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April 6, 2012

Shingles is a painful skin rash that appears in a band somewhere on your body or face The virus that causes shingles is the same virus that leads to chickenpox, called the varicella-zoster virus After being exposed to the virus, either through exposure to someone with chickenpox or by receiving...
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April 3, 2012

This week's Expert Answer is from Peggy Lewis, diabetes educator for McFarland Clinic in Marshalltown, IA. An individual can delay or prevent the onset of type 2 Diabetes through a healthy lifestyle. Below are suggestions that may be helpful. Eat Healthy: Learn about carbohydrates and fat, learn to read the...
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February 18, 2012

Dr. Bryan Warme was a team physician for the NY Giants, the year they won the Superbowl. During his Sports Fellowship at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, he was chosen to help take care of the NY Giants during their Super Bowl XLVI Championship season. Read...
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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 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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