Ask The Experts 8/31/19


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    ? Computers/Networks HVAC Q. A. the season, Q. It s lateIinstill get my should AC tuned up? A. What do I need to know about Window 7 End of life coming up in January of 2020? Lance Corbit Technician Microsoft has announced that the popular and long lived operating system Windows 7 will no longer be supported and will NOT be supplied with vulnerability patches and updates to evolving threats after January of 2020. Should you be worried about this? If you are a casual home user, and do not store any confidential information of your own on your PC or any attached storage media and just browse the internet, listen to music or perform other personal tasks you are fine. At some point in 2020 or thereafter you should think about buying a new PC or possibly upgrading to Windows 10 if your computer supports it. If you are a business that deals with any kind of Payment Card Industry Credit Card transactions or a Medical provider that uses and stores patient confidential data on your systems you will need to either upgrade your current hardware or purchase new Windows 10 compliant systems or you will not meet HIPAA compliance. When in doubt give us a call and we can help. 1901 Broadway, Yankton 605-664-2222 Q. A. Yes! Most manufacturer s recommend annual preventative maintenance and it doesn t matter whether it is early, mid-season or late. The hotter weather can run late, so it s better to be safe than sorry. Even if we didn t install your HVAC equipment, we have trained Service Technicians ready to repair and service any make or model of air conditioners! We are third generation familyowned company that has been in business for 98 years, so you are in good hands. Preventative Maintenance ensures your equipment is operating safely and saves money by maximizing efficiency and minimizing costly breakdowns. Ask us about our Comfort Club Preventative Maintenance Plan, so you ll never miss a service. Call us today at: 605-665-4348 or stop by at 2018 Broadway. Yankton Vermillion Sioux City 2018 Broadway, Yankton 605-665-4348 Pharmacy/Nutrition Funeral & Cremation What is the benefit of funeral or cremation packages? Jeff Sage Service Technician Rabies Jim Goglin Funeral Director, CFSP COMPETITION Funeral and cremation packages are made competitively priced so you don t have to settle for less to receive the best. We explain your options & respect your wishes. We advertise our prices because we know we are less in price not in service. We charge what funerals or cremation should cost not what funeral homes can get away with when there is no competition. Our prices are the same in all of our funeral homes. We can and will earn your trust here in Yankton like we have already done in our three other funeral homes: Tyndall, Scotland, & Tripp. We also own our own crematory located in Tyndall, one of only 10 licensed crematories in the entire state of South Dakota. So your loved one never leaves our care. Goglin Funeral Homes With quick and proper treatment rabies is 100% Kim Kortje preventable. Rabies is transmitted from salivia, bite, Pharm. D. or scratch from animals to humans. The most common source is from bats, even though <1% are carriers, or domestic dogs and cats. The initial infection infects muscle cells at the location of bite or scratch and moves quickly through the body. Common symptoms of rabies infection include paralysis, anxiety, insomnia, confusion, agitation, paranoia, terror and delirium. Humans need to receive treatment before the onset of symptoms. Currently there are 2 vaccines available and can be used for preventative or postexposure treatment. Immediately following a known/suspected exposure, the area should be wash thoroughly with soap and water and seek immediate medical attention. The vaccine course and immunoglobulin will be administered to prevent the rabies infection. Rabies vaccination is not as painful as reported in the past. Rabies vaccine is also recommended for any person who has a job that would run the risk of exposure and/or if going to an area that would put you at risk for exposure. Yankton Tyndall Scotland Tripp 807 W. 31st St., Yankton 665-4414 866-615-2906 Ear, Nose & Throat Chiropractic Q. A. Pharmacy 665-8261 What does your health map look like? Sheila Fitzgerald, DC How do you feel week to week; day to day; hour to hour? If you are not happy with the status quo, how can you make it better? Your health map is a visual of where you are now and where you want to be with your health. What factors can you track now and set a plan to change? The big groups that steer our health care are doing just that with collection of data, studying care gaps and implementing ways to improve the risk scores of the population. We can do that on our own by identifying what we need to change, and doing more good than bad for ourselves. Our team of doctors and staff care for patients at different places on their own journey to health and provide care, advice and resources for them to have a better outcome. Good health is not just having good luck but rather choices on a journey! Q. Dr. Baily, I think I need hearing aids, but I also know they can be expensive. Will my insurance help defer any of the costs toward the purchase of hearing aids? A. That s an excellent question that many of our patients have. As more and more insurance policies arise, benefits can be tricky to predict. At this time, a select number of insurance companies have hearing aid benefits. Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans, Medica, and Medicaid are just a few companies with policies including partial or full hearing aid cost coverage. Also, members of Farm Bureau have a benefit which makes them eligible for large discounts on their hearing aids. The best way to find out if you are eligible is to talk to your insurance representative. We would also be happy to sit down and help you research your options. Contact us at (605) 655-1220 with any questions. Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Professional Office Pavilion 409 Summit St., Ste. 2600, Yankton 668-8601 2507 Fox Run Parkway, Yankton, SD, 665-8073 Fitness/Health Q. A. I read an article recently that said you should add lateral exercise to your workout. What does that mean? Podiatry Angie O Connor Clinical Exercise Specialist The article you read is correct and the average adult tends to neglect the lateral movement pattern in their fitness routine. If you think about what you do each day, in general and in your workout, you re likely doing a lot of forward/backward movements. You re walking from place to place, you utilize a treadmill or elliptical for your cardio and you don t have much side to side or lateral movement happening. While forward/backward training is important, it s also important to add side to side movements like short distance shuffles, grapevines and lateral lunges to your routine. These types of movements help stabilize joints, prevent muscle imbalances and reduce your risk for injuries. You may even know someone who s injured a knee during a lateral movement of some kind. Many of those types of injuries can be prevented through regular lateral movement training. Talk to your personal trainer or strength and conditioning coach for a workout plan that includes the lateral training you need! 501 Summit, Yankton 668-8357 Kendra Bailey, Au.D. CCC-A Q. A. What advice do you have for a hunter who has pain after walking for several hours? Terence Pederson, D.P.M. Hunters realize how strenuous it can be to withstand constant, vigorous walking on uneven terrain and inappropriate footwear bring scores of outdoor enthusiasts into the Podiatric office each fall for treatment of foot and ankle problems such as chronic heel pain, ankle sprains, Achilles tendonitis, fungal infections and severe blisters. Walking up and down steep hillsides and tramping through wet, slippery fields and wooded areas puts stress on the muscles and tendons in the feet and ankles. Wearing sturdy, well-constructed hunting boots help avoid sprained ankles and Achilles tendons. Hunters should make the investment in top-quality hunting boots. Strong, insulated, and moisture-proof boots with steel or graphite shanks offer excellent ankle and foot support that helps lessen stress and muscle fatigue to reduce injury risk. The supportive shank decreases strain on the arch by allowing the boot to distribute impact as the foot moves forward. So if a boot bends in the middle, don t buy it! In wet and cold weather, wearing the right socks can help prevent blisters, fungal infections and frostbite. I recommend synthetic socks as the first layer to keep the feet dry and reduce blister-causing friction. For the second layer, wool socks add warmth, absorb moisture away from the skin, and help make the hunting boot more comfortable. Wool lets moisture evaporate more readily than cotton so fewer blisters develop. Medical treatment is recommended if there is persistent pain following a hiking or hunting outing. I m most concerned about ankle instability and strained Achilles tendons. Inattention to these problems at their early stages may lead to a serious injury that will keep you out of the fields for a long time. Avera Sacred Heart Hospital Professional Office Pavilion 409 Summit St., Ste. 2600, Yankton 668-8601

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