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“Solutions for Heartburn and Reflux” will be offered virtually Tuesday, Aug. 18, by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center specialist Dr. Andrew Loveitt. Go to www.facebook.com/crosbycares/ at 6 p.m. to view the presentation.

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Area women are invited to virtually attend Fire It Up!, an informal educational event on low sexual desire on Thursday, Aug. 6. Go to https://www.facebook.com/crosbycares/ at 4 p.m. to view the presentation.

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What are some ways you can battle loneliness, depression and fear during these times when you are staying home and getting fewer visitors? Your routines are disrupted and the outings you looked forward to may be cancelled.

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Editor’s note: Taylor, the chief medical officer for Riverwood Healthcare Center, offered insights and perspective on COVID-19 last week – and why it is urgent for people to continue to follow precautions to prevent its spread.

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“Common Bladder, Bowel and Pelvic Floor Concerns: You are not alone” will be offered virtually Thursday, July 16, by Obstetrician/Gynecologist Rachel Cady, M.D. Go to www.facebook.com/crosbycares/ at 4 p.m. to view the presentation.

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For a limited time, the American Red Cross is testing all blood, platelet and plasma donations for COVID-19 antibodies, providing donors insight into whether they have been exposed to this coronavirus. At the same time, there continues to be an urgent need for blood donations as hospitals re…

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“Weight Gain After Menopause:  It’s Chemistry, Not Character,” will be offered virtually Thursday, June 4, by Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Menopause & Healthy Aging Center experts.

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Riverwood Healthcare held its annual meeting virtually on May 19, re-electing Chad Gross, Lowell Larson and Steve Wilson to new three-year terms on the board of directors.

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The Aitkin Community Hospital, Inc., dba Riverwood Healthcare Center, will host its annual meeting, Tuesday, May 19 at 5:30 p.m. via Zoom with participants signing in remotely via phone or computer.

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Following Gov. Tim Walz’s executive order to allow Minnesota hospitals to resume performing nonemergency surgical procedures, Riverwood Healthcare Center reopened its surgery operations for elective procedures on May 11.

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There is a need for blood donations. There will be a local blood drive sponsored by the Aitkin Lions from noon-6 p.m. Monday and Tuesday, April 27 and 28.

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Arrowhead Economic Opportunity Agency, Inc. and ANGELS of McGregor have teamed together to introduce a nutritious meal program to the McGregor, Tamarack, Palisade, Lawler, and surrounding area.

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NAMI Minnesota (National Alliance on Mental Illness) is sponsoring a variety of online peer support groups for adults and young adults living with a mental illness, their families, friends, spouses/partners, as well as parents of children and teens.

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While many had sought shelter at home prior to Governor Tim Walz’s executive order, the mandate was made official for all non-essential personnel beginning at midnight on March 28.

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Both Riverwood Healthcare and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center were the recipients of donations this past week, which covered everything from personal protective equipment (PPE) to webcams.

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Food equity, employee housing, quality local schools, on-the-job training for local youth, volunteer opportunities for community members and living wage jobs for over 400 employees.

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Aitkin County Public Health’s Child and Teen Checkups program has been encouraging teens to take charge of their health: make an appointment for their yearly checkup or ask their parents to. Public Health ran an adolescent health campaign in 2019. Every teen turning 13-18 years old who had a…

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After more than 12 months of discussion, analysis and debate, the Senate passed an insulin safety net bill with a unanimous vote. This program is designed to be available for all who need it and includes fulfillment of both urgent and ongoing needs for patients.

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Are you having a hard time finding time for yourself? Does the care of your loved one prevent you from scheduling appointments, buying groceries, taking time to be with friends?

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Brea Hamdorf, Disease Prevention and Control Public Health Nurse, and Erin Melz, Public Health Supervisor, both of Aitkin County, issued the following statement this afternoon:

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Aitkin County Public Health’s Child and Teen Checkups program has been encouraging teens to take charge of their health: make an appointment for their yearly checkup or ask their parents to. Public Health ran an adolescent health campaign in 2019. Every teen turning 13-18 years old who had a…

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The Hill City School hosted a health and wellness fair on March 6. The purpose of the event was to highlight services that support healthy lifestyles as well as area hospitals and employment opportunities.

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Cuyuna Regional Medical Center Advance Care Planning Facilitators are available in Crosby to answer questions and assist in completing a healthcare directive on Monday, March 16, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To schedule a free appointment, call 218-546-7462.

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Cuyuna Regional Medical Center's upcoming women’s health and wellness event will be the topic of KKIN Radio’s Community Connection program, 94.3 on the FM dial, Thursday, March 12, from 8-8:30 a.m. Obstetrician/Gynecologist Dr. Michael Cady and Community Relations Coordinator Jennifer Podsia…

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People with brain injuries and their caregivers and those who are affected by stroke are welcome to attend Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s brain injury and stroke support group on Thursday, March 12, from  6-8 p.m. at Heartwood Senior Living Community, Crosby.

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March is national Colon Cancer Awareness Month and Cuyuna Regional Medical Center is trying to raise awareness of this potentially life-threatening disease. The medical campus entrance is lit blue, the color representing colon cancer, and employees wore blue to work on March 9.

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Become a class leader! Help people live well even with health challenges. Juniper is looking for volunteers and professionals to be class leaders to educate, motivate and inspire.

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A workshop, Tai Ji Quan: Moving for Better Balance, will be held Tuesday and Thursday from 1-2 p.m., March 3 through May 21 at Spang Town Hall (35402 Spang Rd., Hill City). This is a one-hour class that meets twice a week for 12 weeks.

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Signature Signs, a fundraiser for Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Race for the Cure team, will be Tuesday, April 28, starting at 6 p.m. at The Green Lantern Bar and Grill, Brainerd.

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The Parkinson’s Disease Support Group will meet on Thursday, March 5, at 1 p.m. at Lord of Life Church, 6190 Fairview Rd. N., Baxter. There will be a presentation from the county Veteran’s Services about benefits that are available to veterans with Parkinson’s Disease. There will also be dis…

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Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s Home Health and Hospice Department will hold a Book Fair fundraiser for hospice on Wednesday, March 4, from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. just inside the hospital’s main lobby entrance.

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 Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) Advanced Care Planning Facilitators are available in Crosby to answer questions and assist in completing a healthcare directive on Monday, March 2, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. To schedule a free appointment, call 218-546-7462.

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 A free childbirth preparation class will be offered by a Cuyuna Regional Medical Center (CRMC) obstetrician/gynecologist, pediatrics provider and Birthing Center nurses on Saturday, Feb. 29, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Heartwood Senior Living Community, Crosby.

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People with brain injuries and their caregivers and those who are affected by stroke are welcome to attend Cuyuna Regional Medical Center’s brain injury and stroke support group on Thursday, Feb. 27, from  6-8 p.m. at Heartwood Senior Living Community, Crosby.