As COVID-19 continues to storm through the world, putting a stop to many everyday social activities, life has somehow managed to carry on. Brides and grooms are still walking down aisles, neighbors are still talking about the weather (although it might be through a mask or across a driveway) and …Continue Reading.
Chronic venous insufficiency occurs when your leg veins don’t allow blood to flow back to your heart. Normally, the valves in your veins make sure that blood flows toward your heart. But when these valves don’t work well, blood can also flow backward. This can cause blood to collect (pool) in…Continue Reading.
Employees and associates of Hancock Regional Hospital work toward improving the health of the community every day. It makes sense, then, that HRH has a program dedicated solely to bettering their own health as well as the health of their families. Enter Healthy U, an initiative of Hancock Regiona…Continue Reading.
This month, we are celebrating one year since the opening of the brick and mortar Healthy 365 Connection Center. This outstanding community venture connects Hancock County residents to much needed services to provide a better road map to mental, physical and emotional healing. Hancock County resi…Continue Reading.
If you’ve ever visited a typical urgent care—gray walls, hard chairs, and the inevitable receptionist who may or may not know you’re there—then you know Glump. Glump’s favorite colors are drab and dingy and his frown is permanent. But we never see him glumping at Gateway Immediate Care.…Continue Reading.
“I like to go places where I see beautiful things,” Catherine Custer said. “I love hiking and backpacking, being outdoors, because it gives me peace. I tell my friends all the time, it’s good for my soul.” As the mother of two teenagers, an investigator in the local prosecutor’s offic…Continue Reading.
Hey, here’s news: Women aren’t daintier than men. Obvious? Sure, but for most of modern medicine, research and training was male-focused, and the repercussions have been dramatic. Throw pervasive gender bias into the healthcare disparity stew, and you get a lot of women not receiving the care…Continue Reading.
Are you wondering if your child should get the HPV vaccine? You may have heard about HPV, aka human papillomavirus, as it is one of the most common sexually transmitted diseases. Like other vaccines, it works by stimulating the body to mass produce antibodies to fight off the virus. That being sa…Continue Reading.
Lie down. Close your eyes. Stay in your bed. Sleep should be such a simple thing for kids, right? True enough, unless your child experiences extreme sleep difficulties. Pediatric sleep disorders are actually quite common, showing up in almost 50% of children. In fact, they may be affecting your c…Continue Reading.
January is National Thyroid Awareness Month. Hancock Regional Hospital understands how important it is to bring awareness to this sometimes confusing organ and the chronic effects an unhealthy one can have on the body. Thyroid disorders can be tricky, as Hancock Regional Hospital’s Medical Di…Continue Reading.