JAMESTOWN, N.D. (JRMC) – Congratulations to The Slimsons, the top point earner for New Year, New You challenge week one. The Slimsons includes two participants in the Friends & Family category.

NYNY is an eight-week wellness challenge that encourages participants to develop positive lifestyle changes.
NYNY is about exercising and eating right. It’s also about staying healthy. One way to improve or maintain health is through proper wound care.

JRMC is the first hospital in North Dakota to offer hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBOT). HBOT therapy helps fight infections, heal wounds and treat conditions including diabetic ulcers, bone infections and radiation injuries.

“It is important to take care of a wound right away. Wounds that won’t heal are prone to infection,” said Amanda Lausch, FNP at the JRMC Wound Clinic. “If not resolved, it can result in amputation or even death.”

Seek medical attention when noticing chronic wound symptoms, like limb swelling, limb weeping, tissue decay and neuropathy. Many times an underlying cause, like constant pressure from being in a wheelchair or poor blood flow is to blame.

Keep moving this week and walk to your next community event. Attending a community activity outside of normal activities will yield each participant five bonus points this week. In addition, attendees can earn extra points for the work-friendly Lose Your Lap exercises and the more intense High-Intensity Interval Training.

Teams points are due by 8 a.m. on Tuesday. To learn more about NYNY or two submit points, visit www.jrmcnd.com/nyny. View the full list of teams at www.jrmcnd.com/nyny/teams-standings/.