COVID-19 Updates

Vaccine sites available in Rush County

Rush County, IN. Free Covid Vaccine Sites Covid-19 vaccines are being offered through a collaboration between the Rush County Health Department, Rush Memorial Hospital at the RMH Walk-in Care, Rushville Pharmacy and Kroger Pharmacy.  All vaccine appointments may be made by visiting ourshot.in.gov or by calling 211. Anyone age 16 […]

Is “Covid Brain” Real?  

  • Woman experiencing confusion looking at a laptop

Is “Covid Brain” Real?   Many patients who appear to be fully recovered from relatively mild cases of COVID-19 are reporting a condition that is informally titled “Covid Brain” or “Covid Fog”.  Reported symptoms include confusion, poor short-term memory, poor concentration, sleep disturbance, fatigue and trouble remembering words. In severe cases, patients have even experienced delusions. These […]

UVC Light Helps Disinfect RMH Emergency Room and Other Patient Areas 

  • Coronavirus Moonbeam Equipment Cleaning Room

At RMH, we know that the safety of our patients depends on the cleanliness of our facility. This is why we have invested in cutting edge disinfection technology that uses UVC light to break down the genetic material of viruses and bacteria. UVC disinfection, which follows traditional cleaning, adds a second layer of protection for our patients.   […]

Staying Active During COVID-19 

  • Woman walking in a park

Those at greatest risk from COVID-19 frequently have other health concerns, including old age, auto-immune diseases, obesity, diabetes and heart conditions. Physical activity can improve function and reduce pain for many of these conditions. Unfortunately, social distancing and quarantining can make it harder than ever to find opportunities to exercise.   Here are a few tips for remaining physically active in spite of these difficulties:   Shorten your workout. This may sound […]

COVID-19 Vaccine Update

Beginning  Friday, January 8, individuals age 80 and above will be added to the list of those able to receive the Covid-19 vaccine. Previously, this group had included only patient-facing healthcare workers and those who live in long-term care facilities.  Appointment and vaccine information is located at https://ourshot.in.gov.  Assistance with scheduling […]

Avoiding Healthcare Isn’t Healthy

According to a survey recently conducted by the US Census, 40% of Americans and 38.9% of Hoosiers are delaying medical care. This is bad news for primary care, which focuses on helping manage chronic diseases and prevent illnesses through vaccinations, screenings and other preventative care measures.  If left untreated, chronic […]

Pets and Their People

If you’ve been stuck at home lately due to Covid-19, there’s a good chance you’ve been spending more quality time with your pet. There’s an even better chance that this quality time has been good for your health. Pets can contribute to human health in a number of ways. From […]

Cool Indiana “Staycations”

With the recent uptick in Covid-19 numbers, enjoying a “staycation”, as opposed to a “vacation” is looking better all the time. When spending days off at home, instead of in a hotel by the beach, for instance, the challenge is to find something fun to do close by that doesn’t […]

Tips for Wearing a Mask in Summer

For those of us who like to shop in Indianapolis, wearing a mask this summer isn’t optional; it’s a requirement. When wearing a mask in the heat, keep these tips in mind to minimize your discomfort: Know when a mask is not necessary. If you’re outdoors and social distancing by […]

Understanding the Covid-19 Antibody Test

A positive (or Reactive) Covid-19 antibody test means that the person being tested has been exposed to Covid-19. A negative (or Non-Reactive) test means that the person being tested has not been exposed to Covid-19. Antibodies are the body’s way of defending itself against disease. With many diseases, scientists know […]