Healthy and safe community by Bill Kurtycz

The Richland Family Health Center is a federally qualified health center under the umbrella of Hyndman Area Health Center Inc. Our mission is to promote health and wellness to our patient population by providing patient-centered care that promotes engagement between the patient and the provider, leading to positive health care outcomes. Read More...


Limiting harms of addictive behavior by: Dr. Jeanne Spencer

Most persons suffering from addiction are well aware that stopping the use of the addictive substance is in their best interest. Many have tried to quit before. Often multiple times. Something within either the person or their environment keeps them coming back to the addictive behavior. Efforts to stop the addictive behavior are very important


The consequences of driving impaired by William T. Hines Jr.

December is National Impaired Driving Prevention Month. Traditionally, beginning in November and throughout the full month of December, an increasing number of Americans take to the roads, traveling to visit and celebrate with friends and family during the holiday season. Often, these holiday celebrations include alcohol service and consumption. Read More...


Vaping problem hasn’t gone away by Diana Mihalcik

Prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, the United States was experiencing another pandemic with our youth, a vaping pandemic. As of Feb. 18, there were 2,807 Americans who had been hospitalized due to EVALI (E-cigarette, or Vaping, product use Associated Lung Injury). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported cases and/or deaths from all 50


Substance abuse prevention starts at home by Greg Neugebauer

October is National Substance Abuse Prevention Month. An entire month is set aside to highlight what is really a year-round and lifelong commitment to preventing substance abuse. Whether it is in our own personal lives or in the lives of our children, we all have a role to play in preventing substance abuse. Read More...

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