How PT, OT work together to help Memorial Regional Health patients heal

2018-05-23T16:44:49+00:00Primary Care/General Health, Uncategorized|

How much do you know about occupational therapy and physical therapy? While they are both rehabilitation services, physical therapy focuses on regaining physical function, and OT focuses on helping people carry out daily living tasks, such as dressing, cooking, cleaning, shopping, driving and so on. Both therapies are often critical after major surgery or an [...]

Play not just fun and games — Kids need active, imaginary play to develop physically, emotionally and socially


Susan Jones, Occupational Therapist, works with Ammon Franconeto ready him for kindergarten. It's advice we should all take to heart, but it's especially important for kids: Get out and play. You may view play as simply kids messing around, but according to local occupational therapists, play is your child's occupation — it's what [...]

Prevention is the best medicine — Memorial Regional Health offers tips for avoiding illness

2018-04-11T12:37:19+00:00Primary Care/General Health, Uncategorized|

You've likely heard the saying, "prevention is the best medicine." It's lasting, because it's true! When we are proactive about our health — and take care of our bodies like they are the only ones we've got — we tend to live longer and healthier. "Even before something is wrong, people take their vehicle into [...]

Chlamydia, gonorrhea common, yet easily treated: Get tested during MRH’s March into Health event

2018-03-28T12:10:29+00:00Primary Care/General Health, Uncategorized|

During the month of March, Memorial Regional Health is offering reduced-cost lab tests, including tests for certain sexually transmitted diseases. If you are sexually active, you should be tested for chlamydia and gonorrhea annually, especially if you have multiple partners. They are common sexually transmitted diseases that can be easily treated. Chlamydia on the [...]

Rapid Care Opening expands health care access


Did you know that having reliable access to health care has been shown to increase your quality of life, increase your life expectancy and prevent disease? According to the U.S. Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, if you have access to a primary care provider, you are more likely to be healthy and stay [...]