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A hub for Marshall Medical Centers events and information.

Lyndi Hall of Crossville, breast cancer survivor

Mon, Oct 15, 2018 at 11:00 AM

Marshall Medical was part of “staying positive” for DeKalb breast cancer survivor

As a nurse and mom, Lyndi Hall focused on "staying normal" during her treatment and recovery at Marshall Cancer Care Center.

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Dr. Amanda Storey speaks at DAR school

Sat, Oct 13, 2018 at 10:00 AM

DAR students learn about IT and health STEM careers for women

Talk by Marshall Medical professionals was part of Ada Lovelace Day, which celebrates the achievements of women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

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Chef Joe Cooking Class Oct 2018 Italian With Veggies

Wed, Oct 10, 2018 at 02:00 PM

Fresh veggies are one secret to tasty, heart-healthy Italian cooking

Chef Joe demonstrates how to bring Italian zest to the table without all the fat and calories.

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Dr. Christopher Manganaris, children's sleep needs

Tue, Sep 25, 2018 at 08:00 AM

Eight tips to help kids get enough sleep

Kids cranky? Dr. Chris Manganaris explains they're probably not getting enough sleep, and what to do about it.

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Opioids

Wed, Sep 19, 2018 at 08:00 PM

ER Physician explains how the opioid crisis can be traced back decades

Dr. Victor Sparks puts the complex situation of opioid addiction into historical perspective, and says there are many culprits.

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Sepsis TIME test chart

Sat, Sep 15, 2018 at 02:00 PM

Sepsis is common and deadly – learning the signs can save a life

Time is critical when it comes to preventing death from sepsis - know the TIME test and get treatment fast.

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Volunteer Lunch N Learn Speaker Betty Hendrix

Thu, Sep 6, 2018 at 03:00 PM

Volunteers give a lot, and they receive even more

Betty Hendrix tells GoldCare group about the rewards of volunteering, at the hospital and elsewhere.

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Earl Hedgepeth Marshall South

Tue, Aug 28, 2018 at 08:00 AM

He grew corn and cotton on the land where Marshall South sits today

Earl Hedgepeth recalls the excitement the new hospital created for the local Sand Mountain community.

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Roseanne Jones Healthcare Hero

Thu, Aug 23, 2018 at 03:00 PM

Roseanne Jones named Healthcare Hero by quality of life group

Recognition comes during National Health Center Week.

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Art class for Cancer patients

Fri, Aug 17, 2018 at 03:00 PM

Art therapy offers a fun, creative break for cancer survivors

High school art teacher and students share the simple joy of painting with breast cancer support group.

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Cancer Center Walls Grant from SMR

Wed, Aug 8, 2018 at 04:00 PM

Local newspaper continues support of Marshall Cancer Care Center

The Sand Mountain Reporter and its parent company, Southern Newspapers, have once again provided important financial support to the center.

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Scholarship winners, Marshall North Medical Auxiliary

Thu, Aug 2, 2018 at 05:00 PM

Hospital volunteer work a good head start for scholarship winners

Winners of annual Marshall North Auxiliary scholarships enjoyed a real-world introduction to their medical careers.

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Summer heat temps, thermometer

Fri, Jul 27, 2018 at 08:00 AM

15 Ways To Keep Cool When It's Hot

When the temps soar, these basic reminders can actually be lifesavers for both people and pets.

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LifeSouth speaker Derek Daugherty at GoldCare 55+

Sun, Jul 22, 2018 at 06:00 PM

Seniors learn they are important donors for a healthy blood supply

Diabetes? Blood thinners? Seniors can often give blood even with common issue that come with aging.

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Marshall Medical-Huntsville Hospital announcement

Wed, Jul 18, 2018 at 01:30 PM

Marshall Medical-Huntsville Hospital agreement to benefit both health systems

Affiliation to facilitate $110 million investment in Marshall County healthcare.

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Steve King retirement, TherapyPlus

Mon, Jul 9, 2018 at 07:00 AM

Steve King leaves TherapyPlus after a quarter century

Steve King was instrumental in developing a high level of physical therapy services for Marshall County and nearby areas.

