Health Tip June 22 – How does what I eat affect my heart?
The foods you eat can affect your weight, your hormones, and the health of your organs, including your heart. Eating a healthy diet can help reduce the risk of heart disease and stroke. View Full Article
Health Tip June 15, 2017 – 6 signs that its time to see a podiatrist
Many people will delay seeing a podiatrist or foot specialist for nagging foot problems until it’s too late. Many people wait to see a foot specialist simply because they don’t recognize the signs and symptoms of common foot problems… View Full Article
Health Tip June 8, 2017 – Vein Treatment
Varicose veins are swollen, ropey, gnarled veins that can cause throbbing pain, severe swelling, and heavy tired legs. This medical disorder affects 25 million Americans… Most of these people have suffered with varicose veins for decades…Endovascular Laser technique is a minimally invasive procedure that uses a small laser on a tube inserted into the vein. When the laser is fired, it heats the blood and vein wall, destroying and sealing the vein. This technique is effective in 9 out of 10 patients in treating the venous reflux disease. View Full Article Laser vein treatment is available at Community Medical Center in Falls City, NE. Click here to visit the Laser Vein page
Health Tip June 1, 2017 – Food Safety Tips for Outdoor Dining
The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics offers tips on preventing harmful food risks during outdoor summer get-togethers. Some recommendations, include: scrubbing the grill, thaw frozen meat in the fridge instead of on the counter, use different plates for raw and grilled food, and other helpful food safety tips. View Full Article
Health Tip May 25, 2017 – Facts about Cataract
If you, or a loved one, is having difficulty seeing clearly, an eye specialist, such as an Ophthalmologist, may find a cataract problem. Jill Grennan, MD provides Cataract care in Falls City monthly. According to The National Eye Institute, the most common symptoms of a cataract are: Cloudy or blurry vision, Colors seem faded, Glare from Headlights, lamps, or sunlight may appear too bright, or a halo may appear around lights, Poor night vision, Double vision or multiple images in one eye, Frequent prescription changes in your eyeglasses or contact lenses. View full Article View Specialty Clinic Calendar
Health Tip May 18, 2017 – Why would I Need to See an Orthopaedic Doctor?
“If you are experiencing any type of pain in your ankles, knees, hips, shoulders, or back, you should consider seeing an orthopaedic surgeon…The earlier you are able to get advice about a musculoskeletal issue, the sooner you may be able to start treating the problem. Early treatment prevents an issue from becoming even more severe. During an initial consultation with an orthopaedic doctor, he or she will isolate the problem, narrow down the cause of the issue, and explain your treatment options…Orthopaedic doctors use surgery as a last resort for musculoskeletal issues. They do everything that they can to delay it as long as possible in favor of less invasive treatment such as medication and physical therapy…” View full article
Health Tip May 11, 2017 – The Value of Having a Primary Care Doctor
“…integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs…and practicing in the context of family and community. Studies show that in states and areas of our country where there is more primary care, health outcomes are superior at a lower cost. People are less likely to be hospitalized, and there are lower death rates for cancer, heart disease and stroke. There are lower infant mortality rates, higher birth weights and higher immunization rates…” View full article