The Mille Lacs Health System Hospice Department will be holding its 19th annual Spirit of the Wings Butterfly Release fundraiser during Wahkon Days in August. On August 18, at noon, all the butterflies purchased in honor of a loved one will be released at the Ellen Ruth Park in Wahkon at noon.

If you would like to purchase a butterfly in honor of someone, or as a donation to Hospice, contact the department at 320-532-2608 (butterflies are $10 each.) Or, you can go here and click through to make a donation.

Please consider attending the event, which is a beautiful tribute to both hospice and those who have passed.

Everyone wants to enjoy as many outdoor activities as possible during the summer. No one wants to have their fun day turn into a trip to the emergency room. Mille Lacs Health System can treat patients for heat-related illness.

Mille Lacs Health System Long Term Care (Aging Services) achieved certification status from Great Place to Work®, an organization which is the global authority on high-trust, high-performance workplace cultures. Through assessment tools and certification programs, Great Place to Work® provides the benchmarks, framework, and expertise needed to recognize outstanding workplace cultures.

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.