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WHO IS TREATING ME? Support Providers in the Mental Health World


By Alison Brennan, FGH • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •



Know your options with assistant senior care

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HOMETOWN DENTAL HYGIENE CARE At Hampton Dental • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

EXPERIENCE THE HAMPTON CLINIC Member of the Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •

BASICS OF CARB COUNTING For Diabetes Management or Weight Loss By FGH • • • • • • • • • • • • • • • •


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Wednesday, January 21, 2015



WHO IS TREATING ME? Support Providers in the Mental Health World


ental health challenges occur in every family due to a major life crisis or even simple daily stressors. It can be difficult to decide which mental health provider would be most effective. Being aware of who could best meet your needs will assist you with a quicker path towards a resolution. A psychiatrist is a Medical Doctor (MD or DO). Psychiatrists graduated from a medical school. Psychiatrists will provide a diagnosis and prescribe medications if needed. A psychologist earned his/her Doctorate of Philosophy (PhD). Most often, psychologists will conduct psychological tests to evaluate and diagnose. Many also provide treatment. Psychologists cannot prescribe medications. A Licensed Mental Health Counselor, a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, or a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LMHC, LMFT or LISW) has earned his/her

Master of Arts degree. A LMHC, LMFT, or LISW can diagnose and provide mental health therapy/counseling. They cannot prescribe medications. In the State of Iowa, we also have Behavioral Health Intervention Service Providers (BHIS). BHIS providers typically earned a Bachelor of Arts degree. They cannot diagnose, cannot prescribe medications, and cannot provide mental health counseling/therapy. They are not therapists nor are they counselors. However, they can assist with behavioral changes at a family’s home. They must be supervised by a master leveled therapist or psychologist. In Franklin County and Hardin County, three psychiatrists and seven master leveled therapists provide mental health services to the area. Some only offer services on a part-time basis due to their practices being in a different county. Family medical doctors are great resources to help answer further questions

regarding what provider could best meet your needs. Please note, in times of mental health emergencies, such has suicidal ideation or homicidal ideation, the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline is available 24 hours a day at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) Q

Information provided by Alison Brennan, MA, NCC, LMHC, a therapist with Achieve Mental Health Inc., which provides a counseling clinic at Franklin General Hospital. For an appointment or more information, contact Achieve Mental Health at 641-648-4010.

Your trusted healthcare partner for life Franklin General Hospital and Franklin Medical Center recognize the unique health needs of women and the importance women place on choosing quality, experienced and personal health care. That is why we coordinate your care through our Women’s Health Services. • • • • • • •

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Annual exams Pregnancy testing Cervical cancer screening (Pap smear) Breast cancer screening (mammography) Obstetric and other pelvic ultrasounds ltrasounds STD testing and treatment Bone density testing, osteoporosis prevention & treatment Menopause evaluation and management, including hormone mone replacement therapy Skin care Labwork 1720 Central Ave. E., HAMPTON, IA Diabetes education Mental health counseling For a Women’s Health Services OB/GYN specialty care: appointment, call a with Dr. Thoo Tan holding a Franklin Medical Center weekly clinic and performing scheduler at 641-456-5062 or 641-456-5065. procedures at FGH

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ome care, home health care, long term care, nursing care, skilled care, independent and assisted living, what does it all mean? These are some of the buzz words families and individuals come across in the confusing world of senior housing. In this day and age one can google anything and get an answer but is it reliable information from a reliable source. Many times the differences are based on the care that one needs. The level of care can

be determined by a health professional, an assessment, or by the individual or adult children that are seeking assistance in the care they need and want .Knowing the type of assistance or care that one needs is the first step in beginning your search. Many times your choice is to go to a local, hometown option because you want to stay in the same location. However, if healthcare needs dictate more involved care is needed, then one may have to look further.

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INDEPENDENT AND ASSISTED LIVING APARTMENTS Independent and assisted living environments owned and operated by ABCM Corporation offer a private apartment, with a full kitchen, outdoor living with either a private patio or group gathering area. Garages are available at some facilities. Valet service is offered when garages are or are not available. Use your furniture or ask about a furnished apartment. Luxuries of this lifestyle include balanced meals freshly prepared or making your own meals, housekeeping and laundry, group outings and activities. Life in an independent and assisted living apartment is like having the kids or your favorite neighbor living next door. Certified staff are available 24/7. Access to 24 hour nursing care creates peace of mind when it needs to be accessed. Doctors still make house calls in situations where independent and assisted living apartments are connected to care centers.

