The Hancock Health Foundation has awarded a total of $37,000 in scholarships to 22 local students who are in a medical field of study. The 2021 Edith Zike Nursing Scholarship recipients include: Allyson Beattie, Mt. Vernon High School; Chloe McCarty, Eastern Hancock High School; Lane Parker, Indi…Continue Reading.
If you’ve attended a yoga class or studied philosophy, you may have heard the term “Gaia.” This word refers to a personification of the earth as the ancestral mother of all life as well as a living organism in her own right, and she should be treated with respect as such. While you might no…Continue Reading.
There are many kinds of healthcare facilities. You can get healthcare for yourself and your family at many of these and you don’t always need to go to a hospital or emergency room. Where you do go will depend on what you need. Look on the web or in the phone book to find healthcare facilities n…Continue Reading.
Suicide is a growing problem across the country. Although Indiana is ranked 25th in the United States for our number of suicides, we still have many hurting neighbors. In an effort to close the gap between depression, suicidal inclination, and outright crisis, Hancock County offers QPR training a…Continue Reading.
Are you tired during the day? Do you feel like you don’t get enough sleep at night no matter what you do? You may have sleep apnea. Sleep apnea is one of America’s most common sleep disorders, affecting about 22 million people. Fortunately, Hancock Regional Hospital Sleep Disorder Center offe…Continue Reading.
As Americans consume more and more prescription drugs per year, proper disposal becomes even more vital. Improper disposal means that others, including children, may be able to get hold of drugs that could cause accidental poisoning. Prescription drugs also have the potential to leach into the wa…Continue Reading.
Health is our most important asset. Without it, we can’t live life to its fullest potential. At Hancock Health, our goal is to make a healthy and happy community not only a possibility but a reality. We aim to do this by providing individual patients with the most effective tools and resources …Continue Reading.
Appoint a family spokesperson to serve as the link between the ICU team and family members. This helps protect the patient’s privacy and saves time for nurses. Also, you can help make your loved ones feel more comfortable. Talk with the nurse to find out what you can do. Your loved one may …Continue Reading.
January is the month of resolutions. People jump with “it’s a new year” momentum to climb the hills of eating healthier, changing lifestyles and quitting habits that are making them ill. Then we get to February, and those hills start to feel like mountains, and our motivation wanes. Quittin…Continue Reading.