Category: Healthy Living

6 Ways a Hobby Can Boost Your Health
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6 Ways a Hobby Can Boost Your Health

You have probably heard the saying “Get a hobby” in a negative tone, but it’s also good health advice. Here are six ways that pursuing a favorite pastime can deliver health benefits. 1. Reduce Stress – When you’re absorbed in a hobby, the other cares and stresses of life fall away. In addition, hobbies like...

Kick-Off Summer Vacation with the GRHS Virtual Scrub Run / Walk / Bike / Hike
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Kick-Off Summer Vacation with the GRHS Virtual Scrub Run / Walk / Bike / Hike

With the CDC’s recommendation to maintain physical distancing, individuals and families are still encouraged to keep moving through COVID-19. The 6th Annual GRHS 5K Scrub Run/Walk, scheduled for Saturday, June 13, 2020, will “run” a little different this year. The event will be held virtually, and not as a large group.  The rules of the...

Is Your Shoulder Ready For Summer’s (Social Distance) Activities?
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Is Your Shoulder Ready For Summer’s (Social Distance) Activities?

By Michelle Linz, Occupational Therapy Spring is a time when golfing and fishing are a few activities that people can get out and enjoy again, but they may cause irritation or pain in the shoulder joint. Did you know that Occupational Therapists (OTs) work with a variety of issues and diagnoses involving the shoulder joint?...

Ticks Are Back: First Aid for Bites and Prevention
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Ticks Are Back: First Aid for Bites and Prevention

By Erin Dahlke, MD, Family Medicine We are likely going to come across more wood ticks in 2020. Warmer temperatures in the Midwest will prolong the tick season. Wetter conditions will make ticks more widespread than usual. When more ticks feed, more ticks produce offspring. From early spring throughout summer, they are lurking on pets as...

Glacial Ridge Homecare and Hospice Staff Use Precautionary Measures and Continue to Provide Service to the Community
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Glacial Ridge Homecare and Hospice Staff Use Precautionary Measures and Continue to Provide Service to the Community

Enhancements have been made to the protocols at Glacial Ridge Homecare and Hospice to help ensure the safety of their clients and staff during COVID-19 times. Prior to their scheduled work shifts, the entire staff is expected to self-check for fever, sore throat, cough, or any other respiratory symptom and report to their manager prior...

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