Posted: 12/20/2013 in Public Health
Influenza season is here with the flu circulating, just in time for the holidays! It is important to remember the 3Cs, Cover your coughs and sneezes; Clean your hands frequently; and Contain germs by staying home when ill.
Posted: 12/16/2013 in Auxiliary
Donations Fund Healthcare ScholarshipsSince 1976, the Regional Medical Center (RMC) Auxiliary has awarded scholarships to students pursuing an education in healthcare. The Tree of Lights memorial fund was designated to establish and sustain the annual scholarships; supporting those with the desire to dedicate themselves to a lifetime of caring for others.
Posted: 12/13/2013 in Public Health
When people think of vaccines, they typically think of children. We are kept informed about childrens needs for vaccines, but often the need for adult vaccines is overlooked.
Posted: 12/10/2013 in Auxiliary
Newborns at Regional Medical Center receive red, warm, fuzzy, My First Christmas stockings thanks to the RMC Auxiliary during the month of December.
Posted: 12/4/2013 in Auxiliary
34 fleece blankets were made at the Project Linus Workshop organized by the Regional Medical Center (RMC) Auxiliary and held in Veterans Education Center on Friday, November 22nd.
Posted: 11/25/2013 in OB
Each year, more than 1,400 babies are shaken and abused as a result of a parent or caregiver becoming frustrated with an infants crying. Research shows that frustration with a crying infant is the number one trigger for the shaking and abuse of infants.
Posted: 11/20/2013 in Hospice
How to pay for the rising costs of healthcare? Concerns over these costs are shared not only by elected officials but by almost every family across the country. Many baby boomers are providing care for their aging parents just as they are facing their own healthcare issues.
Posted: 11/14/2013 in Home Care
Regional Medical Home Care today announced that it has been named a Top Agency of the 2013 HomeCare Elite, a recognition of the top-performing home health agencies in the United States.
Posted: 11/14/2013 in Public Health
Three strains of flu are circulating in Iowa. While influenza activity is low, having three strains means that without a flu vaccination, people could become ill with the flu three different times. The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for all people 6 months of age and older as the first and most important step in protecting against the flu.
Posted: 11/13/2013 in Hospice
November is National Hospice Month. It's an all too common situation. A family is at the bedside of a loved one who is seriously ill and nearing the end of life. Each member of the family has a different idea of what should be done and what the patient would have wanted.