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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.

Read More about Patient Testimonial: Online Messaging Key MyChart Feature for Brimeyer

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. 

Read More about Preventive Health: Avoiding the Top Threats to Women's Health

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. 

Read More about Food Safety & the Farmers' Market

May 11, 2012

Safety Infographic: Work Accidents by the Number
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May 4, 2012

McFarland Clinic Pediatrician, John Paschen, MD answers questions about pertussis.

Read More about Physician Q&A: Pertussis

April 27, 2012

Barb Wheelock, McFarland Clinic physical therapist and avid runner, shares her tips for new runners on how to be smart, be strong, and be flexible with a new running program.

Read More about Beginners Tips to Healthy Running

April 24, 2012

According to an article on McFarland Clinic’s online library, Healthwise, in cases of infertility, the cause of the fertility problem is linked to the woman’s reproductive system 50 percent of the time and to the man’s reproductive system 35 percent of the time. In 10 out of every 100 cases of infertility, no known cause is discovered despite testing.

Read More about Infertility Awareness Week: Causes of Infertility

April 18, 2012

Fast Facts: Varicose Veins Varicose veins affect the quality of life for millions of Americans, and they go mostly unrecognized, and, as a result, untreated. Read the following fast facts on varicose veins to decide if you need to take action, and consider a consultation on your vein health with...
Read More about Understanding Your Vein Health & Free Screenings

April 11, 2012

Michelle Heim, DO, is a family medicine practitioner at the McFarland Clinic Carroll Office. She joined the clinic in August 2011. Why did you decide to become a family medicine practitioner? A career in the medical field was always something I aspired for. Family Practice was a natural selection for...
Read More about Q&A: Dr. Michelle Heim on Women's Health
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