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Little Company of Mary Hospital’s 7th Annual Girls’ Night Out
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Bariatric and Metabolic Surgery More Effective Than Previously Reported and Getting Safer
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Weight-loss Surgery Benefits Diabetes
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The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer
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STARS – Steps Against Recurrent Stroke
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Medication Adherence

Little Company of Mary Hospital’s 7th Annual Girls’ Night Out

You’re invited to Little Company of Mary Hospital’s 7th annual signature event just for women! Are you ready for a special night out with the girls: wine, hors d’oeuvres, dessert and good company? The Women’s Wellness Consultants at Little Company of Mary Hospital invite you to Girls’ Night Out! Women are on a journey that…

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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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Weight-loss Surgery Benefits Diabetes

Weight-loss surgery benefits diabetes. In the May issue of The New England Journal of Medicine, Bariatric Surgery versus Intensive Medical Therapy for Diabetes-3 Year Outcomes. In short-term randomized trials (duration 1-2 years), bariatric surgery has been associated with improvement in type 2 diabetes mellitus. The study assessed outcomes 3 years after the randomization of 150…

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The Warning Signs of Skin Cancer

Skin cancers — including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma — often start as changes to your skin. They can be new growths or precancerous lesions — changes that are not cancer but could become cancer over time. An estimated 40% to 50% of fair-skinned people who live to be 65 will develop…

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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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