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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Be Prepared. Don’t Drink and Drive

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Be Prepared. Don’t Drink and Drive

Aired 1/2/2019

The Holiday Season is one of the most dangerous times of the year for alcohol-related accidents and death.  The holidays may technically be over, however, many families will continue to gather this month to celebrate. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses tips on how to enjoy time with friends and family without drinking and driving.

Think Ahead

Designate a sober driver – Each person in the group should take turns throughout the year being the designated driver.   Things you can do to say ‘Thank You’ is to offer to pay for their meal, offer gas money, or even pay for their soda. 

Party buses or limos are also a good option for a large group to go out and enjoy the evening without worrying about who will stay sober to drive. 

Be the Hostess with the Mostest

Hosting a holiday party?  Offer fun and festive non-alcoholic drinks for the designated sober drivers.   A few suggestions:  Non-Alcoholic Sparkling Cider, Shirley Temples, Sherbet Punch. 

Last Minute Decision

When faced with a situation where you have had too much to drink and do not have a ride home, stop and consider your options.  

  • Call a friend or family member
  • Ask the bartender to call a taxi or shuttle service
  • Call an Uber

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Halloween Safety

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Halloween Safety

Aired 10.29.2018

Happy Halloween! This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses helpful tips on how to keep you and your family safe this Halloween.

 Costume

  • Wear well-fitted masks, costumes, and shoes to avoid blocked vision, trips, and falls.
  • Accessories should be short, soft, and flexible. (Swords, Knives, Fairy Wands)

 

Safe Trick-Or-Treating

  • Make sure to examine all treats for choking hazards and tampering before eating them.
  • Always trick-or-treat in groups or with a trusted adult. Never trick-or-treat alone.
  • Fasten reflective tape to costumes and bags to help drivers see you.
  • Use a flashlight to see where you are going and also for drivers to see you.
  • Eat only factory-wrapped treats. Avoid eating homemade treats made my strangers.
  • Always use sidewalks if available, or on the far edge of the road facing traffic to stay safe.

 

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Mumps 101 10.15.2018

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Mumps 101

Aired 10/15/2018

Over the years, we have all heard of mumps a time or two. But what is it? This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses what mumps is, the symptoms, and how you can help reduce the risk of getting it.

What is it?

Mumps is a disease caused by a contagious virus.

What are the Symptoms?

Usually known for puffy cheeks and swollen jaw mumps causes swollen salivary glands.
Other symptoms include:

  • Fever
  • A headache
  • Muscle Aches
  • Tiredness
  • Loss of Appetite

What to do if you have these symptoms?

Call your primary care provider as soon as possible to schedule an appointment.

How can you reduce your risk?

The best way to reduce your families risk of getting mumps is to get the measles-mumps-rubella shot (MMR shot).  Talk to your provider about the MMR shot for you and your family.

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 a.m. on 97.5 Y-Country during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

 

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Breast Cancer Awareness

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Breast Cancer Awareness

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month. According to the Breast Cancer Foundation, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses what you can do to reduce your risk of breast cancer and how to take steps toward early detection.

What can I do to reduce my risk of breast cancer?

  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Stay physically active
  • Eat fruits and vegetables
  • Do not smoke
  • Limit alcohol consumption

Early Detection is Key

  • Perform monthly breast self-exams
  • Be sure to talk to your healthcare professional if you notice anything unusual
  • Schedule annual women’s exams
    • After age 40
    • It is encouraged for women over 30 who have a history of breast cancer in their immediate family

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 a.m. on 97.5 Y-Country during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Flu vs. Cold 10.1.2018

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Flu vs. Cold

Aired 10.1.2018

Fall is officially here and along with the cooler temperatures comes cold and flu season. While flu and the common cold are both respiratory illnesses, they are caused by different viruses and need to be treated differently. This week Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses the difference between cold and flu systems.

How do you tell them apart?
Flu and the common cold have a lot of similarities in symptoms so it is often difficult to tell them apart.

  • Flu symptoms often come on suddenly and cold symptoms are often more gradual.
  • Fever, aches, chills are more common with the flu.
  • Chest discomfort cough and headaches are common flu symptoms.

If I have flu symptoms what should I do?

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, call your primary care provider and schedule an appointment to be tested for the flu virus.

How can I prevent the flu?

  • Get a Flu Shot.
  • Wash your hands often.
  • Stay away from those who are ill or who have the flu.

Y-Country Medical Minute 

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 a.m. on 97.5 Y-Country during the Matt Malone Morning Show.

 

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Back to School Tips

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Back to School Tips

Back to School Shopping – Check. Back to School Physical – Check. Back to School Haircuts – Check.  Ensuring your child will have an anxiety-free first day of school………. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses the importance of ensuring your child is ready and worry-free about their first day of school for the 2018-2019 school year.

Tour the school

Whether it is a new school or the same as last year, take your child on a tour to familiarize them with their new daily routine. Allowing them to find their locker, play on the playground, and locate the restrooms will ease their mind for the first day.

Positivity is key

Point out the positive aspects of starting school to create positive anticipation about the first day of class. They will get to see their friends, make new friends and learn some really cool things they didn’t know before.

Sleep!

Consider starting your child on their school sleep/wake schedule a week or so before school starts so that the new schedule is not a factor on their first couple of days at school.

Find a Buddy

Find another child in the neighborhood with whom your child can walk to school or ride on the bus.

Y-Country Medical Minute

Tune in to the Y-Country Medical Minute brought to you by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network every Monday morning at 8:40 on 97.5 Y Country, during the Matt Malone Morning Show.