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

Everyday Reality: How Diabetes Impacts Your Health
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Everyday Reality: How Diabetes Impacts Your Health

Diabetes has two main types, Type 1 and Type 2, and they both may cause significant complications without the right care. While being diagnosed with diabetes may seem frightening at first, managing your diabetes properly may help reverse or prevent complications. With appropriate lifestyle changes and expert care from diabetes specialists, you may feel better...

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,...

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