Sports Physical Clinic

August 1st

6:00 – 8:00 PM 

Check-in begins at 5:30.  Cost is $10.00 

Don't forget your Sports Physical Form, immunization record and a parent.

Questions?  Call 263-1435.

 


Boxed Warning added to Diabetes Drug by Food and Drug Administration

 
The Food and Drug Administration has added a boxed warning to the label of the diabetes drug canagliflozin for the risk of lower limb amputation. Two separate trials showed nearly double the risk of amputation compared to a sugar pill. Fortunately it is still very uncommon. This includes medications under the brand name of Invokana, Invokamet, and Invokamet XR. Our records show that you have been prescribed one of these medications and may be currently taking it. 
 
The FDA warning advises that patients who are especially at increased risk include those with a prior history of diabetic foot ulcer or amputation, blocked arteries in the legs, or diabetic nerve damage. Other risk factors include previous severe urinary tract infections, yeast infections, thin bones, or elevated levels of cholesterol.  
 
If you have a history of one of these conditions, or would like to change your medication, please contact our office or ask us when you are in the office for your next diabetes related appointment. We recommend you check with your insurance medication formulary to see which medications are covered alternatives and bring that list with you to your appointment. 
 
Please feel free to contact us anytime if you have questions. 
 
 

A study published in The BMJ found riding a bike to work, compared with a sedentary commute, was associated with a 46% reduced risk of cardiovascular disease, a 45% lower likelihood of cancer and a 41% lower chance of premature death over five years. Researchers said walking to work was linked to a 27% lower risk of CVD and a 36% lower likelihood of dying from it.

 

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Message from Dr. Dunn:  "This is a powerful message!  Simply walking or biking to work reduces heart disease risk by 46%, much more than any single medication.  If you live out of town, consider parking your car on the edge of town and walking or riding the rest of the way to work.  The best time to start is now with the warmer weather!"


 

 


Indoor Walking Group

11:00 – 12:00 PM

Mondays:  Resistance training, stretching & movement @ Cedar Hills Church

Wednesdays and Fridays:  Inside walking @ Columbia Bank Building

$15.00 per month

Click here for the registration form or call the Park & Rec department @ 263-3613 for more information.

Visit www.kaniksu.org for additional information


 Family Health Center is proud to be recognized as a Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home.

Our providers and staff are committed to providing you with comprehensive and coordinated care so that you get the best health outcome possible.
 
 
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