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WELLNESS: Early detection is the best protection

Recommendations from the American Cancer Society for breast cancer screenings have changed per these guidelines: Women ages 40 to 44 should have the choice to start annual breast cancer screening with mammograms if they wish to do so. Women ages 45 to 54 should get mammograms every year. Women age 55 and older should switch […]

Accreditation for digital mammography

Several months ago, digital mammography became available at Riverwood Healthcare Center’s hospital in Aitkin and clinics in Garrison and McGregor. This fall, the American College of Radiology (ACR) gave its gold seal of approval, awarding Riverwood accreditation for all three of its mammography sites. This means that the healthcare facility meets national standards for imaging […]

Riverwood Healthcare to offer digital mammography

Digital mammography offers enhanced technology for breast cancer screening. And it will be available in Aitkin, Garrison and McGregor soon. Riverwood Healthcare Center is making the transition from film mammography to digital mammography at its hospital in Aitkin and Garrison and McGregor clinics this summer. Digital mammography is filmless and available immediately on a computer […]

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