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Bridging the Gap Between Crisis and Home

Sue Nelson RN Home Care

Recovering after hospitalization and/or surgery can be a challenging transition for patients and their families. Injuries, chronic illness and aging can also make it difficult to live at home safely. “Arriving home with new treatments, such as an I.V., new medications, therapy services, as well as physical and mental limitations, can make home feel not […]

C-Section: Know the Facts

Dr. Danielson

When women dream about their ideal pregnancy and childbirth, major surgery rarely enters the vision. While nearly 32 percent of women in the U.S. welcome their baby by C-section, Redwood Area Hospital’s Birthing Center has a C-section rate of about 25 percent. C-sections are performed by Dr. Alan Olson or Dr. David Danielson, who recently […]

What’s Going On in Your Colon?

Dr Charles Ulrich

The colon: Five highly productive feet of the human digestive system that people would rather not talk about. When functioning at its best, the colon can process nearly three pints of liquids each day into a normal amount of solids, passed anywhere from three times per day to three times per week. If you don’t […]

Find Relief from Chronic Back Pain

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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 […]

What is Cataract Surgery?

Cataracts occur when the usually clear lens of your eye becomes cloudy. This natural lens lies behind your iris and pupil and focuses light onto your retina at the back of your eye. When a cataract appears, your vision can become muddied and distorted, and the glare from lights can often be enhanced. This is […]