Grief group to meet in Aitkin

For those grieving the loss of a loved one, information and help is available at a grief support group to be held in Aitkin this spring. The 6-week grief group series will meet Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m., April 16, 23, 30 and May 7, 14 and 21 at Riverwood Healthcare Center, conference room E […]

Learn about stress and how to manage it

Riverwood Healthcare will host a lunch and learn program on “Identifying and Managing Stress” on Tues., March 17, 12 to 1 p.m. at the Fireside Inn in McGregor. Join Janet Larson, family nurse practitioner and mental health specialist for Riverwood, to hear her explain what stress is and how it is unique to each individual. […]

Learn about pelvic pain solutions

At least one in four women—an astonishing 37 million women in the United States—suffer from pelvic dysfunction. This includes health conditions such as uterine fibroids, uterine prolapse or endometriosis—all of which may cause pelvic pain and discomfort. Learn more at a lunch and learn program called “Pain Down There: Solutions for Better Pelvic Health” on […]

WELLNESS: Immunization protects us all

Children in the United States still get vaccine-preventable diseases. For example, so far in 2015, more than 100 people across the country have been reported to have measles—a very contagious disease! Measles can spread through the air when individuals cough or sneeze. It is so contagious that if one person has it, 9 out of […]

Riverwood offers smoking cessation support

For anyone who needs a reason to quit smoking, the increased risk of dying at a younger age could be a big motivator. Smokers often die about a decade before nonsmokers, according to the National Cancer Institute. Specifically, the chance that a young person will live to age 80 or older is about 70 percent […]

Wellness: Heart Health is in your hands

Take heart health into your own hands. The No. 1 prevention factor for heart disease is weight loss. Aim to reduce your weight by a realistic amount, such as 5 to 10 percent vs. 30 percent. This will increase your chance of success. The American Heart Association has found that even if you have no […]