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April 27, 2012

Barb Wheelock, McFarland Clinic physical therapist and avid runner, shares her tips for new runners on how to be smart, be strong, and be flexible with a new running program.

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April 24, 2012

According to an article on McFarland Clinic’s online library, Healthwise, in cases of infertility, the cause of the fertility problem is linked to the woman’s reproductive system 50 percent of the time and to the man’s reproductive system 35 percent of the time. In 10 out of every 100 cases of infertility, no known cause is discovered despite testing.

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April 18, 2012

Fast Facts: Varicose Veins Varicose veins affect the quality of life for millions of Americans, and they go mostly unrecognized, and, as a result, untreated. Read the following fast facts on varicose veins to decide if you need to take action, and consider a consultation on your vein health with...
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April 11, 2012

Michelle Heim, DO, is a family medicine practitioner at the McFarland Clinic Carroll Office. She joined the clinic in August 2011. Why did you decide to become a family medicine practitioner? A career in the medical field was always something I aspired for. Family Practice was a natural selection for...
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April 6, 2012

Shingles is a painful skin rash that appears in a band somewhere on your body or face The virus that causes shingles is the same virus that leads to chickenpox, called the varicella-zoster virus After being exposed to the virus, either through exposure to someone with chickenpox or by receiving...
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April 3, 2012

This week's Expert Answer is from Peggy Lewis, diabetes educator for McFarland Clinic in Marshalltown, IA. An individual can delay or prevent the onset of type 2 Diabetes through a healthy lifestyle. Below are suggestions that may be helpful. Eat Healthy: Learn about carbohydrates and fat, learn to read the...
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February 18, 2012

Dr. Bryan Warme was a team physician for the NY Giants, the year they won the Superbowl. During his Sports Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, he was chosen to help take care of the NY Giants during their Super Bowl XLVI Championship season. Read...
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February 10, 2012

The Ames Blue Zones Project Advisory Board received confirmation today that Ames has been selected as a finalist for a Blue Zones demonstration community. Officials from Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Healthways, sponsors of the Blue Zones Project in Iowa, contacted members of the community coalition on Friday...
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February 3, 2012

Iowa Governor Brandstad has set a goal of making Iowa the healthiest state in the nation by the year 2016. What is the Blue Zones Project? Blue Zones Project is a collaboration between Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield and Healthways to help make Iowa #1 in the nation for...
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January 3, 2012

In 2005 the McFarland Clinic Pediatric Department in Ames was selected to participate in a ten-month program to help develop the guidelines and forms in practice for the Bright Futures program. The mission of Bright Futures is to improve the health of the nation’s children, families and communities. From this...
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