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March 16, 2011

The gradual loss of kidney function is called chronic kidney disease or failure. When this occurs, a patient’s kidneys are damaged and left unable to filter waste and excess fluids from the blood that are normally emitted through urine. As a result, dangerous levels of waste and fluid to build...
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March 7, 2011

Permanent hair removal is an intriguing option for those ready to forgo the ongoing routine of shaving, waxing, tweezing, etc., to achieve the smooth skin they desire. At McFarland Clinic, the Dermatology Department offers a laser hair removal treatment using the LightSheer laser, a laser that destroys hair follicles while...
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January 7, 2011

By: Amy Stark , PT, DPT, McFarland Clinic Webster City Physical Therapy Do icy sidewalks and parking lots have you worried about getting out and about for fear of falling? Have you experienced back pain after shoveling snow? Here are some tips for a safer, more enjoyable winter. There are...
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January 4, 2011

Often people say they have the stomach flu, little do they know that this is not actually caused by the influenza viruses. People who have the stomach flu have what is called gastroenteritis. “Gastroenteritis is an inflammation of the stomach, small and large intestines, which can be caused by various...
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December 29, 2010

McFarland Clinic Explains: Eyes: Disorders, Symptoms and Treatments Receiving routine eye exams or screening can detect damage to the eye before a patient visually or physically notices any changes. If caught early enough, treatment usually helps several common eye disorders and problems. Dr. Nicolas Hamouche, a McFarland Clinic Ophthalmologist, explains...
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December 22, 2010

Worried about holiday weight gain? With New Year’s resolutions just around the corner, you might be regarding any upcoming holiday eating as your last hoorah before getting your gym membership, or maybe you’re thinking about the holiday meals as a great time to get started on the resolutions early. If...
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December 7, 2010

Dr. Donald Skinner, family medicine physician, took some time to discuss what meningitis is and how it affects people. “Meningitis is inflammation and usually infection of the lining of the brain and spinal cord,” said Dr. Skinner. “As in most infections the young and elderly are at greatest risk but...
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December 7, 2010

One of the newer advancements in physical therapy treatment is the use of the Nintendo Wii in patient therapy sessions. The McFarland Clinic North Ames Physical Therapy department is the first McFarland location to offer the Wii. “McFarland Physical Therapy strives to provide the most current treatment options for our...
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December 7, 2010

The 6th annual McFarland Clinic Turkey Food Drive kicked off on Friday, December 3. McFarland Clinic and the “Mystery Turkey” rallied together to benefit MICA of Story County. The clinic as a whole donated 6,952 items and an additional cash donation of $1,083.23. The Turkey Food Drive is a McFarland...
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November 11, 2010

Melanoma is one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer. A self exam should begin with the ABCDE’s of melanoma. Look for danger signs in pigmented lesions of the skin. Consult a dermatologist immediately if any of your moles or pigmented spots exhibits one or more of the following: A:...
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