Glad to Have Homecare and Therapy Close to Home

“I was hurt in a very bad car accident. I was hit broadside and broke my neck. I was very weak and numb when I left the hospital. My arms and neck were very sore and numb. The staff who came to my home were very kind and answered all my questions with care. I…

Walking With Me Step By Step

“I fell in the church basement during a ‘Jello Fest’ at the beginning of May. Deciding I had a problem, the next day, my carpenter gave me a ride to the emergency room at the Glenwood hospital. X-rays and a C-scan found that I had a fractured right pelvic bone. I was sent home to…

At-Home Fetal Heartbeat Monitors: Heartfelt or Harmful?

Parents crave peace of mind. It’s stressful to think something could happen to your unborn baby, so doing everything to monitor their baby’s heartbeat at home seems prudent. Unfortunately, though, at-home fetal doppler monitors carry risks and probably aren’t worth it. This growing trend is concerning to doctors and prenatal healthcare professionals. While the FDA…

The Road to Recovery

“I arrived in the ER about Easter time – I had fuzzy thinking and periods of not being able to know dreams from reality – the first week, I remember little. Finally, the fog began to clear and then I found I had no stamina to even walk without help. I learned to walk with…

GRHS RN Earns Certification Few Have

Glacial Ridge Health System congratulates Jeanette Pasche, RN-BC, for earning the Certified in Infection Control (CIC®) credential. Jeanette has demonstrated a mastery of infection prevention and control knowledge, joining approximately 5,000 CIC® practitioners worldwide. Certification is maintained through successful completion of a recertification examination every five years. The purpose of the certification process is to…

How to See Results Quicker

By Kimberly Paradis, Certified Personal Trainer at Glacial Ridge Wellness Center I hear it all the time; some of us are just not satisfied with our weight, size, strength, or body composition. We set goals to lose weight and get healthier, but we hardly see any results and especially not when we would like to see…

My Fitness Experience

“I’ve been working out at the Wellness Center for about 2 years. When I started I didn’t have a specific goal in mind besides getting in better shape. I started out slow by just walking on the treadmill. After a couple months, I got the courage to try a Yoga class. That’s when I met Shannon;…

Physical Therapists are Wonderful

“I am grateful for what Angela and Kacia did for me. They pushed me and helped me through my turmoil. They both made me strong mentally and physically. They didn’t give up on me and everything I asked for, they did. I will never forget what they did for me. I would recommend them both if…

Dr. Laura Huggins Joins GRHS’ Family Medicine and OB Team

The growing Family Medicine and Obstetrics team at Glacial Ridge Health System welcomes Dr. Laura Huggins. Dr. Huggins was mostly raised in neighboring Oshkosh, Wisconsin, and attended medical school at the University of South Carolina. She completed her residency at Fort Collins Family Medicine Program in Colorado. Her special medical interests include obstetrics with cesarean…

Can’t Sleep It Off? Try a Sleep Study

Sometimes we’re tired without knowing why — it could be stress, diet, or another reason altogether. Many Americans go through their lives struggling with sleep. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) actually considers sleep problems a significant “public health problem” and some communities are beginning to take notice. This epidemic isn’t spread from person-to-person, but its…