April 16, 2014

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Melissa Pavek, Third-Year Medical Student at ACMC-Willmar

Third-Year Medical Student Melissa Pavek: Hiking Adventures through Minnesota State Parks

Before starting rotations as a third-year medical student at ACMC in Willmar, Melissa Pavek had already spent some time in the Willmar area.  She and her family had hiked Sibley State Park many years before. What started out as a family vacation quickly became a family affair for Melissa and her family.  It’s become a lifelong passion. “When I was about 11 instead of … [More]

Meal Makeover: Chicken Marinara

We all know that some foods are good for us and others aren’t.  ACMC registered dietitian Jaime Schlomann visited an ACMC employee break room to offer a surprise makeover of one lucky employee's lunch. The Meal Chicken marinara with  wheat noodles,  chicken and homemade spaghetti sauce. The Verdict This meal is low fat.  It includes wheat pasta, and the chicken is … [More]

ACMC-Willmar Receptionist Becky Bunn

ACMC Receptionist Becky Bunn: Life as Mom and a Military Wife

Being a military wife isn’t always easy. For Becky Bunn, an information desk receptionist at ACMC-Willmar, the hardest times are when her husband Randy is overseas on a mission. Her husband is a full-time Minnesota National Guard chief warrant officer. Most recently Randy served in Afghanistan, where he was in charge of the maintenance shop that prepared equipment for … [More]

Why You're Pre-teen Should Get the HPV Vaccine

Why Your Preteen Should Get the HPV Vaccine

Every year 14 million people become infected with the human papillomavirus or HPV. The CDC estimates that as many as 80 percent of people in this country will contract HPV during their lifetime. Most won’t even know they have it. HPV is a virus that is passed from one person to another during skin-on-skin sexual contact. It can be passed during vaginal, oral or anal … [More]