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Eclipse Rexburg Medical Clinic

Hours of Operation and Tips for Eclipse Success

To better serve you and your healthcare needs, we have decided to be open from 8 am to 8 pm, Thursday – Tuesday during the weekend of the eclipse.

Here are the top five things you need to do to prepare for the solar eclipse which will be visible in Rexburg this August.

1. Get Eclipse Glasses

Looking at the sun for a long period of time can damage your eyes. When you view the eclipse, you will need eclipse glasses. Eclipse glasses should have a filter to look through. If the glasses aren’t labeled ISO, they won’t protect your eyes the way they should, according to Space.com.

Places to find eclipse glasses include solarglasses2017.com, BYU-Idaho bookstore, and other grocery stores.

2. Find a Good Location

Free areas you can view the eclipse are Porter Park, Evergreen Park, Madison Middle School, Riverside Park, Madison Junior High, Nature Park, and Smith Park, according to Rexburg Online. 

3. Remember the Date and Time

The eclipse will happen August 21, at 11:33 AM. Here in Rexburg, it will only last 2 minutes and 17 seconds! Make sure you don’t miss it.

4. Invite Friends and Family

This is a once in a life time opportunity. Though total eclipses can happen every few years or so, the next total eclipse over our country will be on April 8, 2024, according to timeanddate.com.

Be sure to invite your friends and family for this wonderful experience!

This is a time you won’t want to forget so one idea is to take pictures, but you need to be careful as you do so. Camera phones are not equipped for taking pictures of solar eclipses and will still damage your eyes through the lens. For taking pictures, make sure your camera has an eclipse filter, is stabilized, and that you give it a break so it does not overheat, according to timeanddate.com.

5. Prepare for other activities

Many people are coming to Rexburg for the eclipse. One way to prepare for such a crowd is to buy groceries in advance. Here at Madison Memorial Hospital, we recommend purchasing two weeks of food in advance of the eclipse, as others will be buying a great deal once they arrive.

Many vendors will have stations throughout Rexburg on the day of the eclipse. After or before the eclipse, feel free to walk around and help these local business flourish.

Also, the BYU-Idaho Manwaring Center has a buffet throughout the entire day in the Crossroads dining area. Price for the buffet is $7.99 plus tax, according to rexburgeclipse.com.

Have a great solar eclipse experience on August 21 and stay safe!                                                          

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Men’s Health Month

Are You a Tough Guy?

Did you know that one of the largest disparities between men and women is the mortality rate? The average life expectancy for an American woman is 81.2 years compared to the average man living to about 76.4 years. That is nearly a five-year difference! From the time men are born to the time they die, men have a greater chance of dying before women. (Link here).

Along with having a higher rate of injuries than women, men are more likely to avoid taking preventative measures such as routine checkups or even going to the doctor when sick or injured.  This has had a detrimental effect on men over time leading them to greater problems in the long run.

As part of National Men’s Health Month, we encourage men to take some preventative health measures to ensure a healthy life. “Healthy habits are an ‘automatic’ defense against most illnesses and can provide us a long, healthy – and thus happy – life” (Preventative Health Care Helps Everyone).

  • Regular doctor visits
  • Flu shots
  • Eating healthy
  • Abstaining from harmful substances
  • Exercise
  • Mental health
  • Maintaining Healthy Relationships
  • Avoiding dangerous situations
  • Financial security

Extra Resources:

medlineplus.gov

cdc.gov

menshealthnetwork.org

wrf.org

 

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Children Wellness Visits

Did you know that almost all insurances, including Medicaid, cover the cost of a wellness visit annually? This includes you and your children. Preventive care saves lives and thousands of wellness hours and dollars. Children rely on you to take care of them. Many of them have not been seen for over 12 months.

Even though you and/or your child may be healthy, periodic wellness checkups are important and can help by addressing minor health issues before they become serious. The checkup and tests run at an annual physical exam allow us to catalog changes from year to year, and this assists in spotting any trends that could potentially affect your or your dependents health. A visit with your healthcare provider is also a great opportunity to ask them any questions that you may have regarding your or your child’s health.

Please call 208-356-5401 and schedule a wellness visit for you and your child. We look forward to serving you.

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Bike Give Away

Children’s Coloring Exhibition

Let your kids Dazzle us with their coloring skills and have some fun to win a brand new bike!

Contest rules:

  1. Limited to two age groups (Winner of each age group gets a bike).
    • Under 7 years old
    •  7-12 years old
  2. Name form must be completed fully and legibly on the reverse side of the coloring page.
  3. Pages must be returned to Rexburg Medical Clinic no later than April 24th.

Come into Rexburg Medical Clinic during business hours and pick up these Spring/ Easter themed coloring pages to let your kids begin. Winners to be announced on April 28th.