Thursday, September 20, 2018

Halloween Health Tips

Who doesn't love Halloween? It will be here before you know it and while binge eating candy may be a hard habit to break for some people, there are ways you can have fun on Halloween without straying from your diet. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few Halloween health tips. If you are looking for a new dentist for your kids, call the Central Ozarks Medical Center - Richland Dental Center at 573-765-2510 today.


Halloween Health Tips


Eat a healthy meal BEFORE trick or treating.
Eat healthy before you go out so you aren't as tempted to eat a bunch of sweets and candy. You may not be as tempted because you are already full on healthy homecooked food.

Stay hydrated.
Drinking plenty of water can also make you feel full and less likely to eat a ton of Halloween candy. Aim to drink at least 8 ounces of water a day,

Walk from house to house.
Get some physical exercise and choose a neighborhood where you can safely walk from house to house rather than driving.

More Halloween Health Tips


According to the CDC:

  • Provide healthier treats for trick-or-treaters such as low-calorie treats and drinks. For guests, offer a variety of fruits and vegetables.
  • Use party games and trick-or-treat time as an opportunity for kids to get their daily dose of 60 minutes of physical activity.
  • Be sure walking areas and stairs are well-lit and free of obstacles that could cause someone to fall.
  • Keep candle-lit jack o’lanterns and luminaries away from doorsteps, walkways, landings, and curtains. Place them on sturdy tables, keep them out of the reach of pets and small children, and never leave them unattended.
  • Remind drivers to watch out for trick-or-treaters and to drive safely.


Source: https://www.cdc.gov/family/halloween/index.htm


Encourage Good Dental Health with Central Ozarks Medical Center


Check out our Richland Medical Center Location.

Services Offered:

Family Practice
OB/GYN
Osteopathic Manipulation
Pediatrics
Behavioral Health
          
Hours of Operation: 

Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday: 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 7:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.*

*Extended hours are for established patients

ADDRESS

304 W Washington Ave
Richland, MO 65556

Our dental providers at the Lake of the Ozarks include Kyle Shull, DDS, Evan Reynolds, DDS, and Shayna Mattox, DDS. For more information on our dental clinic and our providers, visit www.CentralOzarks.org.


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573.765.2510 -- Dental


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Friday, September 14, 2018

The Importance of the Flu Shot

Flu season is coming up soon and why not prepare yourself and your family? According to the CDC, influenza activity tends to increase in October and November. Central Ozarks Medical Center is offering free flu shots at a few of our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks. Keep reading for the important event details and reasons why you should get your flu vaccinations.


Central Ozarks Medical Center Flu Shot Fairs


Upcoming Flu Fairs:

COMC Richland: October 5th
Medical Center Main Entrance
304 W Washington, Richland
7am—12pm & 1pm—4pm

COMC Camdenton: October 12th
Main Entrance
948 E US Hwy 54, Camdenton
8am—12pm & 1pm –4pm

COMC Osage Beach: October 12th
Main Entrance
3870 Columbia Ave, Osage Beach
8am—12pm & 1pm—4pm

• No appointments necessary
• Short intake form can be
completed on day of fair
• First Come/ First Served

Why Get a Flu Shot?

According to the CDC:

Influenza is a potentially serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently, but millions of people get the flu every year, hundreds of thousands of people are hospitalized and thousands or tens of thousands of people die from flu-related causes every year. An annual seasonal flu vaccine is the best way to help protect against flu. Vaccination has been shown to have many benefits including reducing the risk of flu illnesses, hospitalizations and even the risk of flu-related death in children.

CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against influenza and its potentially serious complications.

While there are many different flu viruses, flu vaccines protect against the 3 or 4 viruses that research suggests will be most common. Three-component vaccines contain an H3N2, an H1N1 and a B virus. Four component vaccines have an additional B virus component. (See Vaccine Virus Selection for this season’s vaccine composition.)

Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.

Flu vaccination also has been shown to significantly reduce a child’s risk of dying from influenza.
Also, there are data to suggest that even if someone gets sick after a vaccination, their illness may be milder.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/prevention.htm


COMC: Leading the Way to Healthier Communities


We truly believe in leading the way to healthier communities, one step at a time. Several recent studies have found that patients who regularly use community health centers, like Central Ozarks Medical Center, have lower total annual healthcare costs when compared to patients who use other primary care providers, such as HMOs, hospital outpatient units or private physicians. On an average, these studies show that the cost associated with using a community health center is 22% to 33% less expensive than using other healthcare models. Check out our website at www.CentralOzarks.org for more information on local Camden County health clinics.


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573.765.2510 -- Dental


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Friday, September 7, 2018

5 Healthy Fall Activities

Fall is coming soon and we have already given you a few healthy fall recipes we found online to try. Our health clinics at the Lake of the Ozarks are here to give you a few healthy activities to go along with eating healthy this fall. If you are looking for a new doctor this fall, be sure to call Central Ozarks Medical Center. We have 5 locations throughout Central Missouri, visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org for more information.


5 Healthy Fall Activities


Walk through a fun, pumpkin patch.
What could be better than taking your family to an awesome pumpkin patch this fall!? Not only are you participating in a festive activity, you are also burning calories while walking through the patch and lifting those pumpkins. Fell those endorphins and bond with your family this fall while enjoying this fun fall activity.

Go apple picking.
Not only are apples healthy to eat but you are also engaging in a physical activity just by going to a farm to pick them. Walking up and down the apple orchards and carrying your basket or bag filled with apples is a good physical activity to engage yourself in this fall.

Take a walk and experience all of the beautiful fall tree colors.
Go to a park at the Lake of the Ozarks or a trail near your home and just walk for a few miles or so. You can take in the beauty if fall by seeing all of the wonderful tree colors during the fall season. While walking is clearly healthy for you, this can also decrease your stress level. Take a break from work and just walk around the building or down the block.

Play in the leaves with your family.
Before you rake your leaves this year, call your kids over for some good family time in the leaves. Make piles of leaves and jump in them just like you may have done as a child yourself. This is another fun, physical activity that can be great during the fall season.

Play football.
While fall may mean "pumpkin spice" for some people, for others it may mean "football time"! Most high schools in the area start their seasons in the fall along with colleges and professionals. Engage in the football fun and arrange a game with your family and friends.


Don't Forget to Get Your Flu Shot This Fall!


Central Ozarks Medical Center has a few upcoming flu fairs this fall at some of our health clinics in Central Missouri. The best thing about these fairs is that you can get your flu shot for FREE! Here are the need-to-know details:

Upcoming Flu Fairs:

COMC Richland: October 5th
Medical Center Main Entrance
304 W Washington, Richland
7am—12pm & 1pm—4pm

COMC Camdenton: October 12th
Main Entrance
948 E US Hwy 54, Camdenton
8am—12pm & 1pm –4pm

COMC Osage Beach: October 12th
Main Entrance
3870 Columbia Ave, Osage Beach
8am—12pm & 1pm—4pm

•No appointments necessary
•Short intake form can be completed on the day of fair
•First Come/ First Served

For more information, please visit our website at www.CentralOzarks.org.


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For Appointments Call

573.765.5141 -- Richland
573.302.7490 -- Osage Beach
573.346.4446 -- Camdenton
573.317.9200 -- Stone Castle
573.765.2510 -- Dental


Serving Camdenton, Laclede, Pulaski, and Miller Counties