Public Service Announcements

You are invited to the ADRC Health & Wellness EXPO, Friday Sept. 29
Mark your calendar!

Find out more!


There's something special happening here!

Upland Hills Health is about to undergo a Remodel and Building Project. Find out how we are improving services for you, by frequentlychecking the BUILDING PROJECT PAGE. We will keep you "in-the-know" about our plans and progress. Find the link conveniently located on our homepage as well!

Do you have a question about it? Ask us!

 

Notice

ATTENTION: Patients of Dr. Young II Kim - medical practice ended (2010) 

Address: Dodgeville Clinic, 800 Compassion Way, Suite 106, Dodgeville WI 53533

All medical records in custody of Upland Hills Health, Inc. will be destroyed on Thursday, October 19, 2017 UNLESS patient or person authorized by the patient retrieves them BEFORE the aforementioned destruction date.

To retrieve records, contact Upland Hills Health, Health Information Management Department at 608.930.7119 between the hours of 8:00 am and 4:30 pm Monday through Friday beginning Monday, September 18, 2017 through Wednesday, October 18, 2017. Records may be picked up at Upland Hills Health during the above business hours by appointment with the Health Information Management Department. A minimum notice of 2 business days will be necessary to arrange for pickup of records. Patient and/or representative identification will be required.


Heat exhaustion - do you know the symptoms?

August has been taking it easy on us this year -- it's been cool!  But, when the sun comes back out  and we get a run of hot and humid fall weather (you know we will), we want you to recognize the symptoms and know what to do about it.  

Heat exhaustion signs and symptoms include:
• Faintness or dizziness
• Nausea or vomiting
• Heavy sweating often accompanied by cold, clammy skin
• Weak, rapid pulse
• Pale or flushed face
• Muscle cramps
• Headache
• Weakness or fatigue
Take these steps immediately:
• Move the person out of the heat and into a shady or air-conditioned place.
• Lay the person down and elevate the legs and feet slightly.
• Remove tight or heavy clothing.
• Have the person drink cool water or other nonalcoholic beverage without caffeine.
• Cool the person by spraying or sponging with cool water and fanning.
• Monitor the person carefully.
Call 911 or your local emergency number if the person's condition deteriorates, especially if he or she experiences:
o Fainting
o Confusion
o Seizures
o Fever of 104 F (40 C) or greater

Football season has started – time to talk about the seriousness of concussions
It can happen in sports – but head injuries can happen at home too!
Falling or heavy objects coming down on your head is just one example.
Here are some warning signs that require immediate medical attention:
- Headache that does not go away, is severe or gets worse
- Changes in mental function or behavior
- Weakness and/or numbness in any part of the body
- Poor coordination, restlessness or agitation
- Vomiting or stiff neck
- Slurred speech
- Extreme drowsiness, confusion or decreased alertness
- Unequal pupils or other visual changes
- Convulsions or seizures
- Loss of consciousness
• Take it seriously and take the proper time to recover
--Lots of rest is necessary to help the affected area heal quickly
--Athletes should be eased back into their normal activities slowly
--Returning to a sport or to work while still suffering from a concussion can
put you at risk of serious brain injuries. Everyone should be cleared by a healthcare provider before returning to activity

 


 

 June is Men’s Health Month  -- The goal is to heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.  Some Men’s Health Facts:

  • The number one thing you can do is establish a relationship with a Family Medicine doctor and get a check up -- annually -- and ask your doctor what screenings are important for your age and risk factors.

  • On average American men live sicker and die younger than American women.  Regular check ups and suggested screenings may help men to live longer.

  • 1 in 7 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime.  Having a yearly prostate exam is one important step to take to help discover cancer early.  And don’t forget about your colon screening.   Your prostate exam can be done at the time of your yearly physical, and we can handle your colon screening right here at Upland Hills Health!  

  • Did you know… 1 in 2 men will get cancer in their lifetime – for women, its 1 in 3.  You can influence your ability to survive cancer if you stay on top of your health. 

  • Men, take time to take care of YOU!  Your body is like a vehicle; maintain it with good fuel like fresh fruits and vegetables, and frequent oil changes (prostate and colon screening), and a great yearly tune up (check up), and you will be rewarded with smooth running vehicle!

In the early 1900s on average, a woman’s life expectancy was only 1 year longer than a man.  NOW Women outlive men by 5 years – lets fix that! 

The most important things you can do:
  • Eat fresh healthy foods…  AND eat LESS junk food.
  • Exercise daily. 
  • Make sure you are getting good sleep.
  • Be aware of changes in your body and get thing checked out sooner rather than later.
  • Don’t wait until something is unbearable before you come in!  And sometimes, just feeling “not yourself” is a legitimate reason to see a Doc
  • Visit a doctor routinely!

