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.

There are 2.5 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., which proves that early diagnosis and better treatments are helping more women to survive. Still, the statistics are there to show that it’s the second most common cancer among women.

Mille Lacs Health System and Mille Lacs Health System’s Long Term Care Facility both received the “blue ribbon award” for their efforts to vaccinate employees against influenza last year.

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.


by Dawn Huffman

Mille Lacs Health System


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: