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When you should begin screening for breast cancer?

Posted by Sarah Bot, PA-C, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Oct 9, 2018 1:30:00 PM

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and as a women's health physician assistant at Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics, part of my job is to help my patients determine what approach to breast cancer screening is right for them.

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Topics: Women's Health, oncology

Physical Therapy: How can it help you?

Posted by Tracy Shupe, PT, LAT, ATC, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Oct 2, 2018 1:30:00 PM

October is National Physical Therapy Month.  Ridgeview has provided physical therapy within our Rehab Specialties department since 1977.  Currently, Ridgeview employs more than 60 licensed physical therapists and physical therapy assistants, working with all populations from pediatrics to geriatrics.  However, many people aren’t completely aware of the field of physical therapy and what it can do for them.

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Advice from a podiatrist: Take care of your feet

Posted by Stacey White, DPM, NP, Ridgeview Specialty Clinic on Sep 25, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Feet take you everywhere in life so it's important to take care of them throughout the journey. Pay attention to pain in your feet and follow these suggestions to keep them healthy enough to walk, jog or run through life.

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What is chronic pain and how can it be treated?

Posted by Nima Adimi, MD, MS, Ridgeview Spine & Pain Center on Sep 18, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Chronic pain is one of the biggest medical problems facing the world today. As medicine advances and people live longer, it is expected more people will suffer from chronic pain as their bodies age. Chronic pain is an unpleasant sensory or emotional experience associated with actual or possible tissue damage, that lasts for at least three months. 

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You're not safe from Lyme disease quite yet

Posted by Ehtaisham Mohammed, MD, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center on Sep 11, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Minnesotan’s love the outdoors, but with outside activity comes the risk of exposure to Lyme disease, especially in heavily wooded and grassy areas where ticks thrive. The danger for contracting the disease is heaviest in the spring and fall (before frost), so you’re not out of the woods quite yet.

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Six gynecologic cancers and how to avoid or detect them

Posted by Michael Valley, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Sep 4, 2018 1:30:00 PM

As an obstetrician gynecologist, I see women of all ages who are at risk for gynecologic cancers. I would like to give an overview of  gynecologic cancers affecting women, and how best to avoid them or detect them when they occur.

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Talking to my - and your - kids about vaping dangers

Posted by Nina Hamza, MD on Aug 28, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Years ago, I watched a movie called "Thank you for smoking." It starred Aaron Eckhart. It is hilarious and well written, but makes you cover your mouth in shock before you laugh. Eckhart plays a hot-shot tobacco executive named Nick Naylor who spends the movie justifying his lifestyle and his product. In one scene, he talks about how he never flies on private jets, because if he can convince just one kid on the airplane to pick up smoking, he's "Paid for my flight. Round trip!"

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Be proactive: learn how to prevent falls

Posted by katie Trent, PT, DPT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Aug 21, 2018 1:30:00 PM

We all have a “fall story.” Mine involved taking a short cut through a ravine, slipping on a muddy slope and landing on my backside. Sore, covered with mud, but glad that my pride was worse off than my body.

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Three Common High School Athletic Injuries and How to Prevent Them

Posted by Nicole Anderson, ATC, MS, MOAS, ATR, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Aug 15, 2018 3:01:28 PM

According to the latest statistics from the National Federation of State High School Association, nearly 8 million individuals participate in high school sports each year. Higher rates of athletic participation can only imply an increased risk for sport-related injuries. 

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Schedule your child's immunizations before school starts

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Aug 7, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Many diseases today are completely avoidable with vaccination. The reason for immunizations against certain diseases is because of the complications the disease can create.

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Topics: Primary Care, Wellness

Medical and health information presented here is intended to be general in nature, and should not be viewed as a substitute for professional advice. Please consult with a health care professional for all matters relating to personal medical and health care issues. In case of an emergency, please call 911. 

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