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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…

Questions about the Covid-19 vaccine? See some answers provided by Dr. Bridget Dewey

Despite the availability of a safe and effective vaccine, this pandemic persists, in part due to resistance to the vaccine.  While I do not support vaccine mandates and believe in personal freedom of choice in health matters, it is important that people make sure they are basing their decisions on sound information.  Unfortunately, the issue of whether or not to…

March is National Kidney month

March is National Kidney Month If you see people wearing green ribbons in March, it might be they are Irish or honoring St. Patrick’s Day, but it also might be to raise awareness for National Kidney Month! The kidneys are a sometimes over-looked, but important part of several of the body’s organ systems. They consist of two bean-shaped organs located…