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Marshall County Commission Speakers Judy Smith, Kathy Woodruff and Anita McBurnett

Wed, Jun 24, 2020 at 04:30 PM

Hospital, public health officials plead with public to protect themselves, others.

With COVID-19 infecting Marshall County residents at an alarming rate, medical and public health officials on Wednesday pleaded with the community to do its part to help turn back the surge.

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Wound Care Staff

Thu, May 28, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Wound Care Awareness Week June 1-5

Even during the COVID-19 pandemic, the Marshall Wound Healing Center has stayed busy making sure patients with non-healing wounds got the care they needed.

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Education Director Tami Howard demonstrates CPR for digital class

Tue, May 5, 2020 at 05:00 PM

American Heart Association provides free equipment for individual CPR refresher

Thanks to the generosity of the American Heart Association, Marshall Medical employees are able to resume earning required certifications in life support despite a pandemic.

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Dr. Rachel Pope, Psychiatrist

Wed, Apr 22, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Tips for staying mentally sound during, bouncing back after pandemic

If your nerves are rattled from watching too much news, or if you’re feeling stir crazy from being stuck inside the house or if you feel depressed over the state of the world, remember one thing: you are not alone.

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Tue, Apr 7, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Local company created equipment to protect doctors from Coronavirus

Atrion Medical Products, Inc. in Arab has designed and manufactured intubation boxes to assist in treating COVID-19 patients while protecting medical personnel.

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Arab Chamber of Commerce honors Marshall Medical Centers North

Fri, Mar 27, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Arab Chamber of Commerce awards Marshall Medical Center North as Industry of the Year

The industry of the Year

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Grand opening

Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM

MMCN celebrates 30 years of caring for patients and nurturing community

Happy Anniversary MMCN!

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Leap Day Baby

Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Marshall Medical Centers Welcomes Leap Day Baby

Marshall Medical Centers help welcome Leap Day Baby!

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Wound Care staff

Wed, Mar 25, 2020 at 12:00 PM

Marshall Wound Care Center Celebrates 15th Anniversary

Celebrating 15 years of kindness and caring

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40 Arab and Boaz students met and talked with a range of staff members at Marshall South.

Thu, Dec 12, 2019 at 12:00 PM

Marshall South staff shows students behind the scenes in a hospital

High schoolers from Arab and Boaz spent a day in the hospital recently, but it wasn’t because they were sick. The 40 students have their sights set on a medical career and they wanted a glimpse of what that would be like.

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Fri, Nov 22, 2019 at 01:00 PM

Read labels, drink water, exercise to prevent diabetes from controlling you

A diabetes education was the reward for a record crowd attending the GoldCare 55+ Lunch N’ learn for November, which is National Diabetes Awareness Month.

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Healthy Living

Wed, Nov 20, 2019 at 03:00 PM

Students get real world lesson on ups and downs of a medical career

Marshall Tech students planning for a medical career went to Marshall Medical South for a lesson on what’s it’s like to work in a hospital.

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Mon, Nov 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Not enough known about vaping to know long term effects

Students at Guntersville Middle School pepper a doctor with questions about e-cigarettes

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Healthy Living

Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Eloisa’s story: She was in the right place when cancer struck

The right resources and caring people have made her journey of faith a story she wants to share.

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Patient Stories

Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Lisa’s story: First a cancer patient, now a volunteer

The personal, caring side of treatment made her want to help others on the journey.

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Tue, Oct 8, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Abby’s Story: Losing mother led to career as cancer care nurse

Her grandmother, a cancer survivor, is also an inspiration as a cancer center volunteer.

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Tammie Bynum, Marshall Medical Oncology Nurses

Fri, Sep 13, 2019 at 02:00 PM

Oncology nurse knows the personal side of care can be both gratifying and humbling

Thirteen years as an oncology nurse have taught Tammie Bynum that medicine and technology aren't always the most important aspects of care.

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Marshall Professional Center sign and front view

Sun, Sep 8, 2019 at 01:00 PM

Excellent care and convenience come together at Marshall Professional Center

A variety of medical specialties offered by Marshall Medical add convenience to the equation, thanks to their shared location between Guntersville and Albertville.

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Sleep apnea situation for sleep clinic

Mon, Aug 26, 2019 at 04:20 PM

Open day and night to help patients sleep better

Marshall Sleep Disorders Center treats a wide range of sleep-related issues, which can range from minor to life-threatening if not addressed properly.