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Fireworks safety

Mon, Jul 2, 2018 at 07:00 PM

Make safety Rule 1 when you enjoy fireworks on the 4th

Most everyone loves fireworks, but be sure and follow these rules for safety to ensure a good time with no injuries.

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Barbarians Challenge, MMC employees Jeff Stuart and Charlie Cook

Thu, Jun 28, 2018 at 06:45 PM

Nice guys at work, barbarians on the weekend

Marshall Medical employees enjoyed the Barbarians Challenge, and credit TherapyPlus workouts for keeping them in shape for event.

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Jennifer Peppers Best Choice Nurse

Wed, Jun 20, 2018 at 08:00 AM

Marshall South Labor & Delivery nurse voted Best by newspaper's readers

Jennifer Peppers loves her work being the first to welcome new members to our community.

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Babysitter Bootcamp

Thu, Jun 14, 2018 at 12:00 PM

Babysitter's Bootcamp gives sitters a fun education

Marshall Medical-Red Cross partnership teaches kids how to make babysitting fun and safe.

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Wound Care Awareness, chronic wounds, Marshall Wound Healing Center

Tue, Jun 5, 2018 at 10:55 AM

Excellent care and many advancements available for local wound treatment

Alabama’s Wound Care Awareness Week offers a chance to learn about local resources for this important healthcare topic.

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Mark Leach, Cycliad, Marshall Cancer Care Center

Thu, May 31, 2018 at 05:10 PM

From Natchez to Nashville — Cycliad rider raising money for Cancer Care Center

Third year for drug rep to cycle for Marshall Medical.

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Stroke award, American Heart Association

Mon, May 14, 2018 at 05:28 PM

Marshall Medical receives two American Heart Association awards
 for stroke treatment

Awards recognize Marshall Medical’s commitment to quality stroke care.

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Historical well at Marshall South, Sand Mountain history

Tue, May 8, 2018 at 09:55 AM

141-year-old well reflects community's homestead history at Marshall South location

The "Wells well" near TherapyPlus South was hand-dug in 1877, and it's now preserved thanks to efforts of local family member.

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MCYL, Marshall County Leadership graduation

Sat, May 5, 2018 at 06:23 PM

Students describe their experience at graduation from countywide leadership program

MCYL offered 37 students a look at the opportunities leadership provides in many different professions.

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Nancy Stewart, GoldCare 55+, Senior Lunch N Learn

Sat, Apr 28, 2018 at 10:20 AM

Former banker learned to appreciate importance of local healthcare resources.

Nancy Stewart tells GoldCare 55+ group how her experiences benefitted her, and the whole community.

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Marshall Wound Healing Center, Helogics Award 2017, Patient Satisfaction

Mon, Apr 23, 2018 at 05:15 PM

Marshall Wound Healing Center receives national award for clinical excellence

Center boasts excellent patient satisfaction levels for third consecutive year.

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Scale Back Alabama Winners, Dave Bischoff, Jim Lawley, TherapyPlus

Wed, Apr 18, 2018 at 06:45 AM

TherapyPlus South regulars lose to win in statewide competition

Dave Bischoff and Jim Lawley took the challenge and teamed up to collect $1,000 in Scale Back Alabama.

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Dr. Andy Finlay, Longest Serving Volunteer, April National Volunteer Month

Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 07:25 AM

Retired as longest serving physician, Dr. Andy Finlay is now hospital volunteer.

Now he's just "Andy" to everyone he helps and he's enjoying every minute of it.

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Mock interviews at Marshall Technical School

Tue, Apr 10, 2018 at 08:35 AM

Hospital employees help students prepare for job interviews

Marshall Technical School program geared toward special needs students.

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SmartStart boys class from Douglas

Fri, Mar 30, 2018 at 04:25 PM

Fifth graders enjoy a fun lesson in growing up at SmartStart program

Boys and girls learn about the changes they are going through.

