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Health ed session focuses on heavy periods

Women are invited to a free presentation by an obstetrician and gynecologist on a procedure that health professionals said can help decrease or end a condition that affects about a quarter of women, according to Edgerton Hospital.

The health education event on endometrial ablation by Dr. Dale Rozeboom will take place at Edgerton Hospital on July 17 at 6 p.m.

About 20 to 25 percent of women suffer from heavy periods that interfere with work, social and everyday life, the hospital said. 

Man hit by lightning hospitalized

Man hit by lightning hospitalized

A Janesville man struck by lightning Monday afternoon is in critical condition at Mercy Hospital and Trauma Center.

Witnesses told Janesville police they saw Gaylin Edwards, 63, get out of his vehicle on Highway 14 near Interstate 39/90 at about 5:15 p.m. when he collapsed. Police said he fell unconscious with a head injury.

Operators of a private ambulance and an off-duty nurse were driving just a couple of cars behind Edwards when they saw him laying unconscious in the middle of the highway, and they started CPR.

Mercy Hospital's EMS Director Jay MacNeal said early response time can make all the difference.

"The early CPR is what really gives people the maximum chance of survival, and again, I think that the Paritech Ambulance crews, the Janesville fire and our ER staff here, everyone did an excellent job," MacNeal said. "The physicians are providing great care and doing the best to protect him neurologically, and we are hopeful that he will recover."

Officials cut ribbon to open hospital's Healing Garden

Officials cut ribbon to open hospital's Healing Garden

Edgerton Hospital dedicated its Healing Garden with a ceremony and community celebration last week.

Guests enjoyed music by Edgerton students, yoga demonstrations and tours of the garden on June 4. After a brief presentation by key hospital staff, the ribbon was cut and a blessing was given by Father Dave Timmerman and Pastor Jim Johnson.

Edgerton Hospital Foundation Director Bonnie Robinson said a healing environment can contribute to the well-being of patients with medical issues, as well as help healthy people in the community maintain their good health. 

Edgerton hospital to dedicate healing garden

Edgerton hospital to dedicate healing garden

Edgerton Hospital's Healing Garden will be dedicated on June 4 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at the hospital.

Organizers encouraged the community to attend the event, which will include a ribbon cutting, blessing, garden tours, light refreshments, live music by students from the Edgerton school district, fitness demonstrations and the opportunity to visit with key hospital staff.

The Healing Garden, which has been under development since the hospital's opening in 2011, is near completion and now allows access to visitors from the outside.

The Healing Garden is open to the community and aims to reduce stress, offer opportunities for wellness activities and help people feel at ease.

Officials said the garden offers accessible walking paths, water features, quiet areas for contemplation, a pavilion and a myriad of therapeutic plantings. Hiking trails are also open to the community.

Dr. hosts free health event on sleep disorders

A free health education event next month will focus on problems affecting sleep. 

According to the National Institute of Neurologic Disorders and Stroke, 40 million Americans suffer from chronic long-term sleep disorders.

Edgerton Hospital's Medical director of sleep, Dr. Mouhammed Rihawi, will host a free discussion on the topic at the hospital on May 1 at 6 p.m. 

Sleep disorders can include sleep apnea, insomnia, restless leg syndrome, narcolepsy and sleep terrors. Treatment plans can be determined by a sleep study, which is an overnight diagnostic test monitored by a technologist.

Participants will be able to speak directly with Rihawi. To register call 608-884-1607 or visit www.edgertonhospital.com.

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Local athletes, Edgerton Hospital rally to fight cervical cancer

Local athletes, Edgerton Hospital rally to fight cervical cancer

On Feb. 27, Edgerton Hospital, the Edgerton High School girls’ varsity basketball team, cheerleaders and Evansville High School will partner to raise awareness of cervical cancer. The event will take place during the girls’ varsity game, which begins at 7 p.m. at Edgerton High School. The community is invited to attend and encouraged to wear teal and white to show support. A 50/50 raffle will be held and proceeds will be donated to the Wisconsin Women's Health Foundation. Medical staff from Edgerton Hospital will be on hand to provide cervical cancer education and prevention tips.

According to the American Cancer Society, more than 12,000 women will be diagnosed with cervical cancer in 2014, and 4,000 will die. The good news is that cervical cancer can often be detected early, and even prevented through regular PAP tests. And if it’s found early, cervical cancer is one of the most successfully treatable cancers.

Healthy lunch event to raise heart disease awareness

Healthy lunch event to raise heart disease awareness

Edgerton Hospital, along with WomenHeart support group, is planning a program that aims to raise awareness of heart disease in women.

According to the CDC, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack and 600,000 people die from heart disease in the United States each year. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both women and men, but it is preventable and controllable.

During a luncheon at the hospital on Feb. 7, the hospital will celebrate national "Go Red for Women" campaign with a multi-disciplinary physician panel as well as a panel of women heart disease survivors.

The group will educate and answer questions while participants enjoy a healthy, delicious lunch, goodie bags and a chance to win door prizes.

Tickets are $10 and guests are asked to register by calling 884-1609 or online at www.edgertonhospital.com.