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Manning Regional Healthcare Center

February is American Heart Month

MRHC Staff wear red for American Heart Month and National Wear Red DayDid you know that one in three women will die of heart disease?  That’s more than all forms of cancer combined. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the number one killer of men and women.

It’s not just a problem for older adults. Heart disease and stroke can affect people at any age. In fact, new research shows heart attacks are on the rise in young people. That’s why it’s important for everyone to take charge of their heart health and encourage others to do the same.

In recognition of American Heart Month, Manning Regional Healthcare Center’s Specialty Clinic Cardiologist, Dr. Kyle Ulveling, shares heart attack and stroke symptoms to be aware of as well as tips to maintain a healthy heart, “Eat healthy, stay physically active, abstain from tobacco, find ways to manage stress to the best of your ability and schedule regular wellness exams with your primary provider.” 

The term heart disease refers to several types of heart conditions, including coronary artery disease and heart attack. To identify a heart attack, be aware of these symptoms:  

  • Discomfort, tightness, or pain in your chest, arm or below your breastbone
  • Discomfort in your back, jaw, throat or arm
  • Fullness, indigestion or a choking feeling
  • Sweating, vomiting or dizziness
  • Severe weakness, anxiety, fatigue or shortness of breath
  • Fast or uneven heartbeat

To identify a stroke, remember the acronym FAST: Face drooping, Arm weakness, Speech difficulty, Time to call 911.

One way to maintain a baseline understanding of your health is to participate in consistent wellness exams. Wellness Clinics at Manning Regional Healthcare Center are offered on the second Friday of every month from 7:30-8:30 a.m. Walk-ins are welcome, however appointments are preferred.

For more information about heart health or to schedule an appointment, call Manning Regional Healthcare Center at (712) 655-8112.

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April is Alcohol Awareness Month

Since the onset of the pandemic, there has been a notable increase in alcohol use and abuse in Iowa. According to the governor, there has been an 18% increase in alcohol related deaths in the past year throughout the state.

“We are seeing this impact here in Manning with an increased wait list for admission to our Recovery Center with referrals from all over the state,” sa

MRHC has Significant Economic and Community Impact

As a non-profit critical access hospital, the mission and purpose of Manning Regional Healthcare Center is to serve those in the local community and provide a public benefit. Quality healthcare has a large community and economic impact and it is essential for attracting other industries. Hospitals are generally, among the largest employers, they offer highly educated, well-paying jobs and physi