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

Rise and Shine!
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Rise and Shine!

Our Glenwood Family Eye Center staff started this beautiful Friday hosting the Glenwood Lakes Area Chamber of Commerce #RiseandShine! We are grateful to be able to provide a high level of comprehensive eye care in our community and appreciate everyone’s support. Learn more about the comprehensive services available at Glenwood Family Eye Center and don’t miss the Spice Up...

COPD: Don’t Get Used to Your Disease!
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COPD: Don’t Get Used to Your Disease!

By John Allan Dvorak, Certified Respiratory Therapist When it comes to lung disease, people naturally get used to their symptoms and downplay how serious their disease truly is. “A lot of respiratory patients appear to have shortness of breath or they have difficulty breathing, yet when asked if they feel short of breath or if...

Local Orthopedic Physician Dr. Michael Holte Joins Glacial Ridge Health System
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Local Orthopedic Physician Dr. Michael Holte Joins Glacial Ridge Health System

Glacial Ridge Health System welcomes Dr. Michael Holte as our full-time, on-staff orthopedist, as we continue to expand the healthcare provided to residents in Pope County and beyond. From hip and knee replacements to sports medicine, Dr. Holte has 27 years of experience and proven results in surgery and general orthopedics, as well as a...

Physical Therapist is Now a CSMT: Certified Spinal Manual Therapist
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Physical Therapist is Now a CSMT: Certified Spinal Manual Therapist

Angela Krych, Physical Therapist at Glacial Ridge Health System, is now a CSMT “certified spinal manual therapist.” To attain this certification Angela completed a year of coursework, tests, and hands-on training specifically targeted at evaluation and treatment of the spine. You may be thinking – “What is a spinal ‘manual’ therapist?” This means she has been...

Glacial Ridge Health System Offers New Treatment for Chronic Pain
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Glacial Ridge Health System Offers New Treatment for Chronic Pain

Glacial Ridge Health System now offers COOLIEF Cooled Radiofrequency Treatment, which is a non-invasive, outpatient option for sufferers of chronic pain. Family medicine provider Dr. Gustave Mellgren is certified to provide the COOLIEF treatment, which is intended for those with chronic pain that has lasted longer than three months. Dr. Mellgren can treat those with...

BBE National Honor Society Provides an Extra Dose of Comfort
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BBE National Honor Society Provides an Extra Dose of Comfort

Pediatric patients will get an extra dose of comfort at Glacial Ridge Hospital thanks to members of the Brooten-Belgrade-Elrosa (BBE) National Honor Society. To help children feel special and more comfortable, the group made and donated more than 60 pillows for pediatric patients in the emergency room, hospital, or when undergoing surgery. A note from...

7 Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality
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7 Steps to Improve Indoor Air Quality

By John A. Dvorak, Respiratory Therapist Breathing is essential for life, and healthy lungs help keep us healthier overall. When lungs aren’t healthy, it negatively impacts the rest of your body in many areas. Lung disease can affect your cardiovascular system and even lead to a heart attack or stroke. Keeping your lungs healthy and...