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 […]

Riverwood welcomes family nurse practitioner

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Cindy Hauser, family nurse practitioner, has joined its medical staff. With an extensive background in hospital nursing and special training in the care of children and older adults, Hauser is interested in all areas of family medicine, including educating patients and promoting health and wellness. She is […]

New nurse practitioner brings diabetes care expertise

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Melissa Magnuson, adult and geriatric nurse practitioner, to its family practice staff. She brings16 years of nursing experience and eight years of managing Riverwood’s diabetes education program to her new role.   Over the past eight years, Magnuson has not only provided individual and group counseling to diabetes patients but coordinated […]

ADA recertification for diabetes program

Diagnosed with diabetes 23 years ago, Joan Jewett says she is managing this chronic disease much better today thanks to the support offered from Riverwood Healthcare Center’s diabetes education program led by Melissa Magnuson, RN and Certified Diabetes Educator.  “With my previous healthcare provider, there was no diabetes education offered,” Jewett says. “I got involved […]

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