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07/Oct/2020

Everyone 6 months & older should receive an annual flu vaccine. Flu can cause mild to severe illness.

When should I get vaccinated?

You should get a flu vaccine before flu viruses begin spreading in your community, since it takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against flu. Make plans to get vaccinated early in fall, before flu season begins. CDC recommends that people get a flu vaccine by the end of October.

Learn more at https://www.cdc.gov/flu and https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccinations.htm#when


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28/Apr/2020

Telehealth is here! When you call to be considered for a telehealth appointment, one of our LPN nurses will discuss your appointment needs with you to see if it meets the criteria necessary. If you are interested in learning more, call 402 367-3193 to make an appointment in person on online with our telehealth option. The photos show an actual telehealth appointment from the comforts of home.
We are here for you!


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28/Apr/2020

Congratulations to the Butler County Clinic and all members of SERP, as they have scored 100% on the URAC Level 1 and is now URAC Level 1 Qualified.

The Butler County Clinic is a founding member of the SERPA-ACO (SouthEast Nebraska Rural Physician Alliance–Accountable Care Organization.) SERPA-ACO is a group of 16 clinics in southeast Nebraska dedicated to improving health care for our patients.

SERPA-ACO and its members believe that a healthy population begins by creating a health care system focused on high-quality value-based care. We use the Patient-Centered Medical Home (PCMH)  model of care where we not only address the problem that brings our patients to the clinic but also their preventative health care needs: screening tests such as mammography, colorectal cancer screening, immunizations, smoking cessation education, fall risk assessments, etc. 

We use evidence-based medicine to prevent and limit illness, reduce unnecessary testing, emergency room visits, and hospital admissions. Many patients have chronic diseases such as diabetes, hypertension, coronary heart disease, chronic lung disease. Our goal is to help our patients with these diseases to optimally manage their medical problems to improve their quality of life.


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09/Mar/2020

Let us help you determine if you are at risk for COVID-19 (Coronavirus):
1. Have you traveled to areas of known exposure within the last 14 days of symptoms starting?
2. Have you come in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 diagnosis in the past 2 weeks?
3. Do you have a fever of 100.4 or great or symptoms of lower respiratory illness like a cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing?
 
For more information see also:
CDC
 
Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/Coronavirus.aspx
 
It appears that handwashing with soap for a minimum of 20 seconds is still your best defense to prevent the spread of this virus. If you have any further questions, call us at 402 367-3193.

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06/Mar/2020

Healthy Shamrock Shake

See full details at https://joyfoodsunshine.com/healthy-shamrock-shake/
This Healthy Shamrock Shake recipe is made with 8 nutritious ingredients like avocados, spinach; Greek yogurt & is ready in 5 minutes! The perfect St. Patrick’s Day treat that’s naturally dyed green! No food coloring!
 Prep Time5 minutes
 Total Time5 minutes
 Servings4 Servings
 Calories175.8kcal
 AuthorLaura

Ingredients

  • ¾ cup milk
  • ½ cup vanilla honey Greek yogurt
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup spinach frozen
  • 10-15 fresh mint leaves
  • 2 TBS honey
  • ½-1 cup ice optional

Instructions

  • Add ingredients to your Vitamix (or other high-powered blender) in the order listed.
  • Blend, starting on low speed and gradually increasing to high until your mixture is smooth and homogenous.
  • Pour and serve immediately, top with whipped cream or chocolate!

Notes

Healthy Shamrock Shake: Ingredient Substitutions

There are a few easy ways to change up this Healthy Shamrock Shake to fit your dietary needs!

  • Greek Yogurt/Milk:  If you avoid dairy, you can easily substitute a dairy-free yogurt and almond or coconut milk to make this dairy-free! I recommend using honey or vanilla flavored yogurt. If you use plain yogurt, you will need to increase the amount of honey so that this Healthy Shamrock Shake is still sweet enough!
  • Honey: Feel free to use any liquid sweetener of your choice. Honey is by far my favorite!
  • Mint: If you’d prefer, you can use mint extract instead of fresh mint, however I love the flavor the fresh mint imparts in this healthy shamrock shake!

Nutrition

Calories: 175.8kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.1g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 10.1g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4.3g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 53mg | Potassium: 351.7mg | Fiber: 3.1g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 930IU | Vitamin C: 8.7mg | Calcium: 105mg | Iron: 0.5mg
CourseDessert, Drinks
 CuisineAmerican
 Keyword healthy shamrock shake, homemade shamrock shake, shamrock shake recipe

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05/Feb/2020

Learn something new! Here is a whole routine to consider to do at your health level (ask your physician first). There are modifications to most exercises to find where you are at. Just starting? Try looking up a video for each, slowly do one new exercise each day!

One new movement is speed skating exercise. Here is how it is done:

Copyright Oakley Women

 

Here is a full workout to try to do each movement for 1 minute.

Get full details at https://www.livelifefit.com/blogs/blogging-my-fitlosophy/85787521-go-red-in-feb-try-this-14-min-heart-healthy-workout including a link to a fit record book. 

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17/Jan/2020

What piece of exercise equipment sells for under $20, fits into a briefcase, can be used by the whole family, and improves cardiovascular fitness while toning muscle at the same time? And using it for just 15-20 minutes will burn off the calories from a candy bar? The answer: a jump rope.

Jumping rope is a great calorie-burner. You’d have to run an eight-minute mile to work off more calories than you’d burn jumping rope. Use the WebMD Calorie Counter to figure out how many calories you’ll burn for a given activity, based on your weight and the duration of exercise.

“It’s certainly good for the heart,” says Peter Schulman, MD, associate professor, Cardiology/Pulmonary Medicine, University of Connecticut Health Center in Farmington. “It strengthens the upper and lower body and burns a lot of calories in a short time, but other considerations will determine if it’s appropriate for an individual.”

He sees rope-jumping as something fit adults can use to add spice to their exercise routine. “You’re putting direct stress on kneesankles, and hips, but if done properly it’s a lower-impact activity than jogging.”

Source https://www.webmd.com/fitness-exercise/features/skipping-rope-doesnt-skip-workout#1


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17/Jan/2020

Whatever your resolutions are for 2020, be sure to make your annual wellness appointment for you and everyone in your family.

Annual wellness checks helps your PCP to determine the general status of your health. The exam also gives you a chance to talk to them about any ongoing pain or symptoms that you’re experiencing or any other health concerns that you might have.

A physical examination is recommended at least once a year, especially in people over the age of 50. These exams are used to:

  • check for possible diseases so they can be treated early
  • identify any issues that may become medical concerns in the future
  • update necessary immunizations
  • ensure that you are maintaining a healthy diet and exercise routine
  • build a relationship with your PCP

https://www.healthline.com/health/physical-examination#purpose


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