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2023 Mar 30

The Public Health Emergency Is Ending: What Does This Mean for You?

2023-12-12T09:55:22-06:00March 30, 2023|Uncategorized|

COVID-19 Public Health Emergency is set to expire on May 11, 2023. The US Government has indicated that they do not intend to renew it. What does this mean? The public health emergency has allowed the government to provide people with Covid-19 tests, vaccines, and treatments at no charge. Now that the Public Health Emergency is ending, these COVID [...]

2021 Jan 26

FLU Testing

2023-12-12T09:55:22-06:00January 26, 2021|Flu|

We offer influenza testing for $40. The results are available in 10 minutes, and if you test positive we can prescribe the antiviral Tamiflu (oseltamivir) for you. This medication reduces symptom severity and duration of influenza. Flu tests are available at our Larsen-Mayer (3825 39th Ave) and Racine (5220 Washington Ave) locations. Flu testing and treatment is for adults only. [...]

2021 Jan 18

COVID Vaccines: Walk-in, No Appointment Needed!

2023-12-18T13:23:24-06:00January 18, 2021|COVID, Vaccination|

Updated Dec 18, 2023. The updated 2023 boosters are currently available for those 12 and older. Please bring your insurance card(s). You may fill out the consent form in advance or upon your arrival. The locations below offer COVID vaccines during business hours (Walk-in, No Appointment Needed): Vaccine Clinic at your Organization [...]

2020 Jul 9

Senior Health: You’re Never Too Old to Get Cavities

2023-12-12T09:55:24-06:00July 9, 2020|Lifestyle|

Tooth decay isn’t just a problem for children. It can happen as long as you have natural teeth. Dental plaque, a sticky film of bacteria, can build up on teeth. Plaque produces acids that, over time, eat away at the tooth’s hard outer surface and create a cavity. Even teeth that already have fillings are at risk. Plaque can build [...]

2019 Dec 19

Nut Consumption Tied to Less Annual Weight Gain, Obesity

2023-12-12T09:55:24-06:00December 19, 2019|Nutrition|

According to a study published on September 23rd in BMJ Nutrition, Prevention, and Health, people who regularly consume nuts tend to be at less risk of obesity and extreme weight gain. This information comes from researchers from the Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston who looked at three separate independent cohort studies with more than 140,000 [...]

2019 Aug 1

Did You Know: Bone-Density Testing

2023-12-12T09:55:25-06:00August 1, 2019|Lifestyle|

A bone-density test helps determine if you have osteoporosis, a disease that causes bones to become more fragile and more likely to break. In the past, osteoporosis could be detected only after you broke a bone. By that time, however, your bones could be quite weak. A bone density test enhances the accuracy of calculating your risk of breaking bones. [...]

2019 Jun 20

Poison Control: Talk to Your Family

2023-12-12T09:55:26-06:00June 20, 2019|Lifestyle|

The best way to prevent poisoning at home is to think about it and take precautions before an emergency occurs. That includes talking with your family. • Never call medicine “candy.” This can be confusing to children. • Remind family members that certain everyday products, such as household cleaning solutions, can be poisonous. • Explain that some poisons, such as [...]

2019 May 23

Grilled Pork Skewers

2023-12-12T09:55:26-06:00May 23, 2019|Nutrition|

Want to make a simple, delicious recipe for your next barbecue that will wow all of your guests? This is it. The marinade is super easy and the pork will turn out juicy and flavorful. If you don’t have a grill, don’t pass on this recipe. It will work just fine in the oven or on a grill pan on [...]

2019 May 8

Habits for Healthy Sleep

2023-12-12T09:55:27-06:00May 8, 2019|Lifestyle|

If you have insomnia, developing healthy sleep habits can make a big difference. These guidelines are especially important for people who can’t fall asleep or stay asleep regularly. These simple tips can improve sleep. • Stick to the same bedtime and wakeup time, even on the weekends. This helps to regulate your body’s clock and could help you fall asleep [...]

2019 Apr 25

Time for a Foot Checkup

2023-12-12T09:55:27-06:00April 25, 2019|Lifestyle|

In celebration of Foot Health Awareness Month, check your feet and ankles at home using these simple steps: • Skin: Check each foot for calluses, blisters or irritation. Now put your hand inside your shoe. Are there seams, tacks or rough places in the shoe that correspond to the areas of irritation, calluses or blisters? • Flexibility: To test ankle [...]

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