97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Measles 101

Y-Country Medical Minute – Measles 101

What is Measles?

 Measles is a highly contagious virus and spreads through coughing and sneezing.

Signs and Symptoms

If you or your loved one is experiencing these symptoms, contact your primary care provider as soon as possible.  

  • Fever
  • Runny Nose
  • Cough
  • Red Eyes
  • Sore Throat
  • Rash breaks out 3-5 days after symptoms begin

Protect Your Family

Measles can be prevented with the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) vaccine.  The CDC recommends children get two doses of MMR vaccine, starting with the first dose at 12 through 15 months of age, and the second dose at 4 through 6 years of age. Teens and adults should also be up to date on their MMR vaccination. 

For more information on the measles, go to CDC website.

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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Spring Clean Your Health

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Spring Clean Your Health

by Matt Malone & Rose Willson

Aired: 4.15.2019

Spring has arrived i southwest Michigan which for most, is a time to open up the windows and start our spring cleaning routine.   While we are freshening up our homes after a long winter, now is a great time to also spring clean our health!   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses tips on how to freshen up our health this spring. 

Schedule Screenings and Doctors’ Appointments

Spring is a great time for your Annual Wellness Check and any other routine specialty visits.  Talk with your medical provider to see what is recommended for you.

Ditch the Junk

During the winter months, it is easy to consume ‘Junk Foods’ while binging your favorite shows. This spring, head to your local farmers market and try some seasonal fruits and vegetables.

De-clutter your medicine cabinet

Rid of expired or unused medications from your medicine cabinet.

Venture Outside

Take a walk, work in the yard, or just go outside and take a deep breath.  

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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.

This health center is a Health Center Program grantee under 42 U.S.C. 254b, and a deemed Public Health Service employee under 42 U.S.C. 233(g)-(n).

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Get Fit In Your Yard

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Get Fit In Your Yard

Aired: 4.1.2019

April is finally here!    After a long winter, people across southwest Michigan are eager to get outdoors and enjoy the sunshine.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses how simple yard work can be turned into a way to get back in shape and allow you to enjoy the beautiful spring weather.  

Prepare to Clean Up and Tone Up

Working in the yard to rid of the fall and winter debris can be hard work and we all dread the aches and pains after the yard work is done.  Be sure to warm up by walking a lap around the yard followed by some stretches to prepare your body.  

Rake It

After the snow has melted, many will realize they didn’t quite get all of the fall leaves off of the lawn before winter arrived.   While raking, change your movement and raking direction to utilize all of your muscles.  

Dig It

Whether planting a tree or preparing a garden, shoveling or digging is great exercise.  Just be sure to switch back and forth between hands to utilize both arms. 

Push It

Rather than sitting on the riding tractor, if possible, use a push mover.  This allows you to work harder, increase your heart rate and burn more calories.  

Hydrate

As always, be sure to drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.  

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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Community Health Centers Help Reduce Costs of Prescription Medications

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Community Health Centers Help Reduce Costs of Prescription Medications

Over the years, the cost of healthcare has increased significantly. One aspect of this increase that has received a lot of media attention lately is the high cost of prescription medications. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses how Community Health Centers are helping uninsured and underinsured families access reduced pricing for their prescription medications.  

Community Health Centers & 340 B

Federally Qualified Health Centers, such as Cassopolis Family Clinic Network, have the ability to participate in the 340B Drug Discount Program, allowing the Health Center to reduce the cost of prescription medications for its patients who qualify. To qualify for reduced pricing, uninsured or underinsured patients must apply for the Sliding Fee Discount Program.

Cassopolis Family Clinic Pharmacy

The Cassopolis Family Clinic Pharmacy is a full-service pharmacy offering 340b pricing for uninsured and underinsured patients and accepts most Medicaid Managed Care plans and commercial insurances. The pharmacy is located inside Cassopolis Family Clinic.

Become a CFCN Patient Today!

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network has locations in Cassopolis and Niles. For more information on services offered at CFCN or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 445-3874 – Cassopolis Family Clinic or (269) 262-4749 – Niles Community Health Center.

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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – National Kidney Month

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – National Kidney Month

Aired: 3.11.2019

March is National Kidney Month.   Most people know they have kidneys but don’t know anything about them or how important they are to their overall health.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses what your kidneys do and ways you can protect them from kidney disease.  

The importance of healthy kidneys

Your kidneys are important because they filter wastes from your blood, regulate fluid levels in your body, help keep your blood pressure under control, activate Vitamin D for healthy bones, and even help make red blood cells.  

What is Kidney Disease?

Kidney disease is a condition that damages your kidneys and decreases their ability to keep you healthy by doing their job.  If caught early, kidney disease can be slowed or even stopped.   Kidney disease can cause kidney failure, high blood pressure, weak bones, and much more.  

Who is at risk?

According to the National Kidney Foundation, 1 in 3 Americans are at risk.   High Blood Pressure and Diabetes are the two leading causes of kidney disease and kidney failure.   If you are over the age of 60 or have a family history of kidney failure, you are also at higher risk of developing the condition.  

Two Simple Ways to Test for Kidney Disease

There are two simple, inexpensive tests people can get right at their doctors office to check for kidney disease:  Blood and Urine.

Tips for Keeping Your Kidneys Healthy

  • Keep blood sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol under control
  • Lose weight, if needed
  • Eat healthy
  • Exercise regularly
  • Limit Alcohol
  • Refrain from smoking
  • Drink lots of water

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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

Aired: 3.04.2019

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses what colorectal cancer is and the importance of regular screenings.  

What is Colorectal Cancer?

Colorectal cancer occurs in the colon or rectum.  The colon is part of the large intestine or large bowel.  The rectum is the passageway that connects the colon to the anus. 

Screening

Screening is the number one way you can reduce your risk of colon cancer and rectal cancer.    Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable and if found early, is the most treatable forms of cancer.  

Screening is easy!   From colonoscopy to at-home stool tests, there’s an option for everyone.  

Who should be screened?

  • All men and women should be screened for colon cancer beginning at age 50, if not earlier. 
  • Individuals with personal or family history of colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease are considered a higher risk.  
  • If you are exhibiting signs and symptoms, regardless of age or family history, you should be screened.  

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