Inspire - Hudson Hospital & Clinic

6 downloads 688 Views 4MB Size Report
Learn more about ways you can minimize bone loss and maintain bone strength as ... TIME FOR A TUNE-UP. HOMECARE & HO


caring for women & their families


TIME FOR A TUNE-UP? Modern Warrior

EAT FRESH Take advantage of summer’s best produce


Concussions are no laughing matter, but can be managed with proper treatment. Amery Hospital & Clinic Hudson Hospital & Clinic Lakeview Hospital

Stillwater Medical Group Westfields Hospital & Clinic


{ Spring / Summer 2015 } INSPIRE is a publication of Amery Hospital & Clinic, Hudson Hospital & Clinic, Lakeview Hospital, Stillwater Medical Group and Westfields Hospital & Clinic. The intent is to keep you informed and current about services and programs we provide. All are part of a non-profit health care organization committed to enhancing community health.


The information in this newsletter is not intended to diagnose illness, prescribe treatment or replace the recommendations of your personal physician. If you have concerns or questions about your health, please contact your personal physician.


©INSPIRE is published by HealthPartners


SIMPLE STEPS TO HEALTHIER BONES Learn more about ways you can minimize bone loss and maintain bone strength as you age.

MODERN WARRIOR Concussions are no laughing matter. Thankfully treatment options are available. Read about a Stillwater teen’s journey to cope with his concussion.

EAT FRESH Enjoy a summer of good eating! Fruits and veggies are high in fiber, low in calories and provide a great variety of snack and meal options.

Amery | Clear Lake | Luck | Turtle Lake 800-424-KARE |

Mahtomedi | Somerset | Stillwater 651-439-1234 | 800-877-1588

Hudson 715-531-6000 | 800-993-2325

Stillwater 651-439-5330 | 800-423-7212

New Richmond 715-243-2600 |

1 3 5 10 12 14


WELLNESS Noteworthy news and information from the world of health care and beyond.

BE PREPARED Wherever your summer adventures take you, a first aid kit should always be nearby. You can purchase a prepackaged kit or make your own. Our urgent care doctors recommend packing up the following essentials: absorbent compress dressings

antibiotic and hydrocortisone ointment packets

adhesive bandages (assorted sizes)

antiseptic wipe packets

First aid instruction booklet

acetaminophen or ibuprofen

instant cold compress

non-latex gloves

sterile gauze pads


roller bandage


SLATHER ON THE SUNSCREEN While spray sunscreen may seem convenient, there are some concerns about the safety of inhaling the sunscreen, plus it’s difficult to tell how much is actually being applied to the skin. Consider sticking to the lotion. Look for a broad spectrum sunscreen with an SPF between 30 and 60 – and be sure to apply liberally and frequently.

Self care not cutting it? To find an urgent care near you, visit


Sunscreen illustraiton by Tuesday Bassen

Follow these tips to make sure everyone enjoys your barbecue safely. Use a marinade on meat – marinating your meat before grilling can drastically decrease the formation of cancer-causing compounds.

Avoid eating any part of the meat that gets charred – burnt meat has a higher concentration of cancer-causing compounds.

Use a thermometer to make sure foods are cooked properly.

Check food for foreign objects such as wire grill brush bristles.

Marinate foods in the refrigerator – and don’t reuse marinade.

Don’t reuse platters or utensils that were used for raw meat.


HealthParnters experts share their most valuable advice for your health.

What is mental illness? One in four of us will have some kind of mental illness in our lifetime. One in four. That makes it as common as iPhone customers, and more common than left-handed people or gray cars. That’s why it is important for all of us to understand what mental illness is, and what it isn’t. Mental illnesses are treatable health conditions that can affect anyone, regardless of age. They can be caused by traumatic events, chemical or biochemical changes in the brain, genetics or even the environment. Mental illness disrupts a person’s thinking, feeling, mood, ability to relate to others and daily functioning. Most mental illnesses can be treated effectively with medication, therapy, diet, exercise and/or support. Mental illnesses are not something to “get over” or a character flaw. They are very real, and very common. The more we talk about mental illnesses, the more we can reduce the stigma and help people seek treatment.

