Author: Glacial Ridge Health System (Glacial Ridge Health System)

Worry-free Living Packed with Perks
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Worry-free Living Packed with Perks

By Jim Palmer, Senior Perspective, November 2018 The weather is turning colder every day and more shoveling is on the way for homeowners. But there is another option. At Ridgewood Villa in Glenwood, all the shoveling is taken care of, along with just about everything else. Plus, the Villa has a long list of perks...

Pain Management Part-Three: Mind Games
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Pain Management Part-Three: Mind Games

By MiKayla Christensen, PT, DPT, MTC, Physical Therapy A growing body of evidence suggests that understanding how our pain systems work is an excellent strategy in managing it. Knowing simple information about how your brain and nerves work can help reduce your chance of developing more chronic pain symptoms. During the #ChoosePT campaign, we’ve shared some...

No One Fights Alone
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No One Fights Alone

It takes only one person with a plan to start the momentum. Kate Jacobsen (left) wanted to do something special for people in our community who are battling cancer. Kate’s idea was to put together some comfort kits for patients undergoing chemotherapy at Glacial Ridge Hospital. She reached out to her Facebook friends to help...

Pain Management Part-Two: Pain is Personal
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Pain Management Part-Two: Pain is Personal

By MiKayla Christensen, PT, DPT, MTC, Physical Therapy Doctor-prescribed opioids are appropriate in some cases, but they just mask the pain —and opioid risks include depression, overdose, and addiction, plus withdrawal symptoms when stopping use. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention recommend physical therapy as a safe and effective alternative to addictive opioids for...

Flu Season Ahead – Avoid Putting Your Life On Hold
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Flu Season Ahead – Avoid Putting Your Life On Hold

By Thomas Haus, M.D., Family Medicine Getting the flu means putting your life on hold, and missing school or work affects everyone in your family. The best way to protect against influenza is to get an annual flu vaccine. Influenza is a contagious respiratory disease that can lead to serious complications, hospitalization, or even death....

Hospital Auxiliary’s Harvest Ball Raises $20,000
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Hospital Auxiliary’s Harvest Ball Raises $20,000

The Auxiliary of Glacial Ridge Hospital hosted another successful Harvest Ball fundraiser which allowed them to complete their $50,000 pledge from three years ago. Hospital Auxiliary Treasurer Vonnie Anderson presented a check for $10,000 to hospital nurses Ashley Bacon, Tara Giese, and Hayley Hoiland. The $50,000 pledge was to purchase 22 new vital sign machines for...

Pain Management Part-One: The Brain on Pain
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Pain Management Part-One: The Brain on Pain

By MiKayla Christensen, PT, DPT, MTC, Physical Therapy Did you know that physical therapy is a safe and effective alternative to opioids for treatment of chronic pain conditions? The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) uses the month of October to encourage others to learn about the multiple ways physical therapists can help manage pain. As physical therapists,...

Family Practice Physician Dr. Scott Maanum Joins GRHS
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Family Practice Physician Dr. Scott Maanum Joins GRHS

Glacial Ridge Health System welcomes Dr. Scott Maanum to the family medicine care team in Glenwood. Dr. Maanum provides complete care for patients of all ages—from babies to elders. He enjoys many aspects of family medicine, such as being able to provide a continuity of care, and the promotion of wellness and preventive care. “Family...

Enterprise Band to Play at Harvest Ball
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Enterprise Band to Play at Harvest Ball

By Celeste Rapp, originally printed in the Starbuck Times on September 26. The 14th annual Harvest Ball is quickly approaching. On Oct. 12 at Lakeside Ballroom, community members will have the opportunity to dress up and enjoy an evening with friends. Doors open with a social hour at 5 p.m., where ball-goers will be able...

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