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  • Risk factors for stroke and how to control them

    Risk factors for stroke and how to control them Many risk factors for stroke can be controlled. You can't control every risk factor for stroke. For example, according to the American Stroke Association (ASA), a person's risk increases with age, when there's a family history of stroke or sometimes according to race. (African Americans have a higher risk of death from stroke than Caucasians do.) However, ...

  • Learning you have high blood pressure

    High blood pressure : Those are three troublesome words to hear from your doctor. But if you do hear them, don't fear. Just remember these three facts: It's a good thing you found out. You're not alone. There are lots of things you can do to bring high blood pressure down. Why it's good to know High blood pressure, or hypertension, doesn't have symptoms in its early stages, says Daniel Jones, MD, ...

  • Kirby Medical Center named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital list

    Kirby Medical Center in Monticello, IL was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) for 2018 Top 20 Best Practice CAH in Patient Satisfaction in the country. The Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals, including Kirby Medical Center, scored best among critical access hospitals as determined by The Chartis Center for Rural Health in Patient Satisfaction. The rankings were recently announced by the ...

  • The Importance of Sleep

    Good morning! Our focus this week is going to be the one thing we probably all wish we got more of – sleep! Just as a person is most active in their work while awake, one’s body is the most active to heal while one is sleeping. So why are so many people now are sleeping 6, 5, or even only 4 hours per night? Some people are extremely busy with work, family, and other issues that make getting enough sleep ...

  • Diabetes burnout? Try these tips

    Diabetes burnout? Try these tips Feb. 17, 2018— Is diabetes wearing you down? Maybe you're burned out from the demands of trying to control your blood sugar—checking it repeatedly, adjusting your medicine, counting carbs. Or maybe you're tired of worrying about complications or feeling guilty every time you skip the gym. Perhaps it's all of the above. If so, there's a name for what ...

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