Are You Connected?

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  By Terri Griffith, LPC, Behavioral Health Consultant at Fordland Clinic  Have you ever been in a room full of people and felt lonely? Many of us think that just because we are with people, we have met that need for connection. This is not true. There is a difference between really connecting and being in the company of other … Read More

Covid-19 Testing

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Antibodies (blood test): Do not get tested for antibodies (the SARS-CoV-2 IgG test) until 4 full weeks AFTER you have had Covid or suspect that you have had Covid. It may take a full 4 weeks for this test to be accurate. This test is not used to diagnose a current infection with Covid. A negative test is 100% accurate … Read More

Fordland Clinic Welcomes Dr. Drew Shoemaker

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Fordland Clinic is excited to announce that Dr. Drew Shoemaker will be joining the Fordland Clinic team. Dr. Shoemaker completed a Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1995. He did his Internship and residency at Lester E. Cox Medical Center, Springfield, MO. Dr. Shoemaker uses a patient-centered approach to healthcare – treating each patient as … Read More

How is your stress level?

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        By Terri Griffith, LPC, Behavioral Health Consultant at Fordland Clinic  Have you noticed higher than normal stress levels these days?  Maybe you have felt more irritable.  Irritability may be easy to recognize in others, but what about in ourselves?  Does it seem as if the smallest things annoy you?  Maybe you are becoming angry or feeling … Read More

What Is The Difference Between Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19?

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Influenza (Flu) and COVID-19 are both contagious respiratory illnesses, but they are caused by different viruses. COVID-19 is caused by infection with a new coronavirus (called SARS-CoV-2) and flu is caused by infection with influenza viruses. Because some of the symptoms of flu and COVID-19 are similar, it may be hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone, … Read More

Encouraging Patients To Get This Season’s Influenza Vaccine Early

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This has been a year of “firsts” for all of us. It’s the first time that students have returned to school on an iPad, grocery stores sported barren cleaning supply shelves, and now we are about to enter into a flu season during the middle of one of the worst public health crises in human history. While we don’t yet … Read More

Covid-19 testing at Fordland Clinic

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To prevent COVID-19 from spreading to family, friends and the community it is recommended that anyone with symptoms or who has been in close contact with someone who has COVID-19 be tested. A person does not have to be exhibiting symptoms in order to receive the testing. COVID-19 symptoms include fever or chills, cough, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing, … Read More

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

Honoring our Healthcare Heroes with a Drop of Joy

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Healthcare workers are on the frontlines of battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) that’s spreading rapidly throughout our city, state and nation. The doctors, nurse practitioners, nurses, technicians, transporters, EMTs, pharmacists and all the administrative support staff, everyone who supports patient care are rising to the occasion and caring for our most vulnerable populations. We want to recognize the entire healthcare community who are sacrificing … Read More

Creative Play Will Pay Off

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As our nation comes together to address the COVID-19 crisis, your health and well-being continues to be our primary concern. The outbreak and effects of COVID-19 can be overwhelming for both adults and kids. Social and emotional well-being is key to your whole health. Kids will be talking about the days of COVID‑19 for the rest of their lives. It … Read More