Story by Tara Ekren
When you think of gynecology, does a yearly pap test come to mind? If you answered yes, you aren’t alone, but gynecology is so much more.
By definition, gynecology is a branch of medicine that deals with the functions and diseases specific to women and girls, especially those affecting the reproductive system. Basically, gynecology is women’s health and encompasses everything about women’s bodies and staying healthy, not just pap tests.
[Virtual health care allows patients to receive high-quality care from home]
Story by Jennifer McLaughlin
Photography provided by Essentia Health, Billy Wagness, Getty Images
Think of it as a modern take on the house call. In previous generations, doctors made in-home visits to provide the necessary care for patients. In today’s rapidly changing world, providers are once again able to care for their patients at home, thanks to the conveniences of technology.
Essentia health offers the highest level of stroke care
What do you do if you’re visiting over a cup of coffee with a loved one and you notice her face seems to be drooping on one side or her speech is suddenly slurred? Maybe she’s suddenly confused or has trouble seeing in one or both eyes.
These are a few symptoms of stroke and the sooner you recognize them and get help, the better her outcome will be. When dealing with a stroke, time is of the essence. To recognize symptoms and know what to do, remember the acronym, BE FAST.
Story by Tara Ekren
Photography provided by Essentia Health
As the calendar turns to August, many families start thinking back-to-school and how much busier their nights and weekends will get once extracurricular activities kick off. Middle school and high school athletics are a way of life for many families in our area. With this comes the risk of injury from playing sports. Student athletes are lucky to have a teammate who not only looks out for them but helps treat injuries that do happen. Even though they don't play the game, athletic trainers are an integral part of the team.
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