Getting the flu vaccine is one of the two biggest ways to avoid getting the flu (the other is washing your hands.) If you haven’t gotten the flu shot yet, it’s not too late. But flu is not the only virus or infection that can make you miserable and use up your vacation days on the couch this winter. An “influenza-like illness” can be difficult to deal with, too.

January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month. Glaucoma is a very misunderstood disease and most people don’t realize the severity of it, or who can be affected. You may not know some of the following facts about glaucoma.

If you take blood thinners requiring an INR blood test, talk to your MLHS medical provider about the new Anticoagulant Clinic. The new clinic feature is designed to address more effective monitoring, requiring less INR testing.

For the person with diabetes, the holidays can become very stressful. Trying to juggle the abundance of sweets, staying physically active, checking blood sugars, decorating, wrapping packages, and enjoying this special time of year, can take its toll.

Eye exams are an important part of maintaining your eye health, no matter how old you are. But how do you know if you need to have your eyes looked at by a professional?

Mille Lacs Health System is announcing their new 3-D Mammogram machine, installed recently to give women more of an advantage in early diagnosis of breast cancer.

At the MLHS Annual Shareholders’ meeting on November 15, an announcement was made about the new Phase IV building project, which the board of directors has approved. Improvements include a two-story addition for 17 patient rooms; a larger Emergency Department, which will offer patients more privacy; and a new kitchen and cafeteria.

You go to a hospital or clinic, emergency room or urgent care, and you see the nurses and medical providers, and you may notice the system around you that’s in charge of making sure you get the care you need. But what you may not know is, there’s a department that you don’t see, which also cares about what kind of services you get, and that’s the Quality Department.