Having an active teenager who exercises and participates in sports is a great way to promote a healthy lifestyle, teamwork, and discipline. However, accidents happen, and whether they’re on the field or the court, it’s important to know the basic signs of a concussion or traumatic brain injury.

by Mary Rains

Mille Lacs Health System

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month and Mille Lacs Health System wants patients to know that their 3-D Mammogram machine gives women more of an advantage in early diagnosis of breast cancer.

Getting a regular mammogram makes good health sense, but many women don’t know that getting a 3-D mammogram offers better detection. The earlier breast cancer is detected, the easier it is to treat and thus, provide patients with a better outcome. Tomosynthesis (or 3-D) provides another option for patients who undergo mammograms.  

This year’s Mille Lacs Health System flu shot campaign is called “Be a Superhero: Get Your Flu Shot.” Why should you make a flu shot part of your fall wellness plan?

This fall, Mille Lacs Health System will begin site work prep for the Next Chapter: Building Our Healthy Future expansion project on its Onamia campus.

Mille Lacs Area Health Foundation (MLAHF) will be hosting a wine and beer tasting event to help raise funds for the many projects that the group supports in the Mille Lacs area.

The ninth annual fundraiser will be held at Eddy’s Resort on Lake Mille Lacs, on Friday, Oct. 4, from 7 to 9 p.m.

There will be appetizers, desserts, and a live auction. Standard wine and beer tasting tickets are $50, and premium wine and beer tasting tickets are $75. 

Reserve your seat by calling 320-532-2604, or click here to register your reservation online.

MLAHF’s Mission: To support the diverse and changing healthcare needs of the Mille Lacs area through volunteerism and charitable giving.

Getting a good night’s sleep can do wonders for our overall health. It can make us more alert and more creative, strengthening our hearts, moods, and minds. It’s not a surprise, then, that people have become obsessed with tracking their sleep. Nearly 22 percent of adults currently use a wearable sleep tracking device, or use phone apps that sleep with them in their beds.

If you have ever had a loved one in hospice, you know how important this service is to the patient and family at a time when care with dignity and quality is so very much needed.

Mille Lacs Health System cares about opioid addiction. One of the new facets of treatment and care has begun recently. Suboxone is used to treat adults who are dependent on (addicted to) opioids (either prescription or illegal).

Healthcare providers in the state of MN have been notified that the Minnesota State Legislature has new laws regarding narcotic prescriptions.