What is a midwife?

For centuries, “midwife” described a woman who was “with women” at birth. Today, it indicates a philosophy of care focusing on specific needs of women. Most midwives hold a Master’s degree, are accredited by the American College of Nurse-Midwives and have at least one to two years nursing experience. They work in partnership with OB/GYN physicians to offer women a variety of options, minimizing unnecessary intervention. We know that healthy moms mean happy, healthy babies and families. Midwives are there for gynecological care, breast exams, routine health screenings and more. They care for women of all ages, from adolescent to midlife, including prenatal and pregnancy care. MICHELLE RICE, CNM OB/GYN STILLWATER MEDICAL GROUP


2 ~

Community Class BIRTHING CHOICES - see page 17 for details

HEAR THAT? About 50 million Americans have some degree of tinnitus (ringing of the ears) and one in five of these people have symptoms severe enough to seek medical help. The most common cause of tinnitus is hearing loss.


SPINNING SENSATION Vertigo, that unsettling sensation that the room is spinning around you, is often the result of an inner ear issue and is common in women. Luckily, it can usually be resolved through physical therapy – often only requiring a single session.

WAX TO THE MAX? The ear canal is lined with hair follicles and glands that produce a waxy oil called cerumen. Ear wax protects the ear by trapping and preventing dust, bacteria, and other germs and small objects from entering and damaging the ear, as well as protecting the delicate skin of the ear canal from getting irritated when water enters it. Excess wax usually makes its way to the opening of the ear, where it falls out on its own, so there’s no need to use cotton swabs or other devices in your ears.

Exposure to loud noise can lead to permanent hearing damage. “That’s why it’s so important to wear ear plugs or ear muffs whenever you are around loud noise.” Terrence Tuominen, MD Amery Hospital & Clinic Westfields Hospital & Clinic

Find a clinic near you.

That “blocked” feeling in your ears due to changes in pressure or altitude is caused by unequal levels of pressure on the inside of your eardrum and the outside of your eardrum. Many people experience this while flying, but it can also occur while riding in elevators or diving to the bottom of a swimming pool. The best way to unblock those ears is by repeatedly swallowing, yawning or pinching your nostrils shut and gently blowing through your nose.

SWIMMER’S EAR This infection of the outer ear canal is often caused by water remaining in your ear after swimming. It can be treated with antibiotic drops, but if you want to prevent swimmer’s ear, mix equal parts rubbing alcohol and white vinegar, and place a few drops into your ears after swimming to help prevent bacterial growth.



GIVE UP BAD HABITS Smoking damages your bones by decreasing estrogen levels and impacting the amount of calcium you absorb from food. Drinking more than two alcoholic drinks a day also may damage bones.


DON’T FORGET THE D Vitamin D plays an important role in helping our bodies absorb calcium. Those who get little sun exposure and don’t get the daily recommended 600 to 800 IU of vitamin D from foods may want to consider a supplement.

D 5

GET MOVING Exercise decreases your risk for fractures by improving bone density, and making the bones stronger and less likely to break. It also increases muscle strength, coordination and balance, making you less likely to fall. Weight-bearing activities (like jogging or aerobics) and weight training help strengthen bones the most.

SIMPLE STEPS TO HEALTHIER BONES Strong bones are crucial to living a long and active life, but 1 in 2 women over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. For most women, bone mass peaks during their early 20s, then begins to decrease. “Bone mass is a balance between bone formation and bone loss (resorption). As we age, bone formation does not keep up with bone loss and some people develop osteoporosis,” says Daniel Hathaway, MD, a Hudson Hospital & Clinic rheumatologist. But there is good news – no matter what your age, you can take steps to build bone density and minimize that bone loss as you age.


KNOW YOUR RISK FACTORS Being a woman puts you at higher risk for osteoporosis. Women start out with lower bone mass than men, and the drop in estrogen levels at menopause increases the rate of bone loss. Other factors that increase your risk include being thin or having a small body frame, being Caucasian or Asian, and having a parent or sibling with osteoporosis.


