Employees of the Perry County Health Department approached the board with several concerns during a formal meeting on Tuesday night. 

At Tuesday’s meeting of the Perry County Health Department Board, members welcomed Perryville native Dawn Schaaf as the new assistant director for the department.

Perry County Memorial Hospital (PCMH) joined a growing number of Missouri businesses by becoming a Missouri Breastfeeding Friendly Worksite.  Breastfeeding friendly employers proactively support employees who choose to breastfeed their infants.  They provide time, space and other benefits to…

Perry County Memorial Hospital proudly announces its approval of accreditation status by Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) for the Sleep Lab service.

Sepsis is a medical emergency that requires urgent attention and rapid treatment for survival. More specifically, sepsis is a serious complication of a blood infection and is the body’s overwhelming response to the infection. 

Candace Fair of Perryville peruses the items up for silent auction at the Healthy Living event at the Senior Center in Perryville on Saturday. The event featured many booths and stations that raised money for the Healthy Living support group that helped people make healthy eating and exercis…

 Perry County Women’s Center hosted a meet and greet event at The Vintage Room on Thursday to introduce the newest members of its team to the community. 

ST. LOUIS — The Washington University and Barnes-Jewish Transplant Center recently reached a significant milestone when surgeons performed the 5,000th adult kidney transplant. The kidney transplant program is one of the largest in the nation and is renowned for its excellent patient outcomes. 

Amber Bishop has been promoted from Cardiopulmonary Rehab Nurse Manager to Director of Nurses effective October 1, 2017.  Bishop joined Perry County Memorial Hospital in 2004 as a Registered Nurse after earning an Associates Degree in Nursing from Mineral Area College, Park Hills, MO.  In 20…

In an effort to add safety and security to area schools, athletes and sporting events, Dr. Joseph B. Byrne with Perry County Orthopedics & Sports Medicine recently presented automated electronic defibrillators, or AEDs, to four area schools.

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Commonly known as ALS, the condition is a progressive neurodegenerative disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord, and it is always fatal. The affected motor neurons deteriorate and the brain and spinal cord lose their ability to send signals to muscles, which begin to atrophy. As muscles lose nourishment, those affected lose their ability to speak, move, eat and breathe. The average life expectancy of those afflicted with ALS is two to five years, and there is no cure.

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Project Fit America is a charity that works alongside educators to create opportunities for kids to stay active and healthy. It offers fitness grants and programs to help fund resources such as equipment, teacher training and curriculum. The goal is not only to get students involved physically, but also nurture an environment in which children enjoy living a healthy lifestyle. For the past five years at Homer-Center Elementary, in Homer City, Pennsylvania, that opportunity to stay active has been the Lub Dub Run Club.