Please be advised that this blog is a purely informational public platform and in no way constitutes medical advice from the physicians and nurses at Infinity Medical Clinic.


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26/Aug/2022

It’s no secret that doctors frequently recommend exercise for patients who are experiencing depression and anxiety. But why? What is it about physical movement that helps us mentally and emotionally? Research has demonstrated that physical activity helps improve mood and decreases sleep complaints. In short, when you move your body, it releases endorphins—the feel-good chemicals that are just waiting to be set free. Aerobic exercise raises your heart rate and core body temperature—it is especially good at releasing endorphins.


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25/Jul/2022

Self-care gets a lot of attention these days, and for good reason! It’s important, especially if you want to be at 100% for your kids, spouse, and aging parents. If you’re not well, how can you be there when your son breaks an arm or your mom gets sick? Taking care of yourself gives you strength, makes you resilient and happier, and saves time and money. Any time you put into caring for yourself comes back to you in better health and ensures that you can be at your best! Let’s review a few ways self-care benefits you and your family.


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27/Jun/2022

After working in the garden and yard, lower back pain can strike you down, causing you to ache for days. You can prevent back pain by practicing good posture while working outside. Whether you’re sitting on the mower or pushing it, digging holes to plant trees, or weeding the vegetable garden, there are several steps you can take to avoid back aches. Last month, we covered the importance of good body mechanics to ensure your spinal health. This month, we expand on that with five specific tips to ease your work in the garden and yard.


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18/May/2022

Spinal health continues to be one of the most important aspects of your wellbeing. Millions of people experience neck and back pain every day. According to Georgetown University’s Health Policy Institute, back pain is a leading cause of work limitations and one of the costliest conditions in the U.S. People miss work, lose income, and experience pain, which are all great reasons to practice good body mechanics at work and at home.


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14/Oct/2021

Mental health is an important part of personal wellbeing, especially when it comes to children and adolescents. Events of recent years, including the disruptions inherent in the COVID-19 pandemic, have placed additional stress on children. They, too, can experience depression, anxiety, and other mental health issues, but the symptoms look a bit different in kids.


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18/Aug/2021

Is your child ready to participate in sports at school? If so, he or she will need a sports physical, also called an athletic physical or school physical. Marion and Cedar Rapids area school districts require sports physicals in order to identify medical history and any physical issues that could affect sports activities.


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13/May/2021

Diabetes is a diagnosis that no one wants to hear, but it affects 34.2 million Americans, and even more, are at risk of developing one form of the disease. With nearly 10 percent of the population dealing with the symptoms and effects of diabetes, it is important to understand the disease and the two types — Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes.


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15/Feb/2021

If you have asthma, you can have breathing problems any time of the year, but you may notice additional wheezing, coughing, or asthma attacks in the winter. What happens in winter to trigger your asthma? There are two main reasons: First, there are the cold, dry days of Iowa winters. Next, we have an increase in respiratory illnesses, such as colds, influenza, and COVID-19.


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15/Jan/2021

When the new year rolls around, do you think about doing more for your health, like losing weight and eating better? Those are wonderful ways to improve your life! Another great way to manage your health is through your annual physical exam, sometimes referred to as the well-woman exam. This important doctor’s visit gathers the data needed to manage any health issues you have and to screen for cancers like cervical cancer and breast cancer. It also allows you to ask questions and develop a plan for your health.


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