Posts in August, 2020

  • Your Fall Health Checklist

    Staying Healthy During the Fall As the temperatures begin to decline and the days get shorter, marking the end of the summer and the start of the fall—and cold and flu season. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can protect yourself from getting sick during the colder months. Get Vaccinated Although it’s possible to get the flu at any time of year, influenza activity tends to ramp up during the ...

  • Fall Veggies to Add to Your Plate

    Nutrient-Dense Fall Vegetables The fall season brings with it lots of seasonal vegetables that are not only delicious additions to your meals but excellent sources of essential vitamins and nutrients. Try adding some of these seasonal veggies to your shopping list to give your meals a healthy kick this fall. Pumpkin Pumpkins are what we think of when it comes to fall flavors, colors, and even holidays. This symbol of ...

  • Kirby Medical Center's Senior Life Solutions Discusses Warning Signs and Risk Factors of Suicide during National Awareness Month

    KIRBY MEDICAL CENTER’S SENIOR LIFE SOLUTIONS DISCUSSES WARNING SIGNS AND RISK FACTORS OF SUICIDE DURING NATIONAL AWARENESS MONTH MONTICELLO, IL – September is National Suicide Prevention and Awareness month and Senior Life Solutions at Kirby Medical Center 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 ...

  • Social Isolation and Loneliness: The Silent Pandemic

    During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have been told to shelter in place. For many of us, sheltering in place has been a way of life before COVID-19. The Health Resources & Services Administration states that two in five Americans report they sometimes or always feel their social relationships are not meaningful and one in five say they feel lonely or socially isolated. And according to the U.S. Census Bureau, more ...

  • Letter to the Public COVID-19

    Kirby Medical Center, Dewitt-Piatt Health Department, and Piatt County Emergency Management Agency continue to maintain collaborative, regular, daily communication regarding coronavirus, COVID-19. As always, know that we are all working very hard to assure the health and safety of all. Area residents can take many steps to help prevent the spread of illness, including COVID-19. We are receiving updates for guidance ...

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