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Go Red for Women ‐ National Wear Red Day is February 2nd!

Why Go Red? Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3 deaths among women each year, killing approximately one woman every 80 seconds. Fortunately, we have the power to change that because 80 percent of cardiac and stroke events may be prevented with education and action. That’s why you are encouraged to wear red on National Wear Red Day and encourage others to do the same and take the time to Know Your Numbers. Five numbers, all women should know to take control of their heart health are: Total Cholesterol, HDL (good) Cholesterol, Blood Pressure, Blood Sugar and Body Mass Index (BMI). Knowing these numbers can help women and their healthcare provider determine their risk for developing cardiovascular diseases

SMC Newsletter (Winter 2017- 2018) available

2016‐2017 Winter Edition of the SMC Newsletter, Sakakawea Dispatch is now available. To access the newsletter click here. Newsletters are also distributed at Sakakawea Medical Center or call 7017487218 to have a copy mailed to you.

Video: Dedication Ceremony

 

Great American Smokeout — November 19th

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November by encouraging smokers to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to plan in advance and quit smoking that day.

Celebrate National Home Health and Hospice Care Month

The dedicated, compassionate staff and volunteers of Home Health and Hospice Care are recognized and celebrated during the month of November. To those that serve, thank you for caring and giving. Your tender care, love and understanding have made a difference in the lives of so many!

November is National Diabetes Awareness Month

Managing your diabetes can lead to a longer, healthier life. What you do every day makes the difference: eating a healthy diet, being physically active, taking medicines if prescribed, and keeping health care appointments to stay on track.

Health Insurance Marketplace Open Enrollment

Find health coverage that works for you. Open Enrollment for health insurance coverage for 2018 is here— Act Fast!

October 15th — December 7th is Medicare Open Enrollment

What will you find during Medicare Open Enrollment? Have you compared plans yet?

Healthy Tidbits

Overuse of antibiotics can make you more resistant to the drugs over time, making them less effective when you really need them. They should be used only for bacterial infections, not for viruses. Only take when prescribed and don’t save or share antibiotics when you’re done using them.

Celebration and Dedication Ceremony of the new SMC

The Celebration and Dedication Ceremony of the new Sakakawea Medical Center will be held on Wednesday, November 8th, 3:00 p.m. (CDT) at Sakakawea Medical Center, 510 8th Ave NE, Hazen. The public is invited to attend, hope to see you there!