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So often people think of eating healthfully as a “chore” - something they know they should do, but feel it takes too much time and that the foods aren’t as appealing without all the fat, sugar, and salt.  This is the “If it tastes good, spit it out” philosophy, which simply does not have to be true.  Foods that are good for you can taste good too.  There are many healthy options available to us today, whether it is eating out or making our own meals.

 

Some general nutrition tips for healthy eating include:

            1.  Choose more fruits and vegetables.

            2.  Choose whole grain breads, cereals, rice and pasta.

            3.  Choose non-fat or low fat dairy products.

            4.  Cut fat off meat and poultry.

            5.  Limit portion sizes of meat.

            6.  Read labels.

            7.  Be creative!

 

            Every day, you are faced with making food choices that affect your health., so “Take A Fresh Look At Nutrition,” because it’s all about YOU!

It’s Back To

School Time!

T

               

he Plentywood Clinic would like  to warn every one to drive safely.

 

So often people think of eating healthfully as a “chore” - something they know they should do, but feel it takes too much time and that the foods aren’t as appealing without all the fat, sugar, and salt.  This is the “If it tastes good, spit it out” philosophy, which simply does not have to be true.  Foods that are good for you can taste good too.  There are many healthy options available to us today, whether it is eating out or making our own meals.

 

Some general nutrition tips for healthy eating include:

            1.  Choose more fruits and vegetables.

            2.  Choose whole grain breads, cereals, rice and pasta.

            3.  Choose non-fat or low fat dairy products.

            4.  Cut fat off meat and poultry.

            5.  Limit portion sizes of meat.

            6.  Read labels.

            7.  Be creative!

 

            Every day, you are faced with making food choices that affect your health., so “Take A Fresh Look At Nutrition,” because it’s all about YOU!

Rolled Sugar Cookies

 

Yield: 72

 

1/2 cup margarine         1 egg

1/2 cup sugar                2 cups flour

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 teaspoons baking powder

 

Cream together the margarine, sugar, vanilla, and egg until light and fluffy.  And the flour and baking powder.  Blend until well mixed.  Chill the dough for 2 hours or overnight.  Roll out on a lightly floured surface until 1/8 inch thick.  Cut with a cookie cutter.  Place on an ungreased baking sheet.  Bake in 375 degree oven until lightly browned, about 10 minutes.  Cool before storing.

 

Two Cookies = 58 calories

8 Cholesterol, 0 protein, 2 fat

46 sodium, 10 potassium

Exchange Value: 1/2 bread  exchange + 1/2 fat exchange

Hoppy Easter

One And All

Osteoporosis

                Osteoporosis is a disease in which your bones have become thin and weak.  It occurs mostly in women after menopause.  That’s because the female hormone estrogen helps women maintain bone strength.  As estrogen levels decline, bone is lost.  As bones weaken, they can be more easily  broken.  However, there are things you can do throughout life to help keep your bones strong.

                Bones that may be weakened from osteoporosis are more likely to break (fracture).  The bones in your hip, wrist, and spine are at the greatest risk for breaking.  Your upper back may curve if the bones in your spine fracture.  You are at increased risk for osteoporosis if:

                * You are post-menopausal (your body no longer produces estrogen).

                * There is not enough calcium or vitamin D in your diet.

                * You smoke

                * You use certain medications

                * You don’t exercise much, or

                * You drink excessive amounts of alcohol.

                If you already have osteoporosis, falls or excessive strain on  your back can put you at risk for fractures.

                Last year, the Plentywood Clinic purchased a Sahara Bone Sonometer.  The Sahara Clinical Bone Sonometer fulfills a unique role in the assessment and management of osteoporosis.  The intended use of the Sahara Bone Sonometer is to perform a quantitative ultrasound measurement of the calcaneus (heel bone), the results of which can be used in conjunction with other clinical risk factors as an aid to the physician in the diagnosis of osteoporosis and medical conditions leading to reduced bone density, and ultimately in the determination of fracture risk.

                Each test takes only a minute or so to complete.  The Sahara’s internal printer produces hardcopy documentation of the test results in about 20 seconds.  The results are then recorded on a special report form and saved for later references.  Medicare does reimburse for the Sahara Clinical Bone Sonometer at a national average of $40.  The medicare coverage is dependent on each individual patient’s risk factors.  If you do not have any specific risk factors, but would like to have a Sahara done, this will not be covered by medicare.  For patients who are covered by insurance, it is up

to the patient to contact their own insurance company to find out whether or not they cover this procedure.  The fee for the Sahara is approximately $40.

                Protect yourself from bone loss.  Bone loss is something that all women should be concerned about.  It doesn’t matter what age you are:  You can help keep this problem from affecting your life.  Build strong bones by getting plenty of calcium, vitamin D, and exercise.  Although exercise, calcium, and vitamin D are important, they can’t totally protect or rebuild your bones after menopause.  If you are concerned about your bone health, ask your physician about prevention and treatment options that can keep your bones as healthy and strong as possible.

 


All doctor visits are by appointment only.  The following is a schedule for the Plentywood Clinic.

 

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DR. KIRK STONER            MONDAY

                                                TUESDAY

                                                WEDNESDAY

                                                THURSDAY  AM  ONLY

                                                FRIDAY

                                                SAT  9 - 11 (WALK-INS)

A. SKORPIL, PAC              MONDAY

                                                TUESDAY

                                                THURSDAY

To make an appointment with either Dr. Stoner or Mrs. Skorpil, you need to call the Plentywood Clinic at 406-765-1501

Emergency room protocol dictates that unless you specifically request the services of your own family physician, you may be assigned to the ER doctor on call.  If you have any questions, please call the Plentywood Clinic at 406-765-1501.