LOAD UP ON CALCIUM Getting enough calcium is crucial for strong bones. Good sources of calcium include low-fat dairy products, fish with bones (such as sardines or salmon) and calciumfortified foods. If you don’t get enough calcium from your foods (1,000 to 1,500 mg a day for adults, depending on age), you may need a supplement.


GET TESTED Women generally don’t need bone density testing until age 65. Then, a non-invasive bone mineral density test can detect low bone density and determine how fast you’re losing bone mass. If bone loss is found, your doctor may prescribe medication or may simply recommend lifestyle changes. Talk to your primary care doctor if you have questions about your bone health. AMERY HOSPITAL & CLINIC 715-268-8000 HUDSON HOSPITAL & CLINIC 715-531-6700 STILLWATER MEDICAL GROUP 651-439-1234 WESTFIELDS HOSPITAL & CLINIC 715-243-2600

It’s not just women who have to be alert; 1 in 5 men over the age of 50 will break a bone due to osteoporosis. Although most men don’t have to consider bone density testing until age 70-75, it’s a good idea for everyone to make healthy lifestyle choices that contribute to strong bones.

4 ~



eeping it moving


When Richard Johnson retired after 33 years in the military, he returned home to Amery, Wisconsin. He began to pick up hobbies such as rebuilding his house, welding and restoring tractors, when he noticed severe pain in his knee. Richard made an appointment with Sheryl Schulte, Nurse Practitioner, Amery Hospital & Clinic. “I have had the same doctor for over ten years now,” stated Richard. “Her compassion and kindness have helped me overcome every health concern and obstacle I have ever faced.” “Richard had knee pain for many years and was determined to live a life without pain,” stated Sheryl. “He did exercises and injections for his knee that brought many months of pain relief. However, when he started having more pain than treatment could help, we discussed the option of surgery.” He was referred to Dr. Mike Meisterling, St. Croix Orthopaedics, for a total knee replacement consultation. “I knew Richard would be a good candidate because of his desire to lead a healthy and productive life,” continued Sheryl. “I was confident that he would do the exercises needed to have a good outcome.” Richard met with Dr. Meisterling who said “It was great to have a highly motivated patient who would do well with a minimally invasive option.”





Find your specialist

“Having a knee replacement was another health obstacle that was all a part of my journey. “

“My surgery at Amery Hospital & Clinic went wonderfully,” Richard said. “The staff and food were great, and I was very satisfied with my outcome.” Richard participated in outpatient physical therapy, working on strengthening his knee through exercises. He is now back to his daily routine of building, welding and restoring tractors. “In the military, I learned that you have to build steps to get you where you want to go in life; now that I have a new knee I can go anywhere.” AMERY HOSPITAL & CLINIC 715-268-8000 | AMERYMEDICALCENTER.ORG HUDSON HOSPITAL & CLINIC 715-531-6700 | HUDSONHOSPITAL.ORG LAKEVIEW HOSPITAL 651-439-1234 | LAKEVIEWHEALTH.ORG

Finding a specialist who listens to you and your body is a good thing. Our primary care teams work together with St. Croix Orthopaedics to create personalized care plans to get you back to your favorite activities.





Blake Quickel was 13 years old when he got his first concussion during a football game. Within a matter of 24 hours, he went from having only a headache to not being able to answer any questions. Blake’s mother Sarah and her husband Robert were concerned, but they couldn’t see any physical injury. “Blake was in a good mood when he returned home from football, but before we knew it, he couldn’t answer any of our questions and became expressionless.”

