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How do you have a conversation with your teen about his or her sexual health?

Posted by Jessica Cain, NP-C, Ridgeview Chanhassen Clinic on Jun 4, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Talking to teenagers about sexual health can be a difficult conversation, but it is important to their development into a sexually healthy adult. It's impossible to avoid sex in the media, but it is somehow still rarely talked about. Here are some tips to make it easier for both parents and their teens:

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Topics: Primary Care, Wellness

Stay safe on your outdoor adventures this summer with these simple tips from a Ridgeview provider

Posted by Annika Kariniemi, CNP, Ridgeview Winsted Clinic on May 29, 2019 1:30:00 PM

We are approaching the time of year when Minnesota is at its best to enjoy outdoor activities. Exploring nature - green forests, lakes and rivers - can be good for our health, both mentally and physically.

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Topics: Fitness/activity, Wellness

When detected early, skin cancer is almost always curable

Posted by Jayanthi Vijayakumar, MD, oncologist and hematologist, Minnesota Oncology & Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center on May 21, 2019 1:30:00 PM

May is Skin Cancer Awareness Month and the perfect time to take steps to examine yourself for signs of skin cancer. With more than 5 million cases diagnosed each year, skin cancer is the most common cancer in the U.S. Fortunately, it is also one of the most preventable forms of cancer.

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A physician's opinion: Why are vaccines - including for measles- important?

Posted by Nina Hamza, MD, Ridgeview Clinics on May 14, 2019 1:30:00 PM

When I was in medical school in India there was an outbreak of the bubonic plague in another state. No kidding. The bubonic plague. Didn't we get rid of that a long time ago? That's how I felt when I heard about the recent measles outbreak. Wasn't that eliminated in the U.S. a couple decades ago? Apparently yes it was. But not any more.

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Topics: Primary Care, Wellness

How to remove a fish hook from your finger.

Posted by Deb Van Houtte, senior marketing specialist and blog contributor at Ridgeview on May 7, 2019 1:30:00 PM

It’s crazy how quickly something fun and exciting can turn oh-so bad. This picture makes me laugh now and I actually enjoy sharing it—just for the shock value—but I can tell you it wasn’t exactly funny at the time.

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What works best for relieving sore muscle knots?

Posted by Katelyn Berens, LAT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on May 1, 2019 12:33:45 PM

Muscle knots, also known as trigger points, are focal areas of sensitive muscle and connective tissue kept in a state of contraction.  This feels like a “knot.”  These can develop anywhere in the body. Some common areas include the neck and shoulders, lower back and calves. Muscle knots can be caused by physical stress, poor posture, dehydration, injury, stress, heavy lifting or repetitive motions.
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Topics: Fitness/activity, Rehabilitation

'I have hope for the future' - Treat chronic pain with help from Ridgeview's Spine & Pain Center

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Apr 23, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Pain can be the result of physiological or mechanical damage to a person’s body, but acute and chronic pain conditions can have a significant impact on a person’s ability to function normally and maintain a desired quality of life.

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Sports Specialization – What’s all the hype?

Posted by Katelyn Berens, LAT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Apr 16, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Youth sports today look different than they did just a few generations ago. In the past, “play” was a pick-up game after school, it was recreational and unstructured, the goal was to have fun, socialize and develop a lifelong love of physical activity. Today’s youth “play” is adult-led, structured and focused on winning. This competitive shift in youth sports has led to an increasing number of children specializing in one sport at a young age. The benefits of youth sports are countless; however, early sports specialization may threaten these positive aspects.

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Topics: Rehabilitation

A patient's story: Baby Miles was in the right place at the right time

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Apr 10, 2019 9:54:20 AM

Ridgeview has a long-standing reputation throughout the west metro and beyond as the place to have a baby. And for families with medical emergencies, it truly becomes the right place at the right time for special deliveries.

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Topics: Women's Health

How does immunotherapy work?

Posted by Purvi Gada, MD, Minnesota Oncology and Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center on Apr 2, 2019 1:30:00 PM

You may have heard about the latest development in treating cancer using the immune system. But how does this work and what is immunotherapy and can it work for everyone?

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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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