Aromatherapy makes ‘scents’ at Alliance Community Hospital

Aromatherapy at Alliance Community Hospital (ACH)

Review Photo/Kevin Graff

The following article appeared in today’s Alliance Review

Aromatherapy makes ‘scents’ at Alliance Community Hospital

By Shannon Harsh – The Review – Published: March 27, 2013 3:00AM

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Diabetes Awareness Group Meeting

Do you, or someone you know, have Diabetes?

Join us on Wednesday, April 3, 2013, for a FREE Diabetes Awareness Group Meeting!

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Therapy dog leaves big imprint on ACH patients and staff

Therapy dog at Alliance Community Hospital

Review Photo/Kevin Graff

The following article appeared in today’s Alliance Review

Therapy dog leaves big imprint on ACH patients and staff

By Shannon Harsh – The Review – Published: March 19, 2013 3:00AM

Steppin’ Out & Swinging with Hospice Dance 2013

On Friday, March 15, 2013, our second annual “Steppin’ Out & Swinging with Hospice Dance” was held at Don Ponchos, a local Mexican restaurant. Hospital departments put together gorgeous baskets for the Silent Auction. Basket themes included:  Girls Day Out,  Dining Out,  Therapy Gardening Basket, various Pet themed baskets, New Baby basket, Disney Basket, Easter Basket, Wine Basket and many more!

Jimmy and the Soul Blazers provided musical entertainment while our guests danced the night away.

During the course of the evening, a Live Auction was also held. Some of these items included:  A Tandem Skydive, Hot Air Balloon Ride, Panera Bread for a year, an Overnight Stay at the Marriott Hotel in Pittsburgh, and 2 season tickets for the 2013 University of Mount Union football games.

 Thank you to everyone who helped us put on this wonderful event.

‘Steppin’ Out & Swinging with Hospice’ dance and auction set for Friday

The following article appeared in today’s Alliance Review.

‘Steppin’ Out & Swinging with Hospice’  dance and auction set for Friday – Hospice patient gives back to program with gift of afghan

By Shannon Harsh – The Review – Published: March 13, 2013 3:00AM

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Could you be a risk for Colon Cancer?

Could you be at risk for Colon Cancer? Take our risk assessment now! http://www.achosp.org/patient-services/center-for-digestive-health/are-you-at-risk-for-colon-cancer

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more about Colon Cancer and the importance of Screening for Colon Cancer HERE. During screenings, the doctor will look for polyps (pah-lips) or signs of cancer. Polyps are small growths that can become cancerous over time.

Your doctor will decide how often you will need to be tested, usually once every 10 years, or sooner depending on your personal risk for colon cancer. It’s important for you to talk with your doctor to understand your risk for colon cancer, the guidelines you should follow for testing, and whether you need to start having the tests at age 50 or earlier.

Regular colorectal cancer testing is one of the most powerful weapons for preventing colorectal cancer or finding it early, when it is easier to treat.

Removing polyps can help prevent colorectal cancer from ever starting. Cancers found in an early stage (while they are small and before they have spread) are more easily treated. Nine out of 10 people whose colon cancer was discovered early will be alive 5 years later, and many will live a normal life span.

All too often, people don’t have regular screening tests done. This allows the cancer can grow and spread without being noticed, like a silent invader. Early on, colorectal cancer typically doesn’t have symptoms. And in many cases, by the time an individual has symptoms, the cancer is advanced and very hard to treat.

To find out if you could be at a higher risk for Colon Cancer,  answer a few short questions HERE.