SKILLED NURSING CARE Residents in a skilled nursing care situation, get a home-like environment with the added benefit of a highly trained, licensed professional. Residents enjoy active lifestyles with options for short or long term rehabilitative care. A common misunderstanding is that upon entering a care center, one will stay long term. When in reality homes owned and operated by ABCM Corporation send 60% to 70% of their residents’ home, through the implementation of short-term rehab. Registered nurses provide 24 hour care to those who can no longer care for themselves due to physical, emotional, or mental condition. Besides 24 hour, on site, nursing care, benefits include, daily housekeeping and laundry, care plans, dental services, transportation to and from appointments, professional staff in therapy, activities, and dietary.


Here are some common hospital situations that may affect your SNF coverage:


Is my SNF stay covered?

You came to the Emergency Department (ED) and were formally admitted to the hospital with a doctor’s order as an inpatient for 3 days. You were discharged on the 4th day.

Yes. You met the 3-day inpatient hospital stay requirement for a covered SNF stay.

You came to the ED and spent one day getting observation services. Then, you were formally admitted to the hospital as an inpatient for 2 more days.

No. Even though you spent 3 days in the hospital, you were considered an outpatient while getting ED and observation services. These days don’t count toward the 3-day inpatient hospital stay requirement.

When beginning the search for assistance two reliable state and federal government resources include the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals website which can be accessed at dia-hfd. or the federal medicare site at This site allows you to compare the inspections done at care centers. For more information on ABCM 31 Care Centers and 24 Independent and Assisted Living Apartments go to ABCM Corporation is a multi service provider of rehabilitation, long term and short term care, and independent and assisted living apartments and is based out of Hampton, Iowa with over 3007 employees.

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EXERCISE IS FUN! Here are a few suggestions to vary your workout and make it more interesting. • If you are at home, listen to music or watch television. If you get bored exercising at home, go to the gym. Watching other people training and socializing can help you work out. • Exercise in a park, along a trail, or in a new location. • Exercise with a friend. • Challenge yourself by trying to exercise “harder” than you did the last time. • Do an activity you do not usually do. • Exercise in a public place (where you can look at others). • Make a day of it -- bring everything you’ll need (within reason) for a day of hiking, biking, swimming, etc. • Take an aerobics, swim, or dance class. • Consider getting a dog so you have a built-in excuse to walk every day. • Join a running or walking club.


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E-cigarettes and



uitting smoking and losing weight consistently top New Year’s resolutions lists. In an effort to stop smoking, a growing number of smokers are turning to electronic cigarettes, or e-cigarettes, to help them quit once and for all. Although e-cigarettes are not currently regulated, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is weighing regulations in a market that estimates suggest could be as big $5 billion in 2015. But are these devices safe? Or even effective? There is mixed information regarding the efficacy of e-cigarettes to help a person quit smoking. Some studies point to e-cigarettes as a good method of smoking cessation, while others say there’s limited evidence to support those claims. E-cigarettes typically contain liquid nicotine, which is inhaled as vapor. The vapor resembles smoke and can mimic the look and feel of smoking traditional cigarettes. But e-cigarettes typically do not contain any of the additional chemicals, such as tar and other potentially toxic ingredients, found in traditional cigarettes. Nicotine cartridges for e-cigarettes also come in various concentrations and flavors, and smokers can even purchase nicotinefree replacement cartridges. Much like users of nicotine patches or chewers of nicotine gum, e-cigarette smokers can gradually lower their nicotine doses over time.

