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Water-Related Illnesses and Safe Swimming Practices

Summertime brings fun and sunshine. With this hot weather many of us are seeking to cool off in the local swimming pool or lake. We need to remember that recreational water illnesses also increase in summer and early fall. Cryptosporidi-what? Cryptosporidium is one of the most common waterborne diseases in our country, and is most [More]

What is Swimmers Ear?

Minnesota is the land of 10,000 lakes and a countless number of swimming pools. During the summer, most children spend a large part of their day soaking up the sun (safely with sunscreen of course) at a nearby pool or swimming beach. It’s all fun until the ear pain starts; that ear pain can be [More]

A Typical “On-Call” Weekend in Minnesota Lake Country

I’m a family medicine physician with an ACMC affiliate in Litchfield, Minn., – a town of about 6,500 people.  I’m often asked what the lifestyle is like in Litchfield, especially from other physicians living in metro areas. Here’s the key – I live on a lake inside the city limits and it takes me about two minutes to [More]

Mosquitoes, Bites and West Nile Virus

By Jo DeBruycker, RN, MPH, ACMC Health Learning Center Mosquitoes, and mosquito bites, are annoying. What is worse, mosquito bites sometimes transmit serious disease such as West Nile Virus. How to reduce mosquito bites? You’re most likely to get mosquito bites at dawn or dusk, when mosquitos are most active. But, it’s not always possible [More]