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Breast Cancer Awareness: Dense Breast Tissue - What Does It Mean to Me?

Breast Cancer Awareness: Dense Breast Tissue - What Does It Mean to Me?

October 8th, 2019

Dense breast tissue is common and normal, but it can make it more difficult for doctors to identify cancerous lesions. Below we will explain what dense breast tissue is, how it may interfere with a breast cancer diagnosis and ways[...]

Time for Influenza Vaccine

Time for Influenza Vaccine

October 2nd, 2019

Shelby County Public Health reminds all residents that it is time to prepare for the upcoming influenza season by getting vaccinated. Influenza is a contagious disease that can lead to serious illness, including pneumonia. Even healthy people can get sick enough to miss[...]

How is a Well-Child Exam Different from an Athletic Physical?

How is a Well-Child Exam Different from an Athletic Physical?

August 14th, 2019

Childhood is a time of rapid growth and change. The Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed a set of comprehensive health guidelines for well-child care, known as the "periodicity schedule." It is a schedule of screenings and assessments recommended at each well-child visit from infancy through[...]

Myrtue Medical Center and Harlan Community School Meet with Governor Reynolds Second Time to Discuss Innovative Approaches to Mental Health in the Schools

Myrtue Medical Center and Harlan Community School Meet with Governor Reynolds Second Time to Discuss Innovative Approaches to Mental Health in the Schools

July 29th, 2019

School-based therapist, Katie Sandquist, and Harlan Community School High School Principal, Scott Frohlich, were invited to the Governor’s Teachers Cabinet to discuss mental health in schools.  The Teachers Cabinet is a group of educators that advises the governor on education[...]

Rabies Remains a Health Threat for Iowans

Rabies Remains a Health Threat for Iowans

July 16th, 2019

Every 10 minutes someone in the United     States is treated for possible exposure to rabies, accounting for about 55,000 people each year. About 5,000 animals that have tested positive for rabies each year in the U.S. Seven out of 10[...]

Myrtue Medical Center-The First Critical Access Hospital in the state of Iowa to receive American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Silver Referring Achievement Award

Myrtue Medical Center-The First Critical Access Hospital in the state of Iowa to receive American Heart Association’s Mission: Lifeline Silver Referring Achievement Award

July 1st, 2019

Myrtue Medical Center has received the Mission: Lifeline® Silver Referring Quality Achievement Award for implementing specific quality improvement measures outlined by the American Heart Association for the treatment of patients who suffer severe heart attacks. Myrtue is the first Critical[...]

Myrtue Medical Center’s Economic Impact on  Local Economy Tops $29 Million in 2019

Myrtue Medical Center’s Economic Impact on Local Economy Tops $29 Million in 2019

July 1st, 2019

In all, Iowa’s Healthcare Sector Provides 342,914 Jobs Across State DES MOINES – According to the latest economic impact study by the Iowa Hospital Association, Myrtue Medical Center generates 613 jobs that add $29.7 million to Shelby County’s economy. A multiplier[...]

Myrtue Medical Center Achieves Pinnacle Level Status for Congestive Heart Failure Practice

Myrtue Medical Center Achieves Pinnacle Level Status for Congestive Heart Failure Practice

July 1st, 2019

Photo Caption: Myrtue Medical Health Coaches, Alicia Madsen, Prudy Kloewer, and Jan Hastert help improve congestive heart failure outcomes through tailored education and improved patient self-monitoring. Myrtue Medical Center has received designation as a Pinnacle Level Practice through Compass PTN (Practice Transformation[...]

Applications being accepted for health care educational grants

Applications being accepted for health care educational grants

June 5th, 2019

Applications for healthcare educational grants from the Endowment for Education are now being accepted.  The grants are made available through the Lucille Petersen Endowment Fund, which was established in 1988.  The funds will be distributed to selected applicants seeking short[...]

Create and Maintain Your Mental Wellness

Create and Maintain Your Mental Wellness

May 20th, 2019

One in five adults in the U.S. will experience a mental illness in a given year and around one in five teenagers will experience a severe mental health disorder at some point during their lifetime, according to Psychology Today. May is[...]