The American Lung Association currently has not approved any e-cigarette as a safe or effective method to help smokers quit. They cite a study that estimates there are nearly 500 different e-cigarette brands today with varying levels of nicotine and the possible presence of other chemicals. These e-cigarettes are unregulated. The ALA says there is a great deal more to learn about these products before they can be recommended as a safe and effective way for smokers to wean themselves off of smoking.

cannot “quitIfatpeople all and have tried everything in the field, we would not discourage them…

Aruni Bhatnager, AHA

E-cigarettes may contain additional chemicals besides nicotine. Studies have found detectable levels of chemicals used in antifreeze in two leading brands of e-cigarettes. Formaldehyde and benzene have been detected in some e-cigarette emissions. Other studies have found secondhand emissions from e-cigarettes can prove harmful to nonsmokers. While some organizations do not endorse e-cigarettes, others state that they shouldn’t be ruled out just yet. A 2014 study by British researchers and published

in the journal Addiction found people were 60 percent more likely to succeed in quitting smoking using e-cigarettes compared to would-be quitters who tried a nicotine patch or gum. Background information in the report suggests that, since the e-cigarette vapor only contains nicotine and not tobacco smoke, e-cigarettes may help reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms. Although some e-cigarettes may contain harmful byproducts, toxicity tests indicate they are safer than regular cigarettes. Some health experts believe the benefits of quitting traditional cigarettes outweigh the risks posed by e-cigarettes. The American Heart Association agrees. In a policy statement released in August 2014, the American Heart Association said physicians shouldn’t discourage e-cigarette use as a last resort to stop smoking. “If people cannot quit at all and have tried everything in the field, we would not discourage them,” said Aruni Bhatnager, the statement’s lead writer. “It’s not something we would suggest.” The AHA recommends e-cigarettes only if smokers refuse or are intolerant of other options. People who desire to quit smoking may look to e-cigarettes to help their fight. Although the safety and efficacy of e-cigarettes remains open to debate, cannot be proven, many former smokers feel e-cigarettes played a significant role in helping them to quit smoking once and for all. Q



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ou’ve heard it all before -- to lose weight you must burn more calories than you consume. But anyone who has ever tried to lose weight knows it’s not that easy! In fact, about two-thirds of people who lose weight will regain it within a year. For many people, efforts to lose weight mean intensive dieting, obsessive calorie counting, self-deprivation, and hunger. This type of dieting usually leads to failure because you suffer through dieting, and the effort is unsustainable. For the most part, people who lose weight and manage to keep it off do so by adopting healthy habits that stay with them for the rest of their lives. Weight loss is not an isolated, one-time activity, but part of a lifetime of better health. Take it slow and steady. Start with realistic, achievable goals. Don’t expect to become “thin� overnight. Experts agree that slow, steady weight loss is healthier than a quick fix or remaining overweight. You should try to lose no more than a couple of pounds per week. While this can be frustrating, slow and steady weight loss is the only way to avoid “yo-yo dieting,� where you lose a great deal of weight, only to regain it within a few months or years. There are no miracles in weight loss; go for steady progress toward a healthier life.

You want to maintain that healthy weight once you have reached your goal. If you change habits and lifestyle behaviors slowly, they’ll be more likely to stick. Healthy weight loss: Occurs slowly. Promotes long-term healthy habits. Fits into your lifestyle. Includes physical activity. Reduces calories but maintains a balance of nutrients. Q


utting down the number of calories you consume in a day is the cornerstone of losing excess weight. As a rough rule of thumb, here is how calories translate to weight: One pound of fat equals about 3,500 calories. Therefore, one could lose a pound a week by cutting about 500 calories a day. Naturally, the more calories you cut, the faster the weight loss. However, very-low calorie diets have been associated with some serious health consequences. To determine your own personal daily calorie requirement, multiply the number of pounds of your target (ideal) weight by 12 - 15 calories. This gives a range that lets you adjust for gender, age, and activity levels. For instance, a 50-year old woman who wants to maintain a weight of 135 pounds and be mildly active might require only 12 calories per pound (1,620 calories a day). A 25-year old female athlete who wants to maintain the same weight might require 25 calories per pound (2,025 calories a day). Warning on extreme diets Extreme diets of less than 1,100 calories per day carry health risks and are often followed by bingeing or overeating and a return to an obese state. Such diets often have insufficient vitamins and minerals, which must then be taken as supplements. Most of the initial weight loss is in fluids. Later, fat is lost, but so is muscle, which can account for more than 30% of the weight loss. No one should be on severe diets longer than 16 weeks or fast for more than 2 or 3 days. Severe dieting has unpleasant side effects, including fatigue, dizziness, intolerance to cold, hair loss, gallstone formation, and menstrual irregularities. There have been rare reports of death from heart arrhythmias when liquid formulas did not have sufficient nutrients. Those whose diets include a high intake of fluids and much reduced protein and sodium are at risk for hyponatremia (low sodium), which can cause fatigue, confusion, dizziness, seizures, and in extreme cases, coma. Q

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EXERCISE REDUCES FALLS among the elderly Research shows that exercise is superior to home hazard modifications and vision correction when it comes to reducing the number of at-home falls among the elderly. According to the British Medical Journal, when researchers tested various types of interventions among 442 people, age 70 and older, they found that among individual interventions, exercise had the greatest impact on reducing falls. Patients who had their homes modified or their vision corrected had a minimal reduction in their annual fall rate of 3.1% and 4.4%, respectively, compared with the exercise group, which had a significant 6.9% reduction. The group who had all three interventions fared the best, with an estimated reduction in annual falls of 14%. Exercise improves balance Patients who took the exercise class were able to reduce their rate of falling primarily by improving their balance. The other two interventions may have been less effective because they were not as intense as they needed to be. The findings lend further support to the importance of exercise in helping elderly people maintain physical function. Another study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine has reported that inactive elderly adults showed improvement in physical function after taking an hour-long tai chi class twice a week for 6 months. The improvement was most pronounced among the participants who had previously been the least active. For seniors who are having trouble with poor balance or frequent falls and considering an exercise program, physical therapy can help improve balance to help prevent further falls. “We frequently see patients who are having difficulty with balance and achieve good results by treating them with specific exercises designed to help with poor balance,� says Kristin Engels, physical therapist at Franklin General Hospital in Hampton. Engels encourages individuals who feel their balance might be improved by an exercise program to see their family physician and ask for a referral for physical therapy to address their issues.


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Healthy Winter Skin Care Tips (StatePoint) Cool temperatures, low humidity, and furnaceblasted dry air can leave your skin dry, flaky, and itchy. “Winter itch is a common name for the skin symptom of generalized itching in winter. Here are a few steps everyone can take to prevent and relieve dry itchy skin in wintry weather: • Add humidity to your home and office. Portable humidifiers or those that work with your heating system put moisture into the air that will be absorbed naturally by your skin and hair.


• Wear sunscreen. Apply a moisturizing, broad-spectrum sunscreen with at least SPF 30 to exposed areas to protect from the sun’s harmful UV rays before heading outdoors. • Moisturize after showering. The most important thing with regards to bathing is your follow-up routine. Pat your skin dry with a towel and then apply a thick moisturizer. Apply in the morning and at night. • Alleviate winter itch: Toss a topical treatment into your bag for the day. A topical non steroidbased treatment providing fast itch relief, will help you avoid side effects like skin thinning, stretch marks, increased bruising and enlarged blood vessels.

• Protect against windburn. When heading outside on cold days, avoid windburn and prolonged exposure by wearing a hat, scarf, and gloves. • Eat right. Stock up on foods such as fish, nuts, olive oil, flax, sardines, and avocados. These foods promote good skin health. • Hand care. The skin on your hands is thinner than most parts of the body and has fewer oil glands. That means it’s harder to keep your hands moist, especially in cold, dry weather. This can lead to itchiness and cracking. Wear gloves outside; if you need to wear wool to keep your hands warm, slip on a thin cotton glove first, to avoid any irritation the wool might cause.

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Home Care Aide Personal Cares contracted under FCPH and Hospices Family Service Workers Homemaker Services Personal Cares with no Skilled Nursing Routine Housecleaning Laundry Assistance Assistance with Meal Preparation Budgeting Grocery Shopping / Errands Respite Services Elderly Waiver Case Management Services available for Title XIX Consumers who meet Financial and Level of Care requirements First Call (Emergency Response Systems) Staff install, troubleshoot and pick up First Call Systems

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These services are available to Franklin County residents and the surrounding areas: Ackley, Alden, Alexander, Aredale, Belmond, Bradford, Bristow, Chapin, Coulter, Dougherty, Dows, Dumont, Geneva, Goodell, Hampton, Hansell, Iowa Falls, Latimer, Meservey, Popejoy, Rockwell, Rowan, Sheffield, Swaledale, Thornton and Williams.


