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SPRING/SUMMER 2015

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TIME FOR A TUNE-UP? Modern Warrior

EAT FRESH Take advantage of summer’s best produce

RECOVERING FROM A CONCUSSION

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

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INSPIRE

{ 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.

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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.

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©INSPIRE is published by HealthPartners

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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 | amerymedicalcenter.org

Mahtomedi | Somerset | Stillwater 651-439-1234 | 800-877-1588 lakeviewhealth.org

Hudson 715-531-6000 | 800-993-2325 hudsonhospital.org

Stillwater 651-439-5330 | 800-423-7212 lakeviewhealth.org

New Richmond 715-243-2600 | westfieldshospital.com

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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

tweezers

roller bandage

Benadryl

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 healthpartnerslocalcare.org/urgent-care.

FIRE UP THE GRILL

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.

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