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NCMC to host Nursing and Health Sciences Day on Feb. 16 at Trenton

North Central Missouri College will host a Nursing and Health Sciences Day on Feb. 16 from 9:00 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. on the main campus in Trenton. This day will be for high school students, current nursing and health sciences students and individuals in the region who are interested in nursing and health science professions.

The day will begin at 9:00 a.m. for high school and current students and 10:30

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Groundbreaking ceremony for CRMC

A groundbreaking ceremony for a ten-chair Renal Dialysis Center will be held on Friday, Feb. 24, at the south end of Cameron Regional Medical Center Campus. The ten-month, 6,660 square foot construction project will also provide CRMC with the building shell for an expanded Infusion Center.

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Come for a heart healthy lunch!

The Daviess County Health Department will be hosting its second annual Free Heart Healthy Lunch for Women’s Health from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m on Feb. 3, 2017. There will be educational material available. All women from the community are invited to attend.

This event is held to increase awareness that one in three women die of heart disease and stroke each year. The Daviess County Health Department encourages you

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LifeFlight Eagle breaks ground on new Chillicothe base

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Chillicothe city officials, emergency responders, hospital staff, LifeFlight Eagle personnel and other community members held a frigid ceremonial groundbreaking Wednesday, Dec. 7, at the site of LifeFlight Eagle’s new base at the Chillicothe Municipal Airport.

On Wednesday, LifeFlight Eagle and the City of Chillicothe broke ground on LifeFlight Eagle’s new north-central Missouri base at the Chillicothe Airport.

“We’re thrilled to get this project underway and to become a bigger part

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What’s new for 2017 Medicare Part D prescription drug plans? Find out at enrollment events

Medicare Part D Open Enrollment begins October 15 and ends December 7.  The Active Aging Resource Center will host an enrollment event at the Pattonsburg Multi-Purpose Center on November 10 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Additional enrollment events will be held at the Jamesport AE Spillman Center on November 17 from 10-1 and most weekdays at the Active Aging Resource Center at 109 S Main Street in Gallatin.

For

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Letter to the editor

Dear Editor:

It’s that time of the year — Medicare Open Enrollment. Now is the time for Medicare beneficiaries to compare their current Medicare Prescription Drug (Part D) Plan to the plans available for 2017.

The open enrollment period is October 15 through December 7, 2016, and any changes will take place January 1, 2017. There are 23 Part D plans available to Missouri residents for 2017. The lowest monthly

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Matter of Balance Class Offered to Prevent Falls

by Janet Hackert, Regional Nutrition and Health Education Specialist

September is National Falls Prevention Month. Do you know someone who thinks falling, or thinking more about falling, is a necessary part of growing older? For those who are concerned about falling, University of Missouri Extension has classes starting on October 24, 2016, in Gallatin and Trenton that can help them stay independent longer. It does not have to be a

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Health Department preparing for flu season: flu shots available

The Daviess County Health Department will begin flu shots in the Gallatin office on Sept. 20, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will be offering clinics throughout the county, and every Tuesday in the DCHD office while supplies last. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, Sept. 26: Jamesport City Hall, 9-10 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13: Winston Post Office, 9:30-10:30 a.m. and Pattonsburg Senior Center 11 a.m. to 12 noon

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Family connections at work and home

correctionJuly Employee of the Month at North Kansas City Hospital was Anita Vanderheyden, BSN, BC, a staff nurse in Pain Management. Anita is the daughter of Eugene and Millie McNeely of Gallatin.

Anita talks about her coworkers as if they are family, and actually, one of them is…her husband, Paul, and X-ray technician. They met working in the department and married in 2009. Together they have a daughter, Lily, 7,

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