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  • Apr 14, 2016, 13:29 PM
    Grinnell Regional Medical Center enjoys the service of over 150 volunteers. We have many volunteers who serve on advisory boards, committees, and within departments that serve our patients and staff. GRMC volunteers do it all!
  • Apr 7, 2016, 14:13 PM
    “When so many are lonely as seem to be lonely, it would be inexcusably selfish to be lonely alone.” – Tennessee Williams
  • Mar 31, 2016, 14:18 PM
    April Fool’s Day may be tomorrow, but this announcement is certainly no joke: GRMC adds two doctors within one week of each other!
  • Mar 10, 2016, 14:33 PM
    We invite you to check out the major changes at GRMC over the last three years. Donations to the Moving at the Speed of Life comprehensive campaign have built the Manatt Family Urgent Care clinic, created a new fitness center at Postels Community Health Park, and allowed us to invest in a state-of-the-art 64-slice CT scanner. Look at all the progress we have made and note that those are only a sample of the great things happening at GRMC! 
  • Mar 3, 2016, 14:37 PM
    People are often too embarrassed to talk about their bowel movements. We get it; it’s not exactly a popular watercooler conversation topic. However, the truth remains that everyone poops! And it’s important to remember that while talking about your trips to the toilet may not exactly trip your trigger, your stool holds many of the secrets of your internal health. Screening your stool for signs of colorectal cancer is a must.
  • Feb 25, 2016, 14:43 PM
    March is National Nutrition Month, and time to “Savor the Flavor of Eating Right!” Since no single diet is ideal for everyone, focus on a healthy eating pattern that works for YOU. Select an eating pattern packed full of tasty foods that you enjoy, while providing a variety of nutrients that help prevent or manage chronic disease and help you feel your best.
  • Feb 18, 2016, 14:47 PM
    February is Heart Health Month. It presents an opportunity for healthcare providers to send messages about ways to prevent heart disease, the leading cause of death in the United States according to the American Heart Association (AHA). But what if it’s too late for prevention? What if you’ve already experienced a cardiac event like a heart attack, or have been diagnosed with a form of heart disease, or have had heart surgery? When prevention is no longer the concern due to one or more of those reasons, cardiac rehabilitation is available to you.
  • Feb 11, 2016, 14:50 PM
    February: the month of love, valentines, and hearts…heart health, that is. February is Heart Health Month, and it’s about time we Americans showed our hearts a little TLC.
  • Feb 4, 2016, 14:57 PM
    Every year on the first Friday of February, the American Heart Association (AHA) draws national public awareness to National Wear Red Day®. This is to draw attention to the two leading killers of women – heart disease and stroke.
  • Jan 21, 2016, 15:03 PM
    Donuts, pizza, and ice cream, oh my! While these are tasty indulgences, eating these nutrient-lacking foods too often may bloat your thighs. Today, on Women’s Healthy Weight Day, in the middle of Healthy Weight Week, we will discover some ways to maintain a healthy weight without feeling like you are depriving yourself of comfort food completely. 
  • Jan 7, 2016, 15:12 PM
    We are all familiar with the tradition NYE resolutions: go to the gym, start saving money, drink less. But these resolutions are tired and are seldom followed. Only 8% of people will keep their new year resolution. In light of that, why not pick a less traditional one, and maybe give yourself a better chance at keeping your new life change!
  • Nov 3, 2016, 13:59 PM
    Healthcare is about you, and the Manatt Family Urgent Care understands your need for quality care when it’s convenient for you. Though urgent care services have been in the community for nearly two years, we still hear questions about when to go to the Manatt Family Urgent Care versus the emergency department.
  • Dec 31, 2015, 14:28 PM
    Snow—a lot of thick, heavy snow—has fallen, which means this Iowa winter finally has Iowa winter weather. Freshly fallen snow offers a pristine, blank canvas on which we can build pudgy snowmen, make sweet snow angels, have a neighborhood snowball fight, or even tattoo a field with snowmobile tracks. While playtime in the sparkling spread is enough to make most anyone smile, many of us become dismayed at the sight of the fluffy white stuff, as we are tasked with the dreaded chore of snow removal.
