Covid-19

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 […]

Understanding Covid-19 Treatments

A Brief Explanation from Rush Memorial Hospital When researchers first found treatments that could attack the virus that causes Covid-19 itself, these treatments were in very short supply. They were only available on a limited basis in major hospitals where the outbreak was the most severe. They were totally unavailable […]

Understanding Covid-19 testing

Within a year of the arrival of Covid-19, the United States has developed several Covid-19 tests, multiple treatments and several vaccines. It’s not surprising that patients become confused about what service or treatment is appropriate for which situation. This article is the first of a two-part series designed to help […]

UVC Light Helps Disinfect RMH Emergency Room and Other Patient Areas 

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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 

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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 […]

RMH Brings First Phase of Covid-19 Vaccine to Rush and Henry Counties

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Beginning this Friday, December 18, Rush Memorial Hospital will begin distributing limited supplies of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine to healthcare workers in Rush and Henry Counties. RMH is one of 51 Indiana hospitals chosen to participate in Phase 1 A of the voluntary vaccination program. In planning for our role […]