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New Medical Director Named for Center of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine

5/4/2016

Palestine, Texas…………The Center for Wound Care and Hyperbaric Medicine at Palestine Regional Medical Center is proud to announce the appointment of Dr. Joseph Tretta as the new Medical Director.

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PlantarFasciitis: Have Patience

4/27/2016

If you have a stabbing pain on the bottom part of your heel when you take your first step out of bed in the morning, you know about plantar fasciitis. The pain usually gets better once your foot gets limbered up, but it may return later in the day when you’re exercising...or maybe when you get up from your chair after a long period of sitting.

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Zika Virus Poses Epidemic Threat

4/27/2016

Over many years, the mosquito has established a record for carrying serious diseases: malaria, yellow fever, dengue and West Nile virus. The newest worry revolves around the Zika virus, carried by the Aedes aegypti, the same mosquito species that spreads the dengue and chikungunya viruses.

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Ulcers: Here Is the Latest Word

4/27/2016

It’s now known that ulcers are not caused by stress or a rich, spicy diet–although stress and spicy foods might make symptoms worse if you already have ulcers. Buttermilk, milk and cream are no longer part of ulcer treatment and may make matters worse. Likewise with a soft, bland diet.

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Head Injuries in Children, Adults

4/27/2016

If you see your child with blood streaming down his face after an accident on the playground, you have good reason to rush to the emergency room. Chances are, though, that it’s only an external wound that may require some stitches...but nothing else. The scalp is mainly a thin layer of skin and blood vessels so even a minor cut is likely to bleed a lot.

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Allergy Season is Upon Us: Tips to Keep Your Sniffling and Sneezing in Check

3/24/2016

You know what they say: April flowers bring May showers. But they also bring pollen, ragweed and a slew of other wheeze-, sneeze-, and sniffle-inducing allergens. At Palestine Regional Medical Center, we’re committed to making communities healthier, and one way we do that is by helping you manage your springtime allergies by providing information for you.

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Colorectal Cancer: Know the Symptoms, Know the Risks

2/22/2016

If found early, the five-year survival rate for colon cancer is about 92%, which the five-year survival rate for rectal cancer is roughly 87%. Unfortunately, only 40% of colorectal cancers are diagnosed at an early stage, partly due to low screening rates.

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Things Looking Up for Down Syndrome Babies

1/15/2016

One hundred years ago, most Down syndrome babies didn’t make it to age 10. And as recently as 1983, the life expectancy was only 25 years. Today, 80 percent of persons with Down syndrome live to age 60 and beyond.

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TB: A Once and Future Threat

1/15/2016

Since the introduction of the antibiotic, streptomycin, in 1943, the prevalence of tuberculosis in the United States has been steadily declining. Globally, however, it is still second only to HIV/AIDS as the leading infectious killer of adults.

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Protecting Yourself and Our Community from the Flu

12/15/2015

It’s winter time, and the flu season is here. So far this year, the level of influenza-related illness across the United States has been relatively low, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and we want to help our community keep it that way.

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Just Announced- RN $10,000 Sign-On Bonus!

12/11/2015

PRMC Behavioral Health Services is looking for qualified Registered Nurses to work on our growing behavioral health campus.

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Keep the Happy in Your Holidays: Tips to Help You Make the Most of the Season

12/11/2015

From the stunning lights displays and festive outings, to the delicious meals and much-needed time with family and friends, the holidays are a favorite time of year for many. For others who may be juggling too many invitations, desperately trying to find the perfect gift, or dealing with the loss of a loved one, it can be a stressful and emotionally trying time of year.

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Breast Cancer: Know Your Risks and Focus on Prevention and Early Detection

10/26/2015

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, an annual reminder to encourage the women in your life to learn about breast cancer risks and commit to regular screenings for the disease.

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Arm Yourself with Annual Immunizations

10/26/2015

Immunizations, or vaccines, help protect your health by building immunity to disease. Some vaccines – such as those received in childhood – are needed only a few times for lifelong protection, and others must be repeated annually to protect against recurring illnesses, such as the flu.

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Diabetic Eye Problems: Detect Them Early

8/28/2015

Eye disorders–retinopathy, cataracts and glaucoma–are common among persons with diabetes. If you have diabetes or have a high risk of the disease, it’s important that you have a dilated eye examination with an ophthalmologist at least once a year.

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Get Smoke Out of Your Life for Good

8/28/2015

It’s never easy to stop smoking. But it’s easier than it once was for non-smokers and ex-smokers to get smoke out of their lives.

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Being a Cancer Patient...and Yourself

8/24/2015

After hearing her diagnosis of breast cancer, Angela wanted to push the ‘back’ button and go back to being a regular person. “Whatever happens, I will never be the same,” she said. “I am a person with cancer. If I beat it, I will be a cancer survivor; if I don’t, I’m a cancer victim.”

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Eat Fish but Stay Safe from Mercury

8/24/2015

You’re sitting on the deck overlooking the Bay eating fresh fish, presumably from that same body of water. Can you think of anything more idyllic? Delicious? Or healthy?

