• Nelson County Health Center Food Service Ratings: Dec. 28, 2011

  • New smoking cessation course to start Jan. 3

    Some smokers will tell you that it’s easy to quit smoking cigarettes. It’s so easy that many of them have quit a hundred times – only to light up again at the first sign of stress.

    Sometimes group support can help you not only quit, but stay quit. You’ll get group support and much more in the “Kick the Habit” course that will begin Tuesday, Jan. 3 at the Nelson County Public Library at 201 Cathedral Manor. You can choose the morning class, which will run from 10-11 a.m., or the evening class, which will run from 5:30-6:30 p.m.

  • Local educator reaches 120-pound weight loss goal

    How do you lose 120 extra pounds?

    If you ask Nelson County High School Assistant Principal Penny Bradley, she’ll give you a proven method. First, you take yourself to a talented bariatric (weight loss) surgeon such as Dr. Rob Farrell at the Center for Weight Loss Surgery (CWLS) at Flaget Memorial Hospital. Then you listen to your surgeon’s every word.

    Those who need to lose weight will be able to do just that when Farrell leads a class on weight loss 6 p.m. Jan. 3 at the hospital.

  • Photo: Hospice Appreciation luncheon
  • Flaget lab receives accreditation from College of American Pathologists

    Flaget Memorial Hospital’s laboratory was recently awarded accreditation by the Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP), based on the results of a recent onsite inspection.

    The laboratory services director, Mary Ann Schentrup, M.T., (A.S.C.P.), was advised of this national recognition and congratulated for the excellence of the lab services being provided, according to Joseph Schramm, a spokesperson for CAP.

  • Avoid overeating during the holidays


    MBA, RD, LD

    Lincoln Trail District Health Department

  • If the holidays bring grief, simplify the season

    Remember when you were a kid, and the thought of the holidays filled you to the brim with joy? There were all those cookies to scarf down, all those gifts to open, all those beloved cousins and aunts and uncles to see.

    But for those who have lost a loved one or suffered a setback, the holidays can feel pretty hollow. It would be hard to find holiday cheer if you’re facing a loss, be it the loss of a loved one, a job, a marriage or good health. Fortunately, there are coping skills. We don’t have to suffer alone.

  • Hospice care continues even after a death

    Hospice of Nelson County offers at-home health aid and pain management for patients toward the end of their lives and it goes on to help with the emotional pain experienced by family members after the death of a loved one.

    “If it wasn’t for Hospice I wouldn’t have made it,” Chris Shannon said. “They were here day and night if we needed something. My husband didn’t have insurance but it didn’t make any difference.”

  • Events aimed at creating a healthier community

    When people think of hospitals, they think of places that make sick people well. Hospitals have another important job, however. They have the responsibility of offering events, or partnering with other community agencies to offer events, that will help people stay healthy. That’s why Flaget Memorial Hospital commits time, effort and resources to sponsoring healthy community events.

    Weight Loss Surgery Support Group

  • GUERILLA FITNESS: Pull It Together — Pull-ups make for a good workout

    I can still remember the presidential physical fitness test at St. Joe’s Elementary, and how I looked forward to the pull-up section of the test.

    Being the scrawny kid that I was, it was very easy to move so little weight. So, naturally, I liked it because I was good. Ever since this test I have always embraced this simple body weight exercise. However, the payoff this simple exercise offers is tremendous and should be a staple exercise for everyone wanting a healthier lifestyle and better body.