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People who live in the Mille Lacs area know that a reliable means of transportation can make a difference between having needs met or going without basic necessities. Immediate access to services like healthcare, pharmacy, groceries, work, community events, government services, and school is an important requirement in anybody’s life.

Dr. Adam Ahlquist will now be seeing patients at Mille Lacs Health System. Dr. Ahlquist will be a visiting specialist on the roster, and he comes to MLHS from Crosby Eye Clinic. Dr. Ahlquist’s areas of expertise include providing comprehensive ophthalmic services, including cataract and glaucoma management, surgeries, macular degeneration management and eye-related diabetic management.

Men’s health may not be something thought about much while males are out fishing, golfing, camping and canoeing this summer. But it’s the perfect time to realize that those great outdoor activities can be taken for granted and, later, yearned for, if a health issue comes along to put a speed bump into a man’s life.

Every night, millions of people in the US struggle to either fall asleep or stay asleep. Sometimes it’s only a temporary problem, but for others, it’s big enough to affect their waking hours in some troubling ways. Chronic insomnia can cause, among other things, high blood pressure, depression, fatigue, and increased errors or accidents.

Mille Lacs Health System will be holding diabetes education support groups with themed speakers in the communities of Onamia and Isle throughout the summer months. If you or your loved one is dealing with diabetes, or your medical provider has told you that you are have prediabetes, you are encouraged to attend these groups and hear the featured speaker. Feedback,

It’s 3 a.m. and you wake up obsessed with the idea of the rhubarb pie you made earlier in the evening. You crave a piece, yet you know you’re not really hungry. Here are six steps to overcome cravings.

Our bodies, minds, and spirits can get a little help with healing using humor and laughter as medicine.

Humor can help alleviate anxiety, depression, pain, and stress, and other body/mind issues. It comforts, boosts the immune system, relaxes, and has been known to

Medicare is taking steps to remove Social Security numbers from Medicare cards. This will help prevent fraud, fight identity theft, and keep taxpayer dollars safe. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is required to remove Social Security Numbers (SSNs) from all Medicare cards by April 2019. A new, unique Medicare Number will replace the SSN-based Health

Warmer weather is finally arriving. Being outdoors in the sun is great after being cooped indoors most of the winter. But, sun exposure on skin that is not protected is very risky.

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