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Marshall Wound Clinic Staff 2019

Sat, Aug 10, 2019 at 06:35 AM

Wound Clinic ranks among the nation's best for excellent care

The high level of specialized care available locally for diabetic ulcers and other persistent sores is "kind of a secret."

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Project SEARCH orientation for 2019-2020 class

Fri, Aug 2, 2019 at 12:30 PM

Project SEARCH going strong at Marshall Medical with 10 new interns

2019-2020 session gets underway to start fifth year for Marshall Medical's participation in career program.

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Dr. Bernice Craze discusses healthy foods

Tue, Jul 23, 2019 at 09:05 AM

Doctor provides insights and great tips to improve anyone's health

Good nutrition and daily exercise are critical to a good quality of life, according to Dr. Bernice Craze in an informative talk to a GoldCare 55+ lunch group.

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Food on grill at cookout for CDC Food Safety blog

Tue, Jul 16, 2019 at 09:00 AM

These 4 tips make food safety part of your summer grilling fun

Summertime is perfect for relaxing around the grill -- make sure you follow these great tips from the CDC to make sure food poisonings does not become an uninvited guest.

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Project SEARCH interns enjoy a game of corn hole by Lake Guntersville

Mon, Jul 15, 2019 at 02:10 PM

Newspaper story features Project SEARCH kick-off luau

The Advertiser-Gleam reported on Project SEARCH interns and program leaders enjoying a fun day by the lake.

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GoldCare hikers at Lake Guntersville State Park

Mon, Jun 24, 2019 at 10:45 AM

"Tick talk" gives hikers good advice for the trail - and elsewhere

GoldCare 55+ hiker got valuable pointers about ticks on their latest trip to the trails of Lake Guntersville State Park.

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Stethoscope with Medicaid caption

Thu, Jun 20, 2019 at 10:00 AM

Marshall Medical CEO stresses importance of Medicaid expansion for Alabama

The Advertiser-Gleam covered Gary Gore's recently talk explaining why it's critical for the Alabama legislature to act to expand healthcare coverage for Alabamians.

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Measles close-up of highlighted word

Fri, Jun 7, 2019 at 02:00 PM

Measles - what you need to know and do

Precautions and education are key to protecting yourself and your family from the highly contagious disease.

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Dr. Manganaris at DAR, vaping talk

Thu, May 23, 2019 at 02:15 PM

Juul is no jewel according to local pulmonologist

DAR students got the medical perspective on vaping from Dr. Christopher Manganaris, who explained why e-cigarettes are not as harmless as many think.

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GoldCare Kentucky Derby trip

Mon, May 20, 2019 at 04:10 PM

Horses, hats and hugs - these ladies made the most of their Kentucky Derby trip

GoldCare trip bonds ladies who share memorable experiences during visit to Bluegrass State.

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Dr Amanda Storey antibiotic talk to GoldCare Lunch 'N Learn

Wed, May 8, 2019 at 11:45 AM

Antibiotics and "superbugs" - what you need to know

Doctor explains why it's important to be smart about using antibiotics, and let your physician decide what's best for an illness.

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MCLC Montgomery Trip

Wed, May 1, 2019 at 04:00 PM

Marshall Medical team members enjoy Montgomery trip with leadership group

MCLC Montgomery visit offered opportunity for health system employees to network and learn more about state government.

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GoldCare trip to Mooresville

Sun, Apr 28, 2019 at 04:00 PM

From mystery to history to top of their game

GoldCare 55+ members enjoyed a great Mystery Trip that spanned the decades with adventures old and new.

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Dr. Benjamin Shepard, gastroenterologist, colon cancer

Fri, Apr 19, 2019 at 09:50 AM

Colon cancer: What to know and 5 things to ask your doctor

Gastroenterologist Dr. Benjamin Shepard shared a wealth of knowledge and good advice about colorectal cancer with two local groups.

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Volunteers, Crafters

Mon, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:15 AM

Luncheon spotlights huge contribution by our hard-working volunteers

From running the gift shops to assisting in labs and pharmacies, volunteers play a big role in helping patients and employees.

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Guntersville Police Chief and MCYL

Thu, Apr 11, 2019 at 04:15 PM

Student leaders learn from local government leaders

MCYL students got an inside look at what it takes to be leader in the local community.