The Quickels took Blake to his pediatrician at Stillwater Medical Group, Bijan Shayegan, MD, who noted that Blake’s headaches and other concussion symptoms persisted even months after his initial injury. “Some concussions can take longer to recover from, and managing symptoms can significantly impact home and school life,” said Dr. Shayegan. Dr. Shayegan advised Sarah and Robert to attend a concussion management seminar at Stillwater Medical Group. “Since a concussion is so complex, the seminar helped us better understand what we could do for our son and how we could best support him,” said Sarah. Blake was also referred to the Sports Medicine department at Stillwater Medical Group for further treatment. When patients arrive for their first visit, detailed information is gathered about their injuries. A symptom scale is used to help figure out how affected the patient is by the injury. This is followed by a detailed neurologic exam and concussion-specific testing. At the conclusion of the visit, a plan is developed which may include additional imaging, physical and

6 ~

mental rest, management of symptoms and referrals for rehabilitation. Patients typically follow-up with their personal care physicians and work with athletic trainers so they can return to their activities as safely and quickly as possible. A concussion is an injury to the brain that disrupts normal brain function on a temporary or permanent basis. When recovering from a concussion, brain rest is crucial says Dr. Shayegan. “Not only do you need a break from physical activity, but also from mental exertion. Taking a test or studying at school along with bright lights and quick reactions (needed in sports and video games) involve mental exertion and can frequently bring on symptoms such as a headache or dizziness. Finding a balance between resting from physical activity and mental exertion is a key component in recovery.” “I couldn’t watch TV, play video games, or even read,” Blake said. “Playing with our new family dog was one of my favorite activities that I could actually do while recovering.”

The Symptoms of Concussion: YOU MAY NOTICE – -

a headache or feeling of pressure in the head nausea or vomiting dizziness and/or difficulty with balance double or blurry vision sensitivity to light and/or noise feeling sluggish, hazy, foggy or groggy concentration or memory problems confusion does not ‘feel right’

OTHERS MAY NOTICE – A few months after his first concussion, Blake was hit during a basketball game and received a second concussion. With two concussions, Blake made the decision to retire from football in order to prevent another injury. Luckily for Blake, he is still able to participate in baseball and basketball and looks forward to starting high school next year. Community Class HEADS UP! CONCUSSIONS IN YOUTH SPORTS - see page 17 for details

physical and/or behavioral changes an appearance of being dazed or stunned forgetfulness inability to recall events before injury inability to name the current venue, date or time a loss of consciousness (even briefly)

GO TO EMERGENCY CARE IMMEDIATELY IF ANY OF THE FOLLOWING SIGNS ARE PRESENT – • Vomiting • A headache that gets worse over time • Changes in behavior (irritability or fussiness) • Changes in physical coordination (stumbling or clumsiness) • Confusion, disorientation and/or lasting or recurring dizziness • Slurred speech or changes in speech • Vision or eye disturbances (pupils that are dilated or uneven sizes) • Changes in breathing pattern • Blood or fluid discharge from nose or ears • Large bumps or bruises on head



ating healthy can be a challenge, but with a new season arriving, it’s time to kick those bad winter habits and embrace the foods of summer.

Farmers markets and community supported agriculture programs (CSAs) are a great way to find fresh, locally grown produce from farmers in your own community.

Seasonal produce is easier to produce and less expensive to buy, plus produce typically tastes better inseason. That’s why summer is a perfect time to increase your intake of fruits and veggies, and try new things.

Or try getting creative and plant your own garden with an assortment of fruits and vegetables. Some produce requires little care and before you know it, you’ll be enjoying your own produce that you put the effort into growing.

To start the season off right, opt for a variety of fresh produce, by adding different colors of fruits and vegetables to your meals. Jennifer Sletten, MA, RD, a Lakeview Hospital dietitian, says, “This time of year, a wide-variety of fresh produce is in season, making it easier to make half of your plate fruit and vegetables.” Challenge yourself to try one new produce-heavy recipe a week.

8 ~

A colorful array greets us each summer – learn why you should take advantage of the season’s freshest produce.

Community Classes HEALTHY WEIGHT FOR LIFE June 23, 30 & July 14 | 6-7:30 p.m. | Stillwater Medical Group LIVEBEST WEIGHT MANAGEMENT PROGRAM Customized 6 week class | Hudson Hospital & Clinic For more information and to register for classes, visit


– Serves 4 – • ½ cup chopped walnuts • 4 cups baby arugula • 2 cups sliced strawberries • 2 ounces Parmesan cheese • ¼ teaspoon freshly ground pepper • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

DIRECTIONS Toast walnuts in a small dry skillet over medium heat, stirring frequently, until lightly browned and aromatic, 3 to 5 minutes. Let cool for 5 minutes. Mix vinegar, oil and pepper. Set aside. Combine arugula, strawberries, walnuts and Parmesan in a serving bowl. Pour vinegar and oil mixture over the salad; toss gently and serve at once.

