Welcome to the Cass Health podcast – the show where we hope to connect our community with healthcare information that’s relatable, understandable, and useful to your life; and where you get to know better the neighbors providing your care here in Cass County, Iowa.
Taking the Fear out of AFib with Cardiology Provider Kristin Babb, PA-C
Cass Health's cardiology provider Kristin Babb, PA-C joins us to talk about Atrial Fibrillation (AFib). Our topics included:
What is AFib?Who is at riskThe connection between AFib and strokesTreatment options for patientsThe impact of caffeine and energy drinksDecreasing your risk of developing AFib& learn more about Kristin too!
Diabetic Foot Care with Dr. Michael Egertsen
Cass Health's new podiatry provider Dr. Michael Egertsen joins us to talk about diabetic foot care. A native of Laurens, Iowa, Dr. Egertsen shares with us his background, stories of his time at the VA in Baltimore, Maryland and Washington, D.C., and how Cass Health led him back to Iowa. Dr. Egertsen also talked with us about:
Red flags for diabetic patients to watch out forThe importance of good gear like socks and shoesProper foot care practicesLots of tips and tricksand learn more about Dr. Egertsen too!
Winter Skin Care With Lace Sindt, ARNP
Join us for the latest episode of the Cass Health Podcast with our Dermatology Provider, Lace Sindt, ARNP. November is Healthy Skin Month, and as winter approaches, we talked with Lace about topics like:
What areas of the body are affected the most by dry skin Moisturizers and when to apply them Red flags of a condition more serious that just dry skin What soaps to use (and what ones to avoid) The importance of sunscreen during the winter months
Healthy Holiday Habits with Beth Olsen, MS, RD, LD
Cass Health's Clinical Dietitian Beth Olsen joins us to talk about how to approach the holidays in a healthy way. Our topics included:
How to manage holiday stressEnjoying the foods you don't typically getDinner plate sizesEating intuitivelyHoliday beveragesGetting active after the mealBeth's favorite holiday dish
Keeping Student Athletes Healthy with Andy Niemann, MS, LAT, ATC
Cass Health's Athletic Trainer Andy Niemann joins us to talk all things sports. We talk about his background, how he got into athletic training, why he loves sports, and his favorite sports memories. A big part of Andy's role at Cass Health is supporting the health and safety of student athletes at Atlantic High School both on and off the field. Our topics included:
The role of the AT and their relationships with coaches and athletesCommon injuries and injury preventionConcussion symptoms and return-to-play protocolsA parent's role during sporting eventsNavigating the maze of supplements & sports drinksThings parents and fans could have on hand for minor injuriesNutrition and hydration for athletesLooking for our Fueling Trojan Athletes nutritional information? Find those downloads and learn more about supporting the health of student athletes at casshealth.org/sports.
Discussing Dermatology with Lace Sindt, DNP, ARNP
Join us for the latest episode of the Cass Health Podcast with our newest Nurse Practitioner, Lace Sindt. In 2009, Lace began working in a dermatology clinic, sparking her passion for helping others feel comfortable and confident in their skin, and now she provides care to adolescents and adults at Cass Health.
Listen to the episode to learn more about ...
What medical dermatology is Different types of acne and how to treat it Skin checks and who needs them Importance of sunscreen use Why no one should EVER use tanning beds And what Lace likes to sing along to in the car! (Plus more fun get-to-know-you questions!)