A potentially deadly gas could be looming in your home and you may not even know it's there, and one organization in Zanesville is raising awareness of what to do about it.
Rambo Memorial Health Center will hold a seminar next week on radon, the second leading leading cause of lung cancer in the United States. The seminar will feature representatives from the Ohio Department of Health as well as Doctor Carl Schowengerdt of Rambo. Those who attend the free seminar will receive a voucher...
This year's flu season is arriving early here in Zanesville and the rest of Ohio.
Patient advocate for Rambo Memorial Health Center Corrie Stone says you can get your flu shot for free at the center. And even more good news, scientists believe this year's vaccine is dead on.
"We do feel that this year's strain of the flu vaccine is where it's supposed to be at. It seems to be preventing everyone and it does contain the H1N1 this year which was a big issue for people last...
One local health organization is asking for your help this holiday season.
Rambo Memorial Health Center is kicking off its annual Yule Time Seal Fundraiser.
"We're sending out 11,000 mailers to local residents asking them for their help for a charitable donation to continue the services that we offer at Rambo. 100% of the money that comes in from our donations stays here locally," Yule Time Seal Campaign Bill Schimmel said.
If you haven't received your annual flu shot, there is still time.
Rambo Memorial Health Center is continuing to offer free flu shots to local residents. Executive Director Crystal Bebout says 16,000 shots were ordered for Muskingum County, but a majority have yet to be given due to lack of participation.
"127,000 people a year get hospitalized and a majority of these people that get hospitalized for the flu symptoms are elderly people and children," said Bebout.
Rambo Memorial Health Center's Fourth Annual Kid's Flu Day took place Saturday afternoon, a variety of activities were offered for the children after they received the flu shot or the increasingly popular FluMist.
"A lot of kids love it, and every year that they come, they're not afraid, really they are just here to party, but some of the kids really they will surprise you and say no I want a shot instead," said...
A lot of people suffer from asthma, maybe even more than we make think. That's why two local groups are raising awareness.
As part of Asthma Awareness Day Rambo Memorial Health Center and Shrivers Pharmacy team up to provide the community with free lung and blood pressure tests. They set up a tent outside the Shrivers Pharmacy's on Brighton Boulevard to pass out free information about asthma. Rambo Memorial Registered Nurse Gloria Brown said people can die from asthma especially if it'...
The seasonal flu vaccine is administered mostly during the fall and winter months to help people battle the upcoming cold and flu season.
Rambo Memorial Health Center Executive Director, Crystal Bebout, says it's proven to work most of the time.
"For 86% of healthy adults, it is effective and for those who are immuno-compromised or have chronic medical conditions, it is less effective just because their bodies can't handle the antibodies or make the antibodies for the flu,...
The line was out the door most of the day at the Rambo Memorial Health Center for people wanting to get the H1N1 vaccine.
As of today anyone can get the the swine flu vaccine and the Rambo Memorial was packed with people trying to stay protected from the virus.
"I'm filling syringes, we're just so inundated with people that I've been vaccinating this morning and we're running out as far as what's drawn up so I'm drawing up vaccines so we can keep the line going,...
The Rambo Memorial Health Center is looking for some additional seasonal flu vaccines, and it is asking local healthcare providers for help.
"If there's any private physicians' offices that have an overabundance of vaccine, if they could donate that to rambo, that would help just to get the vaccine in a clinic setting, " says Rambo Memorial Health Center Executive Director, Crystal Bebout.
Bebout says most manufacturers won't be producing anymore of the seasonal flu...