Riverwood 2017 flu clinics open

Influenza or “flu” is a serious contagious disease that kills thousands every year and is the most frequent cause of death from a vaccine preventable disease in the United States. Minnesota influenza outbreaks typically occur between December through April. Antibodies develop about two weeks after getting the vaccine, but drops in the elderly and those […]

Health and Wellness Fair coming

By Sarah Libbon, Voyageur Press of McGregor Five local organizations are joining together to host a first-of-its-kind Health & Wellness Fair in McGregor on Wed., Sept. 27, 3-6 p.m., at the McGregor Community Center. Riverwood Healthcare Center, ANGELS of McGregor, McGregor Community Education, McGregor Lions, and Aitkin County Public Health are sponsors of the free […]

KIDS’ PHYSICAL HEALTH: Help Kids Make Smart Food Choices

This is the fifth article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. As a parent, you are in a powerful and unique position to decide how your child eats every day. You also have the power to role model healthy behavior and attitudes […]

KIDS’ PHYSICAL HEALTH: Encourage Kids to Keep Moving

This is the fourth article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. For most kids, playing and being physically active comes naturally. Exercise tends to become more structured as kids age with gym class, dance lessons, or soccer practice. Unfortunately, kids are sitting […]

KIDS’ SKIN HEALTH: Stay alert for tick & bug bites

This is the third article in a 6-part series on Kids’ Health Tips from Dr. Erik Bostrom, family physician at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin. Most tick bites are harmless and don’t need medical treatment. But some ticks (deer tick, wood tick and others) can carry harmful germs that cause diseases like Rocky Mountain spotted fever […]

Learn how to spot a STROKE

Dr. Joselito Burgos, internal medicine physician and chief of medical staff for Riverwood Healthcare Center, was interviewed on KKIN Radio about stroke awareness on May 24.  Here are key points that he shared. A stroke is an emergency. You need to act F.A.S.T. Facial drooping? Arm weakness? Slurred speech? Time to call 9-1-1. Strokes are […]

KBJR 6 TV puts spotlight on Farm2Riverwood program

KBJR 6 TV (Duluth) aired a story on the new Farm2Riverwoodprogram at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin on the 6 PM newscast on April 27. Riverwood food service manager Lou Ann Carlson was interviewed along with Jodi Olson, local farmer who provided chicken from Ole’s Acres, about this unique partnership offering healthy, local food to […]

Mindfulness Training: Caring for Ourselves, Caring for Others

Feeling numb? Going through the never-ending demands of life with your emotional energy tank on empty? Join Mindfulness Coach Julie Anne Larkin on a journey to set your New Year’s intention to increase energy and vitality by reconnecting to the compassion and kindness that already exists within you. Riverwood Healthcare Center is offering “Mindfulness Training: […]

More flu clinics to be held

Riverwood Healthcare Center is offering additional flu clinics for the public by appointment at all three of its clinics on the dates and times listed here. Aitkin clinic: Nov. 11 and 23, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Garrison clinic: Nov. 15, 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. McGregor clinic: Nov. 8, 16 and 23, 8:30 a.m. […]

Riverwood serves farm fresh meal

Smells of roasting turkey tempted the taste buds of many employees at Riverwood Healthcare Center on Oct. 27. The second in a series of monthly meals in the Farm2Riverwood program for patients, and employees and visitors who dine in the hospital cafeteria, featured a menu of locally grown and produced fresh food. Turkeys came from […]