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In an effort to reduce the spread of influenza among school children and their families, the Lincoln County Department of Education and Lincoln County Health Department partnered to provide flu clinics at all county schools recently. Local and regional public health staff gave 435 vaccines as part of the effort. School nurses and the Office of Coordinated School Health helped plan and facilitate the clinics. The school-based clinics strengthen
Sixty members of the Lincoln County High School HOSA class recently completed the Society of Chest Pain Center’s Early Heart Attack Care Training (EHAC). Vicky Groce, chief nursing officer, and Debbie Yorba, ER/ICU nurse manager, both of Lincoln Medical Center, awarded each student an EHAC deputy badge to symbolize their completion of training.
Thanksgiving is a time to be grateful, to be with family and friends and to enjoy good food. A Vanderbilt dietitian says that making sure the food you serve is prepared and stored properly can ensure that everyone has a safe and healthy experience. “Nobody is thankful about food that ends up making them sick,” says Vanderbilt University Medical Center dietitian and certified personal trainer Jessica Bennett. “But
This season, holiday shoppers in Coffee, Franklin, Bedford, Lincoln, Moore and Rutherford counties can give cheer to area seniors by participating in the Be a Santa to a Senior program. The program – run by the local Home Instead Senior Care office in partnership with Life Care Center of Tullahoma and US Bank, volunteers and members of the community – helps ensure isolated seniors receive gifts and companionship during the
The Patrick Rehab and Wellness Center’s new canopy and drive were dedicated last week to the memory of the late David Groce, longtime CFO of the Lincoln County Health System and executive director of the Lincoln County Health System Foundation, the organization that spearheaded the facility improvements. An open house and ribbon cutting were held Thursday in conjunction with the dedication, which was attended by Groce’s family members, friends and
With increased attention being focused on ways to decrease health care costs and provide care in the most cost effective ways possible, patients and their families may have many questions about health care and home care in particular. The theme for National Home Care and Hospice Month for 2014 is “Home is the Center of Home Care”, and for good reason. Studies show that home care can be very cost
Over the last two weeks physicians at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt have seen two cases of what is believed to be children playing the “choking game.” The dangerous game involves a child who is choked until he or she loses consciousness. Safety experts warn that children who play this game may have very little idea of how dangerous it can be. “The choking game is not a