KIDS’ BLADDER HEALTH: How to Cope with Bedwetting

This is the second article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Bedwetting is common among young children. About 40 percent of 3-year-olds wet the bed. Sometimes a child’s bladder is simply not developed enough to store urine for an entire night. Other […]

Learn how to spot a STROKE

Dr. Joselito Burgos, internal medicine physician and chief of medical staff for Riverwood Healthcare Center, was interviewed on KKIN Radio about stroke awareness on May 24.  Here are key points that he shared. A stroke is an emergency. You need to act F.A.S.T. Facial drooping? Arm weakness? Slurred speech? Time to call 9-1-1. Strokes are […]

Riverwood Healthcare ranks among Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals nationally

Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin, Minn., was recently named one of the Top 20 Critical Access Hospitals (CAHs) in the country. These 20 rural hospitals, including Riverwood, scored highest among critical access hospitals nationwide on iVantage Health Analytics’ Hospital Strength Index™, the first nationwide hospital rating system to evaluate rural and critical access hospitals based […]

KIDS’ DENTAL HEALTH: Prevent Cavities with Three Strategies

This is the first article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Untreated tooth decay can cause pain and infections that may lead to problems with eating, speaking, playing and learning for children. About 1 of 5 (20%) children aged 5 to […]

Learn how to prevent diabetes

Did you know that family history, sedentary lifestyle or questionable meal planning can all put you at risk for diabetes? If your healthcare provider has expressed concern about weight gain or an increase in your blood glucose (sugar) level, that’s another sign that you may be heading toward a diagnosis of Type 2 Diabetes. The […]