Lead A Heart Healthy Life

February is American Hearth Month, first proclaimed in 1964 by then President Lyndon B. Johnson, nine years after his own heart attack. Since then, we have taken this month to recognize the disease, those whom it has burdened, and the variables that surround its cause. According to the American Heart Association (AHA), heart disease is … Read more

Reinventing New Year’s Resolutions

With 2020 behind us, and the New Year of 2021 ahead, many start to plan and set resolutions as a way of starting the year off on the right foot.  The beginning of a new year and a new start can offer us hope to better ourselves. Unfortunately, New Year’s resolutions don’t always have a … Read more

Beat the Holiday Blues

Holidays are typically joyful – full of life, lights and celebrations with those we love.  But behind the glitter and gifts, many people tend to experience stress, anxiety and depression during this time of year.  Fear and anxiety that surrounds the COVID-19 outbreak is only adding to mental health conditions, ultimately leading to higher than … Read more

Diabetes: Don’t Sugar Coat It

Diabetes is a term heard quite often, so it may be easy to downplay, dismiss or forget the seriousness of this condition.  Understanding the difference between Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, how to decrease your own risk, or manage your diabetes can help ensure a healthier life. Many people may be at risk for … Read more

Early Detection Saves Lives

As we begin the month of October, pink Breast Cancer Awareness ribbons are displayed around many different places – pink products line the shelves, fundraisers and awareness campaigns are featured on Facebook and throughout the community, and many speak out about the impact breast cancer has had in their lives and their loved ones.  Raising … Read more

Celebrate Thanksgiving Safely During COVID-19

Thanksgiving is a time when many families celebrate together.  Madison County Health Care System is encouraging our community to use standard COVID-19 health precautions and celebrate virtually with extended family this year. Lower-risk activities A small dinner with the people who live with you. A virtual dinner and sharing recipes with friends and family. Shopping … Read more

MCHCS Hosts Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic

Drive-Through Flu Shot Clinic – October 8th There is no appointment necessary for this event.  The Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC) recommends people 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year to prevent getting and spreading the flu virus. The drive-through flu shot clinic will be set up in the south round-about … Read more

Be Heart Healthy

Be Heart Healthy People of all ages, children to older adults, can have high cholesterol.  With September being National Cholesterol Education Month, this is the perfect time to schedule an appointment a blood cholesterol screening.  Read more about what cholesterol is, how to determine your cholesterol levels and how to reach your personal cholesterol goals. … Read more

2020 Virtual 5K Walk/Run

Madison County Health Care System is very excited to present to our communities, our first ever Virtual 5K – Moove It Madison County! Between now and September 30th – walk, jog or run a 5K, on your own or with friends! This isn’t a timed race, it doesn’t cost you any money, PLUS, the first … Read more

National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month.   As we begin to prepare for what will surely be a much different school year, it is essential that children and adolescents have optimal health and are protected against any additional threats to their health, such as vaccine preventable illnesses. Well child and infant exams are incredibly important for … Read more

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