Getting your child all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to ensure your child’s long-term health, as well as the health of friends, classmates, and others in your community.
Because most preteens get their shots in the month of August before school begins, it can be difficult to get in to see your child’s doctor or nurse. Make an appointment to get your child vaccinated earlier this summer and beat the back-to-school rush!
Necrotizing fasciitis is a rare bacterial infection that spreads quickly in the body and can cause death. Accurate diagnosis, rapid antibiotic treatment, and prompt surgery are important to stopping this infection. See a doctor right away if you have a fever, dizziness, or nausea soon after an injury or surgery.
Hunt Regional Healthcare honored Michael Brown as the 2019 PCA of the Year this month. A member of the Hunt Regional Medical Center emergency department staff, Michael was chosen as this year's winner for his dedication to the health of HRMC patients. The award is selected from nominees received by Hunt Regional PCAs and nursing staff.
Dr. Asif Khattak, director of the Level III Neonatal Intensive Care Unit and Hunt Regional Medical Center chief of staff, talks about caring for our smallest patients.
Lyme disease is spread by the bite of an infected tick. In the United States, an estimated 300,000 infections occur each year. If you camp, hike, work, or play in wooded or grassy places, you could be bitten by an infected tick. You and your family can prevent tick bites and reduce your risk of Lyme disease.
Free Stop the Bleed classes offered
Michelle Belcher, RN, was named the 2019 Hunt Regional Healthcare Nurse of the Year this week. Michelle is a nurse in the telemetry east observation unit at Hunt Regional Medical Center in Greenville. A peer-selected award, each year Hunt Regional nurses choose one exceptional nurse to honor as Nurse of the Year during National Nurses Week.
Spring weather can be unpredictable. When severe weather hits unexpectedly, the risk of injury and death increases, so planning makes sense. Prepare for storms, floods, and tornadoes as if you know in advance they are coming, because in the spring, they very likely will.