Do shorter days impact your physical and mental health?

Posted by Carol Eggersgluess, FNP, Ridgeview Gaylord Clinic on Oct 8, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Feeling More than just “the winter blues?” You could be experiencing Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD).

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a type of depression that's related to changes in seasons. SAD begins and ends at about the same time every year. It predominantly arrives at the start of fall and continues into the winter months, often making you feel moody and lethargic. As we enter the season of shorter, darker days, some people may develop seasonal depression.

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What do you need to know about breast cancer?

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

Just a few decades ago, little was known about breast cancer. It was a rarely talked about disease. Today, breast cancer is in the news almost daily, and much of what we read and hear involves breakthroughs in early detection, new drug therapies and the latest treatment techniques.

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Topics: Women's Health

Is there a healthy way to cope with major life changes?

Posted by Jane K. Sieve, LICSW, Ridgeview Clinics on Sep 24, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Humans are hard-wired for survival. The brain is rigged with a powerful alarm system that blares when perceiving a threat to our safety. It triggers a blast of hormones sending our heart racing and blood pressure rising emitting a heightened physical and emotional response.

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Topics: Wellness

If you have chronic pain, is it treatable?

Posted by Nima Adimi, MD, MS, Ridgeview Spine & Pain Center on Sep 17, 2019 1:30:00 PM

Pain and how to treat it is a frequently discussed topic today in light of the country’s current opioid epidemic. But if you have pain, is it treatable without the fear of a drug addiction?

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Topics: Rehabilitation, Specialty Care

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

Why should you ask your doctor about prostate screening?

Posted by Minnesota Oncology and Ridgeview Cancer & Infusion Center Staff on Sep 3, 2019 1:30:00 PM

In recent years, several high-profile entertainers and politicians have come forward to talk publicly about their battles with prostate cancer. Business magnate and philanthropist Warren Buffet, California Governor Jerry Brown and actors Ben Stiller and Ryan O'Neal are just a few of the brave men who have shared their stories and dramatically helped raise awareness of the disease and the importance of early detection.

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Topics: oncology

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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‘It’s time for a serious talk about HPV—the most common sexually transmitted disease’

Posted by Andraya J. Huldeen, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Aug 20, 2019 1:30:00 PM

The Human Papilloma Virus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted disease. Currently, 79 million Americans are infected. Studies using blood tests have concluded that more than 80 percent of adults have been infected at some point in their lives—most unknowingly.* 

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Topics: Women's Health

'Grandma fell last weekend and broke her hip!'

Posted by Katie Trent, PT, Ridgeview Sibley Medical Center on Aug 13, 2019 1:30:00 PM

How many of us dread a phone call like that? Or worse yet, live in fear of experiencing that fall ourselves?

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Topics: Fitness/activity, Rehabilitation

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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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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