NUTRITION INFORMATION Calories 217; fat 16g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 10mg; sodium 206mg; fiber 3g; Photography by Ken Friberg | Styling by Diane Heath

carbohydrates 10g; protein 8g; sugars 6g

WANT MORE FRESH SUMMER RECIPES? Visit for a variety of healthy options.



Living Well Angie Grant was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes at the age of 9 years old. In type 1 diabetes, the pancreas stops making insulin. Management of type 1 diabetes is complex. Over the past 34 years, Angie has learned to work an insulin pump, count carbohydrates while eating a healthy diet, check her blood sugar levels several times a day and get regular exercise.

Angie struggled to find a doctor who could really help her manage her diabetes. “I needed someone who was supportive, but not in my face.” That is when she found Monica Stiles, MD, an endocrinologist at Hudson Hospital & Clinic.

Type 1 diabetes is a complex chronic disease. Dr. Stiles says managing it can feel overwhelming at times. “Patients with diabetes have to watch what they eat, stay active, take their medications and check their blood sugars.” With the help of the diabetic educators, nutritionists, nurses and Endocrinologists, diabetes can be managed.

Angie meets with Dr. Stiles every three months to make sure she has everything in check. “Management of my diabetes has become easy. I visit the doctor every three months. My check-ups are close to home, easy to get to, and with lab appointments on the weekends I don’t have to miss any work!”

From horseback riding and ice fishing to swimming and whitewater rafting, Angie hasn’t allowed diabetes to limit her activities. “You just have to adjust to the situation, and you will find a way.”

If you or someone you know is struggling with diabetes, contact any of our locations. AMERY HOSPITAL & CLINIC

10 ~





Even if you try to avoid adding salt to your food, you may still be consuming too much sodium. While sodium is an essential nutrient, most Americans consume more than four times what our bodies require to function. Too much sodium in the bloodstream can lead to hypertension, heart disease, stroke, heart failure and kidney disease.

While salt was once highly valued for its ability to preserve foods, today salt is used mainly as a flavor enhancer. And you may be surprised by how much salt contributes to the flavor of your favorite foods. Eating out and packaged food are the biggest sources of sodium in our diets. A single restaurant meal could contain upwards of 5,000 mg of sodium – more than double the recommended daily amount. Even the “lighter” menu options often have too much sodium. And many sweet foods, like muffins, pastries and bagels contain surprising amounts of sodium. “If you start to pay attention to how much sodium is in your favorite foods – even healthier options – you’ll realize how quickly it all adds up,” says Sara Harris, RD, LD, a Lakeview Hospital dietitian. “Try to cut back on processed foods, and look for low-sodium versions of things like soup, beans, canned vegetables and more.”

“There are many reasons why we have cravings for certain foods, but craving salty food is often a result of eating salty foods regularly,” Harris says. “Salt is a learned taste, and the less you eat it, the less you crave it.” It takes about six weeks or more to “unlearn” your taste for salt. Start by limiting packaged foods, eating out less and drinking more water. At home, make meals from scratch as much as possible and reduce the amount of salt added to your food. Eventually, you’ll begin to notice that salty foods are noticeably too salty for you.


TIME FOR A TUNE-UP? When it comes to taking care of their health, sometimes men need a little extra encouragement. Check out these real men’s reasons for keeping up with their health, and remind the men in your life to schedule their preventive care.

