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

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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.

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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Cold and Flu Season 9.24.2018

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Cold and Flu Season

Aired on 9.24.2018

Fall is finally here and so is the start of cold and flu season.  This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute briefly discusses ways you can prevent the cold/flu from hitting your household.

Prevention

Flu Vaccine – The Center For Disease Control recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.   The flu vaccination has been shown to significantly reduce flu illnesses, doctor’s visits, and missed work and school due to flu.

Wash Your Hands – Wet, Lather, Scrub, Rinse and Dry.   Be sure to scrub your hands for 20 seconds, rinse with clean running water and dry with a clean paper towel.   Washing your hands is a great way to avoid the spread of germs.

Don’t Touch Your Face – Avoid touching your face with unclean hands.

If you are ill

Cough and Sneeze Responsibly – Cough and sneeze into your arm or sleeve rather than your hands.

Stay Home – If you are ill and running a fever, be sure to stay home at least 24 hours after your fever has broken.

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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Fall Allergy Season is Here 9.20.2018

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Fall Allergy Season is Here

Aired 9.20.2018

Fall is a beautiful time of the year here in southwest Michigan.  The leaves are changing, the apples are delicious, and the pumpkins are ready for picking.   One downfall, allergies.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute briefly discusses the symptoms of fall allergies and what you can do at home to eliminate some of the symptoms.

Fall Allergy Symptoms

  • Watery, itchy, or irritated eyes
  • A runny nose, sneezing, and nasal congestion
  • A headache
  • Dry or itchy throat

Things You Can Do

  • Put your glasses on rather than wearing contacts.  If you must wear your contacts, be sure to clean them more often.
  • Use a cold compress on your eyes to settle itchy or irritated eyes.
  • Close the windows on windy or high pollen level days.
  • Wipe down your pets when they come inside to remove allergens from their coat or fur.

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97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Keeping Your Athletes Healthy 9.10.18

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Keeping Your Athletes Healthy

Aired 9-10-2018

High School sports are underway and it is a great time to remind your athletes to stay healthy during their fall sports season.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute briefly discusses ways to keep your athlete hydrated and healthy.

Stay Hydrated

Whether your child is on the football field, cross country trails, or even cheering on the sidelines, it is extremely important that they stay hydrated during physical activity.   It is recommended that each athlete drinks 15 to 20 oz of water 2 to 3 hours before the game or practice along with 7 to 10 oz every 20 to 30 minutes of physical activity.

Go Bananas

One banana has an average of 30g of carbohydrates making it a great source of energy for athletes.  They are also packed with potassium.  The average banana has more than 450mg of potassium, about 13% of the recommended daily value.  Potassium is important to support proper muscle growth and development and has also been proven to help prevent muscle cramps.

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97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Back To School Tips – Week 3 – Packing Healthy Lunches

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Back to School Tips – Week 3 – Packing Healthy Lunches

New school clothes and backpack. Check. Back to School haircut. Check. Back to school physicals. Check.  New lunchbox. Check.  Ideas on what to pack for your child’s lunches…….  We’ve all been there.  It is important that children have a well-balanced meal to keep them energized throughout their school day.  This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses a few ideas on what to include for a healthy lunch for your child.

 Remember All of the Food Groups

Fruits – Include whole fruits such as fresh, canned, frozen, or dried.   When able, choose whole fruits over 100% fruit juice.

Vegetables – There are five vegetable subgroups: dark green vegetables, starchy vegetables, red and orange vegetables, beans and peas, and other.

Grains – Any food made from wheat, rice, oats, cornmeals, barley or another cereal grain is a grain product,

Protein – The protein food group includes both animal (seafood, meat, poultry, and eggs) and plant sources (nuts, beans, peas, seeds, and soy products).

Dairy – This group includes mikes, yogurt, and cheese.  Choose fat-free (skim) or low fat (1%) dairy foods.

Keep it Simple – Lunch Ideas

Pick one from each category

Fruits –  grapes (cut or whole), apples (sliced, whole, applesauce), oranges (halos, mandarine, etc.), strawberries (whole or sliced), banana, pineapple, blueberries, kiwi (sliced), etc.

Vegetables – baby carrots, celery, peppers (green, red, or yellow), broccoli, cucumbers, etc.

Grains –   whole grain bread, whole grain wrap, whole grain crackers or pretzels etc.

Protein – turkey, chicken, or ham (carved or sliced); hard-boiled eggs; peanut butter, etc

Dairy – Milk, yogurt, sliced cheese, etc

Keep it Fun!

Ants on a log – Take a few pieces of celery, fill the middle with peanut butter and sprinkle a few raisins on the top.

Butterfly – Take a sandwich bag and fill on a side with grapes and the other with whole grain crackers or pretzels.  Seal the bags and twist the middle and clip with a clothespin to make it look like a butterfly.

Pinwheels – Make your child’s favorite sandwich into a wrap then slice and lay in a container to look like little wheels.

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