The MLHS Hillman Clinic will be closed on Fri., Feb. 2, due to carpet installation. If you have a medical need, feel free to visit one of our other neighborhood clinics in Onamia, Garrison or Isle. Our Urgent Care in Onamia is also open 7 days a week, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.

The group Alzheimer’s Ride for the Mind has given a donation of $5,000 to Lake Song Assisted Living in Onamia for their Memory Care Unit. Lonna Schmidtbauer, Housing Manager of Lake Song said, “We will use this money to assist with using alternative methods that revolve around engaging the senses through aromatherapy.

Mille Lacs Health System’s Infection Control Committee wants you to remember that this is the season for colds and flu (and we can’t forget last year’s Norovirus.) The single best piece of advice is: Wash your hands.

Caring for a loved one at the holidays can be an extra burden, above and beyond the other times of the year when you are making sure someone is looked after and cared for.

We’ve all heard the expression that we are what we eat, but it’s probably more accurate to say that we are what we assimilate. In other words, we are what we are able to absorb from our foods. For some, even if they eat a nearly perfect diet with lots of servings of fruits and vegetables each day, they may not be healthy if they can’t get the nutrients out of their food.

When winter comes, it’s the time of the year when it is very important to consider your surroundings and the weather, every time you step outside.

Popular situation-comedy TV shows and movies often make light of the use of prescription pain medication, fostering the “sharing” aspect of taking medication for recreational purposes. But it’s no laughing matter.

Every day in the US, an average of 425 people die from lung cancer. It’s the leading cause of death in the US for males and females, more than colon, prostate, ovarian and breast cancers combined. Catching it early improves survival rates.

Mille Lacs Health System’s Hospice program has been named a 2017 Hospice Honors recipient, by Deyta Analytics, a division of HEALTHCAREfirst, the leading provider of Web-based home health and hospice software, outsourced billing and coding services, and advanced analytics.