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Could your medicines make you fall?

The first day of Fall is designated as National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Lincoln Health System wants to encourage you to take a look at ways you can decrease your risk for falling. In the United States, more than 10,000 people turn 65 every day. In 2014, the population of the US included 46.2 million…

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National Women’s Health and Fitness Day – September 27, 2017

National Women’s Health and Fitness Day will be celebrated on Wednesday, September 27, 2017.  This day marks the largest annual health promotion for women.  The event is always held on the last Wednesday of September. Women often neglect their own health choosing to take care of others instead.  This self-neglect can, unfortunately, lead to poor…

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Solar Eclipse Safety Tips

The upcoming solar eclipse is fast approaching.  Are you prepared with the proper safety equipment to view this rare event?  The 2017 eclipse will be the first total solar eclipse in 38 years for the continental U.S.  and occurs when the Moon lines up directly between the Sun and the Earth and a shadow is…

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Celebrate World Breastfeeding Week!

World breastfeeding week is a great time in the year to educate about Breastfeeding. Through my years of working with Public Health, I see more moms-to-be say that they would like to breastfeed or have thought about breastfeeding but do not know the benefits of breastfeeding besides it is good for the baby. YES, that…

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Back to School Back Pack Tips

Before you run out to shop for a new back to school back pack for this upcoming school year, the Occupational Therapists at Patrick Rehab-Wellness Center ask you to take a look at these quick tips to ensure a proper size and fit for your child! Back Pack Strategies for Parents and Students from the American…

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Lincoln Health System Names Candie Starr as Chief Executive Officer

The Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Candie A. Starr as the new Chief Executive Officer for Lincoln Health System (LHS). Starr assumed her new role on July 10th and will be responsible for establishing the strategic direction of and providing executive leadership for the overall operation for LHS. Starr has…

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Lincoln Health System Welcomes New Home Health and Hospice Administrator

Lincoln Medical Home Health and Hospice, an affiliate of Lincoln Health System, welcomes Chancy McCormick, RN as its new administrator.  Chancy’s role will utilize both her clinical nursing experience and her leadership skills to lead the organization and provide compassionate care to patients and families in and around Lincoln County. McCormick has been a registered…

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Recovering From Knee Replacement

Carla Kelley had known since was 45 that a double knee replacement would be in her future due to a condition that caused the back side of her knee caps to wear out prematurely.  “I knew then that I would have to have my knees replaced, but the doctors wanted me to wait until I…

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June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s Disease is a type of dementia that causes progressive mental deterioration.  While Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, not all dementia cases will be diagnosed as Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Disease is not a mental illness, but the symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and agitation are all related to mental health.  Mental health…

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Lincoln Hospice Hosted the 2nd Annual Celebration of Life Butterfly Release

Lincoln Health System and Lincoln Hospice hosted the second annual Celebration of Life Butterfly Release on June 4th, 2017 at Stone Bridge Park.  Last year, Lincoln Hospice hosted the  1st Butterfly Release as both a memorial to their patients and as a community event to raise awareness for Hospice and its services.  Due to the…

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