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Apple Valley Medical Center Health News June 2019

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Yasmin Orandi, MD, Named 2019 Top Doctor!

Congratulations to Yasmin Orandi, MD, a board-certified family medicine physician at the Apple Valley Medical Center, who has been selected as one of Mpls./St. Paul Magazine's 2019 Top Doctors. Dr. Orandi completed her undergraduate degree at Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn., then attended Rush University Medical College in Chicago and the family medicine residency program at Duke University, where she served as chief resident. She is a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians and Minnesota Academy of Family Physicians. Dr. Orandi has been recognized by both her patients and peers for her outstanding care and was voted Best Physician on the Mainline by Suburban Times Newspaper and won the William “Terry” Kane, MD, Award for Excellence in Clinical Family Medicine. When she's not taking care of her patients, Dr. Orandi is spending time with her family and volunteering at the school and in the community. She enjoys cooking, golfing and reading, and she participates in an annual Ski Challenge.

Watch for the announcement of Dr. Orandi's Top Doctor honor in the July 2019 issue of Mpls./St. Paul Magazine.


 June is Men's Health Month

Statistics show that women make most of the health care decisions for their families. During June, Men's Health Month, please encourage the men in your lives to schedule an annual check-up, have that suspicious-looking mole diagnosed, or admit that the vague GI symptoms may, in fact, need a screening. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, almost twice as many men as women die from ischemic heart disease, and significantly more men than women die from lung or colorectal cancers. If caught early, many of these conditions can be treated. Call 952-432-6161 to schedule an appointment with one of the family medicine providers at the Apple Valley Medical Center today! And wear blue on June 15 to support Men's Health Month!



Safety Tips During Lightning Storms

Thunderstorms are a staple of Midwest summers, and it can be fun to listen to the rumble of thunder from a safe, indoor, vantage point. But what if you are caught outside when flashes of lightning light up the sky? That can be deadly! Here are some tips from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration if you cannot find safe shelter during a lightning storm:

•  Avoid open fields, the top of a hill or a ridge top.
•  Stay away from tall, isolated trees or other tall objects. If you are in a forest, stay near a lower stand of trees.
•  If you are in a group, spread out to avoid the current traveling between group members.
•  If you are camping in an open area, set up camp in a valley, ravine or other low area. Remember, a tent offers NO protection from lighting.
•  Stay away from water, wet items, such as ropes, and metal objects, such as fences and poles. Water and metal do not attract lightning but they are excellent conductors of electricity. The current from a lightning flash will easily travel for long distances.

If you believe someone you know has been struck by lightning, seek immediate medical help. For more information on lightning safety, visit the Lightning Safety Council website.



Does Your Asthma Get Worse in the Summer?

Pollen from those rapidly greening trees and plants can aggravate asthma. According to the National Institutes of Health, asthma is a chronic inflammation of the airways in the lungs. This inflammation can cause the airways to swell from time to time and produce extra mucus, making you cough, wheeze or become short of breath. The Allina Health United Lung and Sleep Clinic can diagnose your asthma and provide you with a personalized asthma management plan. Providers see patients right here at the Apple Valley Medical Center. To learn more about asthma, visit the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology website.



Pinched Nerve? You Don't Have to Suffer. width=

Nerves throughout our body are meant to send signals, and when a nerve gets pinched or compressed, it can send a pain signal to your brain. There are many treatment options for pinched nerves, depending on which particular nerve is affected. Midwest Spine and Brain Institute treats pinched nerves, often beginning with conservative measures, including rest, physical therapy, massage or non-surgical injections. If surgery is required, many times minimally invasive spine surgery can treat the problem in less than an hour. Contact us at 651-430-3800 to make an appointment to evaluate your neck or back pain. Our providers see patients right here at the Apple Valley Medical Center.




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