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Featured Provider: Get to Know Dr. Shamila Garg, Hematologist/Oncologist
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Getting a Handle on Arthritis Pain
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More Benefits of Breastfeeding Revealed
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The Midwife Myth
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Little Company of Mary Receives the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery
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Tips for Managing Your Diabetes this Winter
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Celebrate the Heart of Women: The Resilient Heart
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Is it Time to Think About Weight-Loss Surgery?
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Little Company of Mary Sister Spotlight: Sister Sharon Ann Walsh, L.C.M.
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Seven Tips from the CDC to Stay Health During the Holidays

Featured Provider: Get to Know Dr. Shamila Garg, Hematologist/Oncologist

Every month, we feature a provider as an opportunity for the community to learn more about the great people on staff at Little Company of Mary (LCM). This month, we had the chance to talk with Shamila Garg, M.D., hematologist/oncologist with the LCM Medical Group. Dr. Garg brings a wealth of experience having worked in…

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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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More Benefits of Breastfeeding Revealed

Many new mothers try breastfeeding their newborn children and recent statistics confirm this. Nationally in recent years, about 74 percent of infants were breastfed for some period of time, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Comparatively, in 1999 about 68 percent of U.S. infants were ever breastfed, and in 1971 only…

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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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Little Company of Mary Receives the 2019 Women’s Choice Award® as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery

Little Company of Mary Hospital and Health Care Centers (LCMH) has been named as one of America’s Best Hospitals for Bariatric Surgery by the Women’s Choice Award®, America’s trusted referral source for the best in healthcare.  The award signifies that LCMH is in the top 8% of 4,797 U.S. hospitals reviewed. The methodology for the…

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Tips for Managing Your Diabetes this Winter

The holidays are a time for getting together with family and friends — and the carbs in those family feasts and party foods can add up quickly. “Eating right is the biggest challenge for people with diabetes 365 days a year, but it’s harder around the holidays,” says Michael McDonnell, M.D., an internal medicine provider…

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Celebrate the Heart of Women: The Resilient Heart

Resilience is an ability to help cope with challenges in life. Joan Murphy, R.N., Ph.D., will share insights into how to promote the attitudes and behaviors that support resilience for women in today’s busy world. Join us in your favorite red outfit or accessory for this LCMH signature event! We will begin celebrating with a…

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Is it Time to Think About Weight-Loss Surgery?

Obesity affects far more than just your waistline. It’s a metabolic condition that increases your risk for health problems such as cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes — and winter weight gain only makes the problems worse. “If you are already overweight or obese, even a modest weight gain can have a significant impact on…

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Little Company of Mary Sister Spotlight: Sister Sharon Ann Walsh, L.C.M.

“Mary, my Mother, make me faithful unto death.” Formerly known as Sister M. Bernard, Sister Sharon Ann Walsh was born in Bourbonnais, Illinois, and entered the Little Company of Mary Congregation on September 24, 1956. She graduated from the Little Company of Mary School of Nursing and graduated with her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from…

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Seven Tips from the CDC to Stay Health During the Holidays

Take some time out of the hustle and bustle of the holiday season to consider these seven healthy habits that help prevent chronic diseases like type II diabetes, cancer and heart disease. Get enough sleep. Adults need at least seven hours of sleep every night. Avoid drowsy driving. Practice good sleep habits. For longer trips,…

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