  • Nov 1, 2015, 14:36 PM
    Grinnell Regional Home Care is the place to start when you need home care services. We have served Poweshiek County and the surrounding communities for over three decades and we have excellent patient-based quality scores to back up our program. According to the patient satisfaction scores, 95 percent of our patients would recommend Grinnell Regional Home Care for services, which is well above the national average. Plus, our scores published on The Home Care Compare by Medicare are well above any other surrounding home care agency.
  • Oct 29, 2015, 14:39 PM
    As temperatures begin to cool, thoughts drift to comfy foods like a warm apple pie, and red and gold leaves seem to dominate the skyline, people can tend to head indoors to hunker down. Instead of ousting autumn in favor of winter behavior, try a few of these fun, simple activities to engage the whole family in some fall-themed fun!
  • Sep 17, 2015, 14:44 PM
    At Grinnell Regional Medical Center we are proud to say we have great donors, and it’s because of your efforts that we are able to provide incredible care to our patients. Keeping our donors in mind, GRMC found an easy and secure way for you to keep advancing healthcare in our community, in the wake of technological advancements. GRMC now has an online giving option that makes donating via the Internet easier and safer than ever.
  • Aug 26, 2015, 14:47 PM
    It's a good idea to take a couple of steps to set students up for a safe, healthy year. Here are five back-to-school health tips to consider.
  • Jul 9, 2015, 14:52 PM
    Grilled foods might taste great, but according to the American Institute for Cancer Research, grilling your foods the wrong way may increase your risk of cancer.
  • Jun 11, 2015, 15:06 PM
    In today’s busy world, we constantly face choices and sacrifices, but sometimes those sacrifices come at a larger cost than we realize. This is especially true when the sacrifice is sleep. What many of us don’t realize is that when we deprive ourselves of healthy sleep we are actually giving up much more than puffy free, refreshed eyes and a happy demeanor. Consider three benefits you miss when you lose those precious Zzzzs.
  • Jun 3, 2015, 15:17 PM
    Sometimes it’s difficult to know where to start when embarking on your journey to a healthier you. Turns out, summer is the perfect time to give a healthier lifestyle a go. It’s the season for rejuvenation and relaxation. Follow these five simple and fun tips to help you and your family have a healthier and happier summer!
  • May 29, 2015, 15:26 PM
    The summer weather is finally getting here, and while things are heating up, we’re all starting to plan for a fun and hot summer. But, there are several health risks that you need to consider when you make your plans for your outdoor activities.
  • May 9, 2015, 15:31 PM
    Breathe deeply. That’s easier said than done for some people. I help people with breathing conditions and limitations. GRMC has six full-time respiratory therapists, like me, to assist the physician in your care. You may be wondering what a respiratory therapist is or what it is that we do. 
  • Apr 23, 2015, 15:36 PM
    It’s a life-changing decision and not a quick fix. If you are thinking about weight-loss surgery as an option, there are many things to consider. Start by having a talk with your primary care physician. Your doctor is the best place to begin the conversation. Weight-loss surgery is not always the best option, even for those who need to lose a lot of weight.
  • Apr 16, 2015, 15:53 PM
    Rheumatology (ROOM-ah-tall-ah-gee) is a subspecialty of medicine that works with various diseases that affect soft tissues, joints, connective tissues, muscles, and organs such as kidneys, lungs, liver, and the immune system. 
  • Nov 10, 2016, 16:14 PM

    The holidays are looming ever closer, and we can practically SMELL all the tantalizing traditional dishes that will lavish Grandma’s counter tops. Succulent, savory favorites or sickeningly sweet treats – we don’t discriminate – will likely fill (or overfill) your plate. Though the overwhelming number of delicious flavors will make it tempting to overeat, we suggest that you reign in the desire to stuff yourself (a classic holiday mistake) to avoid the potential of diabetes that chronic overeating can cause.