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Living Rosary
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Spiritual Care Appreciation Week
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When Diets Aren’t Enough: Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right For You?
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Are Those Skin Spots Worth a Closer Look?
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Little Company of Mary Hospital Observes Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15th
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For Best Health, Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies
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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

Living Rosary

October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month. It is important to be aware of how domestic violence affects our community and what we can do to combat this ugly global blight.  Domestic violence involves more than physical abuse and robs the lives of its victims from a basic sense of safety. According to the National Network…

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Spiritual Care Appreciation Week

October 20th – October 26th is National Spiritual Care Appreciation Week, a time when we take a moment to recognize the contribution of chaplains in the health and well-being of our community. We are familiar with the phrase “Body Mind and Spirit” – a term that is the hallmark of true wellness. Chaplains focus on…

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When Diets Aren’t Enough: Is Weight-Loss Surgery Right For You?

You may have seen it in the news: celebrities dropping out of sight, losing hundreds of pounds, then singing the praises of weight-loss surgery. Are you starting to wonder if weight-loss surgery might be right for you? The decision is not to be taken lightly. Bariatric surgery — derived from the Greek words “weight” and…

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Little Company of Mary Hospital Observes Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day on October 15th

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) will host their Cherished Angel Perinatal Loss Support Group on October 15th, which also is National Pregnancy and Infant Loss Remembrance Day. On this day, people around the world will be lighting candles in memory of angel babies from 7-8 p.m. It is called the “Wave…

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For Best Health, Eat a Rainbow of Fruits and Veggies

Mom always said, “Eat your vegetables.” But did you know that eating a rainbow of naturally colored fruits and vegetables ensures a more diverse intake of vitamins and minerals? Vitamins are important for functions such as cell repair. Minerals produce hormones and regulate body processes, such as maintaining a regular heartbeat. People who eat more…

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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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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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