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Swallowing Disorders Common Complication From Stroke, Parkinson’s, and Other Medical Conditions in Adults

Swallowing Disorders Common Complication From Stroke, Parkinson’s, and Other Medical Conditions in Adults

May 17th, 2018

With swallowing disorders affecting 300,000–600,000 people yearly in the United States, and the impact of these disorders on daily life multifaceted and potentially severe, it is critical that all Americans understand the treatment options available to them should they or[...]

Gallbladder Health and What it Means to You

Gallbladder Health and What it Means to You

May 16th, 2018

Like many things in life, most people don’t pay much attention to certain organs in their body, until they start causing issues. The gallbladder is no exception. The gallbladder is the small sac-shaped organ beneath the liver, in which bile[...]

Dr. Davidson Announces Retirement
Petersen Family Wellness Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

Petersen Family Wellness Center Celebrates 25th Anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

May 10th, 2018

2018 Event Theme: “Active Today…Healthier Tomorrow!” Petersen Family Wellness Center (PFWC) will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day® (NSHFD) on Wednesday, May 30, 2018 to help promote active, healthy[...]

Dr. Scott Markham Honored as Emergency Room Provider

Dr. Scott Markham Honored as Emergency Room Provider

April 18th, 2018

At the 23rd annual Iowa Emergency Nurses’ Association (ENA) Conference, Dr. Scott Markham was recognized with the Emergency Provider Award. Recipients of the Emergency Provider Award are Emergency Department (ED) physicians or mid-level providers who consistently demonstrate excellence in emergency[...]

Shelby County Public Health Takes Holistic Approach to Mental Health and Well-being

Shelby County Public Health Takes Holistic Approach to Mental Health and Well-being

April 2nd, 2018

About one in every five U.S. adults experience mental illness in a given year. Additionally, one in five youth aged 13-18 will experience a severe mental disorder at some point in their lives. Despite the prevalence of mental health illness,[...]

NAMI Southwest Iowa Announces Meeting

NAMI Southwest Iowa Announces Meeting

March 29th, 2018

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) - Southwest Iowa is developing as an affiliate in the nine-county Southwest Iowa Region - Mental Health and Disability Services (MHDS). All consumers and stakeholders are invited to attend an informational meeting on[...]

Hungry for Health: Eating Towards a Happier You

Hungry for Health: Eating Towards a Happier You

March 28th, 2018

Each year in March, the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics asks that we focus our attention on the importance of making informed food choices. The 2018 National Nutrition Month theme is “Go Further with Food” - a nutrition education and[...]

Myrtue Medical Center Named a 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Myrtue Medical Center Named a 2018 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

February 28th, 2018

  Myrtue Medical Center was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This achievement is very gratifying and validates our daily commitment to providing the best healthcare possible[...]

Keep Your Heart Healthy

Keep Your Heart Healthy

February 28th, 2018

Did you know heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the US? It is also one of the major causes of disability. According to the American Heart Association, 2,300 Americans die of cardiovascular[...]