Health Notes

24/7 Help is Just a Click Away

August 14, 2017
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Illnesses don’t always wait for doctors’ offices and urgent care facilities to open. Small health concerns can take a turn for the worse at 2 a.m.: A hard-hitting flu bug A child’s fever spiking An itchy rash just won’t let you sleep But whether it’s 2 a.m., or simply “not worth the trip,” help is […]

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Knee Pain? What You Need to Know about Replacement

August 10, 2017
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Your knees are two of the most important joints in your body – required to perform most everyday tasks. So when the pain in your knees makes it difficult to simply maneuver through the day-to-day, it’s time to talk to your provider about options. At Methodist Physicians Clinic Orthopedics, knee replacement surgery is just about […]

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All Eyes on Nutrition

August 7, 2017
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When you’re cooking for one, nutrition sometimes is the last thing on your mind. But as we age, getting a healthy balance becomes more and more important. “As we age, it’s easy to forget certain dietary needs,” said Martha Nepper, PhD, RDN, LMNT, CDE, a dietitian at the Methodist Center for Diabetes and Nutritional Health. […]

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KETV Backpack Drive Boosts Donations for Area Children There’s Still Time to Give

August 4, 2017
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A cool breeze, sunny skies and a spirit of giving shone over Methodist Women’s Hospital as KETV, the Salvation Army and Methodist teamed up for the annual Back-to-School Backpack Donation Drive. The day is one everyone involved with the project looks forward to every year. During the drive at Methodist Women’s Hospital, families drop off […]

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Top Six Tips for a Happier, Healthier Back-to-School

July 31, 2017
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The big countdown is on! With just a few weeks left until the start of another school year, now is the time to start checking off your back-to-school “to-do” list. School clothes and supplies aren’t the only things your child needs to kick off another successful school year. Here are the top six health tips […]

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Good Sleep Essential for Back-to-School Success

July 24, 2017
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During the summer months, schedules tend to go out the window. The warm weather and late sunsets make for long, lazy days. For many kids, bedtimes get later and later. But now that the school year and it’s early wake-up times are just a few short weeks away, it’s time to snap things back into […]

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What About Select Sports? Avoiding Youth Injuries

July 21, 2017
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It’s that time of year again… Baseball seasons are winding down and those of us parents who have kids who play ball are already receiving emails, fliers and seeing ads in the paper for tryouts for 2018 select teams. The pressure is on to have your child play on the best select team in town. […]

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Testing Your Sunscreen IQ

July 17, 2017
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Now that summer is well under way, we may think we have this sun exposure thing down pat. But even here in the heart of the heat, sunscreen is still an essential part of staying summer safe. So how sun smart are you? We asked Dr. Shane Stephenson, a family medicine provider at Methodist Physicians […]

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Kind and Compassionate Nurse Truly Cares

July 14, 2017
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I came in for Methodist Reproductive Health Services this week, and the nurse that was assigned to me, Miranda, was absolutely AMAZING. She was so kind and compassionate. In the short amount of time that she was with me (only about two hours because the retrieval went great!), I could tell that she truly cares […]

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Physicals an Important Part of your Back to School Routine

July 10, 2017
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While it’s something you may not see on your official back-to-school checklist, an annual physical exam may be the most important step in ensuring a healthy, successful start to the school year. “It’s a good time to touch base,” said Dr. Jessica McCool, a family medicine provider at Methodist Physicians Clinic in Council Bluffs.

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