Mille Lacs Health System News

Keeping kids active this summer

May 19, 2022

School is almost out, and children are about to have a lot of free time on their hands. Getting them away from a sedentary lifestyle with too much technology is getting more and more difficult. The CDC recommends children and adolescents ages 6 to 17 years old get 60 minutes or more of moderate-to-…

What does that mole mean?

May 13, 2022

Sunlight is something we haven’t seen a lot of lately, but certainly, something to look forward to as summer is around the corner. The problem is, that too much of a good thing, can also be a bad thing. Ultraviolet (UV) rays which are emitted from the sun as well as tanning beds, etc are also the…

May your bones be healthy

May 6, 2022

May is Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month. Bone is living tissue that is constantly being broken down and replaced. Osteoporosis occurs when the creation of new bone doesn’t keep up with the loss of old bone. The regenerative bone process naturally slows as the body ages leaving bones…

More than meets the eye

April 28, 2022

Think your eyesight is fine so there’s no reason to see an eye doctor? Think again. A comprehensive eye examination not only helps provide an accurate prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses if needed, but it can also diagnose symptoms of diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol,…

Safely dispose of unused meds

April 21, 2022

The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) hosts a National Prescription Drug Take-Back event twice a year. These events are usually held in the spring and fall. This year the spring date is April 30, 2022. At a past one-day event in Minnesota, 3 tons of medication were collected, and nearly…