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The Care You Need

at the New NowCare Clinic

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prains, sore throats and minor cuts aren’t usually severe enough to warrant a visit to the Emergency Department. However, they still need medical attention. Thanks to the NowCare Clinic, a new service offered by Nevada Regional Medical Center, you can get the care you need with an appointment or without one for unexpected minor emergencies. Open Monday through Friday, with late hours each Tuesday and Thursday, the NowCare Clinic makes up half of the NRMC Clinical Services Building, located at 345 S. Barrett Street. The other half is dedicated to the hospital’s outpatient rehab service, Performance Therapy. This area has been remodeled specifically for the comfort and care of physical, occupational and speech therapy patients. It features a larger gymnasium and pediatric viewing rooms. It also offers a kitchen and a unique false bathroom where patients learn to take care of themselves despite disability.

Above: Physical therapist Cory Crecelius measures the knee flexion of patient Mary Caviness following a total knee replacement.

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Top left: Jama Bogart, NowCare Clinic Family Nurse Practitioner

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Bottom left: Jenny Tucker, Performance Therapy physical therapist

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Performance Therapy and the new NowCare Clinic are located at 345 S. Barrett in Nevada. To learn more about this exciting new service visit www.nrmchealth.com or call 417-448-2439.

inside this issue: 2 Bringing Specialists to You 3 Heartening News for Gardeners 3 Recipe: Vegetable Pasta Salad

A health and wellness newsletter from

4 Upcoming Events

spring 2010 • www.nrmchealth.com


Bringing Specialists to You The NRMC Specialty Clinic You don’t have to travel out of town to see a specialist; Nevada Regional Medical Center brings the specialists to you. They offer a wide range of

The ED or the Urgent Care Center:

Do You Know Where to Go?

healthcare services through their Specialty Clinic for patients of all ages. Services are offered monthly or via telecast. If you are referred to a specialist, ask for NRMC so you can stay close to home! Specialty Services Available:

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aking choices can be tough: especially when you or a loved one needs quick medical attention and you don’t have much time to decide where to go for help. Studies show that half of all Emergency Department (ED) visits are not for true emergencies. And the less of an emergency you have, the longer you may have to wait to get the care you need, because doctors and nurses may be busy treating other patients in life-or-death situations. That’s why knowing where to go for appropriate care — whether it’s the ED or an urgent care center — is important.

What’s the Difference? An ED and an urgent care center offer some of the same services, like X-rays and blood tests. But they differ in important ways. For example, an ED is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week and treats patients with life-threatening illnesses or injuries. An urgent care center has limited hours and is designed to treat minor medical problems.

What’s an Urgent Care Need? An urgent care center, such as the new NowCare Clinic (see front cover for more information), is the right place to go for nonemergency medical problems that need immediate attention. You can visit an urgent care center for many reasons. A few examples include: • Minor sprains • Small cuts • Sore throats • Fevers • Ear infections

What’s a True Emergency? Although this is not a complete list, here are examples of true emergency situations: • Chest pain • Trouble breathing • Head or back injuries • Bleeding or vomiting that won’t stop • Loss of consciousness • Poisoning • Major burns and cuts • Choking

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Even though an urgent care center can provide important medical treatment, if you are in doubt, go to the nearest ED or call 911 or your local emergency number.

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•A  udiology (hearing specialist): Dana Opfer, Au.D. Wednesdays – March 24, April 14 and 28 •C  ardiology (heart specialist): John Cox, D.O., and David Zuehlke, M.D Tuesdays •C  ardiology/vascular: Provider varies Mondays – April 5 and 19 •D  ermatology (skin specialist): Karen Edison, M.D. and John Dyer, M.D. Adults: Thursday mornings Pediatric: Friday mornings •P  hysical medicine and rehabilitation (nerve specialist): Saad Al-Shathir, M.D. Wednesday afternoon – April 7 •P  odiatry (foot specialist): Glenda Young, D.P.M. Wednesday mornings – April 7 and 21 •P  ulmonology (lung specialist): Sitaraman Subramanian, M.D. Wednesdays – March 24, April 14 and 28 •N  EW! Rheumatology (arthritis specialist): Anne Winkler, M.D. Saturdays, March 20 and April 17 •U  rology (bladder/kidney specialist): Keith Abercrombie, M.D. Thursday mornings For more information about these services, please call the NRMC Specialty Clinic at 417-448-3642.

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Heartening News for Gardeners A

re you a gardening guru? If not, 2010 may be the year to get started. Gardening has multiple health benefits; it tends the body and the spirit. Working in the yard or garden burns between 250 and 500 calories an hour. Digging, spreading mulch, pruning, raking and weeding are moderately aerobic activities, so they help your heart and lungs work better. Even leisurely paced gardening can provide exercise for the soul by helping relieve daily stresses. What’s more, according to one study, older adults who regularly participate in physical hobbies, such as gardening, lowered their risk of Alzheimer’s disease by about 2½ times.

To be a safe, healthy gardener, consider these seeds of advice: •  Wear gloves when working in the dirt and wash your hands when you’re done. Such steps can protect against toxoplasmosis, a disease caused by a parasite in contaminated soil. It can be serious if you are pregnant or have a weak immune system. • Get a tetanus shot if you haven’t had one in 10 years. The disease tetanus lurks in dirt and can enter the body through cuts in the skin. • Wear gloves, pants, and a long-sleeved shirt if you use pesticides.

kbook full o o c e e r f Want a recipes? y h lt a e h f o Visit us @ www.nrmchealth.com and click the “Come and get it!” link. To qualify, tell us your email address and what health topics you’re interested in. Hurry—supplies are limited! Want to grow your own veggies? Check out these planting dates for Central Missouri! Information courtesy of the University of Missouri Extension. For more information, visit extension.missouri.edu and search for “Vegetable Planting Calendar.”

