Congratulations to team Get ‘ER done, the top point earner for New Year, New You challenge week five. Team Get ‘ER done includes seven participants from Jamestown Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Department.

NYNY is an eight-week wellness challenge. And, it encourages participants to develop positive lifestyle changes.

NYNY is about exercising and eating right. It’s also about staying healthy. Maintain and improve health by treating and preventing the common cold and sinusitis.

Colds are common this time of year. However, colds that can’t be shaken might be sinusitis, said Dr. W. Thomas Coombe, JRMC Ear, Nose & Throat specialist. When the drainage system becomes blocked, heads hurt and noses congest. This usually occurs from swelling.

One of the easiest ways to treat sinusitis is with nasal irrigation. Irrigate the nose at least once a day. The Academy of Otolaryngology recommends brewing a simple solution. That solution is a one-half teaspoon of non-iodized salt and a half teaspoon of baking soda into two cups of lukewarm distilled or previously boiled water.

Enjoy this week’s community activity outside of normal activities and yield five bonus points this week. In addition, earn extra points for the work-friendly Lose Your Lap exercises and the more intense High-Intensity Interval Training.

Teams point are due by 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

For information about carpal tunnel syndrome, orthopedics or to schedule an appointment, call (701) 952-4878 or visit www.jrmcnd.com/orthopedics.