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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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Programs Healthy Living

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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Healthy Living

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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Healthy Living

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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Programs Healthy Living

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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Healthy Living

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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Programs Healthy Living

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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News

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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Employees

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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News

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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News

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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Patient Stories

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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News

Thu, Jan 26, 2017 at 12:00 AM

How to Tell if You Have PTSD

Cancer survivors commonly get PTSD.

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Healthy Living

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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News

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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Fri, Aug 12, 2016 at 02:30 PM

Medicaid cuts will affect each of us - funding is essential

When state lawmakers begin a special session on Monday, August 15 to find additional revenue for Alabama coffers, the most pressing need they face is funding Medicaid, according to experts in state and local healthcare systems.

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Fri, Aug 5, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Incontinence in women: why you shouldn't be embarrassed

You probably know that urinary incontinence is when you accidentally leak urine.

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Thu, Jul 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Nurses get an extra hand to teach blood pressure checks

Instructors teaching new nurses how to take care of hospital patients just got an extra hand in the classroom, literally.

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Employees

Fri, Jul 8, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Stroke victim saved from negative effects by teleneurology

Beverly Ann Ivey is living proof that a network linking hospitals to neurologists makes a huge difference in how much damage results from a stroke.

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Thu, Jul 7, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Stroke victim first in Alabama to use new technology to walk again

Billy Lemaster is living proof of a new technology that has kickstarted his ability to walk again after suffering two strokes.

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Wed, Jul 6, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Kids learn that germs are everywhere!

Germs are everywhere! Our best defense against them is to wash our hands.

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Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Prostate cancer survivor explains why you need a PSA test

George Thorne can’t think of a better time than Men’s Health Month to encourage men to get the simple test for prostate cancer.

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Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 02:00 AM

Larger, quieter MRI means better images

A new MRI just installed at Marshall North is more comfortable for patients because it is roomier and quieter.

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Fri, Jun 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Hospital helps students become scientists for a day

Marshall Medical Centers helped make scientists out of 20 students attending English Learners Camp this week.

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Wed, Jun 15, 2016 at 12:00 AM

12 Things you can do to help prevent elder abuse

June 15 is World Elder Abuse Awareness Day.

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Tue, Jun 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Program for seniors gives freedom to travel without trouble

Frances Foust loves to travel, but she isn’t so crazy about working out all the details required to go on a trip.

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Mon, Jun 6, 2016 at 12:00 AM

From karate to cancer: the profile of a fighter

Gladys Holley has two black belts but she faced the fight of her life in knocking out a wound that would not heal.

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Fri, May 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM

What lung nodules are and what sneaky thing causes them

The high occurrence of ‘spots on the lung’ in Marshall County prompted Marshall Medical Centers to open a clinic to treat lung nodules one year ago so residents could get diagnosis and treatment within 48 hours of a diagnosis.

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Wed, May 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Project SEARCH students celebrate graduation

The graduation of nine Project SEARCH students drew a big celebration at Marshall Medical Centers.

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Tue, May 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Cancer Survivors Dinner offers hope

Marshall Cancer Care’s annual dinner for survivors is always bittersweet.

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Fri, May 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Why a regular pap test can mean life or death for women

The purpose of a pap smear is to check for cervical cancer or pre-cancerous cells.

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Fri, May 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Why can’t you sleep?

Not being able to sleep is a serious problem with serious consequences, and you shouldn't resign yourself to a lifetime of feeling tired.

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Thu, May 12, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Breast cancer risk factors and how you can detect it early

It can never be said too many times – early detection is the best tool we have in fighting cancer.

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Wed, May 11, 2016 at 12:00 AM

What are hormone therapy pellets, and do you need one?

Many women are more energetic and sleeping better thanks to a hormone therapy that implants pellets into the body.

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Tue, May 10, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Menopause: how you will feel and what you can do about it

Usually the people around you notice the signs of menopause before you do.

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Mon, May 9, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Depression in women: unexpected causes and what you can do to help

“Many people struggle with depression. It is not a sign of weakness. Don’t worry about being singled out for not being a good wife or a good mother. Treatment will help you engage in life.”

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Fri, May 6, 2016 at 12:00 AM

What you need to know to protect yourself from skin cancer

Skin cancer is by far the most common form of cancer – more than breast, lung and colon cancer combined.

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Mon, May 2, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Women's health: What you need to know to take care of you

Mother’s Day kicks off National Women’s Health Week and National Women’s Screening Day, reminding women that their health is important.

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Wed, Apr 27, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Marshall Medical first hospitals in country to have 4K surgical systems

New monitors installed in operating rooms at Marshall Medical North and South – which are the first hospitals in the United States to own the Olympus medical monitors – allow surgeons to see blood vessels, tissue and organs better than ever before.

