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What it’s like having a baby during the pandemic

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jul 14, 2020 1:00:00 PM

“I wasn’t terribly worried about COVID-19 until Governor Walz issued the stay-at-home order at the end of March,” said Sarah Cowell from Arlington, Minn., who was nearly eight months pregnant with her fourth child at the time. “I quickly became concerned and had a long list of questions for my provider.”

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Topics: Women's Health

‘Ridgeview eCare helped me get my son’s pink eye resolved quickly!’

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jan 7, 2020 1:30:00 PM

Last winter, Lisa Bryant from Victoria suspected that her son, Kyle, had pink eye. One of his eyes had been red and itchy for a couple of days and then developed a “crust” in the morning. Kyle had pink eye in the past so she recognized the symptoms and knew he was likely contagious.

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Topics: Primary Care

Why it’s important to find the right OB

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Oct 17, 2019 4:00:00 PM

Sarah Hoops knew her OB/GYN physician was a good fit after the first appointment. 

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Topics: Women's Health

Fertility treatment brings three babies, but four blessings

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Sep 10, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Ellen Bartyzal and her husband, Tony, celebrated their twins’ first birthday in August, after planning the event with an extra sense of gratitude for their now family of five. “I have three very healthy babies, when—just a few years ago—I thought I might have none,” Ellen said.

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Topics: Women's Health

Ridgeview team saves new mother

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Aug 27, 2019 1:30:00 PM

On a cold, Minnesota day in January 2019, Abie Rosckes and her husband Charlie were in the middle of a newborn photo session at their home in Delano. Feeling overjoyed with 10-day-old Dorothy, their first child, Abie didn’t think much when she noticed she was bleeding. “At first it was a small amout of blood, and I figured it was normal postpartum bleeding,” she explained.

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Speaking from experience: Breastfeeding advice for new moms

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Aug 7, 2019 11:18:28 AM

Part of Megan Wiyninger’s job is to help launch new moms on their breastfeeding journey. She’s a lactation consultant and registered nurse in Ridgeview’s Birthing Center. Becoming a certified lactation consultant is rigorous and time intensive. New moms at Ridgeview benefit not only from Megan’s formal training, but from her personal experience.

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How do I find out what immunizations my child needs?

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

Many diseases today are completely avoidable with vaccination. Minnesota law requires all students who are enrolled in grades kindergarten through 12 to show they have received immunizations or provide an exemption.

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'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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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

Avoid frostbite during extreme cold temperatures this week

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Jan 29, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Exposure to extreme cold for a long time can damage your skin and the tissues underneath. That damage is called frostbite, and it’s the most common freezing injury. Frostbite doesn’t just hurt, it can lead to dangerous health consequences if not caught and treated in time. With the arrival of colder temperatures, it's the start of another frostbite season and it's important to take steps to avoid frostbite.

Prevention is the easiest way to avoid frostbite.

Any part of your body can suffer from frostbite, but your extremities – hands, feet, nose, and ears – are the most at risk. The most common contributors to frostbite are wet clothing, exposure to high winds, and poor blood circulation. Blood flow may be restricted due to things you can control such as:

  • Tight clothing or boots.
  • Sitting or crouching in a cramped position.
  • Smoking or alcohol use.

Poor circulation is also an issue for people who take beta-blocker medications or who have medical conditions that affect the blood vessels, such as diabetes or Raynaud’s phenomenon.

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Topics: 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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