Heart Healthy Living

As the rates of obesity continue to steadily rise in our country, the diagnoses of heart disease are also increasing and being diagnosed at younger ages. The statistics are overwhelming; according to the Center for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), heart disease continues to be the leading cause of death for men, women, and people …

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Hepatitis C

In 2016 the CDC (Center for Disease Control and Prevention) stated 2.4 million people have Hepatitis C living in the United States. People born from 1945-1964 are “baby boomers.” The CDC recommends that all baby boomers be tested for Hepatitis C because they could have been infected by medical equipment before universal precautions were adopted …

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Vitamin D & Your Health

What do you think of when you hear Vitamin D levels? Do you think of osteoporosis or bone fractures? Vitamin D is needed to grow and maintain strong bones. Vitamin D helps absorb calcium from foods and supplements. Having a good Vitamin D level is also proven to boost energy from within the cells. Doctors …

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What is Speech Therapy?

What is Speech Therapy?

Speech Language Pathology involves the study, diagnosis and treatment of disorders that relate to speech, language, swallowing, fluency, voice and communication. A Speech Language Pathologist helps people who struggle with speech disorders because of developmental delays, stokes, brain injuries, learning disabilities, hearing loss and other problems that can affect speech, such as Parkinson’s Disease or …

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3D Mammography

3D Mammography-What Exactly is it?

The American Cancer Society defines 3D mammography as the following: Breast tomosynthesis (also known as digital breast tomosynthesis [DBT] or 3D mammography): For this newer type of mammogram, the breast is compressed once, and a machine takes many low-dose x-rays as it moves in an arc over the breast. A computer then puts the images together into a series …

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Healthy Lifestyle

Healthy is a Lifestyle

“Change might not be fast and it isn’t always easy. But with time and effort, almost any habit can be reshaped.”– Charles Duhigg The end of the year is coming up, which means people start thinking about New Year’s resolutions. In 2018, during the months of November and December, NPR and The Marist Poll asked …

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Hearing Loss

Hearing Loss

Hearing loss can happen to some babies at birth, due to one or more parts of their ear may not work the way they should. Also, adults may lose their hearing because of loud noises, illness, or age. If you think you might have a hearing loss, see an audiologist for testing. Audiologists are healthcare …

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How Windom Area Health Supports Local Communities

How does Windom Area Health support our communities? Windom Area Health provides more than healthcare services to Windom and the surrounding communities. We also collaborate with organizations to provide over $600,000 in community benefits. The Catholic Health Association defines community benefits as a planned, managed, organized, and measured approach to a health care organization’s participation …

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