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Food for Thought: Sports Injury Prevention

Join Ruth Smith, PT, and Shyanne Allen, PT, DPT, for a discussion on Sports Injury Prevention.

Tuesday, August 15 at Noon in the Ringgold County Hospital Cafeteria

Shehada Homedan, M.D.

Orthopedic surgeon Dr. Homedan will also be on hand to answer questions.

The event is free, but reservations are requested. Please call 641-464-4401 by August 11 to RSVP.

Life’s Simple 7

Eric Martin, M.D.

Life’s Simple 7: Join Eric Martin, M.D. on Wednesday, February 22, at Noon in the RCH cafeteria. Dr. Martin’s presentation on heart health is free and includes lunch. Please reserve your seat by calling 464-641-4401 by Monday, February 20.

Take advantage of FREE cholesterol screenings offered by Ringgold County Hospital February 13-17, 7:00-10:00 a.m. in the Hospital lobby.


FREE Screenings

Did you know 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.

High cholesterol is one of the major risk factors for heart disease, heart attack, and stroke. As your blood cholesterol rises, so does your risk of coronary heart disease. The good news is, you can control it by eating a heart healthy diet. You can also manage other risk factors such as smoking, high blood pressure or diabetes.

Ringgold County Hospital (RCH) recognizes the importance of knowing and understanding your numbers. Free blood pressure and cholesterol screenings are being conducted at Ringgold County Hospital February 13-17 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.


Flu Vaccine Clinic

The Mt. Ayr Medical Clinic is hosing a Flu Vaccine Clinic on Thursday, September 15 from 7:30 – 11:30 am and 1:00 – 4:00 pm. Walk-ins are welcome, no appointment is necessary. You will not be seeing a doctor. Please bring your insurance card. For more information, please call 641-464-4470.

Children are Sweet Enough Already

RCH Newsletter July 2016 WaterWe know it’s important to get kids to eat healthy foods, but what about getting them on board with healthy drinks? What kids drink can greatly affect how many calories they consume and the amount of calcium (needed to build strong bones) their bodies get.

Serve Water and Milk
For kids of all ages, water and milk are the best choices. Besides having zero calories, water is a no-sugar thirst-quencher. Plus 1 cup of milk has 300 milligrams of calcium, so it’s a big contributor to a child’s daily
calcium needs. Choose fat-free (skim) or low-fat (1%) milk products most of the time. Children ages 1-2 need whole milk.

Here’s how much calcium kids need each day:
• Toddlers (ages 1 to 3 years): 700 milligrams of calcium daily
• Kids (ages 4 to 8 years): 1000 milligrams
• Older kids (ages 9 to 18 years): 1,300 milligrams

The current dietary guidelines for milk or equivalent dairy products or fortified soy beverages are:
• Kids ages 2 to 3 should drink 2 cups every day.
• Kids 4 through 8 should have 2½ cups per day.
• Kids 9 and older should have 3 cups per day.
Juice should not be given to infants younger than 6 months old. After that, serve only 100% fruit juice and limit it to 4 to 6 ounces per day. Try to choose juice without added sugar such as corn syrup. When kids
drink too much juice, juice drinks, sports drinks, and soda, these beverages can crowd out other nutrient sources they need. Sugary drinks can also pile on the calories.

Brad Wilson, D.O.

Brad Wilson, D.O.

Childhood Obesity and Diabetes
5:00 p.m. Tuesday, September 27 in the Hospital Cafeteria

Join Dr. Brad Wilson for a free educational seminar to learn more about the causes of obesity and diabetes in children. The program is free, and a light dinner will be served. Call 641-464-4401 by September 23 to reserve your place.

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