KIDS’ SKIN HEALTH: Beware the MC Virus

This is the sixth article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Molluscum contagiosum, a contagious skin condition, is caused by a virus called molluscum contagiosum that is part of the pox virus family. The virus is contagious through direct contact and is […]

Mental Illness: Let’s Talk about It

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Janet Larson recently did a presentation on “Mental Health & You” at Riverwood Healthcare Center. Below are key messages she shared. When you think of someone with mental illness, what image pops into your mind? Is the person homeless? Does he or she look disheveled, scary? Is he or she […]

Roger Wilson Nursing Scholarship open for applications

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 […]

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 […]

Local residents support cancer patients

The Cook family of Aitkin recently made a $1,400 donation to the Oncology department at Riverwood Healthcare Center. This donation, made in memory of Richard Cook Sr., who passed away in December 2016, will be used to purchase gas cards for cancer patients who need to travel a long distance from home for their care. […]

Riverwood adds Acupuncture services

As part of its wellness program, Riverwood Healthcare Center recently partnered with Aitkin Acupuncture, LLC, to offer acupuncture services. Acupuncture is used to prevent and treat disease, relieve pain, balance mood, improve sleep, decrease stress, increase fertility, and improve overall health and wellness.  It is one of the oldest continually practiced medical modalities in the […]

Riverwood, CRMC report on esophageal cancer awareness

Esophageal cancer is the fastest growing cancer in the U.S. with more than a 600% increase in just the past three decades. Gastroesophageal reflux disease casuses chronic inflammation in the esophagus, which can lead to Barrett’s esophagus, a precancerous condition that causes esophageal cancer. Collaborating with Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, Riverwood launched a […]

Riverwood restricts visitors due to flu outbreak

The first official week of the 2016-17 flu season has arrived with influenza patients now being treated locally and Minnesota hospitals beginning to restrict visitors. Riverwood Healthcare Center would like to remind the public to stay home if you have been ill for at least 24 hours after your fever is gone except to get […]

Mindfulness Training: Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Others

Feeling numb? Going through the never-ending demands of life with your emotional energy tank on empty? Join Mindfulness Coach Julie Anne Larkin on a journey to set your New Year’s intention to increase energy and vitality by reconnecting to the compassion and kindness that already exists within you. Riverwood Healthcare Center is offering “Mindfulness Training: […]