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6 Things NOT to Say to Someone with Depression.

depressionWith an estimated 1 in 10 American’s suffering from depression a recent article in the Huffington Post give a quick 6 tips on things not to say to those suffering from this debilitating illness.  Read the article.  


A Healthy Perspective – Starting Off Right

1523416_10151818192071536_1617177709_oDo you have a questions for Dr. Carnett?  Join her and other health professionals January 29th from 5-8pm for an evening of wine, cheese, shopping and healthy conversation!

Do you want to start a family in 2014?  Get started on the right foot, a panel of experts will answer your questions and provide information to help you get healthy before pregnancy.

We will be at the Hawthorn Bank Community Room at 3600 Hawthorn Drive – the event is FREE but please RSVP to 573-644-7878.

We look forward to seeing you there!




5 Tips for Staying Well During Hibernation Season

ImageWowza, it is cold outside!  During this cold snap most of us want to stay inside and snuggle.  I ran across a great post from Linda Schaffer on the Huffington Post that gives 5 great tips for surviving Winter.  

1.  Sleep Longer

2. Sip Tea

3. Add Spice

4. Take a Steam

5. Curl Up With A Book


Read the article and Happy Snuggling!

10 Tips to Stress Less and Enjoy the Holidays More

Christmas StressTis the season to eat, drink and be merry, but for many of us this is the most stressful time of year.  Women tend to take on too much and find themselves drowning in stress and anxiety moving from one major festivity to another.

Santa doesn’t hold a candle to our list making, cookie baking and gift-wrapping.

Here are 10 tips to help you get through all the jolly good fun.

  1. Don’t skip regular meals.  For many of us, we want to wait to eat until we get to the party.  This actually makes you eat more not less.  So don’t skip meals and snacks.
  2. Keep you exercise routine.  With everything else going on, this is the first thing to go.  Not only will keeping with your regular workouts help you keep your weight under control, it will help keep you stress under control.
  3. SLEEP!  Late nights seem to come with the Christmas territory but getting to bed on time will keep you more balanced and ready to handle a more energetic schedule.
  4. Manage your TO DO list.  Not everything is going to get done, come to peace with that and mark a couple of things off your list.  We like to call this tactic – bless and release.  It feels good, give it a try.
  5. Limit your party hopping.  So many parties so little time!  Pick the parties that mean the most and send regrets to the rest.  It’s okay, you can’t be everywhere and get the baking and shopping done too.
  6. Hydrate.  Drink plenty of water.
  7. Breathe.  I know, you are doing this anyway BUT stop and take 5 deeps breaths.
  8. Get some sunlight.  This is hard to do with the shorter days and colder weather but a bit of sun will do your mood wonders.  Let Jack Frost nip at your nose for a few minutes.
  9. Laugh Out Loud.  It is amazing how funny some things can be.  (In-laws, layaway lines, customer service glitches, so on and so on)

10. ENJOY – At every step of the way, make the choice to take a minute and just enjoy being where you are whether you’re baking cookies, at a family gathering or wrapping gifts.  Take a minute and enjoy it.


Buddy Pack Launch – Saturday, July 13th


Did you know that for many children in the Jefferson City area, the food offered at school is the best they get all day? The Buddy Pack program is designed to make sure these kids have healthy food to eat even when they’re not at school.

CRMC Healthplex is working with its school partner Simonson to raise money and awareness for the program by launching its new Les Mills programs at the school this Saturday, July 13th with classes throughout the morning. Come join us!

Register in person at the CRMC Healthplex or call 573-632-5634. Suggested donation is $10 in advance or $15 at the door.

We’re moving! — Temporarily


We’re moving – but it’s only temporary and we think the end result will be worth the wait and inconvenience.

Starting July 1, Doctors Sheila Carnett and Lori Claypool will be moving their offices across the street to 1014 Madison Street next to Capital Region Pediatric and Ob/Gyn Associates. You should be receiving a letter in a few days giving official notification.

But don’t worry! You will still be able to reach us at 634-3496 to make appointments or for other services. And, we’ll continue to offer you the same personalized care in obstetrics and gynecology – following our OB patients from their first office visit to their delivery and postpartum care and offering a wide range of office and hospital-based gynecological services and surgeries.

All this change will allow Drs. Carnett and Claypool to take part in the expansion of ambulatory services recently announced by Capital Region Medical Center. The project involves construction of a new building to house doctors offices and outpatient services. To make way for the new building, out current home in the Doctors Park Office Building will be demolished, so we have to move by the end of June. Once the new building is complete – projected for early 2015 – we’ll be moving again to be among the new tenants.

Although moving is a hassle, we’re excited about the new building and we think it will enhance the quality and convenience of health care offered in Jefferson City. We promise to make the transition in our offices as seamless as possible, so the only thing you’ll notice is the change in office décor.