Developing Healthy Habits


Healthy habits are things you do daily, frequently, or routinely that have a positive impact on your physical and mental well-being. Habits form over time from repeating the same routines and behaviors. Eventually, they become things you do by default or subconsciously without having to think them through.

Developing positive habits such as eating healthy and exercising helps protect you from chronic physical and mental problems. You'll feel and function better and get close...

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National Nutrition Month


What should all of us know about proper nutrition in our everyday diets?

Good nutrition is essential in keeping current and future generations of Americans healthy across their lifespan. The availability of healthy, affordable foods contributes to a person’s diet and risk of related chronic diseases. For example, obesity is a common, serious, and costly chronic disease. The medical definition of obesity is weighing more than 20% (for men) or 25% (for women...

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Iowa Tort Reform – Thank You to Senator Schultz and Representative Holt


On Thursday, February 16, 2023, Governor Kim Reynolds signed into law a bill placing caps on noneconomic damages in medical malpractice cases. Crawford County Memorial Hospital has advocated for this bill for several years, and we are grateful for Senator Jason Schultz’ and Representative Steven Holt’s support of this legislation.

This support will permit our hospital to eventually see a reduction in premiums for malpractice insurance which could result in lower prop...

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Same Day and Next Day Appointments


Consumers can get same-day service in nearly every industry, but that kind of prompt action has not always been available in healthcare outside of emergencies. That’s changing with the growth of same-day scheduling.

CCMH Medical Clinic has created same-day scheduling for those patients with urgent healthcare needs. It sets aside appointment blocks for patients to see a primary care provider on the same day rather than needing to schedule days or weeks in advance. The resul...

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At its January meeting, the Crawford County Memorial Hospital (CCMH) Board of Trustees discussed the property tax levy rate for its 2024 fiscal year (FY) budget. The Board reviewed a variety of data regarding past levy amounts as well as the hospital costs the property tax levy covers. The Trustees voted to set the levy rate at $1.56739 per $1000 of taxable valuation for FY2024. The Board of Trustees will hold a public hearing for the proposed budget and taxation rate at its next meeting o...

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Childhood Development


We hear the term childhood development used often. It refers to early years of a child’s life which are very important for his or her health and development. Healthy development means that children of all abilities, including those with special health care needs, are able to grow up where their social, emotional and educational needs are met. Having a safe and loving home and spending time with family―playing, singing, reading, and talking―are very important. Proper ...

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