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Fri, Apr 22, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Project SEARCH intern becomes employee in Marshall South cafeteria

“I can’t believe I’m getting to do this,” she says. “I love it. I’ve come out of my shell.”

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Thu, Apr 14, 2016 at 12:00 AM

New technology to help stroke victims

What if a neurologist could appear next to a stroke victim right when help is needed most?

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Tue, Mar 15, 2016 at 03:20 PM

She quit and you can too: 6 tips to help you quit smoking

Quitting smoking is hard, but Amber Greenhaw did it three years ago. She is still smoke-free today. For those still struggling with quitting, Amber outlined a few ways she was able to quit smoking for good.

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Tue, Mar 1, 2016 at 12:00 AM

9 Tips for parents to ensure their children get enough sleep

Preschoolers that get the right amount of sleep are less irritable and have better attention spans.

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Tue, Feb 16, 2016 at 08:00 AM

What you can do for your heart

We know that February is all about hearts. But February also is American Heart Month.

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Mon, Feb 15, 2016 at 08:00 AM

Heart Disease is Preventable – Here’s How

Marshall Medical cardiologist Dr. Kathleen Evans walked a group of seniors step-by-step through simple ways of keeping their hearts healthy with easy lifestyle changes.

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Wed, Jan 27, 2016 at 10:00 AM

Two sisters, two babies, two hours apart at Marshall North

Talk about coincidences – Two sisters having two babies two hours apart. Grandma will never be the same.

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Thu, Jan 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Seniors: Find a fun form of exercise and stick with it

Seniors should find a fun way to get in shape and stick with it so they feel good and are less likely to get injured, according to Marshall Medical’s wellness guru.

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Mon, Jan 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM

This month celebrate lifesavers who donate blood

In January we honor those who literally give of themselves to save the lives of others. They are blood donors.

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Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 12:00 AM

Doctors give MCYL students a peek inside the world of medicine

Juniors from high schools all over Marshall County were treated to a glimpse into a doctor’s world as they toured a local hospital and chatted with physicians.

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Tue, Jan 5, 2016 at 08:00 AM

Lose weight, break world record.

How’s this for a New Year’s resolution: lose weight and help break a Guinness World Record? That’s exactly what Scale Back Alabama would like to happen in its 2016 annual weight loss challenge.

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Fri, Dec 18, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Project SEARCH student goes from intern to employee.

Cheyenne Tarbox got a big surprise Friday. To celebrate her new job at Marshall North, her family and co-workers threw her a party.

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Thu, Dec 17, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Looking forward to even better healthcare

As another year approaches its end we tend to reflect on the past and to ponder the future, especially the coming new year.

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Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Students discover career paths thanks to Project SEARCH and Marshall Medical Centers.

Kayla Hodges suddenly has a career path opening up ahead of her. The DAR graduate is well on her way to a job in healthcare rather than having to stay in fast-food work. Her promising future is thanks to Project SEARCH, which links special needs students with employers, such as Marshall Medical Centers.

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Fri, Dec 11, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Youth leadership class learns about professional dress, manners

Marshall County Youth Leadership students practiced their best manners during a formal lunch served at the Guntersville Museum on Wednesday.

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Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Lung Cancer Awareness month hits home for nurse

This testimonial is from Erin Beasley, RN and Clinical Nurse Manager of the Marshall Pain Clinic. Her mother, Pat Harvey, was getting routine treatment for COPD when her doctor went above and beyond the routine, resulting in the discovery of two cancers growing in her lung.

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Fri, Nov 20, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Governor’s task force recommends expanding Medicaid

A task force appointed by Gov. Robert Bentley today recommended that the governor and the Legislature find a way to provide health insurance for Alabamians without coverage.

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Mon, Nov 16, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Rural Health Week in Alabama

Governor Robert Bentley has proclaimed the week of November 16 through 20 as “Rural Health Week” in Alabama.

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Fri, Nov 13, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Mountain Lakes Resort Provides Fun and Funds

Classic cars, great people, a pink pumpkin named Eddie and A LOT of money – to the tune of $1,350 to be exact.

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Wed, Oct 28, 2015 at 12:00 AM

First graders learn from birthing pumpkins

Guntersville Elementary School’s first graders spent the day having babies – pumpkin babies, that is.

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Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 12:00 AM

Laughing, encouraging despite breast cancer battle

Cynthia Davis just finished treatment for a rare type of aggressive breast cancer. Odds are it will return. She also is dealing with a divorce, has no job and is broke.

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Tue, Oct 20, 2015 at 12:00 AM

High school students must fight through challenges to become leaders

High schoolers were challenged to walk a high-wire, climb through a giant spider web and to navigate an obstacle course all to test their leadership skills.

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