ZACH My job helps keep me healthy. I'm on my feet and outdoors, always on the move. My employer also requires that I get a physical - it's a forced reminder to take care of my body. Now that I'm married, I know that I have to stay healthy so I can keep working and support my family. I try to think of my body as equipment that makes my life easier. I know that I have to change the oil in my car at least twice a year. I've got to give the same priority to my body and my health. Seeing my doctor regularly is a great investment.



 tay physically active and S maintain a healthy weight  ake sure your cholesterol M levels are under control  on’t let overuse and D sports injuries keep you down – a sports medicine doctor, physical therapist or back care specialist can help (find yours at

12 ~

SEDRICK My mom lives in Chicago, but every time we talk on the phone, she reminds me that I need to make my health a priority. She won't let me tell her that I'm too busy. When she heard me coughing on the phone for the second time, she told me that I really needed to see the doctor. She was right. I scheduled an exam and found I had the flu and bronchitis. My personal physician helped me get rid of my cough and made me and my mom very happy.



Make sure you have a primary care doctor See a dentist at least once a year Know where to get care if you’re sick or injured (visit for same day appointments, urgent care and virtuwell)

BRYAN I learned that you can only ignore the warning signs for so long. First, I noticed that it was difficult reading menus in dark restaurants. Then, my business clients started dropping subtle hints, like handing me their glasses to read the fine print on documents. I finally went in for an eye exam and learned that I needed a pair of readers. My doctor gave me a lot of options and didn't do any kind of hard sell. They just made their recommendations and empowered me to make the decision that met my needs.

GREG As a father in my mid-50s with a young son, I need to stay healthy. Preventive care helps me keep up with Cole. He's young and energetic, always running around ... and I'm always chasing him.

Photography by rau+barber

I know it's important to take care of my body. Eating well and exercising isn't enough. My doctor helps me keep tabs on my cholesterol and lets me know when I'm due for a colon cancer screening.



 et a prostate exam and ask G your doctor if the prostatespecific antigen (PSA) blood test screening is right for you

 our eyesight may be Y changing – make sure to get regular eye exams (visit

healthpartnerslocalcare. org/eyes to learn more)



Watch your weight, control stress levels and maintain healthy blood pressure Start colon cancer screening  ocus on your heart F health and know the signs of a heart attack (visit heart to learn more)

Visit HEALTHPARTNERSLOCALCARE.ORG to find more preventive care guidelines for men of all ages. INSPIRE ~ 13

There when you need us ::::: Lakeview Homecare & Hospice :::::

“People often ask me how I can do the work that I do and not get depressed,” stated Jan Arkel, a Lakeview Hospice nurse. “The fact is I find that my work adds dimension to life. I know I am helping others live their lives to their fullest potential. And that brings me joy.” Lakeview Homecare & Hospice’s mission is to care for its neighbors in their homes – wherever that may be. If an individual calls The Deerfield in New Richmond home, or they live in their child’s home in Hudson or on the memory care unit at Boutwells Landing, Lakeview Homecare and Hospice is there. For those who are unable to stay at home, homecare and hospice care is available in a comfort suite at The Gathering at Boutwells Landing. Some patients need homecare as they recover from knee replacement or other surgeries. Others benefit from palliative care for symptom management during radiation or chemotherapy treatment. Hospice services are provided to individuals and families as they transition through their final journey, with a focus on dignity and comfort.

14 ~

“Everyone was so compassionate,” said the Mortensen family of New Richmond, regarding their experience with Lakeview Homecare & Hospice. “They made every step easy to understand. The transition from palliative care to hospice was uncomplicated and peaceful, thanks to their efforts.” Lakeview Homecare & Hospice is the premiere provider for homecare, hospice and palliative care in the St. Croix Valley and beyond. To learn more, visit or call 651-430-3320 or 800-732-1422.

Who Knew?


If you suffer from an overactive bladder, you are not alone. Tom Stormont, MD a urologist at Stillwater Medical Group and Westfields Hospital & Clinic offers information on a new treatment option that may be right for you. Most people associate the word Botox with cosmetic surgery. However, did you know it is now being used as a popular treatment for overactive bladder? This new FDA approved treatment is a short procedure and often completed within your doctor’s office. Botox works by temporarily freezing the muscles inside the bladder to help reduce the strength of the bladder’s natural contractions. This allows you to decrease urinary urgency and frequency. The full effect of Botox usually takes 1-2 weeks, but will last for up to 6 months, which then requires another injection. If you find that you have an increased frequency to urinate and urge incontinence (leaking urine while feeling a sudden urgency to urinate), you may be a candidate for Botox treatment.