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ampton Dental opened its doors in downtown Hampton in November 2014 and has been overjoyed with the warm welcome from the Hampton Community. Treating patients of all ages, Hampton Dental is well trained and equipped to handle all of your individual and family dental needs. While many dentists now are gravitating towards corporate dental practices or larger cities, the dentists at Hampton Dental are going against that trend, focusing on the smaller communities of Iowa. Dr. Jonathan Smiley and Dr. Jacob Sorensen are both small town natives and have enjoyed working with and getting to know the people and patients of Hampton. “I do not think the new generation of dentists realize how great these small towns in Iowa really are,” says Sorensen. “Patients do not like having to drive 30 minutes for dental services or in some cases up to an hour for speciality services like extractions, pediatric dental care, or root canals. Our goal is to make Hampton Dental a one stop shop for all dental needs.” Patients have enjoyed not only having quality general dental care, but also having the ability to have root canals, extractions, Invisalign, and pediatric dentistry in Hampton, without having to drive in some cases up to an hour away. Hampton Dental accepts insurance plans and files insurance as a courtesy to its patients. As Delta Dental Premier and Wellmark Blue Dental Providers, patients can maximize their insurance benefits by using Hampton Dental’s services. For patients who need convenient financing plans, Hampton Dental offers third party financing through Wells Fargo, which includes zero percent interest financing options and extended payment options up to 5 years. Hampton Dental is currently accepting new patients of all ages and also welcomes patients who are experiencing dental emergencies. For patients interested in Invisalign, Hampton Dental offers complimentary consultations. Hampton Dental is located at 27 North Federal Street in Downtown Hampton, and can be reached at 456-3352 Q Jacob D. Sorensen, DDS 800 1st Avenue North, Suite 2, Clear Lake, IA 50428



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owa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics is proud to offer the Hampton Clinic to the community of Hampton and beyond. This state-ofthe-art facility is designed to offer a wide range of services to meet your healthcare needs. Since opening in the spring of 2013, the clinic has continued to expand with additional providers and services available including family medicine, obstetrics/gynecology, orthopedics, podiatry and in-house lab and x-ray services. Currently Hannah Lokenvitz, PA-C, provides family medicine services Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and on Tuesdays from 8:00 am – noon. Our family medicine services include, but are not limited to: birth control management; flu and pneumonia shots; adult and pediatric immunizations; minor surgical procedures; school, sports and routine physicals; preventative medicine; and well-visits for men, women and children. Hannah also welcomes walk-in patients needing acute care such as when experiencing flu or cold systems. However, whenever possible it is best to call in advance to avoid any wait time. Emily Hill, DO, FACOOG, provides obstetrics and gynecological services the third


Tuesday of every month. Krista Ysker, ARNP/ WHNP, offers women’s health services on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Gautam Kakade, MD, provides orthopedic services every Wednesday morning. Our providers will do everything possible to provide the healthcare services you need at the Hampton Clinic. If additional exams or treatments are necessary, you may be referred to either our Belmond or Clarion campuses. Iowa Specialty Hospitals & Clinics has received more awards than any other hospital in the nation for our patient satisfaction. Our goal at all of our locations is to provide you with extraordinary care and exceptional service. The Hampton Clinic is conveniently located one block west of highway 65, next to the Rehabilitation Center of Hampton, at 700 2nd Street SE, Suite 101. To schedule an appointment, call 641-812-1094. To learn more about the Hampton Clinic or Iowa Specialty Hospital, visit www.IowaSpecialtyHospital. com. Experience the Hampton Clinic where we specialize in you. Q

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Tips to Ward Off



(StatePoint) verybody suffers from indigestion, heartburn and an upset stomach from time to time --and triggers can range from stress to an odd schedule to over-indulgence in rich or spicy food. While sometimes the habits that lead to these symptoms are unavoidable, you don’t need to be in pain afterward. Take steps to make day-to-day living more pleasant on your stomach.


