Posts in November, 2016

  • Breast Cancer Awareness

    Our thoughts, prayers and best wishes are with Tanya Bowsher, a Kirby Medical Group nurse practitioner who is currently battling breast cancer. Tanya's experience reminds us all of the importance of prevention and wellness screenings, including breast self-exams and mammograms. Tanya describes her experience: "My cancer was found by myself in the shower in March when I felt a lump. I went in to work that day ...

  • Thankful for Good Health

    It's the time of year for giving thanks. There are so many things to be thankful for - loving family and wonderful coworkers, the beautiful community we live in and, of course, good health. As a local healthcare leader, I strive to set a good example for those around me and to remind my loved ones, my coworkers and our community that staying active and healthy is well worth the effort. You may have heard about my ...

  • Congratulations to Kelly Rooney!

    Congratulations to Kelly Rooney from Washington School in Monticello, as being selected as the winner for the eighth annual Kirby Holiday Card Contest! Kelly received an art kit, large poster board with her design, as well as holiday cards to pass out to family and friends. Kelly's art teacher, Miss Mabbs', received $100 for Washington School's Art Program.

  • 5 Healthy Tips To Follow This Thanksgiving

    Ah, Thanksgiving. A wonderful time to relax and celebrate the people and things in our life that we are most thankful for. Leaves are on the ground, football is on TV, and the impending nap on the couch is calling our name. If you’re like me, the one thing you look forward to the most on Thanksgiving is the Thanksgiving meal. Turkey, dressing, sweet potatoes, cranberries, rolls, and of course the two to three ...

  • Sara Wells named Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network's 2016 'Outstanding Young Leader'

    Sara Wells, Kirby Medical Group Clinic Director, and Emmy Combs, Patient Access Manager for Carle Hoopeston Regional Health Center, were named the Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network’s 2016 ‘Outstanding Young Leaders’ during ceremonies held November 9th at the Crowne Plaza, Springfield. “ICAHN’s ‘Outstanding Young Leader and Rising Star’ awards are granted to those role ...

  • Stay Healthy This Winter With Vitamin D

    Vitamin D is a wonderful, fat soluble vitamin used to maintain homeostasis in the body (temperature, blood pressure, pH levels, etc..) and it also aides in bone remodeling and strengthening. There is also correlation between Vitamin D3 status and immunity against virulent conditions such as influenza and the common cold. Vitamin D3 can be obtained through a few foods in your diet as well as exposure to sunlight as it ...

  • Kirby Medical Center Newsletter Winter 2016

    In this issue: Thankful for Good Health What's CrossFit All About? Finding the Time for Health Hilda's Get Fit Journey Breast Cancer Awareness Read full newsletter here :

  • 9 Ways To Make Time Change Easy On Yourself!

    It’s time to change the clocks on Sunday and get an “extra” hour of sleep. What could be wrong with that? Well, it depends on whom you ask. Dr. Alon Y. Avidan, the director of the UCLA Sleep Disorders Center, says the fall time switch is certainly easier on the body than when we lose an hour of sleep each spring. But the shift still takes its toll, tinkering with the body’s delicate circadian ...

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