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Emotional and Physical Health in a time of Social Distancing

Social distancing. It’s what we all must do to prevent a spike in COVID-19 (Coronavirus) infections. More people unknowingly spreading the virus means more people sick. More people sick means a wave of critical cases overwhelming our hospitals. It’s not easy, though. Schools are closed, so the kids are home, going stir-crazy. You might be [...]

Care Convene App/E-Visit set up

E-Visit Instructions for patient To set up an E-Visit: Call your CRYSTAL LAKE CLINIC office to schedule an E-Visit with your provider, If your provider is not available for E-Visit, we have several other providers that can take care of you. Give us a call! Then: On your mobile device – Go to your app [...]

Coronavirus has made it to Michigan

Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has confirmed there are two presumptive positive cases of COVID-19 in Michigan. COVID-19 is the disease cause by the novel coronavirus. Now that the outbreak has reached Michigan, it is likely there will be more cases and community spread. The state is taking numerous steps to slow the spread of the virus, but many [...]

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES)

Are you or a loved one having to think about or take care of diabetes? Don’t go it alone! Helpful professionals will listen and help you make a plan to feel better, reduce diabetes complications and improve your health. It’s called Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES). What do diabetes educators do? They: Diabetes Self-Management [...]

10 Reasons You Should Get the Flu Shot This Year

The flu might just make you miserable for a couple weeks, but Influenza can be a much more serious infection for others. For seniors, children and people with compromised immune systems are much more at risk. Creating a level of herd immunity helps everyone. The 2017 flu season was the deadliest on record since 1976 [...]

FitBit & Apple Watch

Fitness Devices

One friend calls her Fitbit her “nag-bit.” Another’s father, in his 70s, jumps up from the table at a restaurant to walk around, because his tracker tells him he has yet to complete his steps for the hour. And another argues with her’s — “I walked WAY more than that!” What used to be simple [...]

Vapes

Put a bit of “juice” in an electronic device, it gets turned to steam, and you inhale the vapor — over and over, as if you’re addicted. What could be the harm? Vaping has been sold as a better option than real tobacco for smokers. But it’s become a rapidly growing fad for youth who’d [...]

Ride a Bike — Feel Like a Kid Again!

There’s a form of exercise that has an element many others lack — fun. Riding a bike exercises the body, mind, heart. It tones muscle and burns fat. And it’s what many of us did for fun before we got our driver’s license. You don’t need an expensive bike or dress in skin-tight lycra as [...]

Need a Simple, Natural Exercise? Go For a Walk!

What is the human body designed to do? Sit at a computer all day? Drive a car? Stare at a screen, motionless? Well, how do you feel after sitting all day? How do you feel after a walk in nature, or along your neighborhood sidewalks? The right amount of brisk walking can leave you feeling [...]

We Now Offer Text Message Appointment Reminders!

In order to receive text message appointment reminders you must “opt in.” To Opt In For Text Message Appointment Reminders: Open a new text message. Enter number 622622 in the (To:) area. Place letters CLC  in all capital letters in the message body and send. You will get a welcome message. To stop text message [...]

Crystal Lake Clinic Policy Changes for Controlled Substance Prescriptions

As of June 1st, Michigan put new laws into place aimed at reducing the opioid epidemic. This legislation was in response to an increase in heroin and prescription opioid overdose deaths in Michigan, which have doubled in the last five years. The new laws affect the way that controlled substances are prescribed across the state. [...]

Generic Prescriptions

Generic Prescriptions

Generic prescriptions work and provides benefits the same as its brand-name version.  It’s the same as a brand-name medicine in dosage, safety, effectiveness, and quality, as well as the possible side effects.  The FDA conducts a rigorous review to ensure generic medicines meet the requirements in order to receive FDA approval, such as: Approved generic [...]

Healing

The Path to Healing

Healing Bones: The human body is amazing in its ability to heal itself.  You can make a significant difference in your recovery time — and at the same time, in your overall health.  Here are 5 simple steps you can take to speed bone healing… Add a quality multivitamin – By weight, bone is roughly [...]

Safely Managing Back Pain

Safely Managing Back Pain

10 Ways to Manage Low Back Pain at Home Approximately one in four Americans say they’ve experienced lower back pain, and almost all adults can expect to have back pain at some point in their lives. In cases of serious injury, or numbness, weakness, or tingling in the legs, call your doctor. But for routine [...]