The Earl Neff Pediatric Fund at Holzer continues to be supported enthusiastically by area businesses and organizations. The Pediatric Fund, in existence for over 45 years, has supplied needed toys, equipment and entertainment to the thousands of pediatric patients who have received care on the Holzer Gallipolis Medical Center’s Inpatient Pediatric Unit. Karat Patch Diamonds-N-Gold, represented in the photo by Kassie Lucas and Kay Cox, and Noe and Saunders Attorneys at Law, represented by Brynn Saunders Noe and Andy Noe, are the December sponsors.
The entire staff of Holzer joins in expressing their gratitude, along with the young children and their families, for these generous contributions to the Earl Neff Pediatric Fund. For more information, contact Linda Jeffers-Lester at the Holzer Heritage Foundation (740) 446-5217.
The Voices of Christmas will ring out at the historic Ariel Opera House on Saturday, December 17 at 7 pm. The performance will be featuring the younger Ariel musicians on piano, voice and strings. This annual concert is a potpourri of holiday songs sure to warm your heart that include Little Drummer Boy, What Child is This, Frosty the Snowman, Polar Express, Away in a Manger and many more.
Vocal and piano instructor Judith Cavendish and string instrument instructor Elaine Swinney will be leading the musicians in a variety of Christmas hymns and songs as well as novelty holiday tunes.
More than 45 million Americans suffer from venous diseases. Twenty five percent of women and 15 percent of men have the disease, while only 3 percent of these patients have ever been treated.
Holzer offers free vein screenings several times a year at our locations. The next screenings are scheduled for Tuesday, December 13 at the Gallipolis Medical Center.
Common symptoms of vein disease include:
Chronic venous disease may cause varicose veins, spider veins, swelling, leg skin changes, leg ulcers, and phlebitis or inflammation of leg or arm veins caused by prolonged inactivity. Left untreated, it may lead to blood clots, skin color changes, and chronic ulcers of the legs. Venous Diseases are five times more common than arterial diseases.
Several factors increase the chance of venous disease, including:
Holzer Health System offers services that can improve venous diseases. Available are:
To see if you can benefit from these services, call 740-446-VEIN (8346). Call today to make your appointment for the free screening!
Can you believe it is the Holiday season already? And, although the
season typically brings about joy, fun and fellowship, it can also create
sadness and stress for individuals. Seniors sometimes find this
time of the year particularly challenging to stay healthy due to the busy
nature of the season and may find the time of the year a trigger for
feeling the blues.
We found some good tips at www.care.com
Holzer Low Dose CT Scan recently had its 100th patient, Janice Ratliff (shown center), for 2016. Janice remarked, “The staff is so friendly and keeps me at ease. It’s so nice to have a service like this close to home, and I really enjoy how quickly I receive my results of the test. We are blessed with this program.”
Also photographed: left, Sandy Thomas, Program Coordinator, Holzer Low Dose CT Scan, and Robin Blagg, Holzer CT Tech.