Tag - health news

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Food Safety Tips for your Holiday Turkey from the CDC
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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care
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Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery More Effective Than Previously Reported and Getting Safer
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Uncontrollable Risk Factors
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Controllable Risk Factors – Carotid Artery Disease
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STARS – Steps Against Recurrent Stroke
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Medication Adherence
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CONTROLLABLE RISK FACTORS – Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib)
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Little Company of Mary Seeks Hospice Volunteers
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Little Company of Mary Physicians Team Up to Perform a “Christmas Miracle”

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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Little Company of Mary Hospital Receives Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care

World Stroke Day is October 29th, 2015. Little Company of Mary Hospital’s Primary Stroke Center has been named a recipient of the Women’s Choice Award as one of America’s 50 Best Hospitals for Stroke Care. According to the American Heart Association (AHA) and American Stroke Association (ASA), stroke is the fifth leading cause of death…

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Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery More Effective Than Previously Reported and Getting Safer

A new study carried out between 2003 and 2012 in the Journal of the American Medical Association of nearly 162,000 patients in 164 studies (37 randomized clinical trials and 127 observational studies), over almost 10 years was released compared to a similar study reported in 2004. Researchers discovered 92 percent of patients in randomized clinical…

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Uncontrollable Risk Factors

Age : A stroke can happen to anyone, but risk of stroke increases with age. After the age of 55, stroke risk doubles for every decade a person is alive. Gender: Women suffer more strokes each year than men, mainly because women live longer than men and stroke occurs more often at older ages.  Annually,…

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Controllable Risk Factors – Carotid Artery Disease

Carotid artery disease (also called carotid artery stenosis) is the narrowing of the carotid arteries, the two main blood vessels in the neck that supply blood to the brain. Age, unhealthy lifestyle and not effectively managing stroke risk factors such as high cholesterol can lead to carotid artery disease. Plaque, often caused by cholesterol deposits,…

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STARS – Steps Against Recurrent Stroke

Having a stroke means greater risk for another (or recurrent) stroke. The good news is that there are steps you can take to prevent a recurrent stroke. Here are the facts: •Approximately 795,000 Americans experience a stroke each year — about 185,000 of those strokes are recurrent strokes. •At least 1 in 4 (25%-35%) of…

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Medication Adherence

Taking medications as prescribed is vital to managing controllable risk factors such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol and diabetes. Many people, especially the elderly, are on multiple prescription medications and admit that they forget to take their medications. Some people also admit to not taking their medications exactly as prescribed. Lisa Peters, PharmD., pharmacy…

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CONTROLLABLE RISK FACTORS – Atrial Fibrillation (A Fib)

Atrial fibrillation (AF) describes the rapid, irregular beating of the left atrium (upper chamber) of the heart. These rapid contractions of the heart are weaker than normal contractions, resulting in slow flow of blood in the atrium. The blood pools and becomes sluggish and can result in the formation of blood clots. If a clot…

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Little Company of Mary Seeks Hospice Volunteers

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers invites members of the community to become a Hospice Volunteer. The Hospice Program provides compassionate care to patients with a terminal diagnosis. Patients are cared for in their homes surrounded by the people who love them. The Hospice program at Little Company of Mary is one…

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Little Company of Mary Physicians Team Up to Perform a “Christmas Miracle”

Mallory Contreras arrived into this world on December 20, 2013 at 6:12 p.m. Her birth was anything but a routine delivery. When 37 year old Margaret Contreras arrived at Little Company of Mary Hospital in the morning hours of December 20th for a planned induction, she had no idea that the birth of her third child…

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