Burn Treatment: Go In or Stay Home?

Burns hurt. Besides damaging the skin, burns sometimes cause dangerous complications such as infections. How you treat your burn impacts the healing process—for better or worse. When burns happen, many people reach for home remedies or wait it out. If it’s severe enough, they may go to the walk-in clinic or ER. Since there are…

Wellness Center Open House

Save the date for a week-long Open House at Glacial Ridge Wellness Center on October 23-27. Join us in celebrating our 1-year anniversary at the new facility on Franklin St. S., attached to the Villa. Bring your family and friends and enjoy free use of the facility, classes, and pool all week. There are daily drawings for…

Proper Contact Lens Use – A Clear Priority

Contact lenses can miraculously improve your vision, but wearing them the wrong way can actually harm your eyesight. This summer, one New York Times article reported about a lady who had 27 contact lenses removed from her right eye. Ouch! Her doctors noticed the problem while prepping her for cataract surgery. Thankfully, it’s fairly rare…

Harvest Ball Proceeds To Buy Vital Signs Machines for Glacial Ridge Hospital

Excitement is running high as Auxiliary members put the special touches on the 13th Annual Harvest Ball. The Ball will be held at Lakeside Ballroom on Friday, Oct. 6. The Auxiliary of Glacial Ridge Hospital has made a commitment to use the proceeds from the Ball to purchase new vital signs machines for all rooms…

GRHS Recognized For Efforts to Protect Patients From Influenza

97.5% of employees received influenza vaccination in 2016–17 Glacial Ridge Health System was among 139 hospitals and nursing homes from around the state recognized today by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for achieving high influenza vaccination rates among facility employees during the 2016–17 flu season. 307 Glacial Ridge Health System employees, representing 97.5% of…

Don’t Be Deficient in Vitamin D!

By Joan M. Lunzer, M.D., Internal Medicine Do you have a vitamin D deficiency? According to the American Osteopathic Association, nearly 1 billion people worldwide probably do including much of the US population. That’s a huge number—with potentially big consequences for our health because of the many ways vitamin D helps the human body. Besides allowing…

New Local Business Supports Annual Harvest Ball With Discounts and Donations

With The Dashery, a men’s formal wear store, opening in Glenwood this year, owner Mandy Brower is already looking to give back to the community. The annual Harvest Ball is set for Oct. 6 at Lakeside Ballroom, and Brower has decided to donate a portion of her sales to the Auxiliary of Glacial Ridge Hospital,…

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…

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…