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July 31, 2012

In the past 20 years, there has been a dramatic increase in obesity inthe United States. In Iowa alone, the percent of obese people has risento nearly 30 percent. Perhaps more alarming is that since 1988, obesityrates among children and adolescents have nearly tripled.

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July 31, 2012

Firas Salti, MD of the McFarland Vein Clinic and Adult Medicine Department recently passed his boards with the American Board of Phlebology. This certification demonstrates Dr. Salti’s commitment and expertise to vein health. He is also board certified in internal medicine. Dr. Salti offers cosmetic and medical treatment of leg...
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July 31, 2012

Life is Bliss, the William R. Bliss Cancer Center dragon boat racing team, competed in its first race on July 28, 2012 at the Badger Lake Dragon Boat Bash in Fort Dodge. The 20-member team included breast cancer survivors and staff from Mary Greeley Medical Center and McFarland Clinic. The...
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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 healthcare. 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 portal...
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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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