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Be mindful of summer's heat at play and at work

Posted by Karlene McDonald, PT, CCCE, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Jun 19, 2018 2:49:07 PM

In Minnesota, we wait all winter to feel the heat of summer so we can be outdoors to enjoy the fresh air, sunshine, and lake activities. In the workplace, the increased heat and humidity of summer creates safety risks for employees. In addition to the high temperatures, the summer months can create increased risk for those working in direct sunlight, or those who take advantage of the longer daylight hours to work longer hours.

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How much water do you need to avoid dehydration?

Posted by Albert Gambino, PA-C, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center on Jun 12, 2018 12:50:47 PM

As spring finally arrives, we start thinking about all those warm weather activities and tasks - such as yard work, spring cleaning, hiking, warm weather sports, boating, and just enjoying the sun and heat. A number of medical conditions parallel these activities and time of year, including that of dehydration

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Make it summertime, not screen time

Posted by Megan San Giacomo, MD, Ridgeview Delano Clinic on Jun 5, 2018 2:31:25 PM

For most of us, a Minnesota summer means a less structured schedule (for the kids, anyway), warmer temperatures, longer days, abundant plants and wildlife, and liquid lakes. Take advantage of this special time of year as a family to promote relationship building, healthy habits and your child’s development. 

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Six tips to protect your skin from sun exposure

Posted by Genna Alden, FNP-BC, Ridgeview Arlington Clinic on May 30, 2018 8:21:27 AM

I encourage you to get outside this summer and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Fear of sun exposure doesn’t have to dampen your fun. Although the sun’s most damaging hours are between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m., follow these tips to prevent sunburns and possible skin cancer:

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When do you need to see a speech pathologist?

Posted by Ridgeview Rehab Specialties Speech and Language Pathology staff on May 22, 2018 3:19:18 PM

Medical Speech Pathologists master the subtle art form of treating thinking, memory, motor control and communication disorders.  A Speech Language Pathologist is a medical professional who holds a national certificate to practice and has completed either a master’s or doctoral degree in Speech-Language Pathology. 

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Who is at risk for Stroke?

Posted by Kevin Brown, DO, Neurology, Ridgeview Specialty Clinic on May 15, 2018 3:49:55 PM

May is National Stroke Awareness month and it's a great time to look at the facts and risks around stroke.

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Try these tips to reduce spring allergy symptoms

Posted by Carol Eggersgluess, FNP, Ridgeview Gaylord Clinic on May 8, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Now that the snow has finally gone, signs of spring are everywhere. This may not be welcome news to those who suffer from seasonal allergies, a.k.a. allergic rhinitis. Allergies may be triggered by pollen from the trees, grass or weeds as well as mold from the damp environment. While many are able to breathe these substances without problems, the immune systems of those who suffer from allergies reacts to these substances resulting in their symptoms.

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How do you know if you need a sleep study?

Posted by Jeremy Ellinghuysen, Sleep Center Manager, Ridgeview Sleep Disorders Center on May 2, 2018 3:28:26 PM

According to the American Sleep Association, 50 to 70 million U.S. adults have a sleep disorder. Do you snore, unintentionally fall asleep during the day, experience drowsy driving, insomnia or have difficulty sleeping through the night?

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Volunteers make a difference every day at Ridgeview

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Apr 24, 2018 2:11:36 PM

National Volunteer Week is April 15-22 and was established by President Richard Nixon by executive order in 1974 as a way to recognize and celebrate the efforts of volunteers. Every April, charities, hospitals - including Ridgeview - and communities recognize volunteers and foster a culture of service.

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Early intervention is important for children with Autism

Posted by Lori Jaeger, MA, CCC-SLP, Ridgeview Pediatric Rehab on Apr 10, 2018 2:22:46 PM

April is Autism Spectrum Disorders Awareness month. This recognition provides an excellent opportunity to promote autism awareness, autism acceptance and to draw attention to the tens of thousands facing an autism diagnosis each year.

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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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