Vegetable Pasta Salad 1 cup 1 cup ½ cup ½ cup ½ cup 1 cup 1 cup ¼ cup 2 tbsp. ¼ tsp.

cooked orzo pasta lightly steamed asparagus, cut the same size as the pasta chopped carrots sliced green onions chopped yellow summer squash chopped fresh spinach small cherry tomatoes low-fat vinaigrette salad dressing grated Parmesan cheese salt

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Vegetable

When to Plant

Asparagus

April 1 to April 20

Carrots

March 15 to April 5 July 25 to July 30

Green onions

March 15 to April 15

Spinach

March 20 to April 20

Summer squash

May 10 to May 30

Tomatoes

May 10 to May 20

1. C  ombine pasta, asparagus, carrots, green onions, squash, spinach, tomatoes, dressing, Parmesan cheese and salt in a large bowl. 2. Toss to coat with the dressing and Parmesan cheese. 3. Serve with grilled chicken or fish at a barbecue or picnic. Yield: Four servings. Serving size: 1¼ cup. Each serving provides 114 calories, 2 g total fat, 1 g saturated fat, 344 mg sodium and 3 g fiber.

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CaringConnection Glenn Rogers, Ph.D., Chairman,

NRMC Board of Directors

Nevada Regional Medical Center 800 S. Ash Street Nevada, MO 64772

Judith Feuquay, President and CEO

Non-Profit Org. U.S. Postage PAID Nevada Regional Medical Center

Aimee Starlin, Community Relations/ Foundation Director The CaringConnection is published by the marketing department at Nevada Regional Medical Center. The information provided in this publication is intended to educate readers about subjects pertinent to their health and is not a substitute for consultation with a personal physician. For more information, call 417-448-3609. ©2010. Printed in U.S.A. 6054M

Learn what‘s new at Nevada Regional Medical Center! Visit us online @ www.nrmchealth.com.

Upcoming Events

La Leche League Breastfeeding Support Group Designed for women currently breastfeeding or pregnant women who want to learn more. Led by a certified instructor. Children welcome! Dates and Times: April 20, May 18, 6:30 p.m. Location: NRMC Third Floor Classroom Free admission! Coffee Talk A different health care topic will be discussed each month. A variety of NRMC professionals will be available to answer health-related questions. Dates and Times: March 23, April 27, May 25, 9 to 10 a.m. Location: Mezzanine Conference Room Free admission! FREE Colon Cancer Screening Are you 50 or older? Consider getting tested for colon cancer, the second-leading cause of cancer death for men and women. It’s easy, painless and private, and it could save your life. FREE colon health kits also available for in-home testing. Date and Time: March 26, 4 to 6 p.m. Location: NRMC Main Lobby Healthy Weight, Healthy You — Lunch and Learn Date and Time: March 26, noon Location: Mezzanine Conference Room Free to attend! Lunch costs $5 — you can also bring your own. Sibling Celebration Designed for children ages 2 to 6. Helps kids celebrate becoming a big brother or sister. Class includes a tour of the OB department. Date and Time: April 13, 3:30 to 4:15 p.m. Location: Medical Arts Conference Room Free admission!

Leona VanDyke, daughter of Sage and Jessica VanDyke

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Caregiver’s Support Group Discussion meeting for family members and caregivers of those with Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias. To learn more, call Barone Care Center at 417-448-3999. Dates and Times: April 14, May 12, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Location: Barone Care Center Free admission!

Childbirth Class Intended for women in the last trimester of pregnancy. Class includes a tour of the NRMC OB department. Date and Time: April 17, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location: Third Floor Classroom Free admission! 6th Annual Community Health Fair! Featuring a wide variety of FREE health screenings presented by health care professionals, safety information, and much, much more! A two-hour fast is required for some screenings. Date and Time: April 17, 8 a.m. to noon Location: Osage Prairie YMCA Free admission! HeartSaver CPR Learn the basics of CPR. Date and Time: April 19, 1 to 4 p.m. Location: Third Floor Classroom Class costs $20. Day Care Provider’s Education Educational credits are offered to help licensed day care providers obtain their required class time. Date and Time: April 27, 6:30 p.m. Location: Third Floor Classroom Free admission! Stress: You Can Handle It! — Lunch and Learn Date and Time: April 30, noon Location: Mezzanine Conference Room Free admission! Lunch costs $5—you can also bring your own. Infant/Child CPR Parents and caregivers can learn how to perform CPR on an infant or small child. Registration required. Date and Time: May 11, 6:30 p.m. Location: Third Floor Classroom Free admission! Taking Control of Your Asthma — Lunch and Learn Date and Time: May 14, noon Location: Mezzanine Conference Room Free admission! Lunch costs $5—you can also bring your own.

Registration is required for all programs. For more information, or to register, please call the NRMC Community Education Department at 417-448-3622 or email swilson@nrmchealth.com.

Caring Connection 2010 Spring Issue  

Take charge of your health! Includes articles about health issues that matter to you, with local flair!

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