Taking your child in for an annual sports physical may seem trivial, especially if your son or daughter is by all appearances a perfectly healthy individual. While the annual physical may not seem important, pre-participation exams are endorsed by the National Federation of State High School Associations and are intended to identify children who may be at risk while playing sports.
The skin we inhabit is more than just a thing to be washed occasionally. It’s actually the largest organ on our body. And the care of or lack of care can determine how we are doing overall. Skin acts as a barrier to outside forces, but it also needs protection. With the Summer sun in full swing that means taking some added precautions to keep from burns, blistering or even developing skin cancer down the road. The UV Index has been reaching 10+, and with that number being indicated this means we should all exercise caution when out and about in the sun.
We’ve listed some tried and true tips to get you through the rest of summer with some healthy skin considerations!
Now that school is out for the summer, it's endless days of fun in the sun for many kids. But with childhood days of freedom comes a lot of worry for parents. Some of the leading reasons that children land in the emergency room during the summer months include bicycle accidents, insect bites and unintentional falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Kids + Water = Summertime. It's a combination we are all too familiar with. And it's a safe bet that most of us have a lifetime of memories stored and shared of summers spent poolside, or even something as simple as playing in a backyard sprinkler with our neighborhood friends. Summer it seems, will forever be synonymous with the refreshing feel of being in the water.
Every year, we throw quite a party. The annual Memorial Hospital of Converse County Block Party caps off the end of the Annual Jackalope Days in Douglas. The Block Party began as a simple endeavor, celebrate our patients, our community and give back to them in a great way. It has evolved into an afternoon of food, fun, and fellowship.
On Tuesday evening, Misti Bachus was honored for being 1 of 10 recipients of the Casper Start Tribune Nursing Excellence award. Several Memorial Hospital staff as well as Misti’s family were in attendance to help celebrate all of her accomplishments. For this award, the Casper Star asked the community to submit nominations for the top nurses in the state. Once nominations were submitted, names and place of work were removed for a panel of volunteers to select the Top 10 Honorees.