Leg Cramps: What you can do about them

Leg Cramps: Why We Get Them and What We Can Do About Them [3 minute read] If you suffer from leg cramps, often called “charley horses,” you know how debilitating the pain is, and how it feels like there is nothing you can do to help it pass more quickly and less painfully. Stellis Health […]

Unexplained Weight Loss in Seniors

Q. My 91-year-old father lives on his own and has been living alone since my mother died five years ago. He looked rather thin last time we saw him. I am concerned about his nutrition. Should I be worried? A. This is a very common concern for many families. It can be a sign of […]

Summer Safety Series: Water, Heat, and Tick Safety [4 min. read]

Summertime is time to bring out the bathing suits, shorts, and T-shirts, along with your sense of adventure. People are out enjoying the beautiful warm weather with activities like hiking, boating, and camping. However, it’s also a time of year when accidents related to water sports and heat exhaustion are filling emergency rooms, and disease-carrying […]

Stellis Health named a 2022 Top Workplace by the Star Tribune

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Stellis Health has been named one of the Top Workplaces in Minnesota by the Star Tribune. The Top Workplaces award recognizes the most progressive companies in Minnesota based on employee opinions measuring engagement, organizational health and satisfaction. “We value our employees’ opinions and listen to what matters most to our team,” says Lindsay Reiter, Human […]

Analyzing Alzheimer’s: Straight Talk About the Disconcerting Disease

Think of all the information your brain accrues over your lifetime – it’s immense. Everything from knowing the capital of Montana (it’s Helena) to where you left your reading glasses. It’s all in your noggin. So, when your brain can’t remember a bit of information (especially if you’re really needing your glasses), a common knee-jerk […]

Orthopedics Care

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Protecting Your Musculoskeletal System As children, many of us sang ‘The Skeleton Dance’ song (“…. the foot bone’s connected to the leg bone, the leg bone’s connected to the knee bone….”). Unfortunately, there was no follow-up song explaining just exactly how they were connected. That would be your musculoskeletal system, which is made up of […]

Independent Group Practices = Personalized, Quality Patient Care

How independent practices benefit patients. Navigