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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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December 9, 2011

McFarland Clinic would like to welcome Jodi Goldsberry, MD, to the clinic. She joined the Adult Medicine Department at the 1215 Duff Avenue Office in Ames. She began seeing patients in December. Dr. Goldsberry received her medical degree from the University of Iowa, Carver College of Medicine. She then completed...
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December 1, 2011

If you participate in a flexible spending account (FSA) through your employer, now is the perfect time to use those dollars to cover an annual eye exam or save on a new pair of eyeglasses, contacts or prescription sunglasses. Eye exams can be made with an ophthalmologist or optometrist, who...
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November 15, 2011

Mary Greeley Medical Center will offer the public an opportunity to get hands-on experience with the latest in minimally invasive, robotic surgical technology on Monday, Nov. 21. A da Vinci mobile surgical simulator robot will be in the South Prairie room of the Gateway Hotel from 10:30 a.m. to 6...
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November 15, 2011

Are people constantly asking if you are tired even though you feel well rested? Eyes are often the first area to show signs of aging, so imperfections such as excess eyelid skin/bags underneath the eyes result in comments about looking tired. Excess eyelid skin (dermatochalasis), droopy eyelids and eyelids that...
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November 9, 2011

Mary Jo Schmerr knows about healthcare. Aside from being a patient at McFarland Clinic, her research at Iowa State University allows her to observe healthcare practices in hospitals around the globe. So in 2009 when Mary Jo decided it was time for two total knee replacements, she knew the care...
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November 2, 2011

McFarland Clinic is in the process of transitioning to new software for appointment scheduling and business office functions to better serve our patients. If you have an appointment after November 8, please Arrive 15 minutes early at our check-in/business office desk Bring a current copy of your insurance card to...
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October 26, 2011

On October 24, Heather Allen celebrated her 31st birthday. Turning 31 isn’t always considered a milestone, but after the year she had, Heather and her family had reason to celebrate. Last year, four days before she turned 30, Heather was diagnosed with inflammatory breast cancer. Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is...
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