IAM Gets A New Look!We have launched our new website! Not only is it dynamic and mobile-friendly, it provides our current and future patients with forms, links and information needed when visiting our facility.
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Patient Portal InstructionsIf you have an upcoming appointment, be sure to complete your medical history form on line. This may take you 10-15 minutes now, but will save time during your office visit, not only for yourself but for our office staff.
If you have already been to the office and completed the "bubble sheet" medical history form, you do not have to complete this again. If you have provided us with your e-mail address, you will be able to sign-up to have access to your medical history - so please take a few moments to review the information before your appointment. Let us know if your information has changed and if anything needs to be updated.
If you have not given us an e-mail address, call our office at 248-373-7600 so we can add this to your account. Once this is done, you will then be able to click the sign-up link located on the portal page to register and have access to your information.
We welcome your comments and suggestions - so feel free to give us a call.
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Latest Data on Leisure-Time Physical ActivityOriginally posted on Televox website 10/28/15 --
"The CDC recently released January-March 2015 data in support of ongoing research to track leisure-time aerobic activity among U.S. adults, estimating the percentage of adults who meet the 2008 federal guidelines for aerobic activity based on household interviews. For January-March 2015, 47.4% of U.S. adults meet the guidelines."
According to the CDC, the 2008 federal guidelines recommend that "for substantial health benefits, adults perform at least 150 minutes a week of moderate-intensity aerobic physical activity, or 75 minutes a week of vigorous-intensity aerobic physical activity, or an equivalent combination of moderate- and vigorous-intensity aerobic activity. The 2008 guidelines state that aerobic activity should be performed in episodes of at least 10 minutes and preferably should be spread throughout the week."
These guidelines have been applied to leisure-time data as far back as 1997, allowing us to see how this measure has trended over time. Though the early 2015 data shows a slight step back from the peak activity levels of 2012, the overall trend shows that January-March 2015 is up approximately six percentage points over the initial 1997 measurement.
While this is certainly a positive trend, the healthcare community is still challenged by how to inspire the 53% of adults who do NOT meet the guidelines to engage in higher levels of exercise and aerobic activity. Do you have the resources to communicate the health and wellness benefits of increased exercise to your patients? Click HERE to learn how many healthcare organizations are cost-effectively and efficiently engaging patients on a personal level to communicate the importance of increased aerobic activity.
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