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March Is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives

Colorectal cancer is the 2nd leading cancer killer in the U.S. But it can be prevented. Screening helps find precancerous polyps so they can be removed before they turn into cancer. Screening can also find colorectal cancer early, when treatment is most effective.

Facts about colon and rectal cancer:

  1. In 2019, an estimated 2,300 Minnesotans will be diagnosed and 790 Minnesotans may die from colorectal cancer.
  2. One in 23 Americans will be diagnosed with colon cancer in their lifetime, one in five of those will be diagnosed under the age of 54.
  3. The American Cancer Society recommends that screening for this preventable cancer should begin at age 45 for adults with average risk. Screening should begin earlier for individuals with a family history of colorectal cancer or polyps.
  4. In Minnesota the screening rate for colorectal cancer sits at 73.7%, increasing that by just one percentage point could mean an additional 10,000 Minnesotans would be screened, saving lives in the process.

What can be done to reduce the risk?

  1. Get screened as recommended, starting at age 45, or earlier for those with certain risk factors.
  2. Maintain a healthy weight, and adopt a physically active lifestyle.
  3. Understand the symptoms, and talk with your doctor if you experience blood in your stool, chronic constipation or unexplained weight loss.
  4. Consume a healthy diet of fruits, vegetables, and whole grains, while limiting red and processed meats.
  5. Limit your alcohol consumption and don’t smoke.

 

If you’re 50 or older-don’t wait. Talk to your doctor and get screened.
Call 320-839-6157 for an appointment or if you have questions.

February is Heart Health Month – Let’s Talk About Cholesterol

Managing cholesterol early in life is key to lowering your risk for heart disease. Here are 4 ways to take control of your cholesterol levels today. #HeartMonth http://bit.ly/2DLXXMZExternal

 

 

Changes to Direct Access Testing

Effective January 1, 2019, the Urinalysis test is being removed from the OAHS Direct Access Testing menu in order to assure that the most appropriate and timely follow-up for a possible urinary tract infection can be completed.   The health of our patients is our priority.  Individuals who are under age 18  can have a urinalysis performed during a provider visit.

Adults 18 years and older can have a urinalysis performed during a nurse visit.  Provider and Nurse visits can be scheduled by calling 320-839-6157.

Medicare Annual Wellness Visit

The Medicare Annual Wellness Visit is a 100% covered annual visit under your Medicare benefit. During this in-depth discussion, the RN will review your medical history, medications, vaccinations, and risk factors for illness while creating a personalized prevention plan.

This is a wonderful benefit exclusive to patients with Medicare. Don’t miss out on a benefit you have earned and deserve.

For more information, please call 320-839-6157.

Health Careers Camp

If you’re in 9th through 12th grade and think you’re interested in a health career, our Health Careers Camp is a must do. There’s NO CHARGE to attend and we’ll even throw in lunch. If you want, bring your parents. The more, the merrier!

The Health Careers Camp is a one-day, hands-on experience where you’ll roll up your sleeves and do all sorts of cool things that’ll give you a taste of what happens behind the scenes. Learn what it’s like to arrive at the scene of an emergency. Remove a “mole” from a calm, cooperative patient (think banana!). See how physical therapists work with people after an injury. See some of the cool gadgets used to make people better. And more! We’ll even throw in some personalized career guidance!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/october-18th-oahs-health-careers-camp-registration-50350948041

 

October Is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

It’s that time of year again where everywhere you look you will see something pink. Pink is the official color for breast cancer and thanks to the NFL and other major partners, breast cancer awareness is at an all-time high. Unfortunately, about 1 in 8 women born today in the United States will get breast cancer at some point. We can still do more.

National Breast Cancer Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about the importance of detecting breast cancer early. Make a difference! Spread the word about mammograms, and encourage communities, organizations, families, and individuals to get involved.

To schedule your mammogram please call 320-839-6157 today.

Breast Health Celebration

Flu Shots Available October 8th

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Living Well With Diabetes Workshop

In partnership with Stratis Health, Juniper and the MN River AAA, OAHS will be sponsoring an evidence-based workshop to help adults with Type 2 diabetes learn skills to increase their confidence in managing their diabetes.

When:
1 :00pm – 3:30pm
October 9th, 16th, 23rd, & 30th
November 6th & 13th

Where:
Fairway View Senior Communities, The Hub
217 Lundell Ave. Ortonville, MN 56278

Registration Info:
Contact Northside Medical Clinic Health
Coaches 320-839-4266
Cost:
FREE

 

Click here to see more info

 

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