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Walk-in Clinic News

Headache, sore throat, stuffy nose? Don’t let minor health issues drag you down. Trinity Medical Associate’s Walk-In Clinic is now open 7am to 7pm on Mondays. You can be seen by one of our knowledgeable, local health professionals and get back to your life quickly. Our clinic can treat all manner of respiratory infections, aches, and pains including rashes, sprains, urinary tract infections, and much more. The onsite dispensary can fill your prescriptions saving you an extra stop and lost time waiting somewhere else. Digital xray services are available on site Monday through Friday. Full lab services for rapid point of care testing and access to one of the nation’s largest reference laboratories.

Next time you need medical care, visit Trinity’s Walk In Clinic!

Now open Mondays 7am-7pm, Tuesday-Friday 9am-6pm, Saturdays 8:30am-11:30am. Dispensary and xray services hours may vary from Walk-In Clinic hours.

Most major insurances accepted. Competitive self pay pricing and discounts.

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Treadmill At Work!?

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James Levine, an obesity expert at the Mayo Clinic who came up with the idea of the treadmill desk, told me that my experience was pretty typical. “There’s a tendency to want to jump on the treadmill and walk for hours and hours a day,” he says. “Don’t do that. Certainly, at the absolute maximum, do half-hour on, half an hour off, for two to three hours a day.”

That’s a relief. That’s about what I’m doing. Levine says that since the 1960s, work spaces have been designed to minimize movement. It’s a culturally ingrained mindset, he says, which dominates much of our lives today.

“You could literally spend your entire adult life from graduation to coffin entry without leaving your apartment, without getting up,” he says.

Research suggests that walking at a slow pace of <1.4 miles per hour can help boost concentration and focus while at work. Difficult tasks may still benefit from sitting, however, if your workplace is conducive-give it a try. Treadmill desks start at around $800-1200 but Kerry, our lab tech was able to find a generic walking treadmill online for around $175 and then purchased a drafting table for around $125.

 

http://www.npr.org/blogs/health/2012/11/20/165293511/can-you-move-it-and-work-it-on-a-treadmill-desk

 

Photo: Lyndsie (scribe and personal trainer at our Maryville office trying Kerry’s new office treadmill desk).

 

 

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Forgetting your daily medications or vitamins?

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Rxmindme app

 

Walgreens has a great app you can download on your phone called Rxmindme http://download.cnet.com/RxmindMe-Prescription-Medicine-Reminder-and-Pill-Tracker/3000-2129_4-75311057.html   It’s a great way to set up reminders for medications or vitamins.

 

 

If medication has been prescribed by your healthcare provider there is an important reason they have recommended them.

If high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid, cholesterol, asthma, etc. are not properly managed….there can be REAL consequences. If you have questions or concerns about medications, then schedule an appointment with your provider to discuss these concerns. Keep in  mind, there is a difference between allergic reaction and side effects. Or if you just simply don’t see the value or understand the importance of taking something that has been prescribed to you-be sure to discuss this with your provider. Sometimes there may be other options available.

This is a simple application to use and can be very beneficial for a variety of people. The most important thing is that you have your meds nearby when the app alarm goes off…..otherwise the reminder isn’t all that helpful. Try one of these handy pill boxes to keep things compact, organized and portable!

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Curied-Cashew Cauliflower

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Curied-Cashew Cauliflower
 
A tasty treat! Vegan, gluten, and dairy free.
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Recipe type: appetizer
Serves: 6
Ingredients
  • 1 head cauliflower, cut into large florets
  • ½ cup Once Again Organic Cashew Butter
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp curry powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • ½ cup salted cashews, roughly chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat the broiler. The rack should be in the top portion of the oven so the cauliflower is 3 to 4 inches away from the heat while cooking.
  2. Whisk together the cashew butter, curry powder, olive oil and salt.
  3. Toss the cauliflower and chopped cashews in the curry mixture.
  4. Spread out the cauliflower in a single layer on a cookie sheet.
  5. Roast the cauliflower under the broiler for 8 to 10 minutes, until just tender when pierced and golden brown. Check halfway through and flip with a spatula if necessary.
  6. Remove from the oven and serve immediately.
  7. Enjoy!

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