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

Do you have COPD, Emphysema, Chronic Bronchitis?

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As part of our continuing effort to provide patients with comprehensive health care services, Fordland Clinic is pleased to offer a FREE screening program on May 9th, 2018. This screening, which consists of a simple fingerstick test and a questionnaire, is designed for patients with shortness of breath due to COPD or emphysema, to rule out a treatable genetic cause … Read More

Staff Go Blue for Colon Cancer Awareness Month

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  It’s a fact. The more you know about colorectal cancer, the easier it may be to protect yourself from it. Colorectal Cancer can affect anyone. Colorectal cancer is one of the leading causes of cancer deaths in both men and women, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It usually occurs after age 50, but it … Read More

Things to Know About the Flu

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Chills. Body aches. Fatigue. These are just a few of the symptoms people often experience when they get influenza, or more commonly called flu. Your best defense against it? A yearly flu shot. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat, and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and … Read More

Diabetic Education Course

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    Fordland Clinic will be offering a 6-week diabetic education course starting in January. This course is offered free of charge to all area residents. This course will help you better understand diabetes and give you the tools you need to help manage your health. You will have fun learning through games, activities, and conversations. This course includes materials … Read More

Fordland Clinic Community and Economic Impact

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For more than 50 years, U.S. health centers have delivered comprehensive, high-quality preventive and primary health care to patients regardless of their ability to pay, becoming one of the largest safety net systems in the country. Fordland Clinic has been no exception. In 2015, Fordland Clinic provided care to many of the most underserved members of its community. In addition … Read More

An Attitude of Gratitude

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This Thanksgiving season, we would like to express our appreciation for our patients and their families.  Thank you for trusting us with your medical, dental, and mental health care needs.  We are grateful for our staff of dedicated, hardworking, and caring employees.  Thank you for helping serve our patients and community.  We are also thankful for our Board of Directors, … Read More