Archive for April, 2012

Breast Care Center offers ‘Spring Screening’

Northfield Hospital’s Breast Care Center is inviting women to combine an important Spring Screening with their seasonal Spring Cleaning.

 Those who schedule mammograms on six select days in April and May will receive a colorful gerbera daisy and a delicious daisy-shaped cookie. 

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. 

Spring Screening appointments are available between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, Tuesday, May 1, Tuesday, May 8, Wednesday, May 9, Wednesday, May 16 and Thursday, May 17. For an appointment, call 507-646-1143

Latest newsletter now online

New Sleep Center opens … tips for better sleep … vaccine available to reduce incidence of shingles … These topics and more are addressed in the latest issue of the quarterly FamilyHealth newsletter from Northfield Hospital & Clinics. Click here to read the newsletter online.

News Letter

Coming Event May Help You Sleep Better

Want to sleep better or manage snoring? Gerard O’Halloran, MD, sleep specialist at FamilyHealth Medical Clinic, may be able to help. Join him at the following event:

Get to Sleep! Understanding Sleep Apnea and Its Effects

April 17

6:30 to 8 p.m.

Eagle View Elementary School, New Market

(part of New Prague Community Education)

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