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LMC earns new chest pain center accreditation

Posted on December 15, 2014 at 4:35 pm

Lincoln Medical Center in Fayetteville announces that it has received Chest Pain Center Accreditation from the Society of Cardiovascular Patient Care (SCPC), an international not-for-profit organization that focuses on transforming cardiovascular care by assisting facilities in their effort to create communities of excellence that bring together quality, cost and patient satisfaction. Hospitals that have received SCPC accreditation have achieved a higher level of expertise in dealing with patients who arrive

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  • HIV, AIDS impact too many Tennesseans

    Posted on December 9, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    More than 16,000 people in Tennessee are living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus, HIV, and that number is growing. In the five years between 2009 and 2013, an average of 871 additional Tennesseans each year became infected. HIV attacks the body’s immune system, causing a life-threatening illness known as Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome, or AIDS. When a person has AIDS, his or her body’s natural defense system loses its ability to fight

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  • State receives $5M to prevent suicides

    Posted on December 8, 2014 at 3:44 pm

    Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services has been awarded two federal grants totaling nearly $5 million to reduce the rate of suicides in the state. The funds, from the United States Department of Health and Human Services’ Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), will be focused on preventing suicides statewide. “The rate of suicides in Tennessee has been steadily increasing since the late 1980s,” said

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  • Be prepared for holidays: get a flu shot

    Posted on December 4, 2014 at 4:20 pm

    The holidays are almost here, a time to be with family and friends, but it’s also cold and flu season. Influenza-like illnesses are slowly increasing across the Volunteer State and the Tennessee Department of Heath encourages all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get on now. “Getting a flu vaccine is a simple thing you can do to protect you and your family from getting sick

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  • Sabghi’s support

    Posted on December 3, 2014 at 4:10 pm

    Sabghi's Support --

    Sabghi’s Jewelers donated 10 percent of October’s 4-Day Sale to Multi County Cancer Support Network. Pictured are (from left) Joan Lee Carruth, Amanda McAnally, Jim Neale, Dora Barnes, Nasrin Sabghi and Ali Ashrafzadeh.

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  • Holiday Heroes blood drive slated

    Posted on November 26, 2014 at 5:01 pm

    Patrick Wellness and Rehab Center will host a Blood Assurance Holiday Heroes blood drive on Monday, Dec. 8, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Patrick Wellness and Rehab Center is located at 1001 Huntsville Highway in Fayetteville. Blood Assurance is holding several Holiday Heroes blood drives throughout its service area in an effort to boost the blood supply during the holiday season, which tends to be a difficult time to

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  • Home Health: Providing quality care in the comfort of home

    Posted on November 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

    The Home Health and Hospice team includes (front, from left) Susie Compton, administrator; Celina Thompson, RPT (physical therapist); Linda Mills, social worker; Angie Holden, LPN; Ellen Poarch, RN; (rear) Brandi Halcomb, secretary; Donna Giovianzzo, nurse assistant; Amy Bates, RN; Debbie Groce, RN; and Cheryl Albury, RN. Not pictured are Brenda Monks, Home Health aide; Nancy Thomas, RN; and Mary Frances Jones, RN.

    As part of the celebration of November as National Home Care and Hospice month, the staff at Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice provided weekly information about home health and hospice care. The series concludes with a story of a home care patient. Mr. Robert Clark is 68 years old. He has high blood pressure, had a heart attack in the past and takes several medications for those conditions. He

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