Archive - October 2019

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Little Company of Mary to Host Fourth Annual Cancer Survivor Event
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Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween: Tips from the CDC
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Living Rosary
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Spiritual Care Appreciation Week
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When Diets Aren’t Enough: Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right For You?
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Are Those Skin Spots Worth a Closer Look?
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Little Company of Mary Hospital Observes Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15th
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For Best Health, Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies
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The Midwife Myth
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Mammography Gains a New Dimension

Little Company of Mary to Host Fourth Annual Cancer Survivor Event

On Saturday, November 2nd, Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) will host the fourth annual Cancer Survivor Event at the DoubleTree Hilton (5000 W. 127th St., Alsip, Illinois). This full-day program is open to cancer patients, survivors and those who support them. Our keynote speaker, Zoraida Sambolin, is a breast cancer survivor, Emmy-winning journalist and…

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Seven Ways to Be Safe and Healthy This Halloween: Tips from the CDC

Don’t let your health get tricked this Halloween! Here are a few ways to stay safe and healthy. 1. Get Moving Carve out time to be active this Halloween – between get-togethers and trick-or-treating in the neighborhood. Take a walk and do some weight training to help you feel good! Regular physical activity can help…

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Living Rosary

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is important to be aware of how domestic violence affects our community and what we can do to combat this ugly global blight.  Domestic violence involves more than physical abuse and robs the lives of its victims from a basic sense of safety. According to the National Network…

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Spiritual Care Appreciation Week

October 20th – October 26th is National Spiritual Care Appreciation Week, a time when we take a moment to recognize the contribution of chaplains in the health and well-being of our community. We are familiar with the phrase “Body Mind and Spirit” – a term that is the hallmark of true wellness. Chaplains focus on…

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When Diets Aren’t Enough: Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right For You?

You may have seen it in the news: celebrities dropping out of sight, losing hundreds of pounds, then singing the praises of weight-loss surgery. Are you starting to wonder if weight-loss surgery might be right for you? The decision is not to be taken lightly. Bariatric surgery — derived from the Greek words “weight” and…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital Observes Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15th

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) will host their Cherished Angel Perinatal Loss Support Group on October 15th, which also is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. On this day, people around the world will be lighting candles in memory of angel babies from 7-8 p.m. It is called the “Wave…

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For Best Health, Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies

Mom always said, “Eat your vegetables.” But did you know that eating a rainbow of naturally colored fruits and vegetables ensures a more diverse intake of vitamins and minerals? Vitamins are important for functions such as cell repair. Minerals produce hormones and regulate body processes, such as maintaining a regular heartbeat. People who eat more…

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The Midwife Myth

You may have thought midwives, the matronly women who provided advice and assistance to laboring mothers hundreds of years ago, exist only in history books and movies. However, midwives are not women of the past. Today’s certified nurse midwifes (CNM) continue this tradition of personalized care, but with the important addition of comprehensive education and…

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Mammography Gains a New Dimension

Since its introduction in 1969, a mammogram has become a vital tool in the fight against breast cancer. Nowadays, an estimated 37 million mammograms are performed annually in the United States. Like most other medical diagnostic procedures, mammography continues to reap benefits from technological advancements. The most recent advancement occurred in 2011 when the U.S….

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