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Red Flannel Walk February 27

Ringgold County Hospital cares about your heart health. Join us for a quick walk to raise awareness for keeping hearts healthy through activity. All ages are welcome to participate in this FREE event!

Tuesday, February 27
Registration: 4:30 – 4:45
Walk: 4:45 – 5:15
Mt. Ayr High School track
For more information, call 641-464-4452
(In case of inclement weather, registration will be in the Commons, and the walk will be indoors)

Why Do My Legs Hurt?

Ed Wehling, D.O.

Food for Thought: Why Do My Legs Hurt?

Thursday March 15 | 5:00 p.m. | Hospital Cafeteria

Join Dr. Ed Wehling at 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 15 in the hospital cafeteria. Dr. Wehling will discuss the importance of vascular health along with treatments and options for those with vascular challenges. The program is free and includes a light dinner.

Please call 641-464-4401 to reserve your spot by Monday, March 12.

FREE Blood Pressure & Cholesterol Screenings

Ringgold County Hospital recognizes the importance of knowing and understanding your numbers. People have no way of knowing they have high cholesterol or high blood pressure without being tested. We encourage you to learn more about cholesterol, blood pressure, and heart health.

Free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings are being conducted at Ringgold County Hospital February 5-9 from 7:00 – 10:00 a.m. on a first-come, first-serve basis. You must be fasting to take part in these screenings. Your results will be sent directly to you and we encourage you to share a copy of your results with your primary health care practitioner.

UNDERSTANDING YOUR RESULTS

Total cholesterol
Best: less than 200
Borderline high: 200-239
High: 240 or higher

LDL (Bad) cholesterol
Best: less than 100
Near best: 100-129
Borderline high: 130-159
High: 160-189
Very high: 190 or higher

HDL (Good) cholesterol
Low: less than 40 for men,
less than 50 for women
Good: 40-59
Very good: 60 or higher

Triglycerides
Normal: less than 150
Borderline high: 150-199
High: 200-499
Very high: 500 or higher

Check out these heart healthy tips for more information on how to keep your cholesterol in check.

FREE Car Seat Safety Check

Is Your Baby Safe?

Ringgold County Hospital Health Fair
Thursday, October 5 | 4:30 – 7:00 pm

Bring your child, their car seat, and your vehicle for a free car seat safety check with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. They will check for proper installation and ensure that your child fits properly in their seat. Qualifying families will receive a free replacement car seat (while supplies last).

 

Health Fair October 5

 Join RCH for a health fair and a free meal on Thursday, October 5 from 4:30-7:00 pm. Ringgold County Hospital will be offering mini education sessions:
  • Antibiotic Stewardship
  • Blood Pressure: Know Your Numbers
  • COPD
  • Foot Care
  • A “Minnion” Ways to Move
  • New Patient Portal
  • Scamming: How to Protect Yourself
  • Stop the Bleed: Bystander Trauma Education
Other Activities Include:

Car Seat Safety Checks CPPC/Certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians

Dental Services Community Health Centers of Southern IA

Hearing Testing/Screenings Audiological Services, Inc. Dr. Michael Webb

Vision Screenings Family Vision Center Dr. Joel Weis

SHIIP Senior Insurance Jane Lawhead

Importance of Blood Donations LifeServe Blood Center

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle County Conservation Board

Difference Between Formula & Breastmilk WIC

Healthy Eating Iowa State University Extension and Outreach

Hand Massage HCI Care Services

Quitline Iowa Page Co. Public Health-Tobacco Prevention

 

Is your baby safe?

Bring your child, their car seat, and your vehicle for a free car seat safety check with a Certified Child Passenger Safety Technician. They will check for proper installation and ensure that your child fits properly in their seat. Safety Checks will be conducted in your vehicle by the South Senior Life Solutions entrance. Qualifying families will receive a free replacement car seat (while supplies last).

 

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