Posts in July, 2021

  • Getting Back-to-School Ready

    Back-to-School Health & Wellness With the summertime coming to an end, it's time to get your family ready for the school year ahead! The health experts at Kirby Medical center are here to give parents some helpful tips and tricks to ensure their little ones are happy, healthy, and ready to learn! Schedule Their Wellness Exams & Sports Physicals With children and teens getting ready to head back to classes, ...

  • Side-Stepping Amputation: It's All In Your Feet

    Side-Stepping Amputation: It’s All In Your Feet Amputation is a serious risk when you have diabetes. In fact, your risk is 28 times higher than someone without the condition. Most amputations are lower limb — toes, feet, below the knee, and above the knee. And, the risk is greatest for men, older adults, and non-Hispanic black males. Fortunately, you can limit your risk. Control your blood sugar, exercise ...

  • Healthy Feet = Healthy Summer

    According to Mayo Clinic, the average person takes about 4,000 steps per day – that’s over one million steps per year! With summer here, check out some tips to keep your feet healthy and on their toes: Walking barefoot exposes your feet to the sun. Limit walking without shoes on to prevent sunburn, athlete’s foot, plantar warts, ringworm and other infections. In addition, walking barefoot increases ...

  • Mary Alexander, a Healthcare Hero at KMC, Makes a Difference Every Year for the Kids and Families of St. Jude

    Mary Alexander is a healthcare hero on our Kirby Team and a hero making a huge difference for the kids and families of St. Jude, helping to raise thousands of dollars each year. "Nine years ago, Tricia Shaw invited me to help her coordinate our first Monticello Run, at that time I didn’t know a lot about St Jude Children’s Hospital other than the basics – they treat sick kids. I have learned so ...

  • Kirby Auxiliary Awards 13 Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarships for the 2021-2022 School Year

    2021-2022 Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship Recipients The Kirby Auxiliary provides the Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarships annually to area students who have an interest in pursuing a career in a medical field. The Auxiliary awarded 13 scholarships totaling $60,000 for the 2021-2022 academic year. Thomas Dixon Memorial Scholarship Continuing Recipients: Kenneth David Alexander: David will be a junior in Biomedical ...

  • Vaccines Every Child Needs

    Recommended Vaccines for Children & Teens As little ones grow, certain immunizations are needed to help protect them from preventable diseases. The health experts at Kirby Medical Center are here to break down which immunizations your little one should get during the different stages of childhood and adolescence. Why Vaccination is Important Along with leading an active lifestyle, practicing good hygiene, and ...

  • Bring Your Healthcare Career to Life at Kirby Medical Center

    Bring Your Healthcare Career to Life at Kirby Medical Center Kirby employee Heidi Apperson says culture, community come first. From Seattle to Chicago and New York City, hit medical TV shows sensationalize the drama of working for a hospital in a bustling, big city. While the medical demands in large, metropolitan areas are vast, rural healthcare plays an equally vital role in keeping patients around the country ...

  • What to Expect During a Routine Physical

    The Various Components of a Wellness Exam Although many people find themselves scheduling an appointment with their primary care team when they aren’t feeling their best, having routine physicals is an important part of preventative care. When you head to your doctor's office for a routine check-up, here's what you can expect during your exam. Checking Your Vitals During your exam, your primary care doctor will ...

  • The Importance of Wearing Sunscreen

    Safeguard Your Skin Health With Sunblock While some sun exposure can be relatively harmless, too much sun can result in painful sunburns and even skin cancer when you don't take the proper precautions. In light of UV Safety Awareness Month, the health experts at Kirby Medical Center are here to share some tips to help you look after your skin health this summer and beyond. How the Sun Damages Your Skin While everyone ...

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