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Wed, Mar 28, 2018 at 02:18 PM

Foundation provides special way to honor your favorite physician

March 30 is Doctors’ Day 2018, and a reminder of Marshall County’s dedicated physicians.

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Diabetes Management Class

Fri, Mar 23, 2018 at 04:45 PM

Diabetes Management Classes help reduce complications from disease

Living with diabetes is easier when patients take charge of their health with education and healthy habits.

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Shadow Day

Wed, Mar 14, 2018 at 03:00 PM

Job Shadowing shines a light on healthcare careers for GHS students.

High school program offers students opportunity to go behind the scenes at Marshall Medical.

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Wed, Mar 7, 2018 at 08:30 PM

Healthy eating is good eating with these fun, delicious dishes from Chef Joe

Heart Healthy Cooking Class entertains while it educates with a fun take on new ingredients.

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catheter-associated urinary tract infections reduced, CAUTI reduction,

Fri, Mar 2, 2018 at 08:05 AM

Full year without catheter-associated UTIs is cause for celebration at Marshall Medical

Both hospitals reach important milestones in reducing risk of urinary tract infections.

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GoldCare 55+, Mileage Club, Hiking Club, Senior Fitness, TherapyPlus

Tue, Feb 20, 2018 at 01:35 PM

New clubs motivate seniors to get moving, stay healthier

GoldCare 55+ introduces two fun, new ways to encourage seniors to stay active.

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Thu, Feb 15, 2018 at 12:10 PM

Cardio Rehab helps you take charge of your heart health

National Cardiac Rehabilitation Week brings a good reminder with live-saving tips and advice.

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Medicare card, Social Security number removed, identity theft

Thu, Feb 1, 2018 at 04:30 PM

New Medicare cards have no Social Security number – what you need to know

New cards aimed at reducing identity theft among seniors.

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GoldCare, IT Department, Senior Lunch 'n Learn, Internet Security

Tue, Jan 30, 2018 at 05:21 PM

Marshall Medical IT experts help seniors stay safe on the Internet

Seniors learn basic precautions that go a long way toward protecting personal data.

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Project SEARCH sets record for new hires at Marshall Medical

Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 05:23 AM

Three new hires set a Project SEARCH record

Unique internship program is a win-win for the employees and Marshall Medical.

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Cancer diet and nutrition, cancer prevention, healthy eating, support group

Wed, Jan 10, 2018 at 12:56 PM

Nutrition is vital for cancer survivors – and cancer prevention, too

Marshall Medical dietician provides great tips at L.I.F.E. support group.

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Thermometer, freeze, winter weather preparedness

Fri, Jan 5, 2018 at 04:10 PM

It's finally warmer - a good time to prepare for the next winter blast

The recent deep freeze is finally over, but don't get complacent about the next time the temperature drops.

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News

Thu, Dec 28, 2017 at 02:40 PM

SmartStart gives fifth-graders a fun way to learn about puberty

Almost 200 Boaz fifth-graders learned that it's smart - and fun - to learn about the changes they're going through.

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Sue Brock, Charles Brock, retirement, Marshall South

Tue, Dec 19, 2017 at 08:55 AM

From teen employee to retirement - 55 years at Marshall Medical

Sue Brock is retiring from Marshall South after more than five decades of service

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MCYL, student program, social skills, professional ettiquette

Wed, Dec 13, 2017 at 03:00 PM

Professional etiquette? Students learn life skills in leadership program

From setting a table to social media behavior, local students learn importance of basic life skills.

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EMA Winter Weather Drill, Hospitals Prepared

Wed, Dec 6, 2017 at 05:00 PM

EMA drill shows hospitals are ready for winter weather emergency

With winter on the way, emergency drill confirms Marshall Medical's preparedness for a weather emergency.

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Cancer support, Look Good Feel Better, stylist Beth Rosson

Fri, Dec 1, 2017 at 04:34 PM

Cancer patients learn to Look Good, Feel Better after treatments

Support group makes a big difference for local cancer survivors

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Dr. Manganaris discusses Low Dose CT Scan for lung cancer

Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 08:35 AM

Low Dose CT Scan for lung cancer detection is saving lives

This simple 15-minute procedure can offer dramatic life-saving benefits.

