Archive for the ‘Osteoporosis’ Category

Happy Mother’s Day

May 8, 2015 @ 9:09 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

What can you do for your mother?  Mother’s Day is when you thank your mother for all that she did for you.  Seriously?  That is too much to accomplish in just one day with flowers and a meal.  Perhaps you can do something that could improve the rest of her life!

Your mother is getting older every year.  We all do that.  Perhaps she is shrinking or developing a humped back (kyphosis).  We can prevent that!  Perhaps she has fallen and broken a bone.  We can often prevent that too!

Over the last 20 years the world has changed.  We now know how to prevent bones from deteriorating.  We can improve bone health and prevent fractures.  The sooner we start, the better we can preserve your mother’s independent lifestyle.  Your independence too, if you are her caregiver.

Without attention to their bone health, half of all women over age 50 suffer at least one fracture.  We can prevent nearly 2/3 of those fractures.  A Complete Bone Health Evaluation tells us in what areas you have opportunities for improvement.

We start with enough Calcium in foods and supplements, enough Vitamin D3 supplements, enough Protein, Multiple Vitamins & Minerals and balance exercises.  Sometimes medications.

Your mother sacrificed her bone health for you before and after your birth.  She gave you a lot.  Give back to her.  And if you must give chocolates, try Adora Chocolates with a whole meal’s Calcium in each.

Check out your mother’s bone health.  Yours too.  Then take Control of both your futures.

Jay Ginther, MD

Katoski update

April 26, 2015 @ 8:19 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Spring flowers progress.   Spring beauties are past peak  Virginial bluebells are nearing peak – literally blue as far as the eye can see in some places.

Vioelts are purple, white, yellow and a few red.  White trout lillies, toothworts, dutchmen’s breeches, and rue anemonies.  Yellow buttercups have started and bellworts are not quite blooming.  Bloodroots have finished.

Life can be a Blue Zone if only you look for it.

Jay Ginther, MD

Teaching Bone Health

April 21, 2015 @ 7:02 am
posted by Dr Ginther

Every patient visit is teaching Bone Health.  Proper nutrition with Calcium, Vitamin D3, Protein, Multiple Vitamins& Minerals.  Balance, Exercises, and Fall Prevention.  Not just the patient, but the whole family.

We also teach other medical providers.  Often we host Nurse Practitioner students from Allen College.  Katie Bries, ARNP, taught the Bone Health section at the Allen College NP Residency Program last week.  Earlier, I taught the Podiatry residents and staff at their morning conference.

We teach the public too.  Kate, our nurse, presents to community groups.  We are participating in the Scheels Health Fair on Thursday.

Teaching patients and others how to Prevent Fractures and Prevent Osteoporosis is our favorite.  Treating Osteoporosis is important, but less fun for all concerned.  Learn how to Prevent Fractures and Prevent Osteoporosis.

Call us to schedule a presentation to your organization.

Jay Ginther, MD

Katoski 2015

April 19, 2015 @ 7:51 pm
posted by Dr Ginther

Spring is coming to Katoski Greenway, Waterloo IA.  The spring beauties have peaked.  Violets (some white) are becoming more numerous.  The tens of tousands of Virginia Blueballs are the stars, and they are starting.  Trout Lillies have begun.  More varieties will follow.

The next week or two will be a spectacular parade of flowers.  Enter the Blue Zones experience of woodland flowers in spring.  Park on the south side of Ridgeway, and walk south through the riverbottom woodlands.

Jay Ginther, MD