Tag - LCMH

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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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Memory Garden Ceremony Sunday, May 18th
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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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15th LCM Nurse to Receive the Daisy Award of Excellence
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Little Company of Mary Physicians Team Up to Perform a “Christmas Miracle”
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LCMH Expert OB/GYN’s Host Free Live Webcast

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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Memory Garden Ceremony Sunday, May 18th

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers will host the Annual Remembrance Service in honor of babies who have left the earth too soon. The ceremony will take place at 1:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 18th, in the Cherished Angel Memory Garden, which was dedicated in remembrance of babies who have passed away…

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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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15th LCM Nurse to Receive the Daisy Award of Excellence

Congratulations to Buerkley Rose, RN, from 6 West. Buerkley is the 15th 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 Company of Mary…

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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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LCMH Expert OB/GYN’s Host Free Live Webcast

Join us from your computer as we host an informative LIVE webcast on Abnormal Uterine Bleeding and Menopause. If you or a loved one is experiencing concerns, has unanswered questions, or would like some general insight on the changes your body is experiencing, our panel of OB/GYN experts (Dr. Monica Christmas, Dr. John Hobbs and…

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