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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...
Read More about Patient Testimonial: Using MyChart to Access Health Record

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 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...
Read More about Dr. Wheeler: Allergist Joins McFarland Clinic

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...
Read More about Finding the Cause of Your Infertility

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...
Read More about Cataracts: Improving your Vision

May 13, 2011

May 1 marks the beginning of Melanoma/Skin Cancer Awareness Month across the nation. Each year the number of people diagnosed with melanoma increases – with an estimated 114,900 new cases in 2010 alone, says McFarland Clinic Dermatologist Daniel MacAlpine, MD. In recognition of this month and in preparation for summer,...
Read More about Skin Cancer: Detection and Prevention

May 3, 2011

What causes a woman to have a heavy period (menorrhagia)? Menorrhagia is an abnormally heavy and prolonged menstrual period at regular intervals. This condition may be present due to many different causes. The first step is to make sure that pregnancy is not the cause since a spontaneous miscarriage may...
Read More about Q&A with Dr. Jay Swanson: Heavy Periods

April 18, 2011

As the mercury continues to climb this spring, people begin working in their yard and frequenting parks all in preparation for a summer full of outdoor fun. But for those who suffer from spring allergies, warmer temperatures often mean enjoying the weather while managing their symptoms. Allergies (allergic rhinitis) occur...
Read More about Enjoy the Weather: Tips to Managing Spring Allergies

April 14, 2011

In 1998, then 37-year-old actor Michael J. Fox revealed to the public that he had Parkinson’s disease. Through his revelation, this silent, debilitating disease that affects 1 million people in the United States was suddenly brought into the homes of everyone in America. Parkinson’s is a progressive, neurological disease that...
Read More about Parkinson's Difficult to Diagnose and Manage
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