Kitchen cabinet remedies: Your kitchen cabinet contains an arsenal of remedies, say experts. Take two tablespoons of organic apple cider vinegar before eating to help with digestion. You can also try drinking a cup of organic herbal tea, such as chamomile, dandelion or burdock, with fresh lemon juice after meals to help with liver detox and promote relaxation.

1 4 2 7 5 3 Seek balance: Eating a balanced diet is a key factor in preventing indigestion, constipation and other digestive problems, but accomplishing this goal may be a bit tricky at times.

Enjoy slowly: Enjoy meals slowly. You’ll be more likely to practice portion control this way. Additionally, digestion will be easier if you don’t make your body process too much at once.

Drink plenty of water and be sure to incorporate fruit, vegetables, lean meats, whole grains and low-fat dairy – especially yogurt– into your daily diet.

Reduce stress: Stress can manifest itself through the digestive system in the form of heartburn. Carve out a few moments daily to relax.

Cook smart: Certain herbs are well known to aid digestion or settle an upset stomach. Counteract the effects of all those rich foods and drinks by incorporating basil, dill, mint, cilantro and ginger into cooking.

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Exercise: Regular exercise benefits a healthy digestive system, so get plenty of it. Just be sure to avoid anything strenuous directly after a heavy meal, which can actually put digestion on hold by redirecting blood away from your digestive tract to support the heart and muscles, according to Harvard Medical School. Keep your body in balance with natural remedies to treat and reduce common digestive symptoms. Q

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STOP COLDS before they start


he stuffy nose, aches and pains that often accompany the common cold can leave sufferers feeling miserable for a week or more. Cold season seems to kick into high gear when the temperatures drop, but this can be the year you don’t come down with a case of the sniffles. The following cold prevention tips can increase your chances of making it to spring without losing any days or sleep to the common cold.

Keep kids clean. School-aged kids tend to carry home lots of germs, so when kids get home after a long day at school, make sure they wash their hands thoroughly and change into fresh outfits. Such precautionary measures can keep colds and other illnesses from running rampant through your house. Go outdoors and get some fresh air. It’s a myth that cold air will bring on a cold. In reality, being outside instead of congregating indoors with other sick people may decrease your risk of getting a cold. Don’t be afraid to go outside when the temperatures drop for fear of getting sick. Drink plenty of fluids. Keeping your body hydrated will help flush toxins out of your body, strengthening your immune system and making it more capable of fending off colds. Keep your distance. Did you know the cold virus can be shot up to three feet away when someone sneezes? The virus travels on the small droplets of saliva and mucus that get propelled from the nose and mouth


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pas have long been a luxury associated with women. Though women still take advantage of all the services spas have to offer, they’re increasingly being joined by men when they do. Men who once shied away from spa treatments are now embracing them as a luxurious way to unwind and improve their appearance. Just like they do for their female customers, spas offer men a variety of services. • Massage: Perhaps the most enjoyable service offered to men at many spas is the massage. Spas offer various massage options for men, who should discuss any physical issues they have with spa staff, who should then be able to recommend a massage based on that discussion. Sports massages can address issues or soothe injuries that result from sports and exercise and might even prevent those issues from recurring.

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of a sick individual. If you know someone is sick, stay as far away as possible and wash your hands frequently, paying special attention to your fingertips. Wipe down surfaces. The cold virus can live on surfaces for up to 24 hours. That means a sick person can easily transfer a virus by touching a computer keyboard or remote control he or she shares with others. Use disinfecting wipes or warm, soapy water to clean off doorknobs, telephones, light switches, cabinet handles, and anything that is frequently touched around a home or business. Let it out gently. Blowing your nose forcefully or pinching your nose to hold back sneezes can irritate nasal passageways and make them more vulnerable to infection. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. If you are well, keep your hands away from your mouth, nose and eyes. Viruses are especially good at entering the body through the mucus membranes located in these areas of the body.


