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The latest healthcare information and the current events happening at Decatur County Memorial Hospital.

American Diabetes Month

Diabetes can be a difficult condition to live with as it can influence almost any decision you make on a daily basis. Each person diagnosed with diabetes will experience it differently, whether it is type 1, type 2, or gestational, but the most important thing is...

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Decatur County Memorial Hospital Debuts New Ambulance

A new ambulance is taking to the streets to serve the patients of Decatur County Memorial Hospital — with state-of-the-art innovations and features to offer the highest-quality care. “Having this new ambulance is really exciting and a big deal in the community,” said...

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Sudden Cardiac Arrest Awareness

Sudden cardiac arrest, or SCA, is often confused with a heart attack, although the two are completely separate conditions. Unfortunately, SCA causes over 350,000 deaths each year, but with a better understanding of the warning signs and how to respond and prevent SCA,...

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Breast Cancer Awareness

Breast cancer is the most common cancer found in women, and one in eight will be diagnosed within her lifetime. While research and updated diagnostics have helped improve the outcome for many, it is still the second leading cause of cancer death for women. However,...

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Thyroid Health

The thyroid is an important part of the body’s regular function, so doing what you can to keep it healthy is essential. While there are some conditions that can’t be prevented, there are ways to help support your overall thyroid health. What is the Thyroid? The...

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Healthy Back-To-School Habits for the Whole Family

Getting the kids back into the school routine can quickly become a balancing act, particularly if they are involved in extracurricular activities. Working on homework, studying for tests, participating in after-school workouts, practices or tutoring sessions can mean...

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Migraines

Headaches in general are not enjoyable, but experiencing a migraine can be downright debilitating. Some people experience migraines frequently enough to require regular medication, while others may only have them occasionally, and the causes and triggers can be due to...

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