Contact one of our urologists for more information. | HEALTHPARTNERSLOCALCARE.ORG/UROLOGY

HOW IT WORKS: First the bladder is numbed with a local anesthetic, then a small scope is passed up through the urethra (urine channel) into the bladder. A small needle passes through the scope and injections of Botox are made into the bladder.


KICK OFF A HEALTHY SEASON Summer is just beginning, but it’s not too early to start gearing your kids up for the fall. Our clinics are here to help kids of all ages get ready for back-to-school season with sports physicals, well visits and immunizations. Our comprehensive care focuses on your child’s complete health – physical, developmental and behavioral. Plus, most preventive care services are fully covered by insurance and may not count toward your annual deductible.* Call to schedule your child’s physical today. *Insurance plans vary; please check with your insurance company.





AMERY º * - 715-268-8000 CLEAR LAKE - 715-263-3100 LUCK - 715-472-2177 HUDSON º - 715-531-6700 MAHTOMEDI - 651-439-1234 NEW RICHMOND º * - 715-243-3400 STILLWATER º * - 651-439-1234 SOMERSET - 651-439-1234 TURTLE LAKE - 715-986-4101 * walk-in appointments available º pharmacy location

A weathered wooden picture frame from Mudpie shows off a favorite snapshot. This shabby-chic frame is perfect for any dad.


Find Mudpie frames and many great gift ideas in the Lakeview Hospital gift shop.

WESTFIELDS HOSPITAL & CLINIC Mark Roberts, DO Internal Medicine Brian M. Horst, MD Cardiology

at Hudson Hospital & Clinic Group exercise classes in the spacious Fitness Studio. Classes include cardio, tabata, yoga, and more!

YoSOX by Giftcraft are a fun and unique idea for your Superhero Dad this Father’s Day.

Individualized fitness and wellness assessments, and one-on-one instruction.

Find YoSOX and other fun gifts in the Hudson Hospital & Clinic gift shop.

Visit for class listings and registration.

The Fitness Center at Amery Hospital & Clinic Classes include group training, water aerobics, boot camps, yoga and more! Individualized fitness and wellness assessments, and one-on-one instruction. Visit for more information and registration. * All classes are held at the Fitness Center located at 220 N Keller Ave. in Amery, WI.

16 ~

WOMEN’S 3-IN-1 Get all your annual care in a single visit. 3-in-1 appointments include a physical exam, mammogram and any needed lab work. Stillwater Medical Group 651-439-1234

47 Maple’s black leather wallet is a great gift idea for Dad. It has multiple slots to keep him organized. Find 47 Maple and other gifts in the Westfields Hospital & Clinic gift shop.

The gift shop at Amery Hospital & Clinic also has many unique gifts and home accessories to brighten someone’s day.



REGISTRATION REQUIRED Visit or call 800-429-0383

All classes are FREE unless otherwise noted

JUNE Healthy Heart and Cholesterol Wed, June 3 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Westfields Hospital & Clinic Join Dr. Mark Roberts to learn about risk factors for heart disease, managing cholesterol and ways to increase heart health.

Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Thurs, June 4 | 9–10:30 a.m. OR 6:30 – 8 p.m. Hudson Hospital & Clinic How do Alzheimer’s disease and other types of dementia affect the brain? Dan Zabel, Greater Wisconsin Alzheimer’s Association, and Nancy Abrahamson, St. Croix County Dementia Care Specialist will share the symptoms and effects of these brain disorders, along with treatments, hope for the future and community resources.

Birthing Choices Wed, June 10 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Lakeview Hospital Being well-informed about your childbirth options can help you plan the fulfilling experience you and your family desire. Join Certified NurseMidwives (CNM) Anika Phillips and Michelle Rice to learn about birthing options at Lakeview Hospital. There will be time to ask questions and discuss the role of CNMs in childbirth.

