Organ donation saves and heals lives. Hospitals play a delicate role as a bridge between donors and recipients.
LifeSource honored Northfield Hospital with an Excellence in Donation Award for facilitating organ and tissue donation every time the opportunity arose in 2017. By fostering a culture of donation, we can create something positive in the moment of loss when a loved one dies. One person can save and heal up to 75 lives through organ, eye and tissue donation.
Dr. Kraushaar loves the laughter and curiosity of kids. She’s a pediatric specialist who cares for children and adolescents in the Northfield Clinic, starting August 7.
“I enjoy working with families to provide the best possible care for their children during all the stages of growth and development,” Dr. Kraushaar says. “The best part of my job is working with children. There is always laughter and curiosity.”
It’s a return to Northfield for Dr. Kraushaar, who is a graduate of St. Olaf College.
At every check-up, one of the routine steps is a blood pressure check. Why is it so important?
High blood pressure is the single biggest risk factor for heart disease, heart attack, stroke, and other cardiovascular problems. But high blood pressure has no symptoms. The only way to know you have it is to check regularly.
A normal blood pressure reading is 120 over 80. While there is some variation from person to person, if your blood pressure is much higher than this, your health care provider will talk with you about the consequences of high blood pressure.