Archives for November 2015

What is your favorite Christmas memory?

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! With that in mind we recently asked a some of our staff to share their best Christmas memories.  Merry Christmas!

Great American Smokeout

Every November the American Cancer Society Great American Smokeout is recognized on the third Thursday of the month with the hope of encouraging smokers to quit for the last time.  OAHS wants to help you succeed in your fight against smoking. If you are interested in quitting please call 320-839-6157 to set up your free smoking cessation consultation with Dr. Bob Ross.

Our staff will help you quit like a champion.

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November Schedule for the Clinton Clinic

Did you know that three of our providers see patients at the Clinton Clinic? We understand the importance of having quality health care that is conveniently located.  With that in mind, each month we will be posting the office hours for the Clinton Clinic in this space.
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American Diabetes Month

Back Row: Jon Rogers, Lynn Vangsness, Kelly Rademacher, Jessica Vanhoorn, Neva Foster, Kristine Meyer and Kim McCrea Middle Row: Dee Strege Liz Sorenson, Diane Wolff, Kris Ninneman Front Row: Brittany Swigerd and Natasha Hynnek Not Pictured: Meg Scholberg, Kate Welberg, Kris Redfield, Melissa Sletten, and Jeanette Felton

Back Row: Jon Rogers, Lynn Vangsness, Kelly Rademacher, Jessica Vanhoorn, Neva Foster, Kristine Meyer and Kim McCrea
Middle Row: Dee Strege Liz Sorenson, Diane Wolff, Kris Ninneman
Front Row: Brittany Swigerd and Natasha Hynnek
Not Pictured: Meg Scholberg, Kate Welberg, Kris Redfield, Melissa Sletten, and Jeanette Felton

ORTONVILLE AREA HEALTH SERVICES HOLDS FIRST CLASS OF I CAN PREVENT DIABETES PREVENTION PROGRAM

Ortonville Area Health Services I Can Prevent Diabetes Coaches and Clinic nurses Brittany Swigerd, RN and Natasha Hynnek, LPN are excited to be holding the first OAHS I Can Prevent Diabetes class with 16 Enrollees.

 

I CAN Prevent Diabetes is a collaborative, community-based, lifestyle change program designed for people with pre-diabetes. The Minnesota Individuals and Communities Acting Now Prevent Diabetes (I CAN PD) offers diabetes prevention education and support for people with pre-diabetes. ICANPD is a marketing term for promoting the National Diabetes Prevention Program (NDPP) in Minnesota. It is based on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s curriculum and National Diabetes Prevention Recognition standards.

 

  • The year-long program helps participants make real lifestyle changes such as eating healthier, including physical activity into their daily lives, and improving problem-solving and coping skills.
  • Participants meet with a trained lifestyle coach and a small group of people who are making lifestyle changes to prevent diabetes. Sessions are weekly for 6 months and then monthly for 6 months.
  • This proven program can help people with prediabetes and/or at risk for type 2 diabetes make achievable and realistic lifestyle changes and cut their risk of developing type 2 diabetes by 58 percent.

 

 

Fast Facts about Prediabetes

 

  • Over 86 million American adults have prediabetes
  • Nine out of 10 people with prediabetes do not know they have it
  • Without weight loss and moderate physical activity 15%-30% of people with prediabetes will develop type 2 diabetes within five years

 

For more information about I Can Prevent Diabetes on the web http://icanpreventdiabetes.org/

 

To learn more about the program contact Brittany Swigerd, RN or Natasha Hynnek, LPN at 320-839-6157.