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Redwood Area Hospital supports 100% smoke free daycare and foster care facilities in Minnesota

Redwood Area Hospital staff and community stake holders recently created the following video in support of a county policy making all daycare and foster care facilities 100% smoke free 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Redwood County passed the ordinance unanimously on September 4, 2012, making it the first county in the state […]

Six Things That Cause the Elderly to Fall

By Marlo Sollitto, contributing editor with Falls are the leading cause of death, injury and hospital admissions among the elderly population. In fact, one out of every three seniors falls every year. Last year alone, more than 1.6 million seniors were treated in emergency rooms for fall-related injuries. Several factors contribute to the fact that seniors […]

New Occupational Therapy Services


Hands-On Therapy with Graston Technique® and Pediatric Occupational Therapy The occupational therapy team atRedwoodAreaHospitalis pleased to offer new treatment options for patients: 1) a new technique for soft tissue dysfunction and 2) expanded services for pediatric patients. “Now there are more ways we can help patients with customized plans of care and convenient services right […]

Ready for the Unexpected, Dr. Kristin Bergstrom

Kristin Bergstrom MD

When Kristin Bergstrom, M.D., and the emergency team are on the floor in Redwood Area Hospital’s Emergency Department, you know you are in good hands. “In a small community emergency room, we see everything that large urban hospital emergency rooms see – from everyday injuries to unexplained illnesses to severe trauma – just less frequently […]

Understanding Alzheimer’s Disease

alzheimers flash

Alzheimer’s disease is often called a family disease because the chronic stress of watching a loved one slowly decline affects everyone. To help patients and their caregivers understand the changes that occur as the disease progresses, Alzheimer’s disease  is broken into early, middle and late stages. The symptoms and progression within these stages vary from […]

Find Relief from Chronic Back Pain


Epidural Steroid Injections If you should have chronic back pain, you know it can become very debilitating. It can keep you from working, getting restful sleep, pursuing leisure activities and enjoying life. When physical therapy and other pain relief methods are no longer effective, an epidural steroid injection may be an option. “The spine is […]

Maintaining Mental Wellness

Maintaining Mental Wellness

By Dr. Mikol Davis, Psychologist and Carolyn L. Rosenblatt, R.N., Attorney at Law The challenges of maintaining mental wellness and getting older involve increasing effort with the passing years. It is quite common for us to experience a sense of loss, as our physical body diminishes in strength and function. In addition we experience loss […]

Communicating With People Who Have Aphasia

Some “Do’s & Donts” from the National Aphasia Association Aphasia is a communication impairment usually acquired as a result of a stroke or other brain injury. It affects both the ability to express oneself through speech, gesture, and writing, and to understand the speech, gesture, and writing of others. Aphasia thus changes the way in […]

Diabetes Signs and Symptoms

Type 1 Diabetes Type 1 diabetes usually occurs in children and young adults. Symptoms include: Frequent urination Increased thirst Increased Hunger Unexplained weight   loss Type 2 Diabetes Type 2 diabetes usually occurs after age 30. Symptoms include: Fatigue Blurred Vision Cuts and sores that don’t heal Dry, itchy skin Infections (or the same infection keeps […]

What Do We Need During Grief?

Time: Time alone and time with those you trust and who will listen when you need to talk. Months and years of time to feel and understand the feelings that go along with the loss. Rest, Relaxation, Exercise, Nourishment, Diversion: You may need extra amounts of things you needed before. Hot baths, afternoon naps, a […]