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

To clarify, NYNY is an eight-week wellness challenge. The wellness challenge encourages participants to develop positive lifestyle changes.

NYNY is certainly about exercising and eating right. But, it is also about staying healthy. In order to improve and maintain your health, schedule preventative exams.

Use the last two weeks of NYNY to schedule preventative exams. Exams include annual physicals, dental visits, mammograms and Pap tests. It also includes blood work, cholesterol and blood pressure checks.

JRMC Gynecologist & Obstetrician, Dr. Bailey Runkles said, “We ask ourselves, ‘Is this normal?’. But, are too embarrassed to ask anyone else. It is my job to answer those questions for you in a safe and open environment.”

Experts recommend women that are age 40 and over receive a regular mammogram. However, if a family history of breast cancer exists, this may need to begin earlier.

JRMC is committed to providing the best technology for the community to receive care. 3D mammography is a great example of this. It is the best technology available for screening mammograms. And, it is the best technology for detecting breast cancer early.

For breast exams, Pap tests and physicals direct: (701) 952-4878.

Enjoy this week’s community event outside of normal activities. Also, yield five bonus points attending. In addition, you can earn extra points for doing the work-friendly Lose Your Lap exercises. Challenge yourself with the more intense High-Intensity Interval Training and earn additional points.

Finally, team points are due by 8 a.m. on Tuesday.