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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February is American Heart Awareness Month. It’s dedicated to raising awareness about heart disease and increasing knowledge about prevention. Did you know that heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States? The good news is that heart disease can be prevented, and the first step is education.
What is heart disease?
Heart disease is a term for any type of disorder that affects the heart. It may also be referred to as cardiovascular disease or coronary heart disease.
A disease in the heart can manifest in four major ways:
- Heart attack
- Heart failure
Causes of heart disease correspond to high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes, family history and smoking. Continue Reading »
Heart disease is one of the leading causes of death in the United States. This includes heart attack, stroke and peripheral artery disease.
Most of the risk factors for heart disease can be prevented or treated with lifestyle changes and medication. Risk factors include:
- Physical inactivity
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Dyslipidemia (high triglycerides and low HDL or “good” cholesterol)
- Diabetes mellitus
- Heavy alcohol use
People with multiple risk factors are at higher risk for developing heart disease. Here are some steps you can take to decrease your risks. Continue Reading »