Being diagnosed with cancer is not only hard for the person facing the disease, but it’s also hard for family and friends. If you have a friend with breast cancer or another cancer, you may feel like you don’t know what to say, and you worry you’ll say the wrong thing, or come off sounding [...]
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Getting an annual wellness check gives you piece of mind that cancer is not lurking or heart disease isn’t creeping up on you. Some people take the stance that if something’s wrong they would rather not know about it. The problem is that if something is wrong and it’s ignored, it only gets worse and [...]
Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October is the perfect time to raise awareness about the symptoms and risk factors of breast cancer. It’s also a great time to consider if it’s time for a mammogram, and a reminder to do self-checks for breast cancer on a monthly basis. According to the Centers for Disease Control [...]
Maintaining a healthy weight begins at home. While simple carbohydrates are easy to grab, taste good and fill you and your family up, they also lead to weight gain. “When we get used to eating carbohydrates, we tend to crave them, and seek them out. A high carbohydrate diet is one of the top reasons [...]
Legal & Financial Planning Seminar on Thursday, October 18 at Prowers Medical Center If you have a loved one who was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer’s or another type of dementia, make it a priority to discuss finances and life decisions now, when the person can give meaningful input. Waiting can often make it more challenging. [...]
By John Ruibal, Your Prowers Medical Center Dietitian A couple of signs that fall is coming include parents and kids getting excited about the coming school year, fall sports, and fresh produce that’s locally grown becomes abundant at the local Farmer’s Markets. Farmer’s Markets are a great way to add freshness, variety and nutrition to [...]
For student athletes it’s important to know what to do to prevent injuries. A part of preventing injuries is preparing your body before hitting the field by warming up muscles and being well rested and hydrated. Dr. Darren Robbins, DPT, with Prowers Medical Center advises athletes to spend 15 to 20 minutes before practice stretching. [...]
Having healthcare close to home helps save the hassle of having to travel long distances. It can be especially taxing when it’s care you need on a regular basis, like infusion therapy for chemotherapy, or for treatment of advanced diabetes, MS, lupus, Crohn’s disease. Not feeling well simply adds to the difficulty of the long [...]
Celebration event at The Brew with free drinks, food The hospital is buzzing with recent good news. At Quorum Health Resources’ Annual Leadership Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, Prowers Medical Center was presented as the winner of “Best Overall Performance” among Critical Access Hospitals as part of Quorum’s National Excellence in Leadership awards for 2018. A [...]
Every new mom wants to do what’s best for her baby, especially if it has the extra bonus of getting them back to their pre-pregnancy weight a little faster. For this reason and many others, more and more new moms are choosing to breastfeed. What women often don’t realize is that they also benefit from [...]