EMS in Rural WI

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The Past, The Present, and Challenges of the Future…

November is National Diabetes Month

diabetesMonthNovember is National Diabetes Month. In 2010, approximately 26 million persons in the United States had diabetes, and an estimated 79 million adults had prediabetes (1). Testing for diabetes is recommended for adults with certain risk factors, including being aged ≥45 years, being overweight or obese, having a family history of diabetes or a history of gestational diabetes, and being physically inactive (2). Persons with diabetes can take steps to control the disease and prevent complications, and those with prediabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes through weight loss and physical activity (1,3). [Read more…]

November is Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month

alzheimersAwarenessMonthAlzheimer’s is a type of dementia that causes problems with memory, thinking and behavior. Symptoms usually develop slowly and get worse over time, becoming severe enough to interfere with daily tasks.

Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia, a general term for memory loss and other intellectual abilities serious enough to interfere with daily life. Alzheimer’s disease accounts for 50 to 80 percent of dementia cases. [Read more…]

Breast Cancer Awarness Month

For the month of October, the staff at Richland County EMS will once again be donning pink shirts for breast cancer awareness.

Breast cancer is the second leading cancer in women, behind skin cancer. Usually breast cancer either begins in the cells of the lobules, which are the milk-producing glands, or the ducts, the passages that drain milk from the lobules to the nipple. Less commonly, breast cancer can begin in the stromal tissues, which include the fatty and fibrous connective tissues of the breast.

There are steps every person can take to help the body stay as healthy as possible and lower risk of breast cancer or a breast cancer recurrence such as maintaining a healthy weight, not smoking, limiting alcohol, and exercising regularly.

Richland County EMS would like to remind everyone of the importance of early detection, and encourage every woman to be proactive and schedule regular check-ups with their doctor.

Hillsboro Area Spaghetti Dinner

Hillsboro Area Ambulance Service

Spaghetti Dinner @ Hillsboro Community Center


Wednesday, October 16th
4:30PM – 8:00PM

$7 All you can eat!

Kids 5 and under FREE

Donations always welcome and appreciated.

Proceeds go toward the purchase of an EKG machine in the Ambulance.



Lymphoma Awareness Month

September is Lymphoma Awareness Month

limeGreenRibbonSeptember is Lymphoma Awareness Month. And it’s a great occasion to spread information about this illness to everyone. Lymphoma is a cancer of lymph cells – a type of blood cell. It is not a very common cancer, but a very important one, because it affects many young people – those who should be living a long and healthy life. The National Cancer Institute in the US estimates that about 63,000 individuals will be diagnosed with and 18,600 will die of non-Hodgkin lymphoma in the US in 2007. Another 8,000 individuals will be diagnosed with and 1,000 die of Hodgkin lymphoma this year. Lime green in the awareness color of Lymphoma.

How to Interact and Treat Patients with Dementia

How to Interact and Treat Patients with Dementia Presentation



Richland County EMS presents
Dr. Kim Petersen, MD
on October 9th in Pippin Hall 1
from 7:30 – 8:30pm

Information will be presented on how to interact and treat patients with Dementia.

Refreshments will be provided. Seating is limited so please RSVP to Jeanne at 608-647-6474 by October 1st, 2013.

National Immunization Awareness Month

National Immunization Awareness Month

immunizationMonthLogoVaccines (shots) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and co-workers to get caught up on their shots.

Vaccines (shots) help prevent dangerous and sometimes deadly diseases. National Immunization Awareness Month is the perfect time to promote vaccines and remind family, friends, and co-workers to get caught up on their shots.

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UV Safety Month

uvSafetyMonthUV Safety Month

The skin is the body’s largest organ. It protects against heat, sunlight, injury, and infection. Yet, some of us don’t consider the necessity of protecting our skin.

It’s just smart to take good care of your skin

The need to protect your skin from the sun has become very clear over the years, supported by several studies linking overexposure to the sun with skin cancer. The harmful ultraviolet rays from both the sun and indoor tanning “sunlamps” can cause many other complications besides skin cancer – such as eye problems, a weakened immune system, age spots, wrinkles, and leathery skin.
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EMS Week Trivia… Historical Facts

EMS Week Trivia… Historical Facts

It was 45 years ago when President Ford signed the first EMS Week proclamation, designating a time for the nation to celebrate the EMT and paramedic as well as an opportunity to educate the public about the critical role of EMS in the community.  A lot has changed since President Ford first recognized the importance of EMS.  Here is historical data outlining the roots and changes of EMS…

Did you Know…

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