Category - Women’s Services

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Alternative Treatments for Menopausal Symptoms
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What Do You Know about Uterine Fibroids?
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The Midwife Myth
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Mammography Gains a New Dimension
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Little Company of Mary’s Cherished Angel Perinatal Loss Support Group
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Little Company of Mary Partners with Hologic to Bring the Latest in Breast Health to Our Community
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Managing Pain: Staying as Young as You Feel
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Ten Questions Women Should Ask about Cardiovascular Diseases
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Once Is Not Enough … Yearly Mammograms Save Lives
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Test Your Breast Cancer IQ

Alternative Treatments for Menopausal Symptoms

If you’ve experienced hot flashes because of menopause, you may be wondering if alternatives to hormone replacement therapy might work for you. Read on to learn about some options. Flaxseed Flaxseed, a plant-based estrogen source high in omega-3 fatty acids, seems to improve mild menopausal symptoms, but dose is important. The National Institutes of Health…

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What Do You Know about Uterine Fibroids?

If you’re a woman, there’s a good chance you have uterine fibroids. Nearly 80 percent of women do, although many will never show any symptoms. Even though they are often called tumors, it’s important to know they’re not cancerous. Women usually develop uterine fibroids — fibrous growths that develop from muscle cells of the uterus…

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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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Little Company of Mary’s Cherished Angel Perinatal Loss Support Group

The unexpected death of a baby leaves parents with such deep heartache and sorrow. The invitation for caring, support and guidance during this difficult time of mourning is so invaluable to healing and is being offered by The Family Birth Center at Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH). The next meeting will take place on…

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Little Company of Mary Partners with Hologic to Bring the Latest in Breast Health to Our Community

Next Wednesday, July 24, 2019 from 2 to 4 p.m., Hologic’s demo mobile coach is coming to Little Company of Mary Hospital (LCMH). This is a technology showcase of best-in-class breast screening and interventional technologies that make a real difference in women’s lives. Don’t miss the launch of Hologic’s updated demo mobile coach. Join us…

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Managing Pain: Staying as Young as You Feel

Many of us feel young at heart, but our bodies don’t seem to be on the same page. About 80 percent of Americans ages 65 and older suffer from a chronic disease and 30 percent have three or more chronic diseases. In many cases, these conditions spell long-term pain. Research has shown that half of…

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Ten Questions Women Should Ask about Cardiovascular Diseases

Heart disease and stroke, two of the leading cardiovascular diseases, are the number one and three killers of women. There is much you can do to prevent these diseases, but first you must know your risks. The American Heart Association suggests that women ask their health care providers these 10 questions about heart disease and…

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Once Is Not Enough … Yearly Mammograms Save Lives

Most women are not doing everything they can to find breast cancer early — when survival rates may top 98 percent. And despite the fact that widespread use of screening mammograms has increased the number of breast cancers found before they cause any symptoms, many women in the U.S. over age 40 have not had…

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Test Your Breast Cancer IQ

Do you know everything you need to know about breast cancer? Test your breast cancer IQ with this quiz. 1. The greatest risk of breast cancer occurs at what age? A) under 30 B) 30-49 C) 50 and over Answer is C. A woman’s risk of developing breast cancer increases with age. About 78 percent…

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