Eight reasons to volunteer

Posted by Sue Degolier, Director, Social Services and Spiritual Care, Ridgeview Medical Center on Oct 30, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Volunteering not only provides services for the community you're volunteering in, but has direct benefits for the individual volunteer. The best-kept secret about volunteering is that it's good for you.

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Your child has lice. What should you do?

Posted by Carol Eggersgluess, FNP, Ridgeview Gaylord Clinic on Oct 24, 2018 2:23:10 PM

Fall is here. We all know what that means to parents of elementary-age children: early mornings, packing lunches and homework. It is also the season of sharing, and we, as parents, are never sure exactly what our kids are going to bring home. For some kids, it’s a sore throat or cold and for others, it’s... head lice. Just writing those words makes my scalp itch, and it seems there are plenty of lice infestations this year based on the increased clinic visits and phone calls. 

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Why do I feel unsteady on my feet?

Posted by Lindsay Chrest, PT, and Tina Gapen, PT, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Oct 16, 2018 1:30:00 PM

Do you feel that the world is spinning around you? Do you feel wobbly and unsteady? Or, do you just feel “off,” like the world doesn’t quite match up with your movements?  You may have vertigo or balance issues.

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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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