The onset of Winter can bring Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) – a form of depression that’s common in northern climates. If you experience Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD), you might be feeling less energy as the days grow shorter and we get less sunlight.
Women are four times as likely to be diagnosed with seasonal depression than men, and younger adults have a higher risk of SAD than older adults. Family history and a history of depression or bipolar disorder can increase the risk of seasonal depression.
Talk with your health care provider if you’re experiencing:
Surgeon Ellie Cohen, MD has joined the General Surgery practice at Northfield Hospital, whose surgeons perform a wide range of procedures – and provide 24/7 coverage for emergency surgery.
Dr. Cohen believes it’s important to learn from each of her patients and strives to give individualized, quality care. “I believe in looking at the patient’s individual needs to give them the best care that they need at that time,” Dr. Cohen says. “It’s really special to have the solution for them, and be able to fix someone’s problem in a matter of hours.”
Northfield Hospital + Clinics has been named a Breastfeeding Friendly Workplace by the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) for NH+C’s contributions to the health of breastfeeding employees and their babies.
MDH recognizes workplaces and county health departments that have demonstrated their commitment to supporting breastfeeding families by creating a workplace lactation support program. There are112 Breastfeeding Friendly Workplaces recognized across the state.
Northfield Hospital + Clinics invites proposals for the design for a print and electronic version of the manuscript History of the Northfield Hospital.
NH+C has received a Minnesota Historical and Cultural Heritage grant of $5,600 to support the design for an estimated page print and e-book (117 pages of text, plus assorted photos and charts). Experience with book design, especially local history publications, is preferred.
Is that backpack too heavy? It might be hurting your child now . . . and in the future. Check out this video.
Vaping is so popular – and dangerous – for teens that the Surgeon General has declared youth use of e-cigarettes an epidemic.
Immediate health risks can be profound. In 2019, over 2,500 people were hospitalized with severe lung illness tied to vaping – many of them teens, and some requiring ventilators to breathe. There were 55 deaths in 2019; ages range from 17 to 75 years.
Grief can show itself in many forms. Sometimes it can be difficult to understand that what we are feeling is related to the complexities of loss. In an effort to acknowledge the deep challenge of both grieving the loss of a loved one and adjusting to the changes that present with that loss, we invite you to the events listed below. Both the event and the support group are free and open to the public, so please spread the word if you know others who have experienced a loss and may benefit.
Public Presentation on Grief and Loss
This free, six-week workshop is designed for people living with chronic pain to help better manage their symptoms and improve their daily lives.
Living Well with Chronic Pain
Fridays, Sept. 20 - Oct. 25
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Northfield Hospital (Meeting Room A)
2000 North Ave., Northfield MN
Free. Registration is required; space is limited.
Northfield Hospital + Clinics welcomes Dr. Jasmine Kamboj, a hematologist and oncologist who joins the Cancer Care & Infusion Center at Northfield Hospital this month.
Dr. Kamboj knows it’s important to listen and understand her patient’s concerns so she can offer the best available options and support while they choose which path works the best for them. “I believe in building a strong rapport with my patients,” she says.
By Ben Flannery, MD
You may be hearing about manganese levels in Northfield drinking water, and might have health concerns for infants. This is relevant only for formula-fed babies, and there’s a simple solution.
Manganese naturally occurs in drinking water and can be found in rocks and soil. It’s a naturally occurring element that our bodies need.