HealthRidge Balance Clinic Can Help Reduce Falls-May 17 Screening Date

For more information or to register contact HealthRidge at 521.1216. The Balance Clinic at HealthRidge emphasizes practical strategies to improve balance, reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels.   Along with simple strength and balance exercises, the Balance Clinic offers information on the role vision plays in keeping you in balance, how medications can contribute to falls,… Read more »

Recommendations To Fight The Flu

How can I protect myself from flu this season? Get a flu shot if you haven’t had one. Take everyday preventive actions like staying away from sick people and washing your hands to reduce the spread of germs. What should I do if I get the flu? It’s usually a mild illness and you do not need medical care or antiviral… Read more »

A New Treatment For Chronic Pain

Dorsal Root Ganglion Stimulation (DRG) is used for difficult-to-treat chronic pain for patients with: • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS/RSD) • Isolated chronic pain that could occur in the hip, knee, foot, or groin following an injury or surgical procedure and worsens over time. Dr. Scott Taylor is one of the first five physicians in Indiana trained to perform this… Read more »

Pregnant or Thinking About Getting Pregnant? You Need a Flu Shot

Flu shots are safe. They can be given during any trimester and will protect pregnant women and their unborn babies. They will even help protect the baby for up to 6 months after birth while the baby is too young to get a flu shot. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on… Read more »

Influenza Is Dangerous For Children

Get Your Child’s Flu Shot Now Influenza (“the flu”) is more dangerous than the common cold for children according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).  Dr. Kenton Hilbish of New Castle Pediatrics agrees with the CDC and emphasizes “each year, many children get sick with seasonal influenza; some of those illnesses result in death”…. Read more »

Living Better With Diabetes

Let us help you to learn to care for your diabetes whether you are newly diagnosed or have had diabetes for many years. Your provider may refer you to any of these programs or you can refer yourself. Learn Skills To Manage Your Diabetes Class sessions focus on diet, medication, psychological aspects, exercise and complications…. Read more »

Seemingly Minor Cuts and Infections Can Cause Sepsis

While it may seem like a minor cut or a urinary tract infection that will go away, untreated both could lead to sepsis a dangerous infection that is potentially life-threatening. Any type of infection, anywhere in the body, can cause sepsis. This can include seemingly minor infections on the skin, urinary tract infections, pneumonia or… Read more »

New Surgery Waiting Room Provides Comfortable Area For Families

The new Surgery Waiting Room is now open. In early Fall  an electronic board in the waiting room will track the patient’s progress through surgery allowing families to know what phase of the surgery process their family member is in (i.e. surgery has started , now in recovery etc.) An additional new benefit is the… Read more »

Pediatric Hospitalists Care For Newborns and Hospitalized Children

Parents of newborns and hospitalized children have added reassurance about their children’s care through the Pediatric Hospitalist service at Henry Community Health’s Main Campus. In The Hospital 24/7 Board Certified Pediatric Hospitalists who work only in the Hospital are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to attend high risk deliveries, care for… Read more »