What’s Going On In Your Colon?

One test can prevent cancer. It’s true – there are a lot of unexpected surprises that can happen in life, but colon cancer doesn’t have to be one of them. Talk a walk through an inflatable colon, narrated by Dr. Gus Mellgren, and see why a screening colonoscopy can actually prevent colon cancer. Dr. Gustave Mellgren,…

Video Connects Ambulance to ER

By Zach Anderson, Pope County Tribune and Starbuck Times, February 20, 2017 Technology is constantly evolving, sometimes helping provide better emergency care. Glacial Ridge Health System Emergency Services will be able to provide better emergency care with its added secure i-Pad video feed that connects the ambulance to the emergency room. Emergency Services and Training…

Glacial Ridge Named as 2017 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

Glacial Ridge Hospital was recently named one of the Top 100 Critical Access Hospitals in the United States by iVantage Health Analytics and The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “This achievement validates our daily commitment to providing the best health care possible to our community while maintaining an efficient and effective facility,” said Kirk Stensrud, CEO.…

A New Lease on Life

By Jim Palmer, Senior Perspective When a couple or individual makes the decision to sell their home and move into a senior living facility, there are usually a few specific things they are looking for. Most want a maintenance free, clean, and secure facility with a friendly staff. Ridgewood Villa in Glenwood has those basics covered.…

Please, Wash Your Hands

By Erin Dahlke, MD, Family Medicine with Obstetrics Share moments, laughter and memories – not cold and flu germs. As you know, hand-washing is one of the best ways to prevent transmission of disease. Test your knowledge and brush up on technique – yes, there is a “best way” to wash your hands. Many people…

7 Habits to Begin for Preconception Health

By Elizabeth Ankeny, CNP, Family Medicine Living a healthy lifestyle, at all ages and stages, is important. The benefits of eating a nutrient-rich diet are so wide-spread, this article could be about nearly any topic. With January being Birth Defect Awareness Month, this article is directed specifically toward women. Did you know a healthy pregnancy often…

The Weight is Over

By Robert P. Montenegro, M.D. ABOM, Family Medicine and Bariatrics If you’ve tried diet programs before that didn’t help you lose weight or keep it off and you’re overweight or obese, a medically supervised weight loss program may be the answer for long-term weight maintenance and improved health. Being overweight or obese can help explain…

Glacial Ridge Hospital’s 1st Baby of 2017 is a Girl

Erica Nicole, daughter of Natasha and Mitchell Trumble of Morris, was born Jan. 02, 2017, at 3:43 p.m., claiming her spot as Glacial Ridge Hospital’s first baby of the year. Her birth was attended by Certified nurse Midwife Jessica van der Hagen (Center). Also pictured are RNs Kori Walker (L) and Brook Wilken (R). Congratulations to the…

New Year’s Resolution Trivia

New Year’s resolutions are fun to make but it’s extremely hard to keep up the enthusiasm months after you’ve swept up the confetti. It’s not impossible though (see bullet #4)! Resolution Trivia: 45% of Americans usually make a New Year’s resolution. 75% stick to their goals at least a week 64% make it past one…

7 Principles for Successful, Maintainable Weight-Loss

Make 2017 your best year yet. Here are seven of the many principles taught in the weight loss clinic that everyone can use: Nutritional needs fall into three major categories: water, macro nutrients (calories), and micro nutrients (vitamins and minerals). Water is an essential requirement for the body. Even a small amount of dehydration (too…