Whether you are young or old, immunizations are an important part of staying healthy. As newborns and as older adults, our immune systems are not quite as robust as they are during the rest of our lives. Taking extra care during these stages—and getting needed immunizations—is important to maintaining good health. Keeping Infants Healthy According [...]
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Well child checks and school go together like ABC, 123! Getting your child in to see their Provider near the start of school lets you accomplish three tasks in one. Not only do you gain peace of mind that your child is healthy to start school, you get to check off your child’s immunizations and [...]
In just a few short weeks, it’s that time again—the beginning of a new school year. In Lamar, school starts Monday, August 13. Considering all it takes to get kids ready for school—lunches packed, schoolwork in backpacks, and kids dressed, with shoes on—it’s no wonder you need to rush in the morning. Rush all you [...]
As each birthday passes, men need to take action to stay healthy, beyond going to the gym and eating well. Getting annual wellness exams, receiving necessary health screens and staying on top of low testosterone levels help men stay healthy through the years. Low Testosterone (Low-T) You’ve likely seen an advertisement on how testosterone declines [...]
Christine Bogardus, DO, joined the medical team at Prowers Medical Center, bringing strong surgical skills and a good sense of humor. She started seeing patients on April 30 and is performing general surgery services, along with Dr. James Smith and Dr. Jessica Swanson. Dr. Bogardus wanted to be a doctor since she was a child, [...]
In June, surveyors from Centers for Medicare & Medicaid (CMS) made a visit to the laboratory at Prowers Medical Center—something that happens every two years. The surveyor was looking for key deficiencies in the way the lab conducts business. She spent the afternoon scrutinizing processes, paperwork and staff competency. In the end, she walked away [...]
According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), 200 people on average visit the Emergency Room each day during the 4th of July holiday week. The majority of injuries occur to the hands, fingers, face, head and ears. Kids are most vulnerable to injuries. That’s why it’s best to leave the fireworks display to [...]
There are many options—some very simple—that help women with incontinence gain control and live worry-free lives. Thanks to Prowers Medical Center’s full-time gynecologist, Dr. Steven Foley, women in the community are able to receive all types of treatments for urinary incontinence, stool incontinence and other gynecological conditions including pelvic organ prolapse (POP). “You don’t have [...]
Take advantage of the open schedule of summer to get your kids in for their well child checks. You can eliminate two tasks with one effort by getting in before school starts—completing both an annual exam and their sport physicals before practices begin. Getting a well child check each year helps identify any delays or [...]
By John Ruibal, MS, RDN, CSSD, Prowers Medical Center Dietitian When the temperatures start to heat up, this is a good time to evaluate how your wellness goals for the year are going. If you were focused after the New Year but have gotten into a rut, summer provides an opportunity to refocus and make [...]