Learn solutions for elbow pain

The body’s elbow enables hugging a family member, swinging a golf club, or lifting all kinds of items for daily living.  Because it’s not a simple joint, elbow injuries or medical conditions may have complex treatment solutions. Riverwood Healthcare Center will host a seminar called “Solutions for Elbow Pain” at the Aitkin hospital in conference […]

Riverwood 2018 report on colon cancer awareness

Colorectal cancer is the second leading cancer killer in the U.S. among men and women combined. More than 140,000 women and men are diagnosed with colorectal cancer each year, but it is a disease that is preventable and curable when detected and treated early. Unfortunately, colorectal cancer often is a silent disease, beginning with no […]

Advanced solutions offer reflux relief

GERD Awareness Week is November 18-24, 2018. It’s observed during Thanksgiving Week because after a large feast, many individuals suffer digestive discomfort. Heartburn is the most common symptom of gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD). Others may include regurgitation, a chronic cough, hoarseness and chest pain. Each person’s experience can be very different. The cause of GERD […]

Reflux, heartburn solutions seminar in Hill City

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 “Solutions for Reflux and Heartburn” program on Tues., Nov. 13, 6:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Hill City School, Community Room, 500 Ione Ave. Dr. Tim LeMieur, reflux specialist […]

New Joint Replacement class in Aitkin

For anyone considering joint replacement surgery or treatment options, there’s a new class starting at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. The class will cover common signs, symptoms and causes for hip and knee arthritis and the range of treatment options, including what to expect before, during and after surgery. The first class will be held […]

Therapy services move to front of facility

As part of its clinic expansion project in Aitkin, Riverwood Healthcare Center will open a new addition for therapy services on Mon., Oct. 22. The current rehabilitation department will close on Fri., Oct. 19, for the move to the front of Riverwood’s Aitkin facility with a new entrance to the right of the main hospital […]

What’s up at Riverwood Healthcare?

The Spring issue of our Healthy Living newsletter highlights orthopaedic care, introduces several new providers and presents information on colon cancer care and screening. Here’s a quick summary of all the news items with links to more information: Learn about Hand and Wrist orthopaedic care at Riverwood in a QA with Dr. Susan Moen and […]

Four Riverwood providers share common roots

What do four Riverwood healthcare providers have in common?  Physician Assistants Emily Hendrickson and Faith Nyberg, Dr. Aaron Jordan and Nurse Practitioner Lisa Thompson all grew up in Cromwell and attended the Cromwell-Wright School. See the Jan. 9 issue of the Voyageur Press of McGregor to learn why each of them returned to northern Minnesota to practice medicine. Aaron, Lisa […]

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 […]