New Castle Family & Internal Medicine’s Northfield Park Office Opens August 28

Providers now at NCFIM’s second office include David Barr, MD; Robert Stevenson, MD; Erica Baumgartner, FNP-BC; Lindsey Miles, FNP-BC; Taylor Moore, FNP-BC; Sara Mueller, FNP-BC; Joy Hinshaw, Care Coordination; Ashley Reno, RN, Care Coordination. Jim Nelson, ACSW, will move to the new office in mid-September. The Northfield Park Primary Care Campus is located just west… Read more »

Whooping Cough Cases Confirmed In Henry County

Whooping cough (pertussis) is a contagious illness that causes intense fits of coughing. The illness often starts like the common cold, with a runny nose, sneezing, and a mild cough or fever. After 1 to 2 weeks, severe coughing starts. The cough often ends with a whooping sound as air is inhaled. “While it mainly… Read more »

HCH Foundation Awards $14,000 to YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program

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A $14,000 grant has been given to the Henry County YMCA Diabetes Prevention Program by the Henry County Hospital Foundation to help reduce the incidence of diabetes by focusing on people with prediabetes. National statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show 1 in 3 adults have prediabetes that can lead to diabetes… Read more »

Needy Meds Receives $14,000 Donation From Henry County Hospital Foundation

Needy Meds is a community program sponsored by Henry Community Health to provide short-term prescription assistance to patients who usually are either uninsured or underinsured and cannot afford their medication.  These patients may be waiting to have their insurance application approved, recently unemployed with no insurance, have extremely high deductibles or a Medicare patient in… Read more »

Come Join The Fun — Hiking Club Begins

Spring is here and it’s time to get out and move. The HealthRidge Hiking Club offers you the opportunity to hike while enjoying the great outdoors and having fum with your fellow hikers. Invite your family and friends to join you. You’ll hike through spring flowers and trees. Anyone ages 13 and above (at any… Read more »

Flu Restrictions Lifted

The recent outbreak of flu in Henry County is subsiding. With that, visitation restrictions imposed at Henry Community Health have been lifted. Normal visitation has resumed. However, may we ask if you have cold or flu symptoms, please refrain from visiting until you are well. Remember, you still can spread germs up to seven days… Read more »

BirthCare Center at Henry Community Health Receives National Recognition

Henry Community Health’s Birthcare Center is ranked above both the national and state averages in a national survey of infant feeding practices in maternity care settings. The Maternity Practices in Infant Nutrition and Care (mPINC) Survey was conducted by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Henry Community Health received a 93 in the recently released… Read more »

Visitation Restrictions Announced At Henry Community Health Due To Flu Outbreak

Henry County is experiencing a late outbreak of seasonal flu with children and the elderly being the most adversely affected, although all ages are getting the flu. With an estimated 6 percent of Henry County residents with the flu, visitor restrictions began Wednesday, March 29 at Henry Community Health’s Main Campus/Hospital. At this time restrictions are… Read more »

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 »