Hearing deficit in babies can impact speech and language development

Posted by Patient story provided by Ridgeview Clinics on Jan 20, 2021 3:08:36 PM

At 18 months, Riley Lamott was a bit of a late talker, but still within the normal range. At the time, his mom, Sarah, wasn’t too concerned. It wasn’t until Riley’s two-year wellness check that Sarah began learning that Riley was, in fact, dealing with mild hearing loss that was already impacting his speech and language development.

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Topics: Rehabilitation

I am forever grateful for Dr. Sipprell's care

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Dec 21, 2020 9:52:46 AM

Julie Christensen is thankful she decided to go to Ridgeview’s Emergency Department in Waconia in September 2019—and she is grateful to Kevin Sipprell, MD, Emergency Physicians & Consultants, PA., for saving her life.

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Emma Kielty—one of the first and youngest babies in Ridgeview’s NCU—celebrates her 10th birthday in November

Posted by Ridgeview Staff on Oct 6, 2020 12:30:00 PM

Emma Kielty will celebrate her 10th birthday on Nov. 17. She is among the first and youngest babies to receive care in Ridgeview’s Neonatal Care Unit (NCU), which admitted its first baby in October 2010. As Emma celebrates her 10th birthday, the NCU celebrates its 10-year anniversary.

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The best advice to prevent gynecological cancers

Posted by Heidi Edsill, MD, Western OB/GYN, A Division of Ridgeview Clinics on Sep 28, 2020 3:31:24 PM

September is Gynecologic Cancer Awareness Month—making it an opportune time to highlight screening and prevention activities to lower your risk for developing cervical, ovarian, uterine, vulvar or vaginal cancer.

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Topics: Women's Health

Rethink your home office set up and reduce potential injury

Posted by Karlene McDonald, PT, CCCE, Ridgeview Rehab Specialties on Sep 8, 2020 1:30:00 PM

For many working individuals, the onset of the coronavirus pandemic meant an abrupt transition from a workday in the office to a work-from-home situation. In March, many employees in Minnesota and across the country quickly created makeshift home officesfinding themselves sitting at the kitchen table or slouched on the sofa with their laptop propped up on their knees. The pandemic truly accelerated what has already been a growing trend in the workforce—the option and/or preference to work from home.

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Topics: Fitness/activity, Wellness, Rehabilitation

I honestly didn’t think about COVID during my ER visit

Posted by Deb Van Houtte, senior marketing specialist and blog contributor at Ridgeview on Aug 25, 2020 3:57:06 PM

I wasn’t thinking about COVID as I trimmed the shrub line at the far end of my yard. It was a beautiful Saturday afternoon earlier this month, and I was near the end of the project—but I decided to make a few last cuts. My mind was already thinking about the next project I’d tackle that day and cross off my list.

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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

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