November 20, 2017

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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]

ACMC Hearing & Balance Center: Celebrating Five Years of Success, Part 2

Creating Balance for Our Patients ACMC’s Hearing & Balance Center, in Willmar, Minn., filled a big gap in vestibular medicine when it began treating dizziness and balance disorders five years ago. Prior to 2007 the nearest balance center was more than 70 miles away and required a referral to make an appointment. ACMC’s Hearing & [More]

Hyper-what? Why Does My Doc Keep Hounding Me about My Blood Pressure?

Hyper-what?  Why does my doc keep hounding me about my blood pressure? Let’s take the confusion out of high blood pressure by pretending your cardiovascular system is nothing but a system of the following three parts: Pump Pipes Filter The Pump: If any pump is required to push against higher pressures long enough, it is [More]