Looking to boost your self-confidence, gain a stronger feeling of empowerment and learn skills to protect yourself? Then sign up for Mercy Medical Center’s self defense class!
On Sunday, March 23 from 1 – 4 p.m. in conference rooms A and B, Paul Dukatz, owner of Dukatz’s Academy of Martial Arts of West Bend, will be teaching a women’s self defense class.
The class is offered for women ages 13 years and older and costs $15 per person. It will cover different scenarios of potential attacks and require participants to execute striking techniques with hands, knees and elbows.
In the lesson, Paul will teach the proper use of pepper spray. Pepper spray will be available for purchase to any participant 18 years and older at the end of the seminar for $15.00. Participants should wear loose clothing or gym clothes to the class.
Paul Dukatz is a fourth degree Black Belt and has been teaching Martial Arts for more than 20 years, covering many seminars. His knowledge of hand-to-hand combat, weapons use and defense against weapons is ideal and easy to learn for people who don’t study martial arts on a regular basis.
You can register online here or call Affinity Nurse Direct at 800-362-9900. Please register by Saturday, March 22.
Construction will soon begin on the US 41/Highway 47 interchange in Appleton, also known as Richmond Street. Highway 47 will remain open with lane closures; however, the on/off ramps will be closed throughout the duration of the project. Construction is expected to last through the end of October 2014.
This may affect your commute to and from Richmond Street Clinic. We recommend patients begin using alternate routes. Suggested routes are as follows:
• When traveling north on US 41, exit right on HWY OO (Northland Ave.) and turn left on Richmond St.
• When traveling south on US 41, exit Ballard Rd. to the left, turn right on E. Capitol Dr., cross Richmond St., and make an immediate left into the clinic parking lot.
Despite construction taking place, Richmond Street Clinic will remain open and maintain regular business hours:
Family Medicine: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Urgent Care: Monday – Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays, 7:30 a.m. to noon (closed Dec. 25).
If you have additional questions regarding how road construction will impact your commute to and from the clinic, please call 920-380-2715. We urge you all to travel safe and allow for extra travel time during this period.
March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness month. Did you know that it is the third most common cancer in the United States, and it is the second leading cause of cancer deaths? Colorectal cancer, or colon cancer, affects men and women equally and is usually found in people ages 50 years or older. With the right precautions, colorectal cancer is preventable and can be detected early with regular screenings.
Since 90 percent of new cases occur in people ages 50 or older, it is recommended for men and woman to begin getting screened at that age. Survival rate for individuals who have early stage colorectal cancer is 90 percent but only 10 percent when diagnosed after it’s spread to other organs. Colonoscopies and other screenings help detect abnormalities and can save lives.
Remember, colon cancer is preventable, treatable and beatable in most cases. Screening and early detection is key!
To schedule your screening for colorectal cancer, call NurseDirect at 1-800-362-9900.
To show your support and help raise awareness for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, join us in wearing blue this Friday, March 7.
“So, how much do you bench?”
“What’s your mile time?”
“How far can you get on the sit-and-reach?”
One of those doesn’t sound so familiar. Flexibility is something that is often forgotten by many. This is unfortunate because maintaining, or even increasing our flexibility, is something that greatly benefits our body in the long run.
As we age our body’s ability to go through its full range of motion naturally decreases. This is due to the fact that many of our daily activities cause our muscles to be in shortened positions without us even realizing it. For example, sitting at our computers often causes the front muscles of our chest to become tight and the muscles of our backs to lengthen. Sitting at a desk over-activates the hip flexor muscles. This causes the pelvis to become rotated, which can lead to several other problems. All of these imbalances can lead to aches, pains and additional injuries down the road.
What we do on a daily basis can put our bodies into poor and imbalanced positions, so it becomes increasingly important that flexibility exercises become part of our daily routine. Stretching allows us to maintain the body’s full range of motion and can correct any inequalities in muscle length.
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A lot of people start to sweat and panic when thinking about what to give their sweetheart on Valentine’s Day. The usual gifts come to mind: a box of chocolates, a bouquet of flowers, dinner and a movie or other tried and true gifts. However, February is not only the month to celebrate love. It’s also American Heart Month. With that in mind, here are a few tips on how to spice up your Valentine’s Day the healthy way.
For your culinary-minded friends
- Consider a basket containing a variety of whole-wheat pastas and different kinds of spaghetti sauce.
- A gift-boxed container of several types of spices or salts from different parts of the world.
- A basket containing an array of teas or coffee may be just what your tea (or coffee) loving friend wants.
- Several bottles of wine packed with an assortment of cheese would be a gift to consider. Studies show that moderate* consumption of red wine may be beneficial to your heart. Naturally occurring flavonoids and other compounds such as resveratrol help reduce the risk of some forms of heart disease.
- Go to a wine tasting event and learn about bouquet, balance and body. Learn what it means when a sommelier speaks of a wine’s legs, tears or what a vertical tasting means.**
- Cooking classes provide a fun opportunity for couples to enjoy a culinary experience and share what they have learned. Continue Reading »