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If you know anyone whoâ€™s taking swim lessons from the City of Kingman, you probably also know that the city pools will be closing down soon for the season.
The Wellness Center is offering to continue the swim lessons here in our own pool at a special membership rate.
To join, all we need to see is a swim lesson membership card issues by the city instructor.
Check in at the Wellness Center front desk for more information.
The volunteer of the month for August is one of our favorite cart drivers, Stanley French. Stan has been volunteering at KRMC for over six years and has given more than six hundred hours of his time to KRMC.
Stan was born and raised in Bakersfield, California. After completing school, he went into the Air Force for four years. After he left the Air Force, he began to work for Montgomery Ward, where he would spend the next 36 years working in the service and repair department. He tried to retire once but ended up going back to work part time for something to do until the store closed for good.
After he fully retired, Stan and his wife Sharon moved to Kingman. The Frenchâ€™s opted to move to Kingman because Bakersfield had got too big and the pollution too bad. Kingman offered similar weather with nicer people, and the small town feel they had growing up.
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By Dino P. Pierce, CFT, CPT, RD, CDE
I eat grapefruit regularly and, to be honest with you, while they are tolerable, I donâ€™t particularly care for the taste. My taste buds register them as â€œother than pleasurableâ€; but having said that, if I ate only to please my taste buds Iâ€™d be in BIG (pun intended) trouble. As in other areas of life we have to do what is right, whether it feels right or not. I continue to eat them regularly because I know how powerful and healthy they are; this article will hopefully sell you on regular grapefruit consumption too.
Grapefruits have been described as having a tart yet tangy flavor with a hint of sweetness to them. Much more impressive than the taste is the health benefits associated with this tropical fruit â€” which comes, by the way, in several varieties. (Ever wonder why such a large fruit bears the name grapefruit when it looks or taste nothing like grapes? Itâ€™s because they grow in grape-like clusters.)
One half of a large grapefruit is equivalent to a measly 15 grams of low glycemic carbohydrates, or roughly 50-60 calories. While low in carbs and calories, itâ€™s packed with a rich supply of vitamin C, and it contains cholesterol-lowering soluble fiber, folate (B-9), pantothenic acid (B-5), and potassium.
Furthermore, lycopene, the prostate protecting triglyceride lowering carotenoid, provides the red tint to certain varieties and is just one of over 150 phytonutrients (contains components thought to promote human health) found in the fruit.
Grapefruit is rich in antitoxins, which are linked to protecting us against both lung and colon cancer. Further, it has been shown to help prevent cardiovascular disease, improves the lung functioning capacity in those diagnosed with asthma, boosts carcinogen-clearing liver enzymes, and has been found to repair DNA damaged by cancerous prostate cells. The low-glycemic, low-carb, low-calorie, fibrous nature of the fruit helps to increase satiety and reduce blood insulin levels, making it a great weight loss aid.
On the contrary, you can get too much of a good thing! There are several reasons not to juice grapefruit; here are two:
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Healthy Beverage Choices
Many of us are watching what we eat in an effort to manage weight and live a healthier life, but one area that may slip by is the calories we get from beverages.
Did you know that sodas can contain more calories than the high-fat foods you may have removed from your diet? For example, a 16-ounce cola has 200 calories with 50 grams (12tsp) of sugar!
Some energy drinks can contain even higher amounts than that â€” up to 240 calories! Just drinking two of these a day can add two to three pounds a month!
Obviously water â€” with zero calories â€” is your best choice to substitute for these high-calorie drinks.
Try reducing your two drinks a day to one, making the other water, then reduce that even further to one every other day until eventually you stop drinking them entirely. Your heart and your waist line will thank you!
Augustâ€™s featured physician is Dr. Ida Washington. Dr. Washington joined KRMC in June of 2009. As a medical doctor specializing in internal medicine, she is an expert in the primary healthcare of adults.
Dr. Washington attended medical school at the University of Illinois in Peoria. She did her internship at Rush Presbyterian St. Lukeâ€™s Hospital in Chicago, and completed a residency in internal medicine at Cook County Hospital of Chicago. She is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine.
Before coming to Kingman, she practiced in the suburban Chicago area. Most recently she was affiliated with a multi-specialty practice in Matteson, Illinois. Additionally, she was an administrator for a corporation that provides psychosocial services to residents of nursing homes.
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â€¦that the Wellness Center front desk sells a wide variety of products such as swim goggles, swim diapers, ear plugs, swim caps, flip flops, headphones racquetballs, t-shirts, books, and a full line of nutritious protein bars and drink mixes?
Check it out on your next visit and see the full line of products we have available.
Due to popular demand, we are adding another Zumba class. This will be on Mondays at 6:30pm. Come check it out!
Congratulations to Debbie DeMarce, our very own Infection Preventionist, who was recently recognized in the 2010 Whoâ€™s Who for Infection Prevention in Infection Control Today magazine!
Her manager, Eileen Pressler, and the rest of the Quality Management, are very pleased to have one of their team members recognized nationally for the work sheâ€™s done to help reduce infections at KRMC. Way to go, Debbie!
The August employee of the month is Sandra Gresky of Environmental Services. Sandra has been with KRMC for over six years.
Sandra was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. She spent thirty years living in Cleveland before she and her family moved to Rochester, New York. Sandra also lived in Pittsburgh before settling in Kingman.
Through the years, Sandra has done a variety of jobs. She has worked in an office environment, managed a Dairy Queen, and been a caretaker for the elderly.
Sandra moved to Kingman seven years ago. She never intended to move out west, but after a vacation to the west coast, she decided to make the change. Upon settling out here, she moved her dad and uncle as well so they could all be closer together.
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We realize that for many of you wearing clothing into the pool for exercise classes helps to make you feel warmer and more at ease. We understand this and would only request that you try and wear clothing that is a synthetic blend.
Cotton clothing loses threads and material each time it is exposed to water. This lint ends up in our filters, reducing the efficiency of their operation and the water quality as well.
Please try to wear only synthetic materials in the pool, and it will a better experience for all!
KRMC is thrilled to welcome the following physicians to our medical team:
Orthopedic Surgeon, J. Kent Ferrari, M.D.
As a fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon, Dr. Ferrari is an expert in the surgical and nonsurgical treatment of bones and joints. He is especially skilled at treating sports injuries. During his fellowship training he worked alongside team physicians for the Minnesota Vikings, Minnesota Timberwolves, and the Minnesota Twins.
Most recently, Dr. Ferrari served as an orthopedic surgeon at the Center for Neurosciences, Orthopedics, and Spine (CNOS) in Dakota Dunes, South Dakota. He is highly skilled in latest techniques for joint replacement or partial-joint replacement in shoulders, hips, or knees. He also has expertise in arthroscopic shoulder surgery for rotator cuff or other injuries, and in arthroscopic knee surgery. Additionally he performs reconstructive ligament and cartilage surgery.
Before going into orthopedic surgery, Dr. Ferrari practiced as a family medicine doctor, which he says gives him a unique perspective as a surgeon. He uses a conservative, patient-centered approach, saying, â€œItâ€™s very important that my patients understand all their options.â€
Dr. Ferrariâ€™s office is located at Mohave Desert Orthopedics at the Medical Professional Center on the KRMC campus. For more information, please call (928) 681-8681.