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The career of Lorraine Carolan – Part 1

This is part one of a series looking at the career of Lorraine Carolan, arguably the most influential healthcare provider in our community in modern times. She has served for over 50 years as a midwife, women’s health specialist, physician’s…

Carolyn Eldridge

“Birth is such an intimate time, and it often brings up stuff from our past, and if you have the right people with you, it can be healing. You can find a way to feel your energy and your power.”…

Fighting Back Against Breast Cancer

Photo by Sarah Cervantes on Unsplash Breast Cancer. We’ve all heard about it. We’ve seen the pink-washed products on the shelves and the Run for the Cure events. But just how common is breast cancer? Well as it turns out…

Go Red for Women

February is American Heart Month and Friday, February 1st is National “Wear Red” Day, which is a day that shows support and awareness of women’s heart health. Go Red for Women is an  American Heart Association’s initiative that raises awareness…

Know Your Lemons

Photo by Lukas from Pexels 1 out of 8 U.S. women will be diagnosed with breast cancer during their lifetime. Breast cancer can start long before a tumor is big enough to feel. Not having any breast lumps doesn’t rule out cancers that…

The people we serve – part 2

This is the second of two columns featuring comments by people who have used our District’s services. Read part 1 here. Hospital rehab services “Thank God for this place” says Johnny Jennings about Jerold Phelps Community Hospital. After several days…

Women’s Health Screenings

My first awareness of cervical cancer came when my grandmother was diagnosed with it in the early 1950s. She underwent a hysterectomy followed by radiation treatments, and she lived an active life for another 20 years. It was not until…