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Ambulance, emergency services have equipment to handle Ebola cases

Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:08 am

Lincoln County Ambulance District, fire, health department and Lincoln County Medical Center have been busy working on plans for taking care of patients who may have the signs, symptoms and history consistent with the Ebola Virus infection. At this time, the likelihood of a Lincoln County resident becoming infected with the Ebola virus is very low. The CDC and the Lincoln County Health Department have been working closely with local

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  • Food safety during the holidays

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 9:06 am

    With the holidays fast approaching, the Lincoln County Health Department reminds residents to practice safe food preparation for family gatherings. Every year, an estimated 76 million cases of foodborne illness occur in the United States. While the majority of these cases are mild and cause symptoms for only a couple of days, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 300,000 hospitalizations and 5,000 deaths related

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  • LCMC rural health clinics to celebrate health day

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:54 am

    Lincoln County Medical Center’s Rural Health Clinics will join the National Organization of State Offices of Rural Health (NOSORH) and other state/national rural stakeholders in celebrating National Rural Health Day on Thursday, November 20, 2014. NOSORH created National Rural Health Day as a way to showcase rural America; increase awareness of rural health-related issues; and promote the efforts of NOSORH, State Offices of Rural Health and others in addressing those

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  • The unseen danger of diabetes

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:50 am

    November is National Diabetes Month and Dr. Finklang encourages anyone who has, or may be at risk for, diabetes to have an annual eye examination. “Diabetes affects 18.2 million Americans, 5.2 million of which may not even know they have the disease,” Dr. Finklang said. “One of the health problems associated with diabetes is diabetic retinopathy, a disease of the eye which can cause blindness.” Diabetic retinopathy can weaken and

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  • Dr. Talley joins LCMC staff

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:49 am

    Dr. Talley

    Lincoln County Medical Center’s Troy Medical Group welcomes Jeremy Talley to its staff. Dr. Talley specializes in family practice. He earned his medical degree from the University of Health Sciences – College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City. He completed his internship and residency in Family Medicine at Blessing Hospital in Quincy, Ill. and is board certified in Family Medicine. Dr. Talley joins Troy Medical Group after serving Hermann as

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  • Senior Citizen recognition

    Posted on November 17, 2014 at 8:37 am

    LCCOA proclamation

    Lincoln County Commissioners (seated from left) Matt Bass, Dan Colbert and Eugene Galloway sign a proclamation designating November as Embrace A Senior Month in Lincoln County. This is in recognition also of the services and programs offered through the Lincoln County Council on Aging (LCCOA). Witnessing the signatures are (from left): Ron McGaskey, Joyce Pickering, Brian Lourance, all LCCOA board of directors; and Sandy Jung, executive director.

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  • Give thanks by giving blood during the holidays

    Posted on November 10, 2014 at 8:36 am

    The American Red Cross asks eligible donors to make an appointment to give blood to help ensure sufficient blood supplies are available for patients this holiday season. Blood donations often decline during the holidays when donors get busy with travel and family gatherings, but the need for blood remains steady. Someone in the U.S. needs blood every two seconds. Eligible donors with all types are needed, especially those with O

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