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How good nutrition can combat effects of lead in water

How good nutrition can combat effects of lead in water

Children are especially susceptible to the dangers of ingesting lead from drinking water or any other source, says a registered …

February 5th, 2016 |  

New dietary guidelines target added sugars

New dietary guidelines target added sugars

When the new Dietary Guidelines were announced a few weeks ago, I heard a lot about the recommendation to limit …

January 25th, 2016 |  

Try some cruciferous vegetables

Try some cruciferous vegetables

What are cruciferous vegetables, and what kind of health benefits do they provide? More than two dozen types of vegetables …

January 22nd, 2016 |  

Hospice kicks off membership drive

Hospice kicks off membership drive

Hospice of Fayette County has officially kicked off its 2016 membership drive. Cost for membership is $15 for an individual …

January 20th, 2016 |  

Hospice hosting Valentine’s Day Cookiegram sale

Hospice of Fayette County is once again selling Valentine’s Day Cookiegrams. The cookie-grams include one large heart Mylar balloon, four …

January 19th, 2016 |  

FCMH Foundation receives check from Tanger Outlets

FCMH Foundation receives check from Tanger Outlets

The Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation was the recipient of a check from Tanger Outlets in Jeffersonville from the sales …

January 15th, 2016 |  

January is Cervical Health Awareness Month

Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) …

January 12th, 2016 |  

Taking a Look at the 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines

Taking a Look at the 2015 – 2020 Dietary Guidelines

Exciting news, the 2015 – 2020 updated Dietary Guidelines were just released. These Guidelines are updated by a team of …

January 11th, 2016 |  

‘Rolling Rimples’ winners announced

‘Rolling Rimples’ winners announced

The winners of the recent Fayette County Health Department weight loss challenge, Rolling Rimples, were announced. The first place team …

January 8th, 2016 |  

FCMH offers free classes and support groups in ‘16

Fayette County Memorial Hospital (FCMH) invites you to take advantage of the variety of free classes and support groups throughout …

January 5th, 2016 updated: January 5th, 2016. |  

Spending Smart in 2016

Spending Smart in 2016

Do you plan on getting your spending under control in 2016? We know we should set a budget, cut back …

January 1st, 2016 |  

Making your favorite comfort foods healthier

Making your favorite comfort foods healthier

When fall comes and the weather starts getting cooler, I tend to indulge in comfort foods. I know most of …

December 28th, 2015 |  

Limiting processed meat

Limiting processed meat

I have been trying to avoid processed meat because I heard it is linked to cancer. But this year, my …

December 18th, 2015 |  

Changes in state funding impact FCHD vaccine prices

The Fayette County Health Department (FCHD) would like to inform the public about changes taking place with the price of …

December 15th, 2015 |  

Ways to make your food donations count

Ways to make your food donations count

During this time of year, I often make donations to food drives. I normally just take older items from my …

December 11th, 2015 |  

Do I need Magnesium? How much?

Do I need Magnesium? How much?

What is magnesium and what does it do? Is a supplement necessary? First, the basics: Magnesium is an essential nutrient …

December 4th, 2015 |  

Canned pumpkin offers nutrition, convenience

Canned pumpkin offers nutrition, convenience

We attended a chili cook-off recently, and one of the entrants said she used canned pumpkin in her recipe. She …

October 30th, 2015 |  

Donatos joins the FCMH Foundation for ‘Pink Campaign’

Donatos joins the FCMH Foundation for ‘Pink Campaign’

Donatos Pizza will partner with The Fayette County Memorial Hospital Foundation to raise funds to support their efforts to assist …

October 28th, 2015 |  

BCMH program available at Health Department

The BCMH Program is an acronym for the Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps. This is a program within the …

October 26th, 2015 |  

American Red Cross blood drive successful

The American Red Cross blood drive held on Oct. 13 at the Grace United Methodist Church was a success. The …

October 23rd, 2015 |  

Treats for Trick or Treaters

Treats for Trick or Treaters

Do you have your treats ready for Trick or Treat night? Have you thought of giving other items besides candy? …

October 23rd, 2015 |  

The difference between flu, food-borne illness

The difference between flu, food-borne illness

I didn’t think I had ever had food poisoning until I read recently that many people mistake it for the …

October 16th, 2015 |  

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