Summer Safety: Tips to keep your summer fun and injury free

June 27, 2017

Summer. School’s out, and so is the sun. With the days at their longest and brightest, many of us are taking advantage of the season, soaking up vitamin D and spending as much time in the fresh summer air as we can – whether that means planning a vacation to the beach, getting out on the water, organizing pick-up games in the park or embarking on early evening walks with the family.

It’s OK to Ask: Hand Hygiene as a Frontline Defense Against Infection

May 2, 2017

Wash your hands. How many times have we heard that oft-repeated refrain over our lifetimes? Since we were children, we’ve been encouraged to wash our hands after playing outside, before eating, after using the restroom and any one of a number of other occasions. And not without reason. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 80 percent of infectious diseases are transmitted by touch. And the simplest, most effective way that we can combat the spread of germs is via the same missive you’ve been most likely hearing your whole life – wash your hands.

Help Safeguard Your Child and Your Community’s Health with Vaccinations

April 4, 2017

In recent years, there has been continued debate about the risks and benefits of vaccination, but despite the noise, one thing remains clear: vaccines help prevent infectious diseases and save lives. And if that isn’t reason enough, childhood vaccinations are recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics.

Put Your Best Fork Forward: Choosing Food That Fuels a Healthy Lifestyle

March 23, 2017

Food can mean a number of things to us. It can be a source of delight, a means to gather friends and loved ones around a common table, even an instrument of comfort at the end of a long day. But most importantly, food is fuel. The bonds between good food and good health are strong, and it’s crucial to fuel our body with the proper nutrients to stay healthy.

Holiday Gift Guide: Keep the Little Ones in Your Life Happy and Safe

December 21, 2016

Few things are more fun than buying toys for the children we love during the holidays, and often, shopping for our little ones brings us as much joy as it does them. But before you plunge into toy-buying this holiday season, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County (MHMHC) urges you to keep safety top-of-mind and consider the following facts and shopping tips before you spend.

Hometown Health: Total Joint Replacement

April 10, 2016

Do you suffer from severe joint pain, stiffness, limping, muscle weakness, limited motion and/or stress? Are ordinary activities such as walking, putting on socks and shoes, getting into and out of cars, and climbing stairs difficult for you? You may be a candidate for total joint replacement.

Hometown Health: Staying Healthy with Annual Checkups

April 3, 2016

Most of us will visit a doctor when we are sick, experiencing a new health problem or in pain, but to stay healthy, it is important that we visit our primary care physicians regularly even when we are well.

2015 Commission on Cancer Survey Finds Memorial Hospital’s Oncology Program Outperforms State, Region, Division and Nation in Patient Outcomes

February 1, 2016

Since 1985, Memorial Hospital of Martinsville & Henry County (MHMHC) has been accredited by the Commission on Cancer (CoC), a group of professional organizations dedicated to improving survival and quality of life for cancer patients through standard-setting, prevention, research, education, and the monitoring of comprehensive quality care.