Learn about reflux, heartburn solutions

Are you or someone you know suffering from heartburn or reflux disease? If so, there’s good news about the treatment options available locally. Learn more at a Reflux and Heartburn Solutions program on Wed., Oct. 19, 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Hear from Dr. Shawn Roberts, reflux specialist with the […]

Riverwood welcomes new cancer patient navigator

Nurse Practitioner Jan Hegman at Riverwood Healthcare Center has moved into a new role as oncology care coordinator, working closely with Dr. Antonio Fontelonga, oncologist, who sees patients weekly at Riverwood’s specialty clinic in Aitkin. In this role, Hegman will serve as an advocate and patient educator, offering one-to-one support from the time of diagnosis […]

Breast cancer screenings offer convenient hours

October is Breast cancer awareness month. One in eight women develops breast cancer! Most women who get the disease have no family history. Breast cancer risk increases with age so that’s why annual screening is recommended by the American Cancer Society for those 40 and older, or earlier for those who may have other risk […]

Donors lend support to kids with cancer fund

Giving back to help others is what makes a community a great place to live and work. Recently, Jodie and Scott Johnson, owners of The Office Shop in Aitkin and Brainerd, encountered several individuals who impressed them with their generous donations to the Zachary Johnson Kids with Cancer Fund. At the Aug. 20 “Make It […]

Farm2Riverwood kicks off September 15

As part of its ongoing commitment to wellness programming for improving health, Riverwood Healthcare Center will begin participating in the Farm2Riverwood program in September. On Sept. 15, Riverwood Food Service staff will serve a special Farm Fresh meal, fajitas (with chicken from Willowsedge Farm) on a whole grain tortilla and Honey Crisp apples (from Gilby’s […]

Riverwood welcomes family physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician, to its medical staff with nine physicians, seven nurse practitioners, one physician assistant, and one nurse midwife who deliver primary care in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor. He will practice primarily in Aitkin. “Dr. Bostrom is a perfect fit for our family medical team with his strong […]

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 diabetes diagnosis. The good news is […]

Mindfulness training available in Aitkin

Are the stresses of the day causing endless worry or feelings of confusion and powerlessness? Curious about learning new tools for relaxing and coping in this unpredictable world? A 4-week Mindfulness training, “Stabilizing the Mind”, can help restore peace of mind. It will be offered by Riverwood Healthcare Center on Thursdays, 9 to 11 a.m., […]

Gala offers ‘back to the 50s’ night out

Enjoy an evening of fine dining with a “Back to the 50s” theme and live band, all to support health and healing in Aitkin and surrounding communities. Join Riverwood Healthcare for its annual Riverwood Gala on Saturday, September 17, at the 40 Club Convention Center in Aitkin. This event, which begins at 5:30 p.m., will […]