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National Rural Health Day is an opportunity to “Celebrate the Power of Rural” by honoring the selfless, community-minded, “can do” spirit that prevails in rural America.

It also gives us a chance to bring to light the unique healthcare challenges that rural citizens face – and showcase the efforts of rural healthcare providers, organizations like the West Virginia Rural Health Association, and others to address those challenges.

On Thursday, November 16, Boone Memorial Hospital in Madison will host National Rural Health Day events, including “Healthy You” sessions on diabetes education, drug awareness, tips for a healthy you, and “Walk With A Doc.”

All guests will receive a notebook and a bag.

You must RSVP for the Healthy You sessions by emailing, or calling 304-369-1230 Ext. 5506.

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