97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Mosquito Prevention

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute - Mosquito Prevention

by Matt Malone and Rose Willson

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Mosquito Bite Prevention

Aired: 9.23.3019

Last week the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a statement encouraging state residents to protect themselves from mosquito bites.  Seven cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE) have been confirmed in Southwest Michigan.  This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly covers tips on how to protect yourself and your family from mosquito bites.  

Insect Repellent

To prevent mosquito bites, use EPA registered insect repellent while outdoors.  To find the right repellent for you and your family, go to the United States Environmental Protection Agency website.

Infants and Children

Be sure to always follow instructions when applying insect repellent to children.   Do not use insect repellent on babies younger than 2 months old.   Rather, dress your child in clothing that covers their arms and legs.   Mosquito netting can be purchased to cover strollers and baby carriers to add an extra layer of protection.  

Clothing Spray

If you frequently work outdoors, permethrin spray can be purchased to spray on clothing and gear.  Permethrin is an insecticide that kills and repels mosquitoes.  Always follow the instructions for use on the repellent container.   Permethrin products should not be used as a normal insect repellant on skin.     

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.

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 – Flu Prevention

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute - Flu Prevention

by Matt Malone and Rose Willson

97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – Flu Prevention

Aired: 9.30.2019

While fall is a time to enjoy the changing of the leaves, carving pumpkins and picking out your child’s Halloween costume, it’s also the start of Flu season. This week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses ways to protect yourself and your family from the flu.  

Flu Shot

The flu shot is a vaccine that protects against the three or four influenza viruses.

Who

Everyone 6 months of age and older should get the influenza (flu) vaccine each year.   If you have questions to whether you should get a flu shot or not, please contact your primary care provider.

When

It is suggested, individuals receive the flu shot before the end of October.  

Where

The Cassopolis Family Clinic and Niles Community Health Center will begin offering Flu Shots on Tuesday, October 1st.  Call ahead to schedule an appointment.

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.

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 – 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.  

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 – 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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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 – 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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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 – 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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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.