, thyroid conditions…

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First Successful Organ Transplant, Little Company of Mary, 1950

Ruth Tucker, 49, suffered from polycystic kidneys and was in need of a new kidney. One of her kidneys was non-functioning and the other only functioned at 10 percent. Tucker’s mother and sister had also died from the same disease. The doctors, hospital leadership and patient bravely decided to attempt something that hadn’t been done…

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Little Company of Mary Breaks Ground on Replacement Patient Tower

On Thursday, September 23, hundreds of supporters gathered to celebrate the the start of Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Campus Transformation Project. Bishop Gustavo Garcia –Siller, M.Sp.S., joined the ceremony and led the blessing to commence the groundbreaking of the Hospital’s Replacement Patient Tower –The West Pavilion. “Little Company of Mary’s tradition and dedication to…

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New Foundation Website Launched!

We’re excited to announce the launch of the new and improved LCMHFoundation.org. On the website, you can find: Updates about the campaign News about the Campus Transformation Project Information about the Auxiliary and Foundation Upcoming events Photos from past events Baby alumni sign-up Online donation News about the Campus Transformation Project, events and other important…

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Prostate Cancer: The Leading Cause of Cancer Death in Men

Prostate cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in men, and one in six men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime. A recent Newsweek article on prostate cancer noted that  70% of men who die in their 60s from other causes have prostate cancer, most of which is undetected. Because of…

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LCMH by the Decades: 1950s

We can’t talk about the 1950s without mentioning one of the most significant events in, not only Little Company of Mary’s history, but medical history as well. On June 17, 1950, doctors performed a kidney transplant on Ruth Tucker, 49. While it sounds routine today, that surgery was extremely significant—it was the first successful human…

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Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Video Slideshow

On Mother’s Day, 2010, 12,000 people walked together for the 11th annual Beverly Breast Cancer Walk. What started as a walk among a group of friends and family on Mother’s Day has ballooned into a community-wide event that has raised nearly $1 million for Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Cancer Center. This year’s funds go…

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Cheaper by the Dozen: Our Birth Special Offer in the 1950s and 60s

Little Company of Mary is truly “The Baby Hospital” of the southwest suburbs of Chicago, and we have been known as such at least since the Baby Boom. In fact, the number of births at the hospital grew from 230 during the hospital’s first year open in 1930 to an average of 5,000 births per…

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LCMH by the Decades: 1940s

At the opening of the decade, and in the midst of celebrating its 10th anniversary, Little Company of Mary was entering a period of expansion for both its Nursing School and the hospital itself. During “The War Years,” the population surrounding the hospital was experiencing a rapid growth, increasing the demand on the facility and…

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