Newsroom

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.

by Mary Rains

Mille Lacs Health System

Did you know the student athlete in your family has to have a qualifying sports physical every three years to be eligible to participate in sports? Summer is a great time to schedule exams your child may need, and Mille Lacs Health System can help you out with that.

Mille Lacs Health System has received the Acute Stroke Ready Hospital designation from the MN Dept. of Health. The hospital was notified that it meets the criteria regarding standards, guidelines and best practices.

Mille Lacs Health System is partnering with area restaurants and local law enforcement this summer to help reinforce bike helmet-wearing.

We all love our barbecue grills in the summer, but the way we clean those grills can have some potentially damaging health effects. Wire bristle brushes, which many people clean their grills with before searing up a new batch of food, can be dangerous if you’re not careful.

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