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July 27, 2012

McFarland Clinic is pleased to welcome Jeremy Fields, MD to the Gastroenterology Department located at 1215 Duff Avenue. Dr. Fields will begin seeing patients in August. Dr. Fields received his medical degree from the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor and completed an internal medicine residency at the...
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July 24, 2012

Barb Wheelock, McFarland Clinic physical therapist and avid runner, offers her top 5 tips for avoiding heat exhaustion while exercising outdoors in the summer heat.

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July 20, 2012

McFarland Clinic wants to ensure we’re doing all we can to empower our patients with tools for them to control their own health care. Now, with the introduction of the MyChart app for both Apple and Android devices, our patients have secure access to the benefits of our online patient...
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June 22, 2012

The team paddling sport of dragon boat racing has been around for the past 2000 years. This summer the William R. Bliss Cancer Center will sponsor its first pink dragon boat racing team by participating in the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash July 27 & 28 in Fort Dodge, Iowa....
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June 1, 2012

Providers and staff raised $635.00 during “McFarland Madness-Dollars for Denim” campaign this March. Proceeds were given to the Animal Rescue League in Marshalltown, which provides care, shelter and home placement for stray or unwanted animals. “McFarland Madness” was the inaugural quarterly campaign to raise funds for a local organization. Dollars...
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May 31, 2012

1 in every 3 women age 45 and older have issues with urinary incontinence. Loss of bladder control is a sensitive issue and can seem like a common problem in aging but in fact it isn’t. Many cases of incontinence are reversible with the proper diagnosis and treatment.

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May 24, 2012

Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in women across the world. Differences in age, important risk factors and symptoms are often reasons women are approached differently and treated less aggressively.

“Women generally present with cardiovascular disease about ten years later than men, and have more comorbidities,” says McFarland Clinic Cardiologist Stuart Christenson, MD. “Risk factors such as age, smoking and abnormal cholesterol seem to be particularly important in women.”

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May 23, 2012

The FDA has passed new labeling requirements for sunscreens to help consumers understand the products’ sun protection capabilities. Deadline delays mean these new requirements won’t go into effect until the end of this year. Don’t be confused this summer! Follow these guidelines when purchasing sunscreen and spending time outside to get the best protection!

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May 21, 2012

One in five Americans will develop skin cancer in their lifetime. Mohs Surgery is one way skin cancer can be detected and removed.

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May 18, 2012

Business owner Rick Brimeyer, of Ames, uses technology daily in his professional and personal life. From financial records to the household’s natural gas usage, he has a wealth of information right at his fingertips. So, when he learned about MyChart, a web portal for patients, at the McFarland Clinic North Ames open house in November 2010, he gladly signed up.

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