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Roger Wilson Nursing Scholarship open for applications

2017.06.06    No Comments

The family of Roger Wilson of Aitkin established the Roger Wilson Nursing Scholarship in Roger’s memory to help individuals better themselves.  See application, which is due Fri., June 9, to the Riverwood Foundation. Call the Foundation staff at 218-927-8286 for information as needed. These scholarship funds are intended to ease the burden of tuition costs so […]

KIDS’ BLADDER HEALTH: How to Cope with Bedwetting

2017.05.29    No Comments

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

2017.05.25    No Comments

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

2017.05.10    No Comments

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

2017.05.09    No Comments

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

2017.05.03    No Comments

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 […]

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