97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Safely Dispose of Prescription Medications

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Safely Dispose of Prescription Medications

Spring is a great time to not only do some spring cleaning but also to go through your cupboards including the medicine cabinet. The week’s Y-Country Medical Minute quickly discusses how to safely dispose of prescription medications.

Is your medicine cabinet full of expired medications or ones you no longer use? When your doctor writes a prescription, it is specifically for you. What’s safe for you might be harmful to someone else. Did you know you can dispose of your expired, unwanted, or unused medications safely through a drug take-back program?

Sponsored by the US Drug Enforcement Administration, National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day is on Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There are several locations right here in southwest Michigan that are participating in the take-back day. Click here for a list of take-back sites in southwest Michigan or for a full list of locations go to the DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back website.

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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – When Should You Take Your Child To The Dentist for the First Time?

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – When Should You Take Your Child to the Dentist for the First Time?

In honor of National Children’s Dental Health Month, this week’s Y-Country Medical Minute topic covers when you should take your child to the dentist for the first time, what to expect and tips on how to prepare.

When:

  • When the child’s first tooth appears.  This usually happens when the child is around 6 to 10 months old.
  • Dentists prefer the child is seen for the first time before the age of 2.

Why:

  • Taking the child to the dentist when they are young helps to familiarize the child with the dental staff, office environment, dental tools and visit process.

What to expect:

  • The child’s first dental visit is more educational than a regular dental visit.  The dental staff will provide information on how to care for your child’s teeth at home along with nutritional tips to help promote healthy teeth and gums.
  • If able, the hygienist will clean the child’s present teeth and place a fluoride varnish to help prevent cavities.

How to Prepare:

  • Play Dentist!  Take turns with your child pretending to be the dentist and patient.  You can take turns looking into each other mouths and counting teeth.
  • Allow your child to get a good nights rest the night before their appointment.
  • Make sure to plan ahead and schedule plenty of time before and after your appointment so that you do not feel rushed.
  • If you have other small children, be sure to arrange for a babysitter/daycare to allow your full attention to the child with the scheduled visit.

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97.5 Y-Country Medical Minute – In Case of a Heart Attack, Know the Warning Signs.

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – In Case of a Heart Attack, Know the Warning Signs. 

You never know when a heart attack is going to happen. It’s always a good thing to know the warning signs of a heart attack and the first steps you should take if you or someone around you is experiencing some of the symptoms, because every second counts!

Warning Signs
Chest Discomfort
Discomfort in upper body – Arms, neck, stomach, teeth and jaw
Shortness of breath
Cold Sweat
Nausea
Lightheaded ness
Unexplained fatigue

What To Do
If you or someone you’re with has chest discomfort or other heart attack symptoms, try to remain calm and call 9-1-1 right away.

For More Information
For more information on what a heart attack is, the warning signs, and how you can reduce the risk of having a heart attack, head to the American Heart Association website.

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97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Handwashing 101 January 22, 2018

97.5 Y Country Medical Minute – Handwashing 101 – January 22nd, 2018

Handwashing is one step you can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others.

Here are a few suggestions for when you should wash your hands.

  •  After touching garbage
  • Before eating food, especially when eating out at a restaurant
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick especially during cold and flu season
  • After using the restroom, helping a child use the restroom, and changing diapers
  • After coughing, sneezing or blowing your nose
  • Before and after caring for a cut or wound

Handwashing 101

  • Wet your hands with clean, running water
  • Apply soap and lather hands by rubbing them together
  • Scrub your hands for at least 20 seconds
  • Rinse your hands with clean, running water
  • Dry your hands with a clean towel or air dry

No soap and water?

There are times when soap and water are not available.  To reduce the number of germs on hands, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.  Note: Sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs but is a good alternative when soap and water are not available.

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CFCN Hires Medical Director

Dr. Genevieve Lankowicz

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network Hires Medical Director
Cassopolis, MI, May 4, 2017 – Genevieve Lankowicz, M.D., CPE has joined the medical staff of Cassopolis Family Clinic Network. Dr. Lankowicz will be seeing patients and will also serve as Medical Director.

Dr. Lankowicz, originally from Long Island, New York, received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology, Genetics and Development from Cornell University. She then continued her education to earn a Doctorate of Medicine from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine in Stony Brook, New York. Dr. Lankowicz is currently working towards her Masters of Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst and will graduate in 2018. Prior to her career at CFCN, Dr. Lankowicz was the Vice President of Medical Affairs for an Indiana based hospital system. “I know that physicians must participate as important decisions about the healthcare of our communities are being made. I chose to seek further education and training in management so that I could facilitate physician and provider leadership and be better able to partner with colleagues in administrative roles in order to achieve the best for patients and everyone working in healthcare,” says Lankowicz.

Dr. Lankowicz joined the Community Health Center in April. She will be seeing patients at Cassopolis Family Clinic (CFC). CFC is located at 261 M-62 North, Cassopolis. CFC provides primary care, behavioral health, pharmacy, dental and healthcare enrollment assistance services for those who are uninsured, underinsured, covered by Michigan Medicaid and Medicare along with most commercial insurances. CFC is open 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday thru Thursday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday and 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 445-3874.

Cassopolis Family Clinic Network is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center. For more information go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org.

Physician Joins Niles Community Health Center

Dr. Gina Smith

Physician Joins Niles Community Health Center
Cassopolis, MI, January 17, 2017 – Gina Smith, M.D. has joined the medical staff of Niles Community Health Center (NCHC).

Dr. Smith, originally from Kentwood, Michigan, received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from Hope College in Holland, Michigan. She then continued her education to earn a Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Michigan. Prior to her career at NCHC, Dr. Smith practiced at a Federally Qualified Health Center in Tustin, California. Familiar with the rural health center setting, Dr. Smith is excited to return to Michigan to provide primary care services to the patients of NCHC. “My strong commitment to community health and preventative healthcare gives me a unique set of skills that align with the mission of NCHC. Family medicine allows me to care for a variety of patients and conditions,” said Dr. Smith.

Dr. Smith began seeing patients this month at NCHC which is located at 24 North St. Joseph Avenue, Suite G, Niles, conveniently located across the street from Lakeland Hospital. NCHC provides primary care services for those who are uninsured, underinsured, covered by Michigan Medicaid and Medicare along with most commercial insurances. NCHC is open 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. Monday thru Thursday and 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call (269) 262-4749.

Niles Community Health Center is owned and operated by Cassopolis Family Clinic Network. Cassopolis Family Clinic Network is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization, designated as a Federally Qualified Health Center. For more information go to www.cassfamilyclinic.org or call (269) 445-3874.