The new Hendricks Regional Health YMCA will celebrate its Grand Opening with a community open house this Sunday, June 26, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will take place at 1 p.m. Havenít had a glimpse of the new facility yet? Twelve-year-old Evan Klein is a brand-new Y member, and he shows you some of the great amenities in a fun video clip. Check it out and read more about Sunday's event!
Memorial Day weekend is here and the time is right for backyard barbeques and picnics. Yummm Ö can't you just smell those delicious kabobs now? Now all you need is an ice cold lemonade with a little pink umbrella and you're all set, right? Wrong. Every year one out of three Americans gets sick from food contaminated by bacteria, which can occur when foods are not kept chilled or cooked thoroughly. So before you put on that Kiss the Cook apron or head to neighborhood picnic, check out these food safety tips.
Hendricks Regional Health is a major supporter for the American Cancer Society work in Hendricks County. The hospital supports all the county's Relay for Life events and more. That's because not only have we seen the impact cancer can have on our patients, but in the past years we have seen the impact cancer has on our own employees and families. Among our Hendricks Regional Health family we have many who are survivors, many who are in the fight, and with sadness, we acknowledge there are those who lost their battle. They are never lost from our memory.
Something to think about Ė if YOU donít know your medications, no one else does either. As a doctor, I cannot over-state the importance of every person keeping a complete, up-to-date list of his or her medications. Itís also important to talk to your doctor regularly about all medications you take. If you are like many patients, you may think that your doctor knows what you are taking. That isnít always the case.