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Children's Hospital COACHES Program

Mon, Apr 8, 2019 at 05:25 PM

Marshall South team gets special training in critical care for pediatric patients

COACHES program offered by Children's of Alabama addresses special needs of treating young patients who are critically ill or injured.

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SmartStart boys group at Douglas Elementary

Fri, Mar 15, 2019 at 04:00 PM

SmartStart gives boys and girls a good head start on healthy exercise habits

Douglas Elementary 5th graders had fun and got a good workout thanks to Marshall Medical's SmartStart program.

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New ambulance at Marshall Medical

Mon, Mar 4, 2019 at 03:20 PM

Marshall Medical ambulances and EMTs serve many needs.

The Advertiser-Gleam reports on the many ways our EMTs serve the community.

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MCYL students at Shepherd's Cove Hospice

Fri, Mar 1, 2019 at 03:00 PM

Student leadership group gets a close look at healthcare career opportunities

From the hospital to hospice, MCYL students learned about a variety of career paths the healthcare arena offers.

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GoldCare luncheon with cardiologist Dr. Kathleen Evans

Wed, Feb 27, 2019 at 01:35 PM

Cardiologist explains that common sense is the best medicine for heart health

Dr. Kathleen Evans of Heart Center's Marshall South location spoke to a large group of seniors at a recent GoldCare 55+ Lunch 'N Learn.

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HomeCare patient on porch with nurse

Thu, Feb 7, 2019 at 05:34 PM

What is home health care? It’s whatever you need, where you need it most

GoldCare audience learns that many people rely on home health services, with excellent "5-star" resources available in our area.

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Raymond Cox, patient of Dr. Benjamin Shepard

Mon, Feb 4, 2019 at 02:01 PM

New physician and the latest technology lead to good-news diagnosis

Raymond Cox is glad Dr. Benjamin Shepard is on the medical staff at Marshall Medical.

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Ostomy support group

Wed, Jan 30, 2019 at 05:08 PM

Cancer Care Center to offer ostomy support group

People of all ages live perfectly normal lives with ostomies - new support group will address misconceptions and provide helpful strategies.

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Marshall Tech School students visit Marshall Medical

Thu, Jan 24, 2019 at 12:35 AM

High schoolers get inside look at rewarding healthcare careers

Health Science students from Marshal Tech School got a good education the many different careers paths available during a visit to Marshall South

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Chef Joe Vance cooking gumbo for Healthy Heart class

Thu, Jan 3, 2019 at 10:00 AM

December cooking class spices it up - mark your calendar for 2019

Yumbo! Chef Joseph Vance spices up the healthy cooking routine with classic Cajun gumbo.

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Paramedic demonstrates Naloxone treatment for opioid overdoses

Thu, Dec 20, 2018 at 03:45 PM

Local police turn to Marshall Medical for opioid overdose training

Naloxone treatment and training program already saving lives in Marshall County

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McKenzie Sampson of Project SEARCH with driver license

Mon, Dec 17, 2018 at 01:00 PM

Project SEARCH success: Four new jobs and one award

Only halfway through the current program, 4 interns already have jobs and the program instructor received Governor's Educator of the Year recognition.

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Farm Fresh employees present donation for Marshall Cancer Care Center

Fri, Dec 14, 2018 at 01:00 PM

Farm Fresh employees raise $1,800 for Marshall Cancer Care Center

From selling shirts to throwing pies, local poultry workers worked hard to show their enthusiastic support for local cancer care.

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MCYL group photo with Christmas tree

Mon, Dec 10, 2018 at 10:40 AM

Leadership class gets a lesson in professionalism

MCYL students get pointers from a variety of business and management leaders about discipline, time management and good manners.

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5th grade girls at Cherokee Elementary in Guntersville during SmartStart program

Wed, Dec 5, 2018 at 01:00 PM

5th grade girls get a workout along with a valuable lesson in puberty

SmartStart program provides girls with valuable health information at a critical time of growing up.

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MCYL students with snake at tourism day

Mon, Nov 19, 2018 at 10:00 PM

MCYL students off to great start for new school year

From tourism to community service, high school juniors learn how leadership leads to opportunities in many different fields.

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Photo of remote telemedicine physician on monitor and stroke patient being moved in hospital.

Mon, Nov 5, 2018 at 05:00 PM

Marshall Medical recognized on “Best Hospitals” list for excellence in stroke care

Hospital recognized for life-saving care including teleneurology, which is making a difference for local stroke victims.

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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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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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