September is Sepsis Awareness Month


Sepsis is the body’s extreme response to an infection. Sepsis happens when an infection you already have – in your skin, lungs, urinary tract, or somewhere else – triggers a chain reaction throughout your body. It is life-threatening, and without timely treatment, sepsis can rapidly lead to tissue damage, organ failure, and death. While most sepsis is caused by bacterial infections, it can be a complication of other infections, including viral infections. Even though seps...

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Intro to Intermittent Fasting (IF)


In a world filled with diet fads and weight loss trends, one approach has been steadily gaining popularity for its potential health benefits and simplicity: intermittent fasting. This nutritional strategy has garnered attention from researchers and health enthusiasts alike. In this blog post, we'll delve into what intermittent fasting is, how to implement it, and who might benefit from incorporating it into their lifestyle.


What is Intermittent Fast...

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Keeping Youth Sports Safe and Fun


Youth sports offer countless benefits, from promoting physical fitness to building character and teamwork skills. However, they also come with the risk of injuries. As parents, coaches, and guardians, it's our responsibility to ensure that our children can enjoy sports while staying safe. In this blog, we'll explore the importance of preventing youth sports injuries and offer valuable tips on how parents can contribute to their children's well-being on and off the field.


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Back to School Essentials: A Guide for a Successful Academic Year


School is back in full swing, and there are several things parents can do to ensure a smooth transition for your child's academic journey. From scheduling vaccinations and physicals to fostering healthy sleep habits, caregivers play a pivotal role in their children’s academic success.

Vaccinations and Physicals: Safeguarding Health and Well-being

"One of the first items on your back-to-school checklist should be ensuring your child...

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Swing Bed/Transitional Care at CCMH


Hospitals in rural areas, like CCMH, if they meet certain criteria, are allowed under the Social Security Act to use their beds to provide acute or skilled nursing care to the patient. Traditionally, this was not a hospital function. How did it come to be?

What is a Swing Bed program?

About 50 years ago, rural America saw a decrease in need for in-patient beds, a trend that continues to this very day. Rural hospitals then and now are referring very si...

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How To Apply To Become a Team Member at CCMH


Despite the recent news reports indicating jobless claims are going down amid other economic news, the reality is employment opportunities in health care are on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, job openings have risen 1.2% in real terms while healthcare employment dropped by 8.2%. While the COVID-19 pandemic is mostly to blame, fewer people are pursuing healthcare as a career option.

Macy Waldemar, Human Resources Manager, says there are currently 21 j...

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