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Free Child Car Seat Safety Check
Spencer Hospital is partnering with the Spencer Police and Fire Departments to offer free car seat safety checks on Saturday, May 7 from 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Spencer Fire Department, 10 Grand Ave, Spencer.
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Cancer Canoe Raffle
A custom built 12-foot 9-inch canoe, with two bassboat seats, a rod holder and tray with a combined value of nearly $3,000, will be the grand prize in a UPS sponsored cancer raffle to support local cancer care.
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Garden of Life
Each gift to The Garden of Life will be represented by blooming flowers which will be planted in a special garden in Spencer Hospital’s park.
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Thank you volunteers!
As we observe National Volunteer Week this year, we thank our volunteers for their service, empathy and compassion - and for their selfless dedication to our patients and our mission.
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Armstrong and Rossiter Honored Among Iowa’s 100 Great Nurses
Spencer Hospital nurses Laura Armstrong and Colette Rossiter will be honored at a celebration in Des Moines on Sunday, May 1 as two of Iowa’s 100 Great Nurses for 2016.
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Diabetes Fair to Feature Celebrity Chef
Spencer Hospital's Diabetes Fair is set for Tuesday, April 12. The health fair will run from 4:00 – 6:30 p.m. at Hope Reformed Church with the first hour a come-and-go format and the last 90 minutes dedicated to presentations.
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Christensen Appointed to Spencer Hospital Board
Julie Christensen of rural Royal has been appointed to the Spencer Hospital Board of Trustees, filling the seat vacated by Kris Van Berkum, who resigned due to health concerns following 12 years of service to the hospital.
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MetS Screening
Annual screenings play a critical role in preventing illness, even if you are currently feeling well and are in good physical shape. By monitoring your health over time, your doctor can learn more information about your health and detect signs of disease at their earliest – and most treatable – stages.
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Timing your workout nutriion
One of the most common questions for sports dietitians: "What should I eat before and after a workout?" Sometimes the answer depends more on the athlete and their specific activity, but there are some common truths that apply for pre- and post-workout nutrition, whether you're a weekend warrior or a seasoned veteran.
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Milford FamilyCare - CLOSED
Today, Monday, Feb. 8, Milford Family Care will be closed due to inclement weather.
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New Psychiatrist Joins Medical Staff
Psychiatrist Dr. Hugh Starks has joined Spencer Hospital’s Medical Staff, providing inpatient care to patients of the hospital’s Behavioral Health Unit and some outpatient services in collaboration with Seasons Center.
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CANCELLED: Healing Grief Support
The Grief Support Group sponsored by Hospice of Spencer Hospital has been cancelled for Tuesday, Feb. 2.
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Dr. Wilkerson to Address Arthritis
Learn more about knee arthritis and treatment options at a free educational program offered by Spencer Hospital on Monday, Feb. 22nd which will feature Dr. Rick Wilkerson, orthopedic surgeon with Northwest Iowa Bone, Joint & Sports Surgeons.
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Spencer Hospital seeks agreements
Spencer Hospital anticipates it will reach contract agreements with all three of the private insurance companies selected by the State of Iowa to manage its Medicaid program.
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Top Baby Names
Every year websites and the Social Security Administration present lists of the trendiest baby names in the nation. But what about locally? This year, Spencer Hospital tabulated the most popular names of the more than 274 babies delivered at the hospital during 2015.
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Tips from Dietitians
You've heard it since grade school: Breakfast is the most important meal of the day. But with a morning of competing priorities, snooze buttons and questionable appetites, it's easy to skip breakfast. It's estimated that 12 to 34 percent of children and adolescents regularly miss the morning meal.
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Cancer Prevention Starts in Childhood
You can reduce your children’s risk of getting cancer later in life. Start by helping them adopt a healthy lifestyle with good eating habits and plenty of exercise to keep a healthy weight.
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Women's Health Program - POSTPONED
Spencer Hospital is hosting a women’s health program on Wednesday, Jan. 20, featuring OB/Gyn Surgeon Dr. Brian Wilson discussing health symptoms which may cause women to consider medical interventions, including hysterectomies and other options.
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What Can I Do to Reduce My Risk?
Vaccines protect against the HPV types that most often cause cervical, vaginal, and vulvar cancers. It is recommended for 11- and 12-year-old girls and boys.
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HPV Vaccine recommended for boys
Every year, over 9,000 males are affected by cancers caused by HPV infections that don’t go away. HPV can cause cancers of the anus, mouth/throat (oropharynx), and penis in males.
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