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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. Earlydetection of cancerous cells increases the likelihood of a cure. MohsSurgery is one way skin cancer can be detected and removed. Learn moreabout Mohs Surgery from McFarland Clinic Dermatologist and Mohs Surgeon Leslie Christenson, MD.

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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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May 18, 2012

Heart Disease, cancer, stroke, chronic lower respiratory diseases, and Alzheimer’s disease are the leading causes of death among women in the United States – 64% of deaths among females in 2009 were attributed to one of these causes according to the Centers for Disease Control. Yet there’s much women can do to lower their risk of being impacted by these threats. Take charge by clicking on "prevention tips" under any of the top causes to learn tips to implement in your life. 

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May 15, 2012

Test your knowledge of food allergies with our True or False article with Allergist Dr. John Wheeler. Click on the statements featured in this article to learn if they are true or false.

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May 14, 2012

Farmers’ markets across the state opened this month, bringing fresh, local produce to the fingertips of community members. Yet raw produce, whether bought at a grocery store or the farmers' market, can carry bacteria or viruses that will make you sick, and it's important to remember food safety tips when shopping for food at your local market. 

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