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Tue, Nov 14, 2017 at 09:20 AM

Germ warfare: Students get lesson in the importance of hand-washing

Students learn the importance of a simple act like hand-washing to maintaining good health.

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Heathy eating for diabetes

Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 09:10 AM

10 tips to eating well with diabetes

Living with diabetes doesn't mean you can't enjoy good food.

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Zach Chamblee of Marshall Medical Project Search program

Wed, Nov 1, 2017 at 06:00 AM

Project SEARCH expanded with three more rotations added at Marshall Medical

Tech nerd? That's a compliment to one Project SEARCH achiever

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Sleep Disorders Center staff photo

Mon, Oct 30, 2017 at 05:00 PM

Working while you sleep - the life of a Sleep Tech

We take you behind the scenes at the Sleep Center for Sleep Tech Appreciation Week

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Cancer Center survivors at work

Wed, Oct 25, 2017 at 03:50 PM

Breast cancer survivors working to help patients get through treatment.

Cancer center patients benefit from the unique perspective offered by survivor employees and volunteers.

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Fri, Oct 20, 2017 at 03:20 PM

Healthy cooking with a taste of New Orleans

Chef Joseph Vance demonstrates how good health and good flavor come together at Marshall Medical's Healthy Cooking class.

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Fri, Oct 13, 2017 at 11:00 AM

Fight with your hands - in the war against drug resistant bacteria

Everyone can fight drug resistant bacteria by using them the right way

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Mon, Oct 9, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Teach children good sleep habits early so they can learn in school

Get them in a routine!

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Fri, Sep 8, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Homeschoolers laugh with doctor while learning about heart.

Homeschoolers got a science lesson on the heart from a doctor, but with all the giggles and snickers you would think he was a comedian.

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Sat, Aug 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Alabama's struggle to treat its mentally ill

It’s a sad state of affairs for mental health in Alabama.

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Thu, Aug 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Clearing up confusion about hospice and palliative care

Many people are confused when it comes to hospice care – what it offers, when it should be used and where the care is delivered.

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Wed, Aug 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Chef brings New Orleans flair and healthy heart cooking classes to South

Joseph Vance was still a teenager when his enthusiasm for cooking prompted his training manager to point him to a career in food.

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Tue, Aug 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM

What to wear and what NOT to wear to your mammogram

No one enjoys a mammogram, but there are things you can do to make your screening easier and more comfortable for you and your mammographer.

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Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Relief from cancer-related exhaustion may come from a walk around the block

As if cancer weren’t bad enough, chemotherapy treatments leave patients with a crippling fatigue.

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Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 12:00 AM

3D mammograms now available at both Marshall North and South

Faye Marion is a firm believer in getting an annual mammogram

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Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Why It's Crucial to Plan Ahead

No one wants to think about the end of life, but everyone should.

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Healthy Living

Tue, Jun 20, 2017 at 12:00 AM

9 Steps to prepare for an effective visit with your doctor

Do your homework!

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Wed, Jun 14, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Volunteer aspiring to become a doctor

At 23 years old, Natalie Weaver already has more than 300 hours of volunteering in healthcare settings under her belt.

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Tue, May 23, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Program teaches job skills that lead to jobs

Project SEARCH students were on top of the world Friday as they officially graduated from the program.

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Tue, May 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM

ABC's of what to watch for with Melanoma

May is Skin Cancer Awareness month

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Tue, May 9, 2017 at 12:00 AM

A quick way to recognize stroke symptoms

May is Stroke Awareness month

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Tue, Apr 25, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Marshall Medical educating staff and patients about proper use of antibiotics

Healthcare providers are being more careful in prescribing antibiotics to patients.

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Fri, Apr 21, 2017 at 12:00 AM

What is rheumatology really?

Not just an "arthritis doctor"

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Wed, Apr 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Dogs make great therapists

Not all therapists are the two-legged kind.

