Mille Lacs Health System News

The ABCs of safe sleep for infants

November 26, 2021

The Minnesota Department of Health is encouraging parents to talk to caregivers, whether it be a grandparent or a babysitter, about the ABCs of safe sleep. Minnesota data consistently has shown that unsafe sleep environments account for nearly all unexpected infant deaths in Minnesota. Every year…

New mobile app for vaccine records

November 22, 2021

Minnesotans can now easily access their immunization record through their smartphones or other mobile devices by using an app called Docket. Docket enables residents with a Minnesota Immunization Information Connection (MIIC) record to securely view and share their immunization records. MIIC is…

Kids’ vaccine for COVID

November 16, 2021

The CDC recently gave final approval for the Pfizer vaccine for use with children ages 5-11. There are several reasons why vaccinating children is a good plan. Health experts know that some children do get very sick and/or die from the virus. Some who have had COVID get the long-COVID syndrome.…

Practice Good Posture

November 4, 2021

Good posture is more than standing up straight so you look your best. Proper posture is an important factor in your long-term health. It helps keep bones and joints in correct alignment so bones carry the weight of your body, not your muscles. Proper alignment prevents muscle spasm, and decreases…

Counterfeit medicine being sold online

October 29, 2021

Criminal drug networks are flooding the US with deadly fake pills. These networks are mass-producing fake pills and falsely marketing them as legitimate prescription pills to deceive the public. Counterfeit pills are easy to purchase and widely available, according to the US Department of Justice-…