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

Great Northfield, Minn. Book Raid starts Tuesday

The Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s  51st annual Great Northfield, Minn. Book Raid begins Tuesday, April 24, and runs through Saturday, April 28, at the Northfield Ice Arena.

  Sale hours are 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 25-April 27; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28. Friday all books are 50 percent off. Saturday morning is the bag sale, and all remaining books are free on Saturday afternoon.

 The Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s Book Fair has developed a time-tested formula for success — great books, great prices and a great deal of community pride. After half a century of book fairs, the event has burrowed its way into Northfield’s consciousness and become a seasonal marking point, one of Northfield’s signature events. It is an example of a community acting on its best instincts, promoting literacy, voluntarism, recycling and reuse, all in service to community health improvement.

 Over the years the book fair has raised more than half a million dollars. It is used to support projects at Northfield Hospital & Clinics and other community health initiatives. These funds also support the Northfield Hospital Auxiliary’s health education scholarship program. This year the hospital auxiliary is dedicating funds raised from the book fair to the expanded Cancer Care & Infusion Center at Northfield Hospital.


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News Letter

Hospital auxiliary book collection underway

 The Northfield Hospital Auxiliary is now receiving books at the Northfield Ice Arena for the 51st Annual Great Northfield, Minnesota Book Raid.

Book donations, including CDs, DVDs, and videotapes, are welcome at the arena Monday-Friday, April 2-6, 4 to 6 p.m.; Monday-Friday, April 9-13, 9 to 11 a.m. and 4 to 6 p.m.; Monday through Friday, April 16- 20, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturdays, April 7 and 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Saturday, April 21, the last day for donations, 9 a.m. to noon. .

Sale hours will be 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, April 24; 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, April 25-April 27; and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, April 28.

The hospital auxiliary is dedicating funds raised this year to the expanded Cancer Care Infusion Center at Northfield Hospital and scholarships.

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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