Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is inviting women to combine an important Spring Screening with their seasonal Spring Cleaning.
T hose who schedule mammograms on eight select days in May — May 1, 8, 9, 13, 14, 22, 23 and 28 — will receive a complementary potted plant and treat. Appointments are available Monday, Wednesday, Fridays 7:30-4 p.m.; Tuesdays and Thursdays 8-4 p.m. Evening appointments are available until 8 p.m. on Thursday, May 28. For an appointment, call 507-646-1143.
Early detection of breast cancer is known to save lives and increase treatment options. The American Cancer Society recommends annual mammogram screenings beginning at age 40 for women at average risk of breast cancer.
Sandy Mulford, Director of Diagnostic Imaging at Northfield Hospital, said the “Spring Screening” is an effort to encourage women to have their annual mammogram.
“It’s easy to remember the importance of annual mammography during Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, but this important screening can be tended to year-round,” said Mulford..
All mammography exams are performed on a direct digital system, utilizing advanced Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) software and skilled radiologist interpretation. Patients benefit from a padded mammogram table that makes the screening as comfortable as possible, and from supportive, experienced technologists who have specialty certification specific to mammography.
Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s 52st annual Great Northfield, Minnesota Book Raid held at the Northfield Ice Arena.
Sale dates are Tuesday, April 23, through Saturday, April 27. Sale hours will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 24 – April 26; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 27.
Proceeds from this year’s book sale will go to the Cancer Care & Infusion Center.
FamilyHealth Medical Clinic will host “Sleep, Rattle and Roll,” an educational evening for mothers of young children, on Monday, Oct. 22, 6:30 p.m. at the FamilyHealth Clinic in Lakeville off CR 70 near Lakeville South High School.
There will be three presentations:
• “Steps to Take if Your Baby Is Ill” – Ben Flannery, MD, a FamilyHealth pediatrician
• “Eat Great with MyPlate” – Kristi Winkels, RD, LD, a nutrition therapist from Northfield Hospital & Clinics
• “Tips for Helping Your Child Sleep” – Gerard O’Halloran, MD, an ENT specialist with FamilyHealth Medical Clinic
There is no charge for the evening, but please call 952-469-0500 to reserve your space.
Refreshments will be served.
Live Well with FamilyHealth
Join us at one or all of these free healthy-living seminars from the experts at FamilyHealth Medical Clinics.
Healthy Nutrition for Seniors
: Presented by Kristi Von Ruden, LD, RD
: Wednesday, Sept. 26, 11 a.m. to noon
: Market Village Senior Residence
Preventing Falls and Improving Balance
: Presented by Beth Stember, physical therapist
: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 11 a.m. to noon
: Elko New Market Library
Eye Concerns for Seniors
: Michelle Muench, MD, ophthalmologist
: Monday, Oct. 29, 11 a.m. to noon
: Elko New Market Library
Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is offering a “mini-spa experience” with every mammogram scheduled on10 dedicated days in October, Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
Those scheduling mammograms October 1,2, 9,10,16,17,25,26, 29 and 30 between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. will be treated to a mini-massage, complimentary specialty beverages and treats, and a parting gift.
Sandy Mulford, director of Diagnostic Imaging at Northfield Hospital, said the “spa event” is an effort to encourage women to have an annual exam. Early detection can save lives and increase treatment options, she said.
The Breast Care Center features a direct-digital mammogram unit with a mammo pad for extra comfort. The direct digital system provides a clearer image and more detail. This leads to more accurate diagnoses and the ability to detect cancers at an earlier stage.
“The goal of screening exams is to find cancer before symptoms are expressed,” Mulford said. “Early detection saves many thousands of lives each year. Following the American Cancer Society’s guidelines for screenings improves the chances that breast cancer can be diagnosed at an early stage and treated successfully.”
For an appointment, call 507-646-1143.
A flu vaccination each year is the first and best way to protect against getting this year’s seasonal influenza. The Centers for Disease Control and the Minnesota Department of Health are recommending anyone six months or older be vaccinated.
Those most at risk for becoming seriously ill from the flu include:
- people age 65 and older
- young children
- pregnant women
- people with certain conditions such as asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.
FamilyHealth Medical Clinic has established specific dates and times for seasonal flu clinics during the months of September and October. Call 952-461-5200 for your appointment every Tuesday and Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Northfield Hospital & Clinics will open a new primary care medical clinic next July in Elko New Market, Minnesota.
The practice will initially be located in leased space in the center of the commercial district. Long-range plans call for building a new clinic on four acres north of Elko Speedway off County Road 2.
This will be the fifth FamilyHealth Medical Clinic in the Northfield Hospital & Clinics network. The others are in Northfield, Lonsdale, Lakeville and Farmington.