Category: News & Updates

May 7, 2018

Rural Health Inc. would like to honor nurses for the work they do. Join us in celebrating National Nurses Week, May 6–12, and celebrate nurses like you who lead the charge for health and wellness.

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May 2, 2018

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month! Rural Health, Inc. wants you to know that there is a lot you can do to prevent skin cancer. Skin cancer is the most common cancer in the United States. Most cases of melanoma, the deadliest kind of skin cancer, are caused by exposure to ultraviolet (UV) light. To lower your skin cancer risk, protect your skin from the sun and avoid indoor tanning. Follow these easy options—

  • Stay in the shade, especially during midday hours.
  • Wear clothing that covers your arms and legs.
  • Wear sunglasses that block both UVA and UVB rays.
  • Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and both UVA and UVB (broad spectrum) protection.
  • Avoid indoor tanning.

For more information, visit www.cdc.gov/cancer/skin

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April 16, 2018

We have recently welcomed Keith Bass, Nurse Practitioner to our staff! Keith is practicing at the Goreville and Vienna clinics and is taking new patients. Feel free to call (618) 995-1002 for the Goreville Clinic or (618) 658-2811 for Vienna to schedule your appointment today

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April 9, 2018

  Image result for small alcohol awareness month images Drinking too much alcohol increases people’s risk of injuries, violence, drowning, liver disease, and some types of cancer. This April, during Alcohol Awareness Month, Rural Health, Inc. encourages you to educate yourself and your loved ones about the dangers of drinking too much. If you are drinking too much, you can improve your health by cutting back or quitting. Here are some strategies to help you cut back or stop drinking:

  • Limit your drinking to no more than 1 drink a day for women or 2 drinks a day for men.
  • Keep track of how much you drink.
  • Choose a day each week when you will not drink.
  • Don’t drink when you are upset.
  • Limit the amount of alcohol you keep at home.
  • Avoid places where people drink a lot.
  • Make a list of reasons not to drink.

To spread the word and prevent alcohol abuse, Rural Health, Inc. is joining other organizations across the country to honor Alcohol Awareness Month.

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April 5, 2018

April is National Child Abuse Prevention Month. This month and throughout the year, Rural Health, Inc. encourages all individuals and organizations to play a role in making a better place for children and families. By ensuring that parents have the knowledge, skills, and resources they need to care for their children, we can help prevent child abuse and neglect by making meaningful connections with children, youth and families in our communities. Image result for small child abuse april prevention month images

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March 1, 2018

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer in the United States and the second leading cause of death from cancer. Colorectal cancer affects all racial and ethnic groups and is most often found in people ages 50 and older. The best way to prevent colorectal cancer is to get screened regularly starting at age 50. There are often no signs or symptoms of colorectal cancer – that’s why it’s so important to get screened. To increase awareness about the importance of colorectal cancer screening, Rural Health, Inc. is proudly participating in Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month People over age 50 have the highest risk of colorectal cancer. You may also be at higher risk if you are African American, smoke, or have a family history of colorectal cancer. Everyone can take these healthy steps to help prevent colorectal cancer:

  • Get screened starting at age 50.
  • Encourage your family members and friends over age 50 to get screened.
  • Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
  • Get plenty of physical activity and eat healthy.
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February 12, 2018

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February 12, 2018
February is National Children’s Dental Health Month. Rural Health, Inc. reminds parents that their children can avoid cavities. Brushing your teeth twice a day with a fluoride toothpaste, cleaning between your teeth daily, eating a healthy diet that limits sugary beverages and snacks, and seeing your dentist regularly for prevention and treatment of oral disease are the keys to a lifetime of healthy teeth and gums. Visit www.MouthHealthy.org/ToothTeam for activity sheets.

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February 1, 2018

Image result for free small February Heart month awareness image Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, Rural Health, Inc. is proudly participating in American Heart Month. You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease. To lower your risk: Watch your weight. Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke. Control your cholesterol and blood pressure. If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation. Get active and eat healthy.  

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January 9, 2018

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month and Rural Health, Inc. wants you to know that there is a lot you can do to prevent Cervical cancer. Each year, more than 11,000 women in the USA get cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity, and it causes almost all cases of cervical cancer. About 79 million Americans currently have HPV, but many people with HPV do not know they are infected. The good news in preventing Cervical Cancer: The HPV vaccine can prevent HPV. Cervical cancer can often be prevented with regular screening tests and follow-up care. Women should start getting regular cervical cancer screenings at age 21. Parents should make sure pre-teens get the HPV vaccine at age 11 or 12. Women up to age 26 and men up to age 21 can still get the vaccine. You and your family members may be able to get these services at no cost to you. Check with your insurance company to learn more. Taking small steps can help keep you safe and healthy. For more information, contact your Rural Health, Inc. office.

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