Maintain your exercise routine. Regular exercise can boost the body’s immune system and help it to fend off foreign invaders, including the cold virus. A recent study found that taking vitamin C in addition to daily exercise can reduce your risk of cold and cut the duration of the cold should you get one. Recognize that antibiotics are not the answer. Antibiotics are only effective at treating bacterial infections, not viruses, which means they are ineffective at fighting the cold virus. If you do get sick, play it smart. Should you succumb to a cold in spite of your best efforts, steer clear of others so you are not spreading the virus. Rest and fuel your body with healthy foods and beverages. There’s no need to visit a doctor for a cold unless you have a fever after several days of being sick. Colds normally last between seven and 10 days. If your symptoms do not improve or if they seem to be worsening, visit your doctor. Q

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• Manicure: Men ignore their hands. But spas offer manicures for men who want to clean up their hands so they don’t appear so gruff at their next business meeting. Manicures may once have been considered solely for women, but nowadays more and more men have embraced manicures not only for their aesthetic benefits, but also for how good a manicure feels. • Pedicure: Men can also enjoy, and many greatly appreciate, a pedicure. A male pedicure may include an exfoliation of the lower legs, heels, arches, toes, foot pads, and even the tops of his feet. Men who work on their feet may enjoy a pedicure more than any other spa service. Q

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nderstanding the principles of counting carbohydrates can be helpful for those who are working to manage their diabetes or those who wish to control their weight. Carbohydrates are needed to provide energy so they should be included in every meal. However, because carbs are the primary nutrient to be converted to glucose (energy) in the body (thus raising blood sugar), they are the key nutrient to monitor in diabetes care. If the body can’t use the glucose properly, it stays in the blood stream; levels too high can damage to the eyes, kidneys, nervous cause dam system, aand more. Though too many carbs can raise one’s blood sugar, consuming too few carbs can make a diabetic’s blood sugar which is also dangerous. go low, w diabetics then, “carb counting” is a meal For diabet planning ttechnique for managing blood glulevels. cose level establishing the maximum carbs you “By es eat and then keeping track of how should ea many you consume, you can help keep your glucose levels in your target range,” blood glu Franklin General Hospital Health says Fra Ruth Tapp. Coach Ru “Individuals who are not diabetic but “Indivi

For Diabetes Management or Weight Loss RN Ruth Tapp, one of the diabetic educators at Franklin General Hospital, says, “Many diabetics are not aware that, in addition to the diabetic education they can receive when they are newly diagnosed, Medicare also allows for and will pay for two hours of consultation each year – one hour with a nurse educator and one hour with a dietitian. This is a great opportunity for assistance with diabetes management.”

want to control their weight may find counting carbs a simple and effective way to do so,” Tapp says. “Too many carbohydrates in your diet cause weight gain because carbs that aren’t used as energy are stored as fat. Those using carb counting for weight control should aim for 2-3 carb choices per meal, and if snacking, should limit themselves to 1 carb choice per snack.” Simply put, Tapp says carb counting is a way for one to keep track of the amount of carbohydrates one consumes in a meal or snack. Carbohydrates are found in the following food groups: starches, fruits, milk, starchy vegetables, and sweets. For carb counting, a carbohydrate choice is equal to 15 grams of carbohydrates. Examples of food with 15 grams of carbohydrates or one carb choice include the following: 1 small apple=1 slice of bread=1/3 cup rice, noodles or stuffing=1/2 cup potatoes or oatmeal=1 cup milk=1 ounce candy bar=1 small banana=6 ounces light yogurt=3 cups of popcorn=1/2 cup corn or peas. Reading labels is a good way to know how many grams of carbohydrate are in food, but be sure to note the specified serving size. If you are diabetic or interested in losing weight by counting carbs, FGH Health Coach, Ruth Tapp, RN, can help you take charge. There is no charge to meet with her. Learn more by calling 641-456-5092 Q

Confused about your diabetes? HELP IS AVAILABLE If you or a family member has been diagnosed with diabetes and sometimes find it confusing and frustrating to navigate management of the disease, you don’t need to feel alone. Outpatient diabetes education is available to help you learn to take charge by watching what you eat, taking your medications, exercising and monitoring your blood sugars. Trained diabetes educators work with participants individually or in group classes to answer questions. Scheduled with a referral from your physician, diabetic education consists of four two-hour sessions, is covered by Medicare and also by most insurance policies, once your deductible has been met (or it counts toward a deductible). The FGH Diabetic Education team also facilitates a Diabetes Support Group for any adult who has diabetes. Sessions are scheduled for 4:305:30 p.m. the last Tuesdays of March-May and September-November and are held in the FGH Board Room. Family members or friends are also invited to attend. There is no charge and no referral is needed. For more information, call 641-456-5092.



