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People love their morning coffee. Especially as the days grow cooler and darker, there’s nothing that smells as good as fresh brewed coffee or warms cold hands like a hot mug. Coffee has been the center of much debate over the years as it relates to health.

10.5.2017

by Dawn Huffman

Mille Lacs Health System

9.25.17

It’s flu shot season again, and Mille Lacs Health System is giving flu shots in all the neighborhood clinics during the month of October. Walk-ins are welcome but we recommend an appointment.

Call 320-532-3154 to schedule an appointment to get your shot.

On the fence about it? Here are answers to four common concerns: 

9-6-17

By Dawn Huffman

Mille Lacs Health System

September is Healthy Aging Month and chances are that if you are younger than 50, you have put this concept in the very back of your mind. No matter your age, it is never too early or late to think about aging well.

9.11.17

by Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT

Mille Lacs Health System

Fasting, the exercise of going prolonged periods of time without food, has been practiced in many cultures for centuries as a way to restore clear thinking and optimal body function, as well as connect with one’s spirituality. Lately, it’s been touted as the newest and best method for weight loss.

There are many approaches to fasting. They can vary in length for as little as 24 hours or up to 30 days. Some fasting protocols allow only water; others allow juicing, bone broths, or specific meal timing. The more extreme they are, the more risky they are. Conversely, the more lax they are, the fewer benefits they have.

by Kari Collett, RDN, LDN, CLT

Mille Lacs Health System

Nearly everyone takes a prescription medication at one time or another in their lifetime. Some medications manage acute infections and others manage chronic disease symptoms. All medications, whether taken short or long-term, have specific health benefits or symptoms that they manage. Unfortunately, they also can have some drawbacks that most people are unaware of.

by Dawn Huffman

Mille Lacs Health System

Mille Lacs Health System is hosting five interns this summer. Most of these internships were made possible through the Summer Health Care Intern Program (SHCIP is administered through the Minnesota Hospital Association on behalf of the Minnesota Department of Health.) This program brings students and employers together to give students experience in a health care environment through hands-on experience. Students are employed from Memorial Day through Labor Day.

8.7.17

by Mary Rains

Mille Lacs Health System

We all need shots (also called vaccinations or immunizations) to help protect us from serious diseases. To help keep our community safe, Mille Lacs Health System encourages patients to take an inventory of your whole family’s immunizations, making sure that children through adults are up to date with their vaccination schedules.

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