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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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Riverwood welcomes family physician

Riverwood Healthcare Center welcomes Dr. Melissa Herbranson, family physician, to its medical staff, which now totals11 physicians, six nurse practitioners, one physician assistant, and one nurse midwife who deliver primary […]

Farm2Riverwood kicks off September 15

As part of its ongoing commitment to wellness programming for improving health, Riverwood Healthcare Center will begin participating in the Farm2Riverwood program in September. On Sept. 15, Riverwood Food Service […]

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 […]

Mindfulness training available in Aitkin

Are the stresses of the day causing endless worry or feelings of confusion and powerlessness? Curious about learning new tools for relaxing and coping in this unpredictable world? A 4-week […]

Healthy recipes available at local grocery stores

Those looking to improve their diet with healthy meals have a new resource. In mid-June, Riverwood Healthcare began placing healthy recipe flyers in two local grocery stores—Paulbeck’s County Market in […]

Learn how to prevent diabetes

For those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or who are at risk for developing the disease, learning and adopting healthy behaviors can help prevent diabetes. Riverwood offers a national […]

Nurse practitioner joins Riverwood

Riverwood Healthcare Center is pleased to announce that Karen Bartron-Sundeen, family nurse practitioner, has joined its medical staff. “We are thrilled to welcome Karen to our medical staff,” says Dr. […]

Wellness: Take the diabetes risk test

      It only takes a minute to find out if you are at risk for developing type 2 diabetes. Today is American Diabetes Association Alert Day today. We […]

Solutions for heavy menstrual bleeding

Dr. Christina Kramer, obstetrician and gynecologist practicing at Riverwood Healthcare Center in Aitkin and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby, offers an overview of the testing and treatment that can […]

Wellness: Show your HEART some love

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart disease. The good news […]

Find out what mindfulness can do for you

Riverwood Healthcare will offer a 4-week mindfulness training class called “Stabilizing the Mind” in Aitkin. Julie Anne Larkin, mindfulness coach, will introduce participants to simple ways to integrate mindfulness practices […]

Learn how to prevent diabetes

For those who have been diagnosed with pre-diabetes or who are at risk for developing the disease, learning and adopting healthy behaviors can help prevent diabetes. Riverwood offers a national […]

Wellness: Lung Cancer Awareness

Did you know that November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month? Learn to know the signs and symptoms, risk factors and how to protect your lungs. Click on links below or […]

Breast cancer screenings plus pampering

WE HAVE FILLED ALL APPOINTMENTS but the Sage program is available year-round to help pay for breast and cervical cancer screenings for women 40 to 64 without health insurance or high deductible […]

Wellness: Challenge yourself with 5Ks

Do you need a goal to keep you motivated to stay physically fit? Consider challenging yourself to participate in area 5K runs or walks. The “K” in 5K stands for […]

Wellness: Skin cancer prevention tips

It’s summertime and what’s more fun than being outside in that warm sunshine, right? But beware of getting too much sun. To reduce your risk of skin cancer, the Centers […]

Learn how to prevent diabetes

Riverwood Heathcare Center offers a national prevention program called I CAN Prevent Diabetes. This community-based, lifestyle change program offers diabetes prevention education for people with pre-diabetes or who are at […]

Wellness: Healthy Food Choices

Making food choices for a healthy lifestyle can be a challenge. Everywhere you turn, there is news about what is or isn’t good for you. But a few basic tips […]

Donation to support breast health

Riverwood Healthcare Center accepts a generous donation from Bann’s Restaurant and Bar in McGregor.  The $600 donation will support Breast Health for Riverwood patients and the community. Pictured from left […]

Mindful Eating Lunch & Learn – McGregor

Riverwood Healthcare will host a program called “Mindful Eating” on Wed., April 8, 12 to 1 p.m. at the Fireside Inn in McGregor. Join Julie Anne Larkin, mindfulness coach, to […]