Articles written by Michele Bever Phd Mph Executive Director

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  • It's your only heart - Love on it!

    Michele Bever PhD MPH Executive Director|Feb 8, 2024

    Most people think of February as the month of love – and there are heart shapes everywhere to promote it! Please join me this month to focus on loving our own hearts. This February, during American Heart Month, I would like to pass along some tips for taking care of our hearts. I’ll also share some information about diabetes and our hearts. Why should we take care of our hearts? One answer is because cardiovascular diseases are affecting so many of us. Cardiovascular diseases are costing lives and impacting our families. There are also cos...

  • South Heartland District Health Department Confirmed COVID death brings total to 151

    Michele Bever PhD MPH Executive Director|Sep 15, 2022

    COVID-19 bivalent boosters available across the district SHDHD stresses importance of antiviral therapies Hastings, Neb – In the health department’s weekly health update on September 13, South Heartland District Health Department (SHDHD) executive director Michele Bever announced another death of a South Heartland resident attributed to COVID-19. This brings the total for the district to 151 since the beginning of the pandemic in March 2020. Bever said the death occurred within the last 4 months and was confirmed this week. Deaths are not cou...