Category - Health Information

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Mammograms are More Important than Ever
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Cracking the Codes of Nutritional Buzzwords
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Fun (and Safety) in the Sun
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Yoga: Some Like It Hot
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Nurse Manager advocates for others to get Routine Screenings after undergoing Colon Cancer Treatment
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Little Company of Mary now offers Reflexology and Foot Detox Services
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Bariatric Surgery FAQs
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Getting a Handle on Arthritis Pain
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Am I at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?
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Over 50? Colon Cancer Screening Is a Must-Do

Mammograms are More Important than Ever

Recent research suggests that breast cancer isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it looks like the number of cases may increase 40 percent by the year 2030. Fortunately, the types of breast cancer that researchers see becoming more prevalent are very treatable, and the patterns they have discovered will help inform smarter screening and…

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Cracking the Codes of Nutritional Buzzwords

Like any place with something to sell, the grocery store has trends that come and go. But when every aisle is plastered with signs, stickers and selling points, it’s hard to know which ones to trust. Here’s a list of some nutritional buzzwords to help guide your choices.  “0 trans-fat” Adding hydrogen to vegetable oil…

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Fun (and Safety) in the Sun

Melanoma, more commonly known as skin cancer, is the most common form of cancer in the United States. This year alone, it’s estimated that 77,000 people will be told they have melanoma. Several factors help determine one’s risk for melanoma, yet few are as easy to control as one’s exposure to sunlight. Harmful ultraviolet rays…

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Yoga: Some Like It Hot

If you practice yoga you already know the benefits it can have on your mind and body. But what do you know about hot yoga? Maybe you’ve already tried it and want to take your routine to the next level. Or, maybe you’re just curious and need to know more before you commit to the…

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Nurse Manager advocates for others to get Routine Screenings after undergoing Colon Cancer Treatment

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. According to the American Cancer Society (ACS), colorectal cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in men and the third most common cause of cancer death in women. In other words, colorectal cancer is serious. Just ask Mary Grimm, 66, nurse manager at Little Company of Mary…

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Little Company of Mary now offers Reflexology and Foot Detox Services

Reflexology is a holistic therapy known to increase blood flow, offer pain relief, reduce stress and bring the body into balance. Foot Detox provides a thorough and efficient way to cleanse and purify the whole body from toxins. Detoxification can help maintain health and help avoid disease. Our Reflexologist is in the center on Mondays…

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Bariatric Surgery FAQs

Obesity affects far more than just your waistline. It’s a metabolic condition that increases your rish for health problems such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. The Little Company of Mary Bariatric Surgery Center is dedicated to safely and effectively treating patients who are chronically 100 pounds or more over their ideal body weight….

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Getting a Handle on Arthritis Pain

From lifting heavy objects to threading a needle, our hands allow us to interact and manipulate our environment in ways big and small. But if the joints of our hands are affected by arthritis, the effect on our ability to complete activities of daily living can be huge. Cartilage acts as a shock absorber in…

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Am I at Risk for Colorectal Cancer?

Here’s one thing we know about colorectal cancer: It’s the second leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States among cancers that affect both men and women. And although doctors and scientists don’t exactly know what causes colorectal cancer, a number of factors are thought to increase your chance of developing it. Knowing what…

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Over 50? Colon Cancer Screening Is a Must-Do

It’s the prime of your life. Retirement? Grandkids? It’s also the prime time when your risk for colorectal cancer increases — 91 percent of new cases occur in individuals over age 50. Despite the survival rate exceeding 90 percent when found early, only 40 percent of individuals are diagnosed at this stage. Why? Low colorectal…

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