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Mon, Apr 10, 2017 at 12:00 AM

3D mammograms now available at both Marshall North and South

Marshall Medical Centers is committed to offering the best and latest healthcare to its patients.

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Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM

How to detect depression symptoms

World Health Day 2017 shines a light on depression

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Thu, Apr 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM

New hyperbaric oxygen chambers installed at Marshall Wound Healing Center

Under hyperbaric conditions, oxygen is transported throughout the body to speed healing.

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Tue, Apr 4, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Cardiologist, with help from mobile device, detected serious irregular heartbeat

Gwen Sibert is grateful to her cardiologist and her mobile devices

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Wed, Mar 22, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Woman survives blocked ‘widower maker’ to live a healthier life

Patricia Williams learned the hard way that time is critical when a heart attack hits.

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Mon, Mar 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Heart attack led to education on cardiac care available in county

It was their dog Lulu that clued in Mary Denham that something was not right with her husband one fateful morning.

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Fri, Mar 3, 2017 at 12:00 AM

All Project SEARCH interns hired months before internship ends

Two by Marshall South!

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Wed, Mar 1, 2017 at 12:00 AM

How to recognize warning signs of strokes

The quicker you call 911, the better

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Thu, Feb 16, 2017 at 12:00 AM

How Cardiac Rehab Changed One Man's Life

John Sherrick knows why he has had two heart attacks, two bypasses and open heart surgery.

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Thu, Feb 2, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Problems plague feet but podiatrists can treat

There are two new podiatrists in Marshall County.

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Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM

How to Tell if You Have PTSD

Cancer survivors commonly get PTSD.

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Tue, Jan 24, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Volunteers needed at both hospitals to give exceptional customer service

Marshall Medical North and South each have their own Volunteer Auxiliary whose members can be seen buzzing around the hospitals in their bright pink smocks.

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Wed, Jan 18, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Hi-tech ‘dummy’ to help teach nursing skills

The latest training tool at Marshall Medical Centers is no dummy.

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Thu, Jan 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM

There’s more to cancer care than chemo—there’s L.I.F.E.

Rita Smith survived cancer, but it wasn’t just medical treatments that saved her.

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Fri, Jan 6, 2017 at 12:00 AM

Student got an early Christmas present – a job

Edwards is the newest employee at Marshall Medical Centers

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Thu, Dec 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Joint Commission awards MMC favorable review

The purpose of the Joint Commission survey process is to continuously improve healthcare for the public.

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Fri, Dec 9, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Students get a big dose of professionalism

From business clothes to proper manners and polished interview skills.

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Tue, Nov 29, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Marshall Medical’s ambulance system wins award for second time

They have earned the 2016 Mission: Lifeline® EMS Silver Level Recognition Award.

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Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Sunrise Café signifies new beginning for hospital cafeteria

“We’ll have made-to-order offerings daily,” Executive Chef Jennifer James said.

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Wed, Oct 12, 2016 at 12:00 AM

5 tips to help you fight chemobrain

Chemobrain—the brain fog that 75% of people report during cancer treatment and 35% report after treatment.

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Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Pillows for patients have ‘love’ built in

Albertville Primary students delivered some handmade ‘love’ to patients at the Marshall Cancer Care Center this week.

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Tue, Sep 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Why do hospitals have foundations?

Many people don’t know that Marshall Medical Centers is a community-owned, not-for-profit hospital system.

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Fri, Sep 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM

How to recognize and prevent strokes

The numbers are scary.

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Thu, Sep 8, 2016 at 12:00 AM

How genomic sequencing is changing the future of medical care

Thanks to ground-breaking genetic research being done at the HudsonAlpha Institute in Huntsville, the future of medical care is rapidly changing.

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Fri, Aug 19, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Two simple things you can do to fight off depression and dementia

Marshall Medical psychiatrist Rachel Pope schooled senior citizens about depression and dementia, explaining the difference between the two and how to avoid both.

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Wed, Aug 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Project Literacy volunteers prepare to help kids master reading

Employees from Marshall Medical Centers and other businesses in Marshall County spent Tuesday training for a volunteer program aimed at improving the literacy rate in local schools.

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