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May is Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month

Wear a White Ribbon for Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation has designated May as National Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month.  It may surprise you to know that fractures related to osteoporosis account for more hospitalizations than heart attacks, strokes and breast cancer combined.   The most common sites of fracture in a person with osteoporosis…

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month   If you see someone wearing a blue ribbon in March, it may be because the month and March 4 in particular is designated as Dress in Blue Day for Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. The colon and rectum are the last portion of the intestines. Cancer of the colon is the 3rd most common…

Dr. Rice installed as president of MMA

Randy Rice, MD, a family medicine physician in Moose Lake, was inaugurated as the 155th president of the MMA at the association’s virtual Annual Conference on Sept. 24. He officially begins her one-year term on Oct. 1. Other MMA officers for 2022 include: Will Nicholson, MD, a family medicine physician and hospitalist in Maplewood, who was elected as president-elect. Marilyn…

November 19th is the Great American Smoke-out

November 19th is the Great American Smoke-out   No matter what age you are, quitting smoking or vowing to never start is one of the best things you can do for your health. My patients have certainly heard this from me many times. I know this is much easier said than done however. If you need some motivation, November 19…

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer in women after skin cancer. It is also the second leading cause of cancer death for women after lung cancer. To put it in numbers: 1 in 8 women in the U.S. will develop invasive breast cancer in their lifetime. In 2021, this means that it…