Enlarged Prostate (BPH) Mon, June 15 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Hudson Hospital & Clinic Men, do you rush to the bathroom or void frequently at night? Half of men over age 50 will begin having signs of enlarged prostate or BPH. Urologist Dr. David Henly will discuss causes, symptoms, and non-surgical and innovative surgical treatments.


Tues, June 16 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Hudson Hospital & Clinic Tues, July 21 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Somerset High School Tues, Aug. 4 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Lakeview Hospital Varicose veins can be unsightly and also quite painful. New options exist, such as vein ablation, for the treatment of varicose vein problems, from spider veins to venous ulcers. General surgeons Dr. Kevin Bjork and Dr. Eric Saterbak will explain what can be done to help you find relief.

Advance Directives for WI Residents

All classes approved for CME credits and are open to staff and the general public. No registration required. For class listings, visit

Wed, June 17 | 6–7 p.m. | Lakeview Hospital

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Get the tools you need to assess your goals, values and beliefs about end-of-life care. We will offer tips on how to initiate a conversation with loved ones and how to pick a surrogate decision maker. Participants will also have an opportunity to schedule a free, private appointment to complete their advance directive with a certified advance care planning facilitator.

Tuesdays, July 14–Sept. 1 | 6–7 p.m. Stillwater Medical Group, Specialty Clinic lobby $40/8-week session

Pelvic Health 101 Thurs, June 25 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Lakeview Hospital What is my pelvic floor? What is normal for bladder and bowel health? These subjects weren’t covered in sixth-grade health class, but they are must-knows for every woman. Join pelvic health specialists Cindy Land, RN BCB-PMD and Liz DeJonge, PT, to gain understanding of these topics, including changes during childbearing years and menopause, and non-surgical treatments to improve bladder control, sexual health and other conditions.

Reduce pain and increase balance and flexibility with the Arthritis Foundation Tai Chi Program, led by certified instructor Greg LaDouceur, PT. The eight-week class uses gentle Sun Style tai chi routines that are safe, easy to learn and suitable for every fitness level.

AUGUST Freedom From Smoking® One evening a week | 7–8:30p.m. for 7 weeks | Lakeview Hospital Class dates will be determined once the group has formed.

$65 / 7-week course Do you want to quit smoking for life? Do you have friends, coworkers or family who want to quit too? We are looking for eight people to participate in this seven-week American Lung Association series. Learn how to overcome your tobacco addiction and start enjoying the benefits of better health!

Sandal Season: Are Your Feet Ready? Mon, June 29 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Hudson Hospital & Clinic

Advanced Care Planning for MN Residents

Do you dread sandal weather because of painful or embarrassing toe or foot conditions? Join Podiatrist Dr. Christina Knutson to learn about common problems and treatments to get your feet in shape.

Tues, Aug. 11 | 6–7 p.m. | Lakeview Hospital

JULY Look Good…Feel Better

Get the tools you need to assess your goals, values and beliefs about end-of-life care. We will offer tips on how to initiate a conversation with your loved ones, and how to pick a surrogate decision maker. Participants will also have an opportunity to schedule a free, private appointment to complete their advance directive with a certified advance care planning facilitator.

Mon, July 6 | 7–9 p.m. | Westfields Hospital & Clinic


Mon, Aug. 10 | 10 a.m.–12 p.m. | Lakeview Hospital

Heads Up! Concussions in Youth Sports

Registration: 715-243-2800

Registration: 800-227-2345

Beauty techniques for women cancer patients in active treatment to help them combat the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment. Class is a collaboration between the American Cancer Society; the Cosmetic, Toiletry and Fragrance Association Foundation; and the National Cosmetology Association.

Tues, Sept. 29 | 6:30–7:30 p.m. | Lakeview Hospital Concussions can occur in any sport. Recognizing the signs of concussions when they first occur is important in preventing further injury. Sports medicine physician Dr. Paul Schaefer will discuss the current research on concussions, symptoms to watch for, how they are treated, and what we currently know and don’t know about them.


Stillwater Health System 927 Churchill Street Stillwater, MN 55082








happen Any age, any stage.

On your birthday and every day in between, we’re here to help you live your healthiest life – no matter how many candles are on the cake. Visit to find a doctor.