March 3, 2015

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Colds, Flu, Fever and the Stomach Flu: When to Take Your Child to the Doctor

Influenza, Fevers, Flu and Cold: When to Take Your Child to the Doctor

Cold and flu season are well underway. All of our doctors at ACMC have seen a variety of illnesses from influenza to the common cold this year. As a pediatrician I commonly hear the question, “When should I take my child to the doctor?” Sometimes a simple phone call to your child’s doctor office can be enough to ease your mind or let you know it’s time to get to the … [More]

Tips for Eating Healthy This Super Bowl Sunday

Your Healthy Eating Game Plan for This Year’s Super Bowl

If your Super Bowl party is anything like the average American's, beware. From kick-off to the last play of the game, you’ll probably be consuming at least 1,200 calories, 38 grams of fat and 890 milligrams of sodium. That makes it the second largest-food consumption day of the year after—you guessed it--Thanksgiving. As a dietitian I’m not immune to overeating during … [More]

ACMC-Redwood Falls

ACMC Providers and Staff on All They Want for the Holidays…

ACMC providers and staff across the system shared what they wanted this holiday season during our 12 Days of Holiday Giveaways on Facebook. In case you missed it, here’s a round up of what a few of our employees were hoping to get for the holidays. Click to view a larger image.  … [More]

Third-Year Medical Student Allison Homstad with ACMC-Marshall pediatrician Dr. Atul Mishra

Medical Student Allison Homstad Putting Her Education to Practice at ACMC

It was a normal afternoon in 2005 working at the hospice care facility for Allison Homstad. It was summer break between her sophomore and junior year in high school. She was happily baking cookies when one of the residents came into the kitchen and sat down. Allison tried making small talk with him, but despite her best efforts, he didn’t seem to want to talk. But when she … [More]