To date, Iroquois County Public Health Department (ICPHD) and IMH have administered over 3,600 vaccines, with more vaccine clinics scheduled. Bill Baker, Infection Control at Iroquois Memorial Hospital, has helped educate IMH staff, as well as the community, on COVID-19 since the pandemic began. Now, he is one of many, who help in administering the… Continue reading Infection Control at IMH, Bill Baker, Discusses the COVID-19 Vaccines
Summertime is in full swing! With COVID-19 still being an issue, we have to find ways to safely enjoy our summer. The most obvious way to do this is to get outside! From State Parks to your own backyard, let’s enjoy this summer apart, together! How about a day trip? The outdoors is a great… Continue reading Enjoying Your Summer Despite COVID-19
Independence Day is a time for family, cookouts, and fireworks! But a good time can quickly turn sour if the proper firework precautions are not taken. Following basic safety guidelines can help prevent you from suffering one of the over 12,900 injuries that are caused by fireworks each year. Obey local laws In Illinois, all… Continue reading Be prepared: Firework Safety
Take a minute to think about everything you do from the moment you wake up until you've had your first cup of coffee... -Sit up in bed -Turn off your alarm -Stand up out of bed -Put on your slippers -Use the toilet -Brush your teeth -Start the coffee maker -Take a shower and dry… Continue reading What is Occupational Therapy?
Although it may not seem like it, Spring is here and eventually the weather will warm up. As you finally start all of your Spring projects, inside and outside, we want you to be safe. Following some of these safety guidelines can help you have a healthy and happy Spring. Gardening Gardening can be one… Continue reading Be Prepared: Spring is on it’s way…
Aging is something that happens to all of us. Yet, some of us manage to do it better than others. How?? Unfortunately, there is no magic fix that will slow things down. However, there are some things we can do to help us as our bodies and minds reach those golden years. Prepare your Body Most… Continue reading Be prepared: Aging well
Your heart begins to race, your palms get sweaty, and your muscles tense up - ready to handle whatever is coming your way. Our body's reactions to stress dates back to prehistoric man. These responses would kick in and allow the body to react quickly in a "fight-or-flight" situation. Even from a young age, we… Continue reading Stress less – Feel better
Illinois is notorious for bringing in Spring with a bang! Unfortunately, that bang usually consists of severe inclement weather. Do you have precautions and preparations in place to protect you and your family? Tornado Illinois on average experiences 50 or more tornadoes each year. This places Illinois sixth in the national ranking for the most… Continue reading Be prepared: Severe Weather
What do you picture when you think of someone having an heart attack? Probably something similar to this: A person bent over in pain, grabbing at their chest, then they collapse. But not all cases are identical. Men often experience and react to a heart attack in just this way. However, women's symptoms can often… Continue reading Be prepared: Heart Attack – symptoms, risks, and prevention.
Spring is right around the corner! There is no better time to jump on the "get healthy" bandwagon. There are so many ways to take the initiative and make the choice to take control of your health. It all starts with you, though. Eat Well Many people associate "Getting healthy" with making time to exercise.… Continue reading Choose to be in control of your health…