Which Test to Have? Covid-19 nasal swab test or antibody blood test?

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A COVID-19 performed with a nasal swab will confirm whether or not you have an active infection with SARS-CoV-2. New research shows that you do not need to have any signs of being sick to be infected. You can give the virus to others even without having symptoms of COVID-19. Who should get tested? These are a few reasons to consider … Read More

Managing Stress and Coping

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The outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) may be stressful for people. Fear and anxiety about a disease can be overwhelming and can cause strong emotions in all ages. Everyone reacts differently to stressful situations. How you respond to the outbreak can depend on your background, the difference in people, and the community you live in, along with other factors. … Read More

6 New Year’s Resolutions for a Happy and Healthy 2020

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The new year can be an exciting time, with the promise of fresh starts and new beginnings. It’s also an opportunity to recommit to your health and well-being. Creating new resolutions is easy enough. Sticking to them beyond the month of January, however, is another story. Whether the new year has you feeling totally inspired or a tad overwhelmed here … Read More

12 Days of Christmas Holiday Health Tips

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A Partridge in a Pear Tree –A medium-sized pear supplies 212 milligrams of potassium that helps your heartbeat normally and keeps your muscles working the way they are supposed to. Two Turtle Doves – Dove, a famous maker of chocolates, makes dark chocolate treats that are filled with something called epicatechin. Epicatechin is a particularly active member of a group … Read More

Integrated Behavioral Health

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Terri Griffith is a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and is leading our Integrated Behavioral Health program at Fordland. As part of team-based care, Terri serves as a Behavioral Health Consultant (BHC) and works with our providers to consider the physical, behavioral, and emotional aspects of each patient’s health concerns. Together with the patient, Terri can help determine a course of … Read More

National Medical Assistants Day – Oct. 23, 2019

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Medical assistants offer clinical and administrative support for physicians, nurse practitioners and other medical professionals. Medical assistants are essential members of the Patient-Centered Medical Home team.  Simply put, they’re a crucial part of a patient’s visit to his/her health care provider. Join us in celebrating National Medical Assistants Day on October 23rd!    

Breast Cancer Awareness

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October 18th is National Mammography Day This day serves as a reminder to all women that the best defense against breast cancer is early detection. A mammogram can often detect a problem before there is any outward physical sign. In 1993, President Clinton proclaimed that the 3rd Friday in October, National Breast Cancer Awareness Month, would be a day for … Read More

The Right Time Initiative

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Leslie Pritchard Missouri Family Health Council (573) 694-4898 [email protected] New Initiative Will Increase Access to Quality Contraceptive Services for Women in Missouri The Right Time seeks to reduce Missouri’s unintended pregnancy rate by 10 percent JEFFERSON CITY, MO (April 16, 2019) – Deciding if, when, and under what circumstances to get pregnant helps women to pursue … Read More

Fordland Clinic and Burrell Behavioral Health Announce Strategic Affiliation

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Burrell Behavioral Health has signed a Letter of Intent to form a strategic affiliation with Fordland Clinic, a Federally Qualified Health Center in southwest Missouri. While Burrell specializes in behavioral health and Fordland Clinic specializes in primary and dental care, they serve many of the same individuals in many of the same communities, including Webster, Stone, Greene, Christian, and Taney … Read More

Diabetic Retinopathy: 5 Tips to Lower Your Risk

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Diabetic retinopathy, the most common form of diabetes-related eye disease, is the leading cause of blindness in working-age Americans. It’s also preventable.  Diabetic retinopathy occurs when high blood sugar levels cause damage to blood vessels in the retina. November is National Diabetes Month and Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. It’s a good time to focus on managing your diabetes to help … Read More