Posts in May, 2020

  • What Happens When You Don’t Get Enough Sleep?

    How Sleep Affects Health When you don’t get enough good-quality sleep, there can be a negative impact on your health and overall well-being. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that American adults get 7 to 9 hours of sleep each night. Getting less sleep could put you at risk of these five health issues, among others. 1. Weaker Immune System While you sleep, your immune system works to release ...

  • The Link Between High Cholesterol and Strokes

    Can High Cholesterol Cause A Stroke? Having high cholesterol can be linked to a number of health complications such as heart disease, vascular disease, and diabetes, as well as strokes. If you are concerned about your risk of developing high cholesterol and having a stroke, here’s what you should know. What Is High Cholesterol? Cholesterol is a waxy substance that is found in your blood and aids the building of ...

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

    Kirby Medical Center named to Top 20 Critical Access Hospital list Kirby Medical Center in Monticello, Illinois was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals for Best Practice- 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 for Best Practice- ...

  • Teletherapy Services Provide At-Home Care for Seniors Experiencing Depression, Anxiety, or Loneliness

    Teletherapy Services Provide At-Home Care for Seniors Experiencing Depression, Anxiety, or Loneliness MONTICELLO, IL – Kirby Senior Life Solutions, an intensive outpatient group therapy program for seniors, successfully made the transition to providing services remotely due to COVID-19 safety precautions. Senior Life Solutions began offering teletherapy to its patients on April 6 allowing them to receive the ...

  • COVID-19 Hospital Update

    Thank you for your support, understanding and cooperation as it became necessary for us to suspend certain healthcare services to help stop the spread of coronavirus and minimize the risk of exposure to our patients, staff, and visitors. As we begin incrementally increasing outpatient services and appointments, the following measures have been set to ensure the ongoing safety and protection of our patients, their ...

  • How to Stay Mentally Healthy While in Quarantine

    Your Mental Health and Quarantine Adjusting to social distancing is undoubtedly challenging, and it can take a toll on our physical and mental health. While social distancing is necessary right now, there are some things you can do to stay mentally fit. Here are some tips to help you cope. Stay Active Did you know that exercising and keeping physically active can improve mental health? Even though gyms and fitness ...

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