s you get closer and closer to your due date, it probably seems like your baby will never arrive. You’re having a hard time sleeping, your back hurts, your feet are swollen and just when you finally get comfortable, you have to use the bathroom again. Most women are so ready for pregnancy to be over during those final weeks. But don’t give up with the finish line in sight. Your last few weeks of your pregnancy are very important to your baby. Problems with birth before term Did you know that babies who are born even a few weeks early could have minor to major problems, including difficulty staying warm, struggles to maintain stable blood sugars, and feeding and breathing problems? Being born early doesn’t just affect your baby in the immediate weeks or months of life; studies show that your baby may be more likely to have diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure and attention deficit hyperactivity disorder if she’s born before the full 40 weeks, as well as the following problems: • Breathing problems • Problems maintaining temperature • Feeding problems • Jaundice • Brain or lungs not fully developed Getting to term Your baby is busy preparing for life outside of your womb those last few weeks. She will gain weight more rapidly in these final weeks, ensuring that she has enough fat to help her keep a normal body temperature. Her lungs, liver and brain also have some important development to complete. Even though you may be told that your baby is a “good size” this is no indication of whether her lungs are mature. Your baby’s liver is maturing: If she’s born


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Go The Full 40 Weeks too early, when her liver is immature, she’s more prone to developing newborn jaundice – a yellowing of the skin that shows her liver can’t rid her body of a substance called bilirubin. If your baby has jaundice, she may have to stay in the hospital under special lights, and in severe cases, her brain could be affected. Being born too early even affects breastfeeding for some babies. The brain development that a baby needs to be able to coordinate sucking and swallowing isn’t developed until the last few weeks of the pregnancy. This could set off a difficult chain reaction: If your baby’s sucking and swallowing isn’t effective enough, your breasts may not be stimulated sufficiently and subsequently you may have problems with adequate milk supply. Your baby may need to be supplemented with formula to get adequate food, which will disrupt the natural breastfeeding process. Worst of all, many of these problems could result in you having to leave your baby at the hospital when you are discharged home, which is very distressing for any mom! So, why not induce? It’s recommended that mothers not be induced for non-medical reasons prior to 39 weeks of pregnancy. Sometimes medical conditions can occur that require a mom to have her labor induced prior to this time, such as preeclampsia, placental problems or uncontrolled blood sugar. For these medical reasons, an induction is an important intervention that may be necessary for both your health and your baby’s health.

But inductions done because you’re tired of being pregnant or because you want to deliver when your provider is on call have questionable benefit. Remember that an induction of labor is not without risk and could result in a cesarean surgery if unsuccessful. Your healthcare provider will carefully weigh the risks and benefits for both you and your baby before a decision is made to induce early. If you’ve almost made it to 40 weeks, you’ve come a long way and you’ve got a lot to be proud of – soon you’ll hold your marvelous baby in your arms! In a way, the final weeks of pregnancy are like approaching the end of a marathon. Most moms will go into labor naturally between 39 and 41 weeks of pregnancy; remember that you have already come a long way so what are a few more days or weeks in order to give your baby the best start possible! Just how long can baby stay in there? Most providers will allow women and their babies to continue to gestate up to 42 weeks, at which point the uterine environment may begin to deteriorate to the degree it puts your baby at risk. If you want to take those extra 1 to 2 weeks, your provider may ask you to:

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• Perform daily fetal movement counting (counting your baby’s movements at certain times daily to monitor for changes). • Take non-stress tests (being placed on the fetal monitor to watch for accelerations of the fetal heart rate – usually takes 20-40 minutes and can be done in the provider’s office or in the hospital). • Undergo a biophysical profile (an ultrasound that is a “physical exam” exam of your baby that looks at the baby’s breathing, movements, tone, heart rate, amniotic fluid amount, and body movements) Q About the author: Helen M. Hurst DNP, RNC, APRN-CNM, is an assistant professor and the LGMC/BORSF Endowed Professor in Nursing at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. She is an expert advisor to and Healthy Mom&Baby magazine. 2014-09-22

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