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August 5, 2011

Severe heat and humidity have been gripping parts of the nation for the past month. In Iowa, heat indexes have continually surpassed 100 °F and, in some communities, reached 131 °F. High temperatures inhibit the body from maintaining normal temperatures, which can result in numerous illnesses ranging in severity. The...
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August 2, 2011

Jenny Pollard, of Ames, IA, has visited different doctors and specialists at McFarland Clinic. MyChart, a web portal for patients, makes it easy for her to keep track of who she has seen and communicate electronically with the various physician offices. “I first signed up for My Chart last fall...
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July 18, 2011

Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women worldwide; affecting more than 200,000 women newly diagnosed each year in the United States alone. Whether a friend, family member, co-worker or casual acquaintance, someone you know has likely been given this frightening diagnosis. Living with breast cancer can be...
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July 15, 2011

Vacation is a chance to experience a new culture, go sightseeing, spend time with family or friends and relax. While no one plans for getting sick or injured, sudden illnesses and accidents can happen. Planning ahead can help keep you and your family safe while vacationing. Preparation for a vacation...
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July 14, 2011

McFarland Clinic would like to welcome John Wheeler, MD, to the clinic. He will be joining the Allergy Department at the 1215 Duff Avenue Office in Ames. He started seeing patients in July. Dr. Wheeler, native of Viroqua Wisconsin, received his medical degree from the Medical School of International Health...
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June 17, 2011

When a couple is ready to get pregnant and start a family, any delay in these plans can be nerve-wracking, and the longer it takes to get pregnant, the more fertility problems become a consideration. Clinically, a couple is said to be experiencing infertility if they have been unable to...
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June 14, 2011

Good vision is an important part of performing daily tasks and overall health. The interaction between the cornea, lens and the retina is what creates good vision. Aging and disease processes can change the function of the lens over time. Cataracts are a common occurrence in the eyes of older...
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June 6, 2011

As people age, their bodies slowly change in appearance and function. When people reach age 70, they are more at risk of a cancer diagnosis. Cumulative environmental exposures, pre-existing genetic aberrations (any inherited genetic problems) and age related DNA changes could all be factors in why cancer diagnoses increase with...
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May 31, 2011

People choose to bike for a variety of reasons. Biking provides an alternative, more affordable mode of transportation, a great way to get healthy exercise, can relieve traffic congestion, reduce pollution and increase the livability of a community. Whether you bike to work or for recreation, wearing a helmet and...
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May 27, 2011

McFarland Clinic has over 250 health care professionals that provide care to patients throughout central-Iowa. An important part of the McFarland Clinic health care team is the mid-level providers. A mid-level provider can be a PA-C, physician assistant, certified, an ARNP, advanced registered nurse practitioner or a Certified Nurse Midwife,...
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