Category - Health Information

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Losing Weight and Gaining Support
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Healthy Chicken Fajitas
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Why Women Should Hit the Weight Room
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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl
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Breast Cancer Facts Younger Women Need to Know
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Little Company of Mary’s Bariatric Surgery Center Earns Comprehensive Center of Excellence Re-Accreditation
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Healthy and Safe Swimming
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4th of July and Safe Grilling: Tips from the CDC
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Local Police Officer Receives New Lease on Life after Undergoing Weight Loss Surgery at Little Company of Mary Hospital
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Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Efforts Continue to Impact Lives in El Salvador

Losing Weight and Gaining Support

If you’re one of the 68 percent of Americans considered overweight or obese and are thinking of beginning a weight-loss regimen, congratulations! Taking charge of your health today is one of the best things you can do to improve your future. Not only will a sensible diet and regular physical exercise help you lose weight,…

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Healthy Chicken Fajitas

By omitting the high-fat fillings like sour cream, fajitas can be a fresh and healthy meal. This recipe uses a mix of seasonings that add flavor without excessive fat or calories. Plus, it’s loaded with healthy vegetables, which give it a kick and a dose of healthy antioxidants, vitamins and minerals! 4 skinless, boneless chicken…

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Why Women Should Hit the Weight Room

Building bulging muscles in the weight room is an activity commonly thought of as something men do and women avoid. Yet, research suggests the benefits of strength training can drastically improve a woman’s quality of life both now and in the future. Why do women avoid the weight room? The benefits to weight training are…

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Cauliflower Rice Burrito Bowl

Healthy eating can be full of flavor. Here’s a riff on burrito bowls that replaces many of the carbohydrates with veggie alternatives. Change up one of your favorite Mexican food recipes and enjoy a bowl packed with vitamins and nutrients! For the cauliflower rice: ½ cup diced onions 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 small head…

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Breast Cancer Facts Younger Women Need to Know

Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the United States. With so much attention given to fighting breast cancer, shouldn’t every woman know all the facts by now? You’d be surprised. Many women believe only certain signs put them at risk when, in fact, the main risk factor for developing breast cancer…

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Little Company of Mary’s Bariatric Surgery Center Earns Comprehensive Center of Excellence Re-Accreditation

Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH) has been re-accredited as a Comprehensive Bariatric Center by the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Accreditation and Quality Improvement Program (MBCAQIP). This program accredits inpatient and outpatient bariatric surgery centers in the United States and Canada who have undergone an independent, voluntary, and rigorous peer…

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Healthy and Safe Swimming

Pools, hot tubs/spas, and water playgrounds are great places to have fun, be active, or just relax. Learn how to stay healthy and safe when in the water this summer! Swimming is one of the most popular sports activities in the United States. Just 2.5 hours of physical activity per week, including water-based activity, has…

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4th of July and Safe Grilling: Tips from the CDC

Food poisoning peaks in the summer months when warmer temperatures cause foodborne germs to flourish. Follow these steps for a safe and enjoyable grilling season. Separate When shopping, pick up meat, poultry, and seafood last, right before checkout. Separate them from other food in your shopping cart and grocery bags. To guard against cross-contamination, put…

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Local Police Officer Receives New Lease on Life after Undergoing Weight Loss Surgery at Little Company of Mary Hospital

Kevin Hammond, 49, never expected to be a candidate for Bariatric surgery. A police officer, Hammond always was active, outgoing and hard-working. After a knee injury in 2011, he was out of work for some time. His wake-up call came after hitting his heaviest weight of close to 300 pounds. After a few years of…

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Beverly Breast Cancer Walk Efforts Continue to Impact Lives in El Salvador

For nearly two decades  the Beverly Breast Cancer Walk ( BBCW) has raised more than $6 million to support Little Company of Mary Hospital’s (LCMH) award-winning Comprehensive Breast Health Center and impacted the lives of thousands of breast cancer survivors. With generous community support, the BBCW has been able to sustain its support of current…

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