Winston Medical Center had a successful Health Fair Tuesday, October 8, with 37 vendors participating. Despite the rainy morning, many were out early and lined up to take advantage of the free lab tests and screenings that was being offered. Upwards of 200 individuals of all ages attended the event which was held in the Multipurpose Room in the Administration Building. The Health Fair included oral cancer screenings, blood sugar checks, lipid screening, kidney function screenings, vision screenings, dementia screenings, flu shots and more.
Education was provided on: Healthier Living, Tobacco Cessation, and Nutrition Education, Women’s Health, Breast Cancer, Mental Health, Medical Alerts, EXCEL by 5, an educational program for children, and how to become an organ donor with MORA.
Brandi Krajewski, Marketing/PR Director, said, “The event was a huge success, and Winston Medical Center hopes those who attended were educated and inspired to enhance their health by the many wellness and health education booths, along with the free screenings offered. I also want to thank our vendors for participating in this community event, as their support and partnership shows our united bond to enhance and improve the health of our community.”
The mission at Winston Medical Center is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Winston County and surrounding communities, including health and medical education. “It is our pleasure to host an event with our local community that provides exceptional services to our community every day. I would also like to specially thank everyone from the community that attended and supported the health fair,” stated Krajewski.
Winston Medical Center Flu Informational
While fall brings many pleasant changes – including cooler weather and colorful fall foliage, it also marks the beginning of flu season. The influenza virus can cause mild to severe illness and, in some situations, can lead to death. Individuals with a greater risk of developing flu-related complications include children younger than five years old, adults 65 and older, pregnant women, women up to two weeks postpartum, residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities, and those with certain medical conditions like asthma, heart disease and blood disorders.
At Winston Medical Center, our mission is to improve the quality of life of the citizens of Winston County and surrounding communities. One way we do this is by making sure our neighbors and friends have the information they need to stay healthy and fight preventable diseases, like the flu. Given the fact that flu season is now upon us, we want to do everything we can to prevent the spread of this illness. The good news is that there are a few simple things you can do to protect yourself, prevent the disease from spreading, and speed up recovery from the flu, in case you do get sick.
The first and most important step is to get vaccinated. This is the best way to protect yourself and others from the flu virus. While it is still possible to contract the flu after receiving a vaccination, it is much less likely. And if you do get sick, studies have shown that flu vaccinations can make your illness milder. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends annual flu vaccination for everyone six months and older, with any age-appropriate flu vaccine. If you are considering a nasal spray flu vaccine, it is important to know that this option is approved by the CDC for use in non-pregnant individuals, ages two through 49, and that there is a precaution against this option for those with certain underlying medical conditions. Talk with your healthcare provider about the best flu vaccination method for you.
If you or a loved one begins to notice symptoms including coughing, sore throat, fever or upper respiratory symptoms, please see your healthcare provider right away.
During flu season and year-round, Winston Medical Center is here to help with your healthcare needs.
To get your flu vaccination, contact any Winston Medical Clinic. All three locations accept walk-ins. WMC-Main Street Clinic: 662-773-5704, Winston Medical Clinic-Hospital Campus: 662-773-3503 and Winston Medical Clinic-Noxapater 662-724-4051.
Winston Medical Center to host reception for National Mammography Day and Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Winston Medical Center invites you to celebrate October as "Breast Cancer Awareness Month" on Friday, October 18th, which is also observed as, "National Mammography Day!"
WMC will host a reception from 1:00 until 3:00 pm in the admissions lobby area of the hospital on Friday, October 18th. Pink cake and pink lemonade will be served to keep with the theme of breast cancer awareness and early detection.
The first 100 ladies to attend this event will receive a free gift.
Winston Medical Center utilizes the latest digital technology for Mammography. Our Mammography technologist are registered, professional and experienced. WMC also offers Breast Ultrasound and, more importantly, both of our ultrasound technologists are Registered in the specific specialty of Breast Sonography.
“Some facilities may not have sonographers who are Registered or Licensed in this breast specialty. This is vitally important for our patients—the assurance that your breast care is provided by licensed and credentialed professionals. Our patients are our friends and neighbors, so their care is a priority for our staff.”, states Robert Higginbotham, Director of Imaging services at WMC.
Mammography and Breast Ultrasound services are available Monday-Friday at WMC. The direct line to our Mammography Dept is 662-446-1100.
WMC’s Mammography Services are accredited by the American College of Radiology and The FDA.