January 20, 2019

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Virtual Visits Available for ACMC Patients

It’s 8:00 am. Amy was coughing throughout the night and her throat is sore. She would like to stop by the clinic but with two little ones at home, it’s difficult to find a babysitter. Allison is on the road for work and her eye is irritated. She thinks it might be pink eye, but [More]

Artificial Sweeteners: The Good, The Bad…Wait Are They Really That Bad for You?

How much sugar do you think you eat every day? If you’re like the average American and the typical patient when they first come to the Willmar Diabetes Center, far too much. Most people have at least 20 teaspoons of sugar every day. For women that’s 14 teaspoons more than the daily recommended allowance and [More]

MyHealth@ACMC Helping Busy Patients Manage Their Healthcare

A busy working mom of two, Janae is always on the go. Sometimes it feels like a never-ending treadmill of working, running errands, going to appointments and keeping up with her boys. “Life is busy,” Janae said, “especially when you have two active boys like I do!” Her oldest son, Lucas, is two; Derek is [More]

Recognizing Heat Illness and Dehydration in Children

Do you remember the lazy days of summer when you were a kid? When you would spend all day playing outside with siblings and friends? I treasure those memories! It was, and continues to be, my favorite time of year. But as summer heats up, so does the likelihood of heat stress and exhaustion. Kids [More]

Preventing Drowning Incidents in Childhood and Teen Years

Drowning. It’s the second-leading cause of injury-related death in children in the United States. I know what you’re thinking. It would never happen to my child. He knows how to swim, and besides, he never swims without supervision or someone else present. But in many drowning accidents, there is an adult present.  Last year, I [More]

Marking a Milestone: Ringing the Cancer Bell

The golden bell at Willmar Regional Cancer Center rings, and nurses and staff gather in the waiting room at the Cancer Center to celebrate—and share tears of joy—with the patient who has rung the bell. The tradition of the bell began at MD Anderson Cancer Center in 1996 when U.S. Navy Rear Admiral Irve Le [More]

Be Stroke Savvy: Recognizing the Signs of Stroke

It’s the third leading cause of death in the United States; in fact, every year approximately 600,000 of these are reported. It’s also a leading cause of long-term disability in adults. It’s stroke. And it’s something that ACMC-Litchfield internal medicine physician Dr. Dexter Casta sees far too often in his practice. Most commonly, a stroke [More]

Heart Healthy Tips from ACMC Providers

Heart disease: the silent killer. That may very well be why it’s the number one cause of death in the U.S. every year. Though there isn’t much you can do about some risk factors, you can—and should—do others to live a healthier life. ACMC providers share their top heart healthy tips in this video. Do something [More]

Managing Your Health Online with ACMC Patient Portal

ACMC president and CEO Dr. Ronald Holmgren and Ginny Norsten, employee support manager, took to the airwaves on KWLM Open Mic to talk about our new patient portal MyHealth@ACMC.  MyHealth@ACMC is a secure, convenient way to manage your personal ACMC health care online. Have you signed up yet? “MyHealth@ACMC is a fantastic tool for our [More]

Helping Your Child Navigate Cyberbullying

Being a kid isn’t easy. Would you want to go back to the awkward years of growing up and trying to fit in with your peers? The world today is different than the one you or I grew up in. While change can be a wonderful thing, it also brings new challenges for kids—things like [More]