97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Be Winter Weather Smart

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Be Winter Weather Smart

Winter has finally arrived in southwest Michigan!   As the temperature continues to fall, it’s important to keep your family safe and healthy.    This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses tips on how to be winter weather smart.

Dress Smart

Whether heading to work, school or build a snowman, it’s important to protect your skin from frostbite.  In frigid temperatures, any exposed skin is at risk of frostbite.

Wet clothing makes you feel even colder, be sure to wear waterproof and wind-resistant winter gear.   If your clothing becomes wet, if possible, change your clothes to prevent loss of body heat. Here’s what you need:

  • Hat or Hood to protect your head
  • Winter Jacket with layers of clothing underneath
  • Snow pants
  • Winter boots
  • Gloves

Shoveling Smart

Shoveling snow can cause strain to your body.  To remove snow safely, stay warm, stay hydrated, and keep up with the snow as it falls.   Always remember, if you must lift, utilize your legs rather than your back. 

Walk Smart

You never know what is under that layer of snow.  Be sure to wear proper boots when walking in the winter months as to avoid falls due to icy conditions.

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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – New Year Realistic Resolutions

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – New Year Realistic Resolutions

Aired 1.7.2019

It’s the start of the New Year and our social media feed is full of New Year resolutions and individuals posting ‘new year, new me’.   According to a recent Forbes and U.S. News article, up to 80% of New Year resolutions fail by February.  Whether the resolution is to lose weight, exercise, or just be happier, we are still the same individuals we were 2 weeks ago.  The difference between a successful resolution and a failed one is based upon setting realistic expectations and setting one’s self up for success.  This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses tips on how to set realistic New Year’s resolutions.

Setting Your Goal

Whether your goal is to eat healthier, exercise more, or other – start small.  Often, individuals plan for a large amount of change at the start of the year which makes it difficult for one to adapt.   For a healthier diet, one might eliminate sweets one month and then eliminate dairy the next.   For exercise, possibly adding an exercise routine twice a week for a month and then increasing to three times a week.   Whatever the resolution, start small.  

Be Prepared

Even though it is a New Year, we are often faced with stress and anxiety.  Rather than reaching for the bag of potato chips, piece of chocolate, or binge watching a show on Netflix – take a 15 minute walk or enjoy 5 minutes of meditation. 

Sleep

According to the CDC, a third of US adults do not get the 7 hours recommended amount of sleep each night.  Lack of sleep has been linked to obesity and other chronic diseases.   Adults should try to get at least 7 hours of sleep each night. 

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A Beloved Doctor Retires After 43 Years

A Beloved Doctor Retires After 43 Years

Neil See, M.D.

Cassopolis, MI, January 2, 2019– Dr. Neil See, a longtime primary care physician is retiring after 43 years of serving patients of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties.  

Dr. See, originally from Grinnell, Iowa, received his Doctorate of Family Medicine from The University of Iowa Medical College in 1972.  Following his residency, Dr. See was recruited to begin his career with Cass Medical Clinic in 1975, now known as Cassopolis Family Clinic Network (CFCN).  While the name and ownership of the organization has changed, Dr. See’s commitment to his patients and to the community has remained the same.  

Retiring at the beginning of this month, Dr. See reflects on his career at CFCN.   “I’ve practiced family medicine in Cassopolis and Niles for 43 years, and have taken care of multiple generations of some families,” said Dr. See.  While Dr. See loved caring for patients of all ages, working with geriatric patients has always had a special place in his heart.  Along with caring for his patients at the Health Center, Dr. See has also cared for over 200 patients of 3 local nursing homes per month.  

“I look forward to retirement and the ability to spend more time with my family, traveling, and a few rounds of golf.  I will however miss my patients, the individuals I have cared for the 4 decades I have been at the Health Center,” says Dr. See.   Dr. See would like to thank his wife Shirley and family, CFCN Board of Directors, administration, staff and patients for their continuous support throughout his career.  

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, designated a Federally Qualified Health Center. With locations in Cassopolis and Niles, CFCN provides primary care, behavioral health, obstetrics and gynecology, dental, pharmacy, and healthcare enrollment assistance services for the communities of Cass and southeast Berrien Counties. CFCN provides care for people who are uninsured, underinsured, covered by Medicare and Michigan Medicaid, and most commercial insurances. For more information, go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org or call (269) 445-3874.

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

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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – The Gift of Affordable Healthcare

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – The Gift of Affordable Healthcare

Aired 12/26/2018

Twas the night before Christmas and all thru the house, not a creature was stirring not even a, a, ah, ah, choooooo.   Is your health interrupting your time with family and memories in the making?  Tis the time to get healthy and stay healthy.   This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses how Cassopolis Family Clinic Network can give your family an affordable option for your healthcare needs.  

About CFCN

CFCN is a Federally Qualified Health Center with locations in Cassopolis and Niles.  CFCN provides primary care, behavioral health, obstetrics and gynecology, dental, pharmacy, and healthcare assistance services.  

Who does CFCN serve?

CFCN provides healthcare services for people who are uninsured, underinsured, covered by Medicare and Michigan Medicaid, along with most commercial insurances.   For those who are uninsured or underinsured, CFCN offers a Sliding Fee Discount Program.  The Sliding Fee Discount Program allows the Health Center to provide services to those who qualify at a reduced price. 

For More Information head to cassfamilyclinic.org or call (269) 445-3874.  

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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Holiday Travel Safety Tips

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Holiday Travel Safety Tips

Aired 12.17.2018

The Holiday Season is the #1 most dangerous travel periods of the year. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses holiday travel safety tips to keep you and your loved ones safe.

Prepare Your Vehicle
Clean windows
Check your windshield wipers and replace if needed
Check all fluid, especially windshield fluid and oil
Check headlights and taillights
Rotate tires

Buckle Up
Always wear a seat belt even in the back seat
Never leave your children in their thick winter coats while buckled in their car seats. Use blankets instead to keep them warm.

Perk Up
Don’t drive tired, take breaks every 2 hours. Some may even enjoy a nice cup of coffee on their travels.

Eyes Up
Don’t Text and Drive

Drive Sober
Alcohol affects reaction time.

Stay Bright
Drive with your headlights on to increase visibility.

Relax
Give yourself extra time to avoid road rage
Slow down – speeding reduces reaction time and increases distance needed to brake.

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