Ask The Experts 2/23/19


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    ? Computers/Networks HVAC Q. Q. A. What should I do when someone from Microsoft calls me, or I get a notice on my computer to call Microsoft? Rae Slowey Technician A. If someone calls you claiming to be from Microsoft, hang up the phone. If you get a notice to call an 800 number on your computer, don t call it. Microsoft will never contact you about your computer. This is a scam designed to gain access to your computer and steal your information. I haven t gotten my furnace tune-up this winter yet, Jeff Sage is it too late? Service Technician The simple answer is no it is never too late for a furnace tune-up. All manufacturers recommend annual maintenance for your home s heating equipment. A tune-up ensures your equipment is operating safely and also saves you money by maximizing efficiency and minimizing costly breakdowns. By signing up for our Comfort Club, which is a preventative maintenance agreement for your HVAC system, let us provide you with peace of mind. Having an agreement not only gives you the advantage of priority service in the event of a system failure, but also ensures that your tune-ups are done on schedule which keeps your system running at peak performance. Thus, you don t have to remember scheduling tune-ups we do that for you! For more information, call 605-624-5618 or stop by at 2018 Broadway, Yankton. Yankton Vermillion Sioux City 2018 Broadway, Yankton 605-665-4348 1901 Broadway, Yankton 605-664-2222 Pharmacy/Nutrition Funeral & Cremation Q. Why has my funeral director called my family Jim Goglin and questioned why I want to Funeral Director, CFSP transfer my preneed when they advertised how easy it is to transfer your prearranged services? A. Unfortunately, some funeral directors are more concerned about the money than your feelings. There is usually a reason someone is trying to transfer their preneed. A bad funeral director may think if they pressure you that you may change your mind and not transfer, leaving your prearranged funds in their care. We here at Goglin Funeral Homes explain to our families that prearranged funds are not our money until we earn it. It s very hard to provide a meaningful service if people can t trust you and are not satisfied from the beginning. Goglin Funeral Homes Yankton Tyndall Scotland Tripp Opioids are a class of medication used for pain. Opioid overdose is a major health problem in the United States, contributing to accidental death among those who use, misuse, or abuse prescription or illicit opioids. Most people who die from overdose are between ages 25 and 54, but the number of adults ages 55 to 65 dying of overdose is growing faster than any other age group. Any person that uses an opioid is at risk for overdose. The risk for overdose goes up if people combine opioids with alcohol or other sedatives, such as medications for anxiety or muscle relaxants. The best way to prevent an opioid overdose is to be educated. Visit with your pharmacist or doctor about the medications you are using, both prescription and over the counter. Never take medication that is not prescribed for you. Understand that opioids will not completely resolve pain. A realistic goal is 30% improvement in pain. Do not break, crush, or split an extended release opioid tablet. Stay on the lowest dose of opioid possible. If you, a family member, or friend is at risk for opioid overdose, you should keep Naloxone on hand. Naloxone is a medication used for the emergency treatment of a known or suspected opioid over dose. It is available as an injection or nasal spray. It works to alleviate respiratory depression that is caused by opioid overdose. You can obtain naloxone with a prescription or without if you meet protocol for dispensing. The most important thing to remember if you believe someone has overdosed on opioids is to call 911. Even if they have been given naloxone, prompt medical attention is needed. Many deaths from opioid overdose could be prevented if we take action. 807 W. 31st St., Yankton 665-4414 866-615-2906 Chiropractic Snow tips from your chiropractor: Pharmacy 665-8261 Ear, Nose & Throat Sheila Fitzgerald, DC Shoveling snow can wreak havoc on the musculoskeletal system. The American Chiropractic Association suggests the following tips for exercise of the snow shoveling variety: Layer clothing to keep your muscles warm and flexible. Shoveling can strain de-conditioned muscles between your shoulders, in your upper back, lower back, buttocks and legs. So, do some warm-up stretching before you grab that shovel. When you do shovel, push the snow straight ahead. Don t try to throw it. Walk it to the snow bank. Avoid sudden twisting and turning motions. Bend your knees to lift when shoveling. Let the muscles of your legs and arms do the work, not your back. Take frequent rest breaks to take the strain off your muscles. A fatigued body asks for injury. Stop if you feel chest pain, or get really tired or have shortness of breath. You may need immediate professional help. After any of these activities, if you are sore, apply an ice bag to the affected area for 20 minutes, then take it off for a couple of hours. Repeat a couple of times each day over the next day or two. If you continue to feel soreness, pain or strain after following these tips, it may be time to visit you doctor of chiropractic at First Chiropractic Center. We look forward to serving you!! Q. Q. What is a curved treadmill and what does it do? A. A. Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Professional Office Pavilion 409 Summit St., Ste. 2600, Yankton 668-8601 Podiatry Q. Angie O Connor Clinical Exercise Specialist A curved treadmill is one where the platform that you re running on is actually curved instead of flat. It is in the shape of an almost flattened out letter U . There is no motor that moves a belt like a traditional treadmill, instead, the user is powering the belt movement with the help of the U shape. The user is adjusting the speed with their running movement. With no motor, their top speed is unlimited and there are no hand speed adjustments that interrupt proper running form. The user is expending more calories on this type of treadmill and mimicking a more outdoor like run than they would on a treadmill that is doing a portion of the movement work for them. The running surface on these units are not one continuous belt but instead small slats with ball bearings. They are a fantastic training tool for both the novice and high level athlete. 501 Summit, Yankton 668-8357 Kendra Bailey, Au.D. CCC-A This is definitely not something that happens often, but when it does the only thing you can do sir is see your physician as quickly as possible. On occasion, it could be as simple as complete wax build up; however, something more serious could be causing the sudden change in hearing. It is estimated that about 5- 20 cases per 100,000 people experience sudden hearing loss each year. Typically, the hearing loss can occur within a few hours or up to 3 days. Studies show that the greatest recovery occurs when treatment was given within 10 days of the loss. About 30-60 percent of patients see recovery from this loss within two weeks. Patients who begin a treatment of oral corticosteroids within the first 10 days of the loss have shown to have increased percentage of full recovery within a month. So don t delay. See your physician right away. I wish you the best and pray for your full recovery. 2507 Fox Run Parkway, Yankton, SD, 665-8073 Fitness/Health Dr. Baily, yesterday my left ear suddenly popped and I haven t been able to hear well since then. What should I do? A. My mother had varicose veins that turned into sores. I am now getting them myself. Are to prevent them from becoming worse? Terence Pederson, D.P.M. Varicose veins can be hereditary. Veins have valves that allow the blood to flow in only one direction towards the heart. These valves can become faulty and allow the blood to flow backwards towards your feet. When the blood flows toward your feet, it pools in the veins in the ankles. The pooling causes the veins to swell and puts pressure on the skin. The skin then becomes thin and fragile and eventually turns into an ulcer. You can prevent the veins from worsening by elevating your feet for a few hours each day. Avoid long periods of standing. Compression socks, knee or thigh-high, can be worn to help push blood up and towards the heart. If a sore develops, local wound care can heal the ulcer. A vascular surgeon can treat varicose veins. Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Professional Office Pavilion 409 Summit St., Ste. 2600, Yankton 668-8601

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