97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Beat the Holiday Blues

97.5 Y- Country Medical Minute – Beat the Holiday Blues

Aired: 11.12.2018

For some, the holidays are a joyous time where family and friends gather together to celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, and even New Years.  For others, the holiday season can be extremely stressful and can trigger depression for a number of reasons.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses helpful hints on how to beat those holiday blues.

  • Limit Alcohol – Consumption of alcoholic beverages may affect mood negatively.
  • Get Plenty of Sleep – Try to sleep for at least 8 hours each night.
  • Learn to say ‘No’.   Overscheduling can increase chances for stress and anxiety.
  • Be open to new traditions – If gathering with friends and family is not on your holiday list year, consider beginning a new tradition and volunteer in the community.
  • Exercise regularly – Even if only for 10 minutes a day, exercise is great for the physical and mental health.
  • Avoid Overeating – Prepare yourself to eat smaller portions, eat fruits and vegetables, and forgo a ton of sweets this holiday season.

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CFCN Receives Community Service Award

Pictured from L to R: Stacey, Diane, Mary Geegan Middleton, and Shirley.

CFCN Receives Community Service Award 

Cassopolis, MI, November 8, 2018 – Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN) is the recipient of the Region IV Area Agency on Aging, Inc. (AAA) 2018 Community Service Award.

On Thursday, November 1st, Mary Geegan Middleton, CEO of CFCN accepted the award on behalf of the board of directors, administration, providers, and staff at the AAA annual meeting in St. Joseph, MI.  “I am delighted to present the Community Service Award to Cassopolis Family Clinic Network.  They have been providing primary care services to the community since 1964 and are currently building a new Community Health Center facility in Niles – Niles Community Health Center.  I present this award in appreciation for CFCN’s extended service in Cass and southeast Berrien counties and collaboration with AAA to empower adults in self-management of chronic illness,” stated Lynn Kellogg, CEO of Region IV Area Agency on Aging.

“We are honored to accept this award which highlights the excellent work of our Community Health Workers.  They enjoy working with our patients as they learn new ways to improve their health,” says Middleton.

CFCN provides comprehensive primary care, dental, behavioral health, obstetrics and gynecology, pharmacy, and healthcare enrollment assistance services for people of all ages who are uninsured, underinsured, covered by Michigan Medicaid and Medicare along with most commercial insurances.

CFCN is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization, designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center. To learn more about Cassopolis Family Clinic Network, www.cassfamilyclinic.org.

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Safe Sleeping for Infants

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Safe Sleeping for Infants

Aired 11/5/2018

This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses tips on keeping your infant safe while sleeping.

Safe Sleeping Tips

  • Ensure baby always sleeps alone
  • Always place baby on their back when laying them down to sleep
  • Baby should always sleep in their crib or a pack and play
  • Do not overdress baby
  • Do not place toys, blankets, pillows, or crib decorations in the baby’s sleep area.

Don’t have a safe sleeping option for your infant?

If you reside in Cass County and do not have a safe sleep option for your child, please contact the Cass County Youth Council or the Cass County Sheriff’s Office for assistance.   For Berrien County residents, please contact the Berrien County Health Department.

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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.

 

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97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

Aired: 10/22/2018

“According to the 2016 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.2 million Americans misused controlled prescription drugs. The study shows that a majority of abused prescription drugs were obtained from family and friends, often from the home medicine cabinet,” The United States Government, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Website.     Medicines play an important role in treating certain conditions and diseases, but they must be taken with care.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses the importance of safe disposal for prescription medications.

 Safe Disposal Options

When medications are no longer needed, they should be disposed of promptly.  Consumers and caregivers should remove expired, unwanted, or unused medicines from their home as quickly as possible to help reduce the chance that others accidentally take or intentionally misuse the unneeded medicine, and to help reduce drugs from entering the environment.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day

On Saturday, October 27th, individuals can safely dispose of their prescription medications at one of the designated drop-off locations.   For a location near you, go to DEATakeBack.com.

Drug Take-Back Day October 27, 2018 – Cass and southeast Berrien Counties

Red Med Boxes / Permanent Sites

There are specific locations that individuals can safely drop off their unwanted prescription medications at year round.  Be sure to call the location ahead of time to see their restrictions.

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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.

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