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Have you been tested for cervical cancer?
About 79 million Americans currently have HPV. Many people with HPV don’t know they are infected. Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests and follow-up care.
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How are your resolutions holding up?
The reality is most resolutions are long gone by February and very few are sustained in the long term. We start the year off with great intentions, but without the right steps in place we may often find our attempt less than successful and our momentum falling by the wayside.
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Know your numbers in 2015
How do we gauge good health? For many of us, it’s a number on the scale or the amount of energy or lack thereof when rolling out of bed in the morning. A more accurate method of assessing good health is to know your health numbers, particularly those related to your metabolic health. Each month Spencer Hospital offers “MetS Checks” to determine a person’s risk factors for metabolic syndrome.
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Applicants sought for healthcare scholarships
Applications are now being accepted for the college financial aid programs administered through Spencer Hospital: the Bennie B. and Ernestine F. Shine Scholarship, Adam J. Anderson Scholarship, as well as the Cornwall Loan Program. All programs are designed to help area students pursue healthcare careers.
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Free HIV and Hepatitis Testing Offered January 23
Free HIV and Hepatitis C testing will be available in Spencer on Friday, January 23 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the Spencer Medical Arts Building, 116 E. 11th Street, Suite 206. This free and confidential testing is being sponsored by Siouxland Community Health and Spencer Hospital Clay County Public Health.
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Take the 10-Week Challenge
Each participant will receive a challenge T-shirt, a one-year subscription to a national healthy lifestyle magazine and access to daily nutrition tips, a personal online tracking page, workout planners and unlimited access to healthy recipes, health tips, online demonstrations and work-out videos. Participants can also sync their Live Healthy account with apps and devices. The cost is $20 per person. There will be opportunities to win individual prizes and team incentives for teams for logging their progress.
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Influenza arrives in northwest Iowa
The 2014-2015 influenza season is beginning across the United States and has also appeared locally, with even a few severe influenza cases resulting in admissions at Spencer Hospital.
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Consider Supporting Infant Security
As the year 2014 draws to a close, we reflect on Spencer Hospital’s first 100 years of service and the trust many have placed in us to care for their smallest gifts… the nearly 300 babies that were born at the hospital last year. Beginning in 2015, the hospital plans to upgrade its obstetrical unit and the Foundation, with your support, will be an important part of this exciting project.
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IRA Rollover Tax-Free
Through the end of the year (December 31st, 2014) donors aged 70½ or older who move up to $100,000 from their IRAs directly to the Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation during 2014 will not have to pay income taxes on the money.
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6-week Understanding Grief Support Group
Losing a loved one is indescribable to someone who has not felt the loss of death. Hospice of Spencer Hospital's professional team understands the tragedy of losing a loved one and they identify with the difficult decisions and emotions that the person left behind faces.
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Cancer Support Group Postponed
The Cancer Support Group that was scheduled to meet at Abben Cancer Center this evening has been postponed due to travel conditions. The support group with instead meet on Monday, Nov. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at Abben Cancer Center.
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Festival of Trees 2014!
Festival of Trees is back to provide fun for all ages. The 2014 Festival of Trees, sponsored by the Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation, will be November 20-22 with several returning favorite activities!
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Diabetes Fair at Spencer Hospital
Spencer Hospital's Diabetes Fair is set for Wednesday, November 12. The health fair will run from 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. in the conference rooms located in Spencer Hospital’s lower level. The fair is free and open to the public.
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Spencer Hospital Prepared for Infectious Diseases
As two new cases of Ebola virus have been diagnosed in the United States, it is understandable that northwest Iowans are concerned that a case of Ebola could occur here as it has in Texas.
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Menopause & Incontinence Programs
Spencer Hospital’s Women’s Health Programs Feature New OB/GYN Surgeon. Ladies, have you had questions about menopause or female incontinence which you’ve been reluctant to ask? Learn more about these women’s health issues at two free educational programs being presented by Spencer Hospital and featuring OB/GYN Surgeon Dr. Abigail Drucker of Northwest Iowa Surgeons, PC.
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Healthiest State Walk
Come together with your co-workers and hundreds of thousands of other Iowans to support the Healthiest State Initiative on Wednesday, October 8! Though we’ve jumped from the 19th healthiest state in the nation to the top 10 in just three years, we still have to make great strides to hit that #1 spot by 2016.
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Breast Cancer Walk brings hope and awareness
The ninth annual Walk/Run for Awareness to draw attention to prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer is set for Sunday, Oct. 5 at 4 p.m. Men, women and children of all ages are encouraged to join the fun walk (or run) which will begin at Spencer Hospital’s Grand Avenue park, proceed down Grand to Leach Park and then back to the hospital for refreshments.
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Free Child Car Seat Safety Check
How certain are you that your child is the safest they can be while riding in the car?
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Endowment Developed to Enhance Healthcare
The Spencer Regional Healthcare Foundation has announced a fund development campaign to help sustain and enhance local healthcare provided at Spencer Hospital into the future. The foundation’s goal is to establish a permanent endowment fund in which the initial gifts are preserved and earnings are used to improve healthcare services.
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First West Nile Case in Iowa
The Iowa Department of Public Health says the first person infected is Clay County man.
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