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At the upcoming March 26, Men’s Night Out Program, the topic will be Emergency Preparedness.

The guest speaker will be Melissa Leatherman, Preparedness Coordinator for Macon County Public Health. Learn how to put together an emergency kit, make an emergency plan and be informed in Macon County.

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For the fifth-consecutive year, Mission Hospital has been named one of the nation’s Top 100 Hospitals by Truven Health Analytics, formerly known as Thomson Reuters.

The annual study evaluates hospitals across the nation on measures of overall organizational performance, including patient care, operational efficiency and financial stability.

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MedWest-Harris recently completed installation on two systems that will enhance the level of care provided to mothers and babies on the labor and delivery unit located on the third floor of the hospital.

The technology that enables physicians and nursing staff to monitor a baby’s progress during labor was replaced with a new system outfitted with features that provide the most advanced upgrades in fetal monitoring.

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When it comes to relieving the common headache or body aches, it seems as if the cure may be worse for you than the pain it’s supposed to relieve.

Consumption of NSAIDs – common pain relievers like ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) and acetaminophen (Excedrin) – has grown to 70 million prescriptions and 30 billion over-the-counter sales annually. That statistic is disturbing to Michael Sheehan, founder of natural medications company BioResource Inc., because of a study from the Archives of Internal Medicine (AIM) that reveals NSAIDS may play a part in the development of heart disease.

“The risks of NSAIDs are a growing concern,” said Sheehan. “The fact that they may contribute to heart problems is a wake-up call the public needs to take seriously.”

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