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Skin Allergies: Don’t Do Anything Rash

8/24/2015

Arthur noted an itchy oval of skin just under his glasses. Mary was embarrassed by a sudden rash over most of her legs. In both cases, the problem was an allergic skin reaction.

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Will Slow Carbs Help You Lose Weight?

8/24/2015

When you see or hear the word “glycemia,” you probably think first of diabetes. And with good reason: it means the state of having sugar in the blood.

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E-Cigarettes: Not Virtual Nicotine

8/24/2015

They are called e-cigarettes, and you “vape” rather than smoke them. But there is nothing virtual about the nicotine that is inhaled into the body.

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Your Life: Calling Dr. Davis

8/5/2015

Palestine Herald Press News Article Posted: Sunday, August 2, 2015 6:00 am by PennyLynn Webb

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Chronic Myeloid Leukemia–Good News

6/18/2015

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Welcome Lee Ann W. Melson, MD

6/16/2015

CEO sends letter to Medical Staff and employees to welcome new physician.

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Palestine Regional Medical Center Preventing Measles

2/12/2015

Multi-state outbreak of measles

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PRMC Receives Chest Pain Accreditation

2/12/2015

ensures that centers meet or exceed quality-of-care measures in acute cardiac medicine

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Holiday Stress: Learn to Deal with It

11/14/2014

How to manage holiday stress

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Reduce Your Risk of Having a Stroke

11/14/2014

Tips to reduce stroke risk

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Enterovirus D68

10/20/2014

Enterovirus infections in the U.S. tend to occur seasonally during the summer and fall, and outbreaks tend to occur in several-year cycles.

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Ebola

10/20/2014

Our staff has received extensive training and guidance on identifying, managing and treating EVD.

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Depression - Don't Let it Get You Down

8/29/2014

Tips on managing depression

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Protect Your Health with Preventative Screenings

8/29/2014

How to protect your health

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PRMC Earns an “A” in Patient Safety by Hospital Safety Score

11/12/2013

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“Miracle Man” Reunites with Life-Savers

8/29/2013

While Hilton was a paramedic at Palestine Regional, he often spoke about the high level of excellence of his EMT’s

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Local Man Reunites with Heroes

8/14/2013

Local man, Kenneth Hilton reunites with his life-savers at PRMC.

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PRMC Announces New Wound Care Director

7/9/2013

Welcome Dr. Wood, new Director of Wound Care and Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy.

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Take Time to Focus on Men’s Health

6/4/2013

Women, on average, live almost six years longer than men. In fact, men die at higher rates than women from the top 10 causes of death including heart disease, stroke, cancer and suicide, according to the Men’s Health Network.

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PRMC AMBUS Responds to Explosion

4/18/2013

Palestine Regional Medical Center’s AMBUS Responds to Explosion in West

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$25,000 donation to PRMC's SANE program

4/12/2013

Jackson Hanks of the Blankets and Bears Fund, presents Alan George (CEO) with a $25,000 donation to PRMC's SANE program.

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PRMC Receives Prestigious Company Award for Excellence

3/13/2013

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Blankets & Bears organization provides help to SANE program

2/26/2013

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Meet Our New Therapist!

2/25/2013

Patti Meyers, MS, PT, CCI, Joins PRMC Therapy Services

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Palestine Regional Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Home Health Agency

2/25/2013

Palestine Regional Holds Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for Home Health Agency

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AMBUS Mass Casualty Ambulance

2/1/2013

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AMBUS is a BIG DEAL

1/31/2013

Palestine Regional Medical Center is awarded AMBUS!

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Top-Notch Cardiovascular Care at Palestine Regional

1/31/2013

Expanded Cardiac Services in Palestine

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Flight For Life Base Opens at PRMC

9/24/2012

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Healthcare in Palestine

8/1/2012

Healthcare in Palestine Rethinking Care for our Community

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10 Tips for Playing It Safe in the Water This Summer

8/1/2012

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Congratulations to Apogee Patient Information Coordinators

7/30/2012

Lisa Sullivan and Debra Richards are recognized by Apogee for their accomplishments

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Consider Food Safety This Summer

7/6/2012

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U.S. Rep. Jeb Hensarling Speaks to Palestine Regional Medical Center Administrators and Physicians

7/6/2012

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Palestine Regional Medical Center Honored by Texas Hospital Association

6/25/2012

Palestine Regional Medical Center was honored as a long-time member of the Texas Hospital Association, recognizing25yearsof membership with the Association.THA Membership Manager Della Vallejo presented the award to Palestine Regional Medical Center Chief Executive Officer Alan George.

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Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy Added to Specialized Treatments Offered by Center for Wound Care & Hyperbaric Medicine

6/25/2012

Hyperbaric Chambers Will Improve Already Successful Clinical Results

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Gift Shop Expands Merchandise and Services. Now sells balloons and has baby registry

6/25/2012

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PRMC Updates Cardiovascular Cath Lab

6/25/2012

Palestine Regional Medical Center (PRMC) is very excited about the new equipment and procedures now offered in its Cardiovascular Lab.

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Men's Tune Up. Men's Health Event

6/7/2012

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Palestine Regional Medical Center Honored by Texas Hospital Association

3/22/2012

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PRMC Adds Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy

6/20/2011

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