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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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Spencer Hospital Welcomes First Baby of 2016
Spencer Hospital’s first baby of 2016 is a good reminder that sometimes life doesn’t quite go as planned, yet the unexpected can yield wonderful results.
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Healthy New Year
Make 2016 your healthiest year yet! Find ways to boost your health and well-being, and be an inspiration!
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Applicants Sought
Applications are now being accepted for several educational funding assistance programs which are administered through Spencer Hospital and designed to benefit area students studied for healthcare careers. Application deadline for the Bennie B. and Ernestine F. Shine Scholarship, Adam J. Anderson Scholarship and Cornwall Loan Program will be March 31, 2016.
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Clay County Public Health Seeks Citizens’ Opinions
Public agencies in Clay County, under the leadership of Clay County Public Health of Spencer Hospital, want to know your health needs in able to create a plan to address major issues.
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Consider supporting telemedicine
This past spring Kent Kilpatrick suffered a wound on his foot which, due to his diabetes, required specialized care in Sioux Falls, SD. However, the Kilpatricks were delighted to learn they could meet with Kent’s specialist right in Spencer, through the convenience of telemedicine.
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Great Gift Ideas
Last minute health and fitness gifts for the entire family.
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Tips from Dietitians
If you're feeling forgetful, it could be due to a lack of sleep or a number of other reasons including genetics, level of physical activity, and lifestyle and environmental factors. However, there's no doubt that diet plays a major role in brain health.
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6-Week Grief Support Group
To help people cope with the death of a loved one, Hospice of Spencer Hospital is offering a 6-week Understanding Grief Support Group. The group will meet each Tuesday evening beginning January 5 through February 9 from 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at Spencer Hospital’s Women’s Resource Center.
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Candlelight Memorial Service Postponed One Week
Monday’s snow storm resulted in a number of cancellations and postponements; including the rescheduling of the annual Service of Remembrance from Nov. 30th to Monday, Dec. 7th beginning at 6:30 p.m. at the First Congregational Church.
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