Category - Health Information

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Daylight Savings Reminder: March 11, Spring Forward and Think about Sleep!
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Dr. Michael D'Astice was featured on ABC 7 News
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Palliative Care Helps Patients Cope with Severe or Chronic Illness
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Know When Your Child Needs a Sick Day
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A Simple Backache—or Something More Serious?
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Follow the Roadmap to Heart Health
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What is a Nurse Practitioner? Also, happy 1 year to Vista Family Medicine
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It's time for a Wake Up Call
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Benefits of a Personal Health Coach
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Benefits of Infant Massage

Daylight Savings Reminder: March 11, Spring Forward and Think about Sleep!

We’d like to remind you to Spring forward on March 11 for Daylight Savings Time. And as part of the reminder, we are observing National Sleep Awareness Week (March 5 – 11, 2012), since when we turn our clocks forward one hour, we risk losing an hour of sleep. During National Sleep Awareness Week, experts…

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Palliative Care Helps Patients Cope with Severe or Chronic Illness

Freddie Moss was a 40-year brick masonry worker. He was a very simple, kind, and family-oriented man. He didn’t speak much at all, but when he did, he made sure you listened. Freddie had two passions in life, his family and his garden. Both were well maintained and nurtured by Freddie. There wasn’t a day…

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Know When Your Child Needs a Sick Day

As a parent, you probably know when your child is coming down with something. Maybe he’s not eating his breakfast. Maybe she just doesn’t seem her usual boisterous self. Your gut tells you your child is getting sick. But how do you know how sick is too sick for school or day care? “The first…

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A Simple Backache—or Something More Serious?

It might strike when you pick up your child, reach to pull a weed or get up from your office chair. If you’re like most Americans, you’ve had at least one episode of back pain. The best treatment is usually simple but not easy: time. “When you’re incapacitated by back pain, you feel like it’s…

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Follow the Roadmap to Heart Health

If life is a road trip, your heart is the engine powering your journey. Treat it right, and it will keep you humming along for years. But slack off on proper care and maintenance, and you can expect lots of problems. Not sure of the best route to a healthy heart? Joan Murphy, R.N., Ph.D.,…

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What is a Nurse Practitioner? Also, happy 1 year to Vista Family Medicine

Happy Anniversary! One year ago, Vista Family Medicine became a part of Little Company of Mary Affiliated Services, Inc., a network of physicians and facilities strategically located throughout the Southwest side. Vista Family Medicine is an intimate family practice providing clinical excellence above and beyond traditional medicine in a peaceful and caring environment. Our board…

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It's time for a Wake Up Call

In the United States, the number one cause of death is cardiovascular disease including heart attack and stroke. A startling truth about cardiovascular disease is that many people are unaware that they are at serious risk for heart attack and stroke until it is too late. Knowing your risk factors gives you an opportunity to…

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Benefits of a Personal Health Coach

Being well is not about the absence of disease, it’s about being in a state of wellness and includes the physical, emotional and spiritual sides of oneself. It is never too late to be well. Little Company of Mary offers personal health coaches to help you realize your health and wellness goals. But what exactly…

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Benefits of Infant Massage

Meet Maeve. She was born at Little Company of Mary Hospital in July 2010. Maeve has always been a great baby. “She’s mild tempered, and very active—she crawls, waves hi, pulls herself up and stands independently for a few minutes,” says her mom, Brigid. “She’s always been a good eater, and she loves music.” Maeve’s…

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