Archive - 2019

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The Midwife Myth
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Mammography Gains a New Dimension
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Get the Sleep You Need
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Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Lower High Blood Pressure
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Knowing Stroke Symptoms Could Save Your Life
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OSF HealthCare and Little Company of Mary Finalize Agreement
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Providers on staff at Little Company of Mary Named Among Chicago’s Top Cancer Doctors
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Preparations are Underway for the 30th Annual Crystal Heart Ball Gala
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LCMH Health Education Center presents: Pain Syndrom, Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis
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Little Company of Mary Hospital Cancer Experts Warn of The Dangers of Vaping

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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Get the Sleep You Need

Getting a good night’s rest isn’t easy for everyone. Sometimes the stress of work, family and other things can keep you up and thinking late into the night. Certain lifestyle factors can also lead to restless nights. What to do about it, then? By reducing stress, breaking out of bad sleep habits and perhaps creating…

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Treating Obstructive Sleep Apnea Can Lower High Blood Pressure

Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a condition characterized by repeated pauses in breathing during sleep. The link between OSA and high blood pressure is so strong that if you have one condition you’re likely to have the other. In fact, studies have shown that at least 50 percent of people with OSA also have high…

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Knowing Stroke Symptoms Could Save Your Life

Every 40 seconds someone in America has a stroke. More than 795,000 people will have a new or recurrent stroke this year – and more than 130,000 of them will die. In fact, stroke is our nation’s fifth leading cause of death and one of the leading causes of disability. Yet, many people don’t know…

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OSF HealthCare and Little Company of Mary Finalize Agreement

Sisters unveil new – yet familiar – name for Evergreen Park facility OSF HealthCare and Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers are continuing their journey toward becoming one organization. The organizations’ boards have adopted a definitive agreement and decided on a new name: OSF HealthCare Little Company of Mary Medical Center. “A…

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Providers on staff at Little Company of Mary Named Among Chicago’s Top Cancer Doctors

Three physicians on staff at Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) have been named Top Cancer Doctors in the October 2019 issue of Chicago Magazine. Honorees were nominated by physicians nationwide who were asked to consider such factors as clinical excellence, bedside manner, education, and board certification. Chicago Magazine’s 2019 Top Doctors list was created…

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Preparations are Underway for the 30th Annual Crystal Heart Ball Gala

Little Company of Mary’s former Crystal Heart Ball chair-couple, Matt and Mary Ellen Filosa, hosted an elegant reception at their Beverly residence to kick-off the planning for next year’s Crystal Heart Ball Gala. The baton was passed to the new 2020 chair and co-chair couples: Lindsay and Chris Vandenberg and Laura and Sushant Taksande, M.D….

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LCMH Health Education Center presents: Pain Syndrom, Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis

Please join us at the Health Education’s Health Academy. The Health Academy is presented by Hospital Specialist to increase your knowledge of health-related issues. This month’s topic is “Pain Syndrom, Fibromyalgia and Rheumatoid Arthritis” presented by: Laivyde Smajkic, M.D. This free event will take place on Tuesday, October 8 from 11am to noon at LCMH…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital Cancer Experts Warn of The Dangers of Vaping

According to the latest National Youth Tobacco Study, more than 3.6 million middle and high school students currently use e-cigarettes. Another recent national study found that 11 percent of high school seniors and three and a half percent of eighth graders vaped with nicotine during a previous one month period.       “While it is unknown…

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