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March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

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Colon Cancer Facts

Healthy Habits

Small changes in daily routines, activities and developing Healthy Habits are an important part of a healthy life.

Healthy Eating

Simple lifestyle changes that will contribute to your overall health. It all starts with Healthy Eating.


A combination of healthy eating and a Fitness Routine equals a healthier body.

Weight Management

If you are trying to lose weight, maintain weight or simply find healthier eating plans there are many resources for healthy Weight Management.

For Your Heart

Know your risk factors. There are many you can control. Smoking, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, physical inactivity, obesity and diabetes.

What can you do?
A Guide to a Healthy Heart

What is Blood Pressure?

The only way to know if you have high blood pressure (HBP, or hypertension) is to have your blood pressure tested. Understanding your results is key to controlling high blood pressure.

Understanding Blood Pressure Readings

Preventative Health

Preventative care, services and screenings are performed in an effort to prevent major illness or injury. What can you do? Read More.

Public Health

What is Public Health?
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In 1949 a Chamber of Commerce hospital committee was formed and began taking the first steps toward a visionary project -Ward Memorial Hospital. The Chamber's "Hospital Committee" compiled the costs of building a new hospital to present to taxpayers -the first hospital bond issue was defeated in 1950. If at first you don't succeed, try, try again. After one private hospital discontinued practice due to inadequate facilities, leaving only one that could handle just 23 patients, the need for a county hospital was again fronted to the citizens in 1953. With the support of local doctors, civic groups and women's clubs, a bond election was called in March of 1954. In June of 1954 the voters voted six-to-one in favor of a county hospital.