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

Not ready to return home? Next steps after a hospital stay

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jul 31, 2018 1:00:00 PM

Returning home following an extended illness, surgery, stroke or trauma isn’t always a straight path, especially if you’re an older adult who may need additional rehabilitation and skilled nursing care before it’s safe to do so. That’s when transitional care (often called a swing bed) services are needed. The goal of transitional care is to help a patient return to his or her previous living situation—whether it be a personal residence, assisted living facility or nursing home. Transitional care can reduce the risk of health complications and hospital readmission if an individual isn’t fully ready and capable to return home.

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What is a Baseline ImPACT test and should my child have one?

Posted by Jessica Hess, MA, ATC; certified athletic trainer and SportsMetricsTM certified provider, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Jul 24, 2018 11:26:57 AM

Is your child involved in a sport in which concussion is a possibility? If so, you should consider what can happen if he or she were to sustain a concussion-and plan ahead for that event by understanding more about how concussions can affect an athlete.

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Is my child suffering from depression?

Posted by Jane K. Sieve, LICSW, Ridgeview Clinics on Jul 18, 2018 8:36:13 AM

The shortest answer to this question would be to ask your child, “Do you feel like you have more happy days than sad or more sad days than happy?”

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How much Fortnite is too much Fortnite?

Posted by Ridgeview Pediatric Rehab Staff on Jul 12, 2018 10:15:23 AM

Fortnite, a popular video game about survival play and strategy, has recently taken the gaming nation by storm, with more than 40 million players world-wide.  It is free and easy to play; however, more and more parents are concerned that it is becoming an addiction for their children.  So how much Fortnite is too much Fortnite?

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What are the benefits of exercise for cancer patients?

Posted by Carol Thurston, MPE, ATC, ATR, EMT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Jul 3, 2018 2:00:00 PM

Chances are most people have been affected by cancer in some way. Whether you are a survivor yourself, family member or friend of someone who had or has cancer, most people have been affected by this disease. Cancer has become an epidemic. According to the American Cancer Society, more than 1.6 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year in the U.S. Cancer survivorship is also increasing, with more than 15.5 million children and adults with a history of cancer living on Jan. 1, 2016, in the U.S.  This number is expected to rise each year. 

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When should you be concerned about a suspicious mole?

Posted by Genna Alden, FNP-BC, Ridgeview Arlington Clinic on Jun 26, 2018 2:03:02 PM

Sun exposure and sunburns increase your risk of skin cancer. The sun produces two types of ultraviolet light, which is a form of radiation, UVA and UVB rays. You need to protect yourself from both in order to reduce the risk of skin cancer.The use of sunscreen, daily and regularly, lower your risk.

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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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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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