Faith Regional Health Services | living WELL | Spring 2019

GOT MILK? Calcium and vitamin D are good for your bones. Learn more ways to avoid osteoporosis. 10 A LIFESAVING TEST Say yes to a colonoscopy. 11 6 GOOD-FOR-YOU FUN Ready to ride? Before you take your bike out for a spin, check out some tips for staying on the right side of safety. GET A FREE CHECKUP Are you insured through Medicare? Make the most of your annual wellness visit. 8 INDIVIDUALIZED THERAPY for Parkinson’s patients. 4 2 FAITH REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES Sick care vs. Well care Conventionally, medicine has typically focused on sick care— diagnosing, treating and aiming to cure diseases. On the other end of the spectrum is preventive health, also known as well care. This includes caring for your body by exercising, eating properly and meeting with your primary care physician on an annual basis (page 4). At these visits, you and your doctor can discuss your health goals, concerns and recommended screenings, such as a colonoscopy (page 10) or a DEXA scan (page 11). Don’t wait until you become so ill that you have to seek out medical care. Get started on the path of well care today. LIVING WELL is published as a community service for the friends and patrons of FAITH REGIONAL HEALTH SERVICES Faith Regional Health Services, 2700 W. Norfolk Ave., Norfolk, NE 68701 402-371-4880 KELLY DRISCOLL President and Chief Executive Officer SHANTELL SKALBERG Director, Marketing and Public Relations ASHLEY PRAEST Media Coordinator Faith Regional Affiliate Hospitals: Niobrara Valley Hospital, Lynch, NE Genoa Medical Facilities, Genoa, NE Faith Regional Health Services Board of Directors Daniel Karmazin, DDS, Chairman Linda Miller, RN, Vice Chairwoman John Robertson, Treasurer Brett Jackson, Secretary Craig Boche Mark Davis, MD Sue Fuchtman Steffan Lacey, MD John Lammli, MD Richard Meyer, OD Travis Rutjens Jim Scheer Cory Shaw Troy Strom Tod Voss, MD Information in LIVING WELL comes from a wide range of medical experts. If you have any concerns or questions about specific content that may affect your health, please contact your health care provider. 2019 © Coffey Communications, Inc. All rights reserved. PRINTED IN THE USA T H E well care VS. sick care I S S U E