Health & Wellness

  • Have Fun and Stay Healthy at the Fair!

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Friday, September 9, 2022 Are you planning to join thousands of others at the Clay County Fair? Who doesn't love the exhibits, the rides, the abundance of fun foods and, of course the animals? It's safe to say we touch A LOT of things at the fair! My hope of that everyone who visits the fair takes home wonderful memories…. NOT an illness!

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  • Coping with Anxiety? Help is Available

    posted by Dr. Sergio Plucker Billups on Thursday, August 11, 2022 Anxiety is a common experience that is felt by each of us at many times throughout our lives. At times, anxiety can be debilitating, causing people to avoid situations and can lead to other health issues due to chronic distress. Dr. Plucker-Billups discusses the symptoms of anxiety disorders and how individuals can receive help to cope with their anxiety in his latest blog.

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  • Botox May Provide Relief for Chronic Headaches

    posted by Dr. David Keith, DO on Thursday, June 23, 2022 Is your head pounding... Again? If you suffer from chronic headaches, you may be a candidate for Botox injections to help prevent headaches before they start. As a family medicine physician, I have sought additional training to become certified in providing relief from chronic headaches using Botox, as has physician assistant Jason Zinnel.

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  • Avoid Overheating this Summer

    posted by Colette Rossiter on Thursday, June 16, 2022 The “dog days” of summer seem to have arrived early this year! According to the calendar, summer doesn't officially begin until June 21st. Yet here were are, battling the heat and humidity of a typical Iowa day in July. Colette Rossiter from Clay County Public Health shares tips on avoiding the heat in her latest blog.

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  • Complex Pain Explained: Complex Pain 101

    posted by Mandi Ward on Friday, April 29, 2022 There's nothing more frustrating than coping with pain that doesn't seem to have any resolutions. Yet, there is help for those living with complex pain. Spencer Hospital physical therapist Mandi Ward is a certified therapeutic pain specialist. In this blog, Mandi explains complex pain and some options. In future blogs she'll provide education regarding complex pain treatment.

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