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Are you at risk?

October 19, 2018

Breast cancer poses a threat to nearly every woman in every corner of the United States. Many of us can name friends and family affected by the disease. Fortunately, with early screenings and medical research, breast cancer is no longer a sudden discovery with little hope of recovery. Both men and women should recognize the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. If you find yourself with any of the symptoms listed below, contact your physician right away. Common symptoms (in both men and women): -Lumps, hard knots or thickening -Dimpling or puckering of the skin -Changes to your nipple, such as redness,... View article

Help available for Medicare enrollment

October 6, 2018

Medicare is a government health insurance program administered by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS). To be eligible for Medicare, one must be a legal permanent resident for the past five years or a U.S. citizen 65 years or older, or younger with a qualifying disability. There are many different “parts” of Medicare insurance. Choosing a plan is an important and personal decision. Now is the time to think about what matters to you, and find the Medicare plan that meets your needs. Open enrollment runs from October 15th to December 7th. This is the time of year when Medicare participants can... View article

I have had a piece of my body taken from me

October 3, 2018

GREENSBURG – Local Rotary Club President and Girls Inc. Director Mandy Lohrum is in the final reconstructive stages of having her breasts voluntarily removed.   After finding out she was a carrier of a gene linked to breast cancer, Lohrum made the difficult decision to diminish the likelihood of ever facing it herself. All in the Genes The short segments of DNA found in any organic cell contain the instructions for building the proteins that control the growth of cells in that body. Abnormalities in DNA are like typographical errors that lead to faulty cell growth and function. If there is... View article

DCMH co-hosts FEMA training

September 28, 2018

Decatur County Memorial Hospital recently hosted a FEMA Center for Domestic Preparedness Health Sector Emergency Preparedness Course. The Center for Domestic Preparedness (CDP) is committed to having an emergency response community prepared for and capable of responding to all-hazards events. The CDP identifies, develops, tests, and delivers training to state, local, and tribal emergency response providers. They provide on-site and mobile training at the performance, management, and planning levels. They facilitate the delivery of training by the training partners of the U.S. Department of Homeland... View article

Tee Off ‘Fore’ Tatas merges fun and awareness

September 25, 2018

GREENSBURG – The fifth annual Tee Off ‘Fore’ Tatas was a smashing success, bringing nearly two hundred local women together to raise awareness about breast cancer and funds for the Pink Ribbon Fund. The event is hosted each year by the Hospital Foundation of Decatur County. Foundation Director Susan Burkhart said the goofy golf event brought in one of the largest crowds yet. Burkhart said 44 teams with 176 ladies participated, invading North Branch Golf Course with an army of pink-clad ladies determined to have fun. The event, which has very little to do with actual golf, has become a favorite of local women... View article

Raising awareness during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month

September 18, 2018

Decatur County Memorial Hospital Senior Life Solutions Program Raising Awareness during National Suicide Prevention and Awareness Month Greensburg, Ind. – September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month. Not only is the DCMH Senior Life Solutions program working to raise awareness during the month of September, but they work hard to engage and educate the community on the importance of emotional well-being every day.  Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, is thinking of suicide call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255. The Senior Life... View article