Avoid Insurance Scams During Open Enrollment

Madison County Health Care System (MCHCS) is urging area residents to be cautious about solicitation calls or emails related to health insurance during the open enrollment period.  They also warn against shopping for health insurance online on websites that are not legitimate sources. Consumers who need health insurance are encouraged to work with a licensed … 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

The Importance of Talking About Suicide

September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Madison County Health Care System’s Senior Life Solutions Program is working to raise awareness and educate the community on the risk factors and warning signs of suicide. Talk of suicide should never be dismissed. If you, or someone you know, are thinking of suicide call the … Read more

Back to School Immunizations

As Madison County students prepare to head back to school, we want to be sure all students have plenty of time to receive their required vaccinations. To beat the back-to-school rush, call and schedule a wellness exam and immunization appointment at Health Trust Physicians Clinic (515) 462-2950, or Earlham Medical Clinic (515) 758-2907. When children … Read more

Be Aware of These Medicare Scams

Over the last year, new Medicare cards have been sent out. These new cards now have a unique ID consisting of random numbers instead of Social Security Numbers. As a result, there has been a rise in scams as scammers try to steal these new numbers. In addition, Medicare scams increase during open enrollment which … Read more

Donation To Help Support Women’s Health Initiative at HTPC

Madison County Health Care System recently received a generous donation to help support the women’s health care initiative at Health Trust Physicians Clinic. Hal Chase made this donation in honor of his late wife, Avril Laughlin Chase. Avril, a beautiful and caring soul, always wore a smile wherever she went. She was very involved in … Read more

Get Back to the Basics

Nutritional awareness and “eating right” are one in the same.  It is a basic requirement for a healthy life.  March is National Nutrition Awareness Month, dedicated to initiating positive lifestyle changes.  Filling your body with the best fuel possible will help it to run better and longer.  Too many times we eat out of boredom, … Read more

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

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