September 24, 2017

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A Homecoming for ACMC-Litchfield’s Dr. Cassandra Bulau

Growing up in Litchfield, Dr. Cassandra Bulau—like many high school students—never imagined she’d be back. After high school she left for Boston, where she received her undergraduate degree in biology and history at Boston University. Dr. Bulau always had an interest in medicine; the sciences were her favorite in high school. So it was no [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]

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]

A Day in the Clinic with ACMC-Litchfield Ob/Gyn Dr. Scott Schultz

Meet ACMC-Litchfield obstetrician/gynecologist Dr. Scott Schultz. Dr. Schultz’s days are always a little different, and that’s just one of the reasons he loves what he does. He let us spend a day with him to get an inside look at what a day in clinic as an obstetrician/gynecologist in Litchfield is like. Scroll through the photos for a [More]

A Change of Pace: Dr. Dexter Casta’s Internal Medicine Practice in Litchfield

Growing up in the Philippines near Manila, Dr. Dexter Casta never imagined he’d be living in Litchfield, Minn.  He didn’t really know where he’d end up. But he was sure of one thing. He knew one day he wanted to be a doctor.  As he settles into his role as the new internal medicine physician [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]

Shape Up Your body!

Can you get in better shape without changing your shape? The answer is “yes.” Most often my patient’s true desire when beginning an exercise program is to change their shape. They want to lose weight, drop a few sizes, look better and feel more confident. Sometimes after working on their exercise program for six months [More]

Immunizations are Important for Everyone

Small Pox, Polio, Whooping Cough, Tuberculosis, and Measles are all diseases that once plagued our ancestors with severe illness, lifelong disability and even death.  Do you have a family member that was affected by one of these illnesses long ago?  Do you choose to vaccinate yourself and your children from diseases such as these? Immunizations [More]

Aerobic Exercise vs. Weight Training

Most people know that exercise of any kind burns calories.  What few know, however, is that we burn more calories each day doing “nothing”.  Our basal metabolism is what keeps the machinery of the body running, even at rest, and is responsible for the majority of calories burned in any given day.  Inheritance greatly affects [More]

Mammograms, Breast Ultrasounds and MRI’s: What’s It All Mean?

The key to saving lives from breast cancer is early detection.  When women reach the age of 40 (or earlier if at high risk), it is recommended that an annual mammogram test is completed.  Mammograms can’t keep women from getting breast cancer; their primary purpose is to assist in detecting breast cancer sooner than it [More]