Visiting your provider for an annual checkup is a simple – and essential – step to staying healthy. So why do some men refuse to go to the doctor regularly?
The American Heart Association explains 10 reasons why many men put off doctor visits . . . and how to get past them.
1. "I don’t have a doctor."
Is that backpack too heavy? It might be hurting your child now . . . and in the future. Check out this video.
It’s November (“Movember” for mustache fans), a great time to spotlight men’s health.
Prostate cancer is the second-most common cancer among men (after skin cancer). About 1 man in 9 will be diagnosed with prostate cancer during his lifetime – about 174,650 diagnoses this year, reports the American Cancer Society. The average age at diagnosis is about 66; it’s rare in men under 40.
Vaping is so popular – and dangerous – for teens that the Surgeon General has declared youth use of e-cigarettes an epidemic.
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.
Great question. NPR’s “Health Shots” explains the benefits of 3D mammography, including new research that shows better detection of cancer with 3D images for women as young as 40 and women 65-plus (two separate studies). “If a breast cancer screening facility offers 3D, women should choose that,” NPR concludes, quoting radiologist Liane Philpotts, MD with Yale Cancer Center: “‘It's really a no-brainer. We just get so much more information with 3D, it seems an obvious choice.’”
Northfield Hospital + Clinics welcomes Suzanne Schaefer, MD to its Lakeville Clinic, caring for patients of all ages.
She brings 30 years’ experience, including Urgent Care expertise, to the Lakeville community.
Dr. Schaefer believes in working together with patients to promote health by preventing disease through screening, managing chronic disease, and promoting a healthy lifestyle.
“I look forward to developing relationships with patients,” Dr. Shaefer says.
The growing problem – and national conversation – of opioid addiction may be affecting the way you think about your own health care. Like many people, you may feel nervous about taking pain medication when you need it.
As doctors and leaders in healthcare and government work together to address the crisis, it may help you to know how doctors and pharmacists address opioid prescriptions, and some other alternatives to managing your pain.
Busy women – especially those who care for kids and perhaps aging parents – tend to put their own health last.
We invite you to put yourself first for an evening.
Our first-ever Women’s Health Fair is an evening of health information for women at every age and stage. We invite you to celebrate your best health . . . your best self.
Staff and providers from 15 departments across NH+C welcome you with exhibits and activities, seminars, tours, refreshments – and a prize drawing for some pretty delightful gift baskets.