September 21, 2017

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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]

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]

Taking Temperatures and Treating Fevers with Medication

Fevers cause parents to worry about their child. Once the number on the thermometer creeps up to more than the body’s core temperature, as parents you instinctively start to try to figure out what’s wrong. How to Take Your Child’s Temperature There are many ways to take a temperature; you can take it under the [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]

Radiologic Tech Graduating with Help from ACHF Scholarship

I broke my collar bone when I was 13 and ever since that day, I’ve known that I wanted to work in the medical field. I had X-rays taken and I just thought the images looked so cool on the screen and I thought it would be an interesting job. Every day I would get [More]

Reach Out and Read

Does your child love to read?  At ACMC, we know that reading is an important part of a child’s development. Children who develop critical early reading skills enter kindergarten better prepared to succeed, with larger vocabularies and stronger language skills. That’s why in 2005, ACMC began participating in the national Reach Out and Read program. [More]

Colds vs. Allergies

Coughing, sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes; is it a cold or is it allergies?  That seems to be the big question this time of year. Watch the video by Dr. Steven  Meister, Family Medicine, ACMC-Marshall to learn more about allergies and what you can do to help alleviate your symptoms. Like ACMC on Facebook:

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]