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Naloxone Saves Lives

Rice County health professionals are spreading the word that  Naloxone  can save  lives – and  ordinary citizens  can help.

Naloxone, also called “Narcan,”  is an antidote to opioids, including heroin. If given quickly after an overdose, it can prevent respiratory suppression and death.

Monday, October 17, 2016 - 14:45
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Noah Desserich's long night . . . and short ride

Noah Desserich's long night . . . and short ride

When Noah Desserich didn't feel like taking part in the evening activities for Family Camp at St. Olaf College, his mom thought it was preteen moodiness.

Turns out it was his appendix.

Noah's stomachache got worse as the night wore on. By 2:30 am, his mom Tracy was Googling appendicitis symptoms . . . and hospitals.

"We were 10 hours away from home, staying in the college dorms," Tracy says. "We only saw cornfields as we were coming into town; we didn’t know where anything was."

Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:15
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New endoscopy services now available through Surgery Center

The Surgery Center has added two new endoscopy procedures, both designed to study the esophagus. These specialty tests are not common throughout the area; now, Northfield Hospital can serve as an alternative to sending patients to the Twin Cities or Rochester for these services.

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 15:43
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