Depression is a real thing guys – PTSD is a real thing too – and there is help – it shows up as irritability, inability to sleep, or concentrate, fatigue. Don’t ignore it – suicide is the 7th leading cause of death among men. Fatigue, Shortness of breath, Sudden weight gain or weight loss, migraines may be symptoms of something more serious.

If you smoke you should definitely see a doctor once a year. If your job exposes you to hazardous material, you’ll definitely want to let your doctor know. See your doctor regularly it will be worth it!


Critical Shortage of  Area Blood Supply.   Be a Hero and Donate Blood!  The American Red Cross states that area blood supplies are at a critical low level.  Please consider participating at one of these area blood drives in July: click HERE for more details.  


 Summer Parade Season is Here!  The Upland Hills Health parade team will be making an appearance at several of the area parades this season.  Watch for us at these area parades:  

2017 Area Parade List With Locations For Web Page


 May is Mental Health Awareness month.  To help spread awareness and break down the stigma associated with suicide and mental health illness, approximately 345 community members, include 42 from Upland Hills Health, will be wearing special made t-shirts every Friday in May.  T-shirts were generously provided by the Suicide Prevention Coalition of Iowa County.  

Find valuable information and Suicide HOTLINES at: http://www.suicide-iowacountywi.org/

National Suicide Hotline 1-800-273-8255   TEXT 839863
Iowa  County WI Hotline 1-800-362-5717


 AMERICAN DIABETES DAY - MARCH 28, 2017 

9 out of 10 Americans most at risk for type2 diabetes don't know it - TAKE THIS SIMPLE ONLINE TEST and learn more!


 

Good Questions fro Your Good Health!  ASK ME 3

Asking questions can help you be an active member of your health care team. Use the Ask Me 3 questions every time you talk with a health care provider...
1. What is my main problem?
2. What do I need to do?
3. Why is it important for me to do this?

Visit the National Patient Safety Foundation's website for more information at ASK ME 3


 

Are you suffering from a cold?  ..or is it the flu, sinus infection, bronchitis or something more serious?

How to treat cold symptoms... what works and what doesn't? 

Download our GENERAL HEALTH ebook. Get answers to the questions that Upland Hills Health's  Dr. Joe Berg and Dr. Rachel Hartline hear the most!  


 

Important information to help you stay safe and well...
Listen to D99.3, Wednesday mornings at 7:45 AM for WELLNESS WEDNESDAY announcements.

Tips for a healthy and safe new year celebrating! Check out this article from Huffington Post.

We're expanding our health care services at our clinic in Mount Horeb!
Learn more and meet the health care providers on this WISCONSIN DOCTORS program!


Holiday Cut Out Cookies for the new year! Our Nutritionist, Susan Portz will show you the differences and the benefits - on the  Restaurant Show!


Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) - Are you feeling blue this time of year?

4 Ways Exercise Improves Your Mood

Get straight answers to your mental health questions from Upland Hills Health Family Physicians, Dr. Joseph Berg and Dr. Rachel Hartline. Download this Mental Health ebook that addresses: anxiety, depression, addiction and suggestions for improving your mental health.

You can fight off SAD! Start by changing a few of your habits at home. If you need help fending off these seasonal blues, talk to your doctor. SAD is very real and your primary care provider can help you through it.

WebMD defines SAD?

 


Five things you need to know if you plan to enroll in the health insurance marketplace

  1. Be sure you are visiting the government website!  Go to www.healthcare.gov
    (healthcare.com is not the correct website)
  2. Before signing up for COBRA, check your options at www.healthcare.gov
  3. Need help?  If you’ve never had health insurance before, it may be wise to seek help with your enrollment. Local people are available to help! (See flyer for local enrollment assistance)  They can help you understand the options and terms you may be unfamiliar with. A useful and credible website for finding local assistance is www.coveringwi.org
  4. This enrollment period ends Jan. 31, 2017 – but if you want your coverage to start Jan. 1 you must enroll before Dec. 15.
  5. If you choose to explore www.healthcare.gov on your own, TAKE NOTES! BE SURE to write down the username, password and any information you enter so that you do not forget them. Forgetting your log in information makes it very difficult for someone to help you and can cause much delay.
FEEL FREE TO SHARE THIS INFORMATION WITH EMPLOYEES, FAMILY AND FRIENDS.


LOCAL HELP TO ENROLL FOR HEALTHCARE -- Affordable Care Act

 NEW YEAR'S BABY BASKET:  Do you want to contribute something from your business to our New Year's Baby Basket?  Great!  Here's infomation about how to do that:  2017 New Year Baby Basket

HOLIDAY HEALTHY EATING GUIDE - from the AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION

HOME FIRE ESCAPE PLAN-HANDOUT FOR KIDS

CARBON MONOXIDE SAFETY

SMOKE ALARMS AT HOME
SMOKE ALARM HANDOUT FOR KIDS

FLU SHOTS - KEY FACTS