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Vanderbilt medical toxicologists are reporting an increase in patients seen with brown recluse spider bites this summer. The venomous bites usually heal well if left alone, according to Tennessee Poison Center Medical Director Donna Seger, M.D., but there are so many urban legends about these bites, patients frequently apply many treatments before seeking medical advice. There are two components to spider bites — the cutaneous lesion and, more
Dr. William M. Young congratulates Cora Beard, the 2014 recipient of the Lincoln County Health System Foundation’s William M. Young Scholarship. Cora will be attending Motlow State Community College where she plans to become a physical therapy assistant. Not pictured is Kelsey Hobbs, the 2014 recipient of the David R. Groce Memorial Scholarship. Kelsey will be attending the University of Alabama in Birmingham where she plans to become a nurse.
Many students across Tennessee are enjoying their summer break, but it won’t be long before the bell rings for the new school year, and it’s never too early to think about school immunizations. Tennessee students are required to have a number of immunizations for school attendance. “Getting vaccinated is so important to help protect all of us from infections diseases,” said Kelly Moore, MD, MPH, director of the Tennessee Immunization
The Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN) is set to launch its Zero Suicide Initiative this week as TSPN delegates participate in the first-ever Zero Suicide Academy, hosted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in Washington, D.C. TSPN participated in a competitive application selection process and was one of sixteen health care and mental health organizations selected to attend the inaugural Academy. Participants in the academy will
On Friday, July 18, Blood Assurance will hold a “Christmas in July” Community Blood Drive on the inner east side of the square from 10:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Sponsors include Lincoln County Health System, The Elk Valley Times, Fayetteville-Lincoln County Chamber of Commerce, Rotary, Kiwanis, Bank of Lincoln County, Lincoln County Government, City of Fayetteville Government, John Karby-Edward Jones and WEKR/WYTM. “Blood Assurance has been the blood supplier to
Jamie Guin, CEO of Lincoln County Health System, reviewed a draft of the system’s new annual business plan for the board of directors during its monthly meeting. The plan sets goals and standards for the health system. The primary service area for the system is unchanged, stated Guin. The business plan addresses quality care, improved systems relations and communications, takes a look at strategic planning, telemedicine and physician recruitment. Board
Brooke Mann, a 2014 graduate of Lincoln County High School, is this year’s recipient of the Caldwell & Brooks Nursing Scholarship. The scholarship is given each year to a local high school student going into the nursing field and is given in honor and memory of Yvonne Caldwell and Joan Brooks, mother and daughter, both registered nurses with dedicated nursing careers. Brooke plans to become a pediatric nurse.