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Tips to Prevent the Spread of Flu

Monday, September 8, 2014 at 12:39 pm by Array

As we approach the month of October we also approach the beginning of the flu season.  As we get closer to the flu season it is important to keep in mind strategies to help prevent against the spread of the flu. Taking time to receive a flu vaccination is important, as it is the most effective line of defense against the flu. Additionally, it is important to take preventative action to stop the spread of germs as best as possible. Strategies that help reduce the spread of germs include: frequent and proper hand washing, avoiding close contact with sick individuals and avoiding touching your eyes and mouth as much as possible. The Center for Disease Control also recommends that individuals who are experiencing flu-like symptoms stay at home for at least 24 hours after their fever has subsided, unless they are in need of medical care or other necessities. For more information regarding flu spread prevention visit:  http://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/preventing.htm  


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National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 at 9:32 am by Array

September 1st marks the beginning of National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month. Currently in the United States one in three children is overweight or obese. The focus of this month is to raise awareness regarding obesity rates in children and to encourage families to increase their children’s level of activity as well as encourage healthy eating habits. Another focus of this month is to increase family’s activity levels as a whole by introducing healthy ideas such as going on a family walk after dinner and keeping fresh fruit and vegetables within reach on a regular basis.

 Here is a link with additional information regarding National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month.


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National Immunizations Awareness Month

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 4:58 pm by Array

Each year, the 1st of August marks the beginning of National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM). National Immunization Awareness Month provides an opportunity to recognize the value of immunization throughout ones lifespan. The focus of the month is to encourage all individuals to protect their health by being immunized against infectious diseases. August serves as a friendly reminder not to neglect your health and to continue to stay up to date with all of your vaccinations. Here is a link with further information regarding NIAM: http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/events/niam.html.


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Recognizing our Wonderful Volunteer Services

Wednesday, August 6, 2014 at 4:10 pm by Array

Here at Maple Grove Hospital our generous volunteer staff is second to none. Maple Grove Hospital currently has over 325 active adult and youth volunteers. Between December of 2009 and December of 2013 our phenomenal volunteer staff contributed a remarkable 45,962 hours of service, the hours of service our volunteers have contributed to Maple Grove Hospital is equivalent to an in-kind donation of approximately $1,017,601 and has saved the hospital from hiring 22 additional full time employees. As a result of our excellent volunteer services Maple Grove Hospital is currently on track to becoming the first hospital in the nation to obtain a Service Enterprise certification. Further information regarding the Service Enterprise certification can be found at http://mavanetwork.org/serviceenterprise.

 

How can you become a volunteer at Maple Grove Hospital? Applying to volunteer and managing your schedule is easy to do. Maple Grove Hospital’s online portal allows applicants and current volunteers convenient access to volunteer applications as well as the ability to view and schedule available shifts real time. Furthermore, by using the online portal via any location that has Internet access, volunteers are able to track their service hours and receive updates and news about their specific area of service as well as the entire hospital. Here at Maple Grove Hospital our volunteer staff is highly valued and appreciated for all that they do. We encourage any individuals who are interested in submitting an application to join our wonderful team to visit the “Join our team” tab located on the Maple Grove Hospital webpage.

Here is a link to the Maple Grove Hospital volunteer page: http://www.maplegrovehospital.org/volunteer


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Hello Again from Kenya!

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 at 2:27 pm by Kelly Wilson

We had another busy day in the clinic and performed 51 cervical cancer screenings today!  One patient showed signs of a possible cancerous lesion. We will all be thinking of her and hoping for the best possible outcome. Two other precancerous lesions were detected, which will keep two more women from developing cancer!

Our grand total of screenings was 142! Thanks to the education done by the staff of the gynae clinic at Kisii Level 5 hospital, and the promoting done by Gladys and Jackie and their families, many more women in this area have become aware of the risk factors for cervical cancer and understand what they need to do to prevent themselves from developing this dangerous disease.

Check back later this month for pictures of our trip!


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