Limit added sugars in your diet

Riverwood Dietitians Megan Perpich and Melissa Simons have shared these tips on how to limit sugar in your diet. Many people consume more sugar than they realize. On average, adults consume 17 teaspoons of added sugar per day. Added sugar has zero nutritional value to our bodies. It adds extra calories that can lead to […]

Therapy helps Parkinson’s disease patients live WELL

Each year, 60,000 Americans are newly diagnosed with Parkinson’s, a chronic neurological disease with progressive degenerative symptoms. Parkinson’s disease symptoms vary from person to person and can include tremors, slowness of movement and rigidity; difficulty with balance; and swallowing, chewing and speaking. Non-motor symptoms can include depression and mood disorders; sleep disorders; loss of smell; […]

Why get an annual medical checkup?

If you feel great, you’re healthy, and you’ve never been diagnosed with a chronic illness or experienced a major medical issue, do you really need to make time for an annual check-up? The answer is a definitive YES. Like children and teens, adults of all ages can benefit from having regular physical exams, including men […]

Riverwood welcomes new pharmacy manager

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Kristina Sorenson as the new pharmacy manager for its pharmacy located in the Paulbeck’s County Market in Aitkin. Sorenson brings eight years of experience as a pharmacist. She most recently worked as a pharmacy manager at Walgreens in Brainerd. She earned her undergraduate and pharmacy degrees at Drake University in Des […]

Acid reflux can cause esophageal cancer

The month of April is dedicated to promoting Esophageal Cancer Awareness and education around the risk posed by persistent heartburn or acid reflux disease. An estimated one in every five American adults suffers from gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). This is a chronic condition caused by changes in the lower esophageal valve that allows contents to […]

Vitamin D benefits: A powerful tool to support good health

Your body makes vitamin D when your bare skin is exposed to the sun, about 10,000 units of vitamin D in 10 minutes of sun exposure, depending on time of the year and the amount of melanin in the skin. According to Dr. Tim Arnold, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center, it’s good to get […]

Riverwood presents DAISY Award to ER nurse

Nurses at Riverwood Healthcare Center are being honored with the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses. The award is part of the DAISY Foundation’s program to recognize the super-human efforts nurses perform every day. The second DAISY Team award recipient is Bonnie Neumann, a registered nurse in Riverwood Healthcare Center’s Emergency Department. She has more than […]

Hernia surgery care exceeds patient’s expectations

After Dave Sadlowsky began experiencing symptoms for an inguinal hernia, he started to have a difficult time standing at work and at football games for any length of time. “Given that I am not a very experienced or comfortable patient, I was somewhat apprehensive about having a surgical procedure. However, as the person who does […]

Riverwood to host Annual Meeting

The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its 74th Annual Meeting on Tues., March 29, at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom with participants signing in remotely via phone or computer. Riverwood will present an overview of its expansion projects, finances for the organization and its operations along with updates on COVID-19 and […]

March is National Nutrition Month

March is National Nutrition Month. It is a great time of year to review your eating habits and learn something new about proper nutrition. This year’s theme is “Celebrate a World of Flavors”. Learn how to incorporate different flavors when planning your meals and snacks.  SEE FLYER March 9th is National Registered Dietitian Nutritionist Day. […]