March 23, 2019

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Grateful Heart: Alida Rampaart Reflects on Her Time at ACMC

In 1974, as a recent immigrant to the United States, Alida Rampaart took her first job with ACMC Health. Now, 43 years later, she will be retiring from the clinic but not without many fond memories and friends she has made along the way. Share in Alida’s journey, the changes she has seen, and what [More]

From Father to Son, Woodcarving More than Just a Hobby for ACMC’s Terry Tone

The intricate Iroquois Indian woodcarving that graces his home is one of Terry Tone’s favorites, and for good reason. It reminds him of his late father who was also a woodcarver and the reason Terry got into woodcarving. Terry didn’t grow up watching his dad spend hours woodcarving. In fact his dad was 60 years [More]

Genetics, Breast Cancer and Ovarian Cancer: Should I Be Tested for a Gene Mutation?

Undoubtedly if you own a TV, computer or smart phone, you’ve seen the news about Angelina Jolie.  A BRCA1 carrier, she’s been recognized for her courageous decision to get a double mastectomy to reduce her risk of getting the same cancers that both her mom and aunt lost their cancer battles to.  It’s a story [More]

Mosquitoes, Bites and West Nile Virus

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 or desirable to stay indoors during these times. Fortunately, [More]

Ear Infections

Is your child pulling on their ears, fussy or running a temperature? They just might have an ear infection. Ever wonder what causes an ear infection and why kids are so prone to getting them? What Causes Ear infections? Ear infections usually start with the Eustachian tubes not functioning properly.  Inflammation leads to pressure, fluid [More]

What Does It Mean When My Child Has a Fever?

The clock ticks to 2:00 am. and there you sit, rocking your sick baby trying to do what you can to make things better. Her forehead feels warmer than usual and her face looks red and sweaty and you fear that now she is running a temperature. You ask yourself, will she be OK until [More]

Help Prevent Spring Sports Injuries

Spring has arrived early this year and with the nice temperatures outside, kids are ready to get out and participate in activities. As an athletic trainer, I want my athletes to be able to participate safely and enjoy the game. Whether playing baseball, softball, golf, tennis or competing in track and field, there are certain [More]

Melanoma – An Increasing Epidemic in Young Adults

As a dermatologist my concern for your skin is year-round, but as spring and summer approach it’s important to start thinking about sun and skin safety. Skin Cancer is Attacking our Young! At ACMC, we have three dermatologists and we are all seeing the same trend that is being reported nationally; skin cancer is on [More]

My Life Exploration Led Me to Medical School

Sometimes our path isn’t always clear and you have to experience life a bit to help see where you belong and my journey to medical school certainly didn’t start in the traditional sense. Finding My Way After high school, I went to college and studied at the University of St. Thomas where I majored in [More]

Setting Goals for the New Year

Can you believe that it’s already March? How are you doing on those New Year’s Resolutions? Have you lost your 10 pounds or joined the gym? Many people have given up on resolutions as they realize they are not a real solution in the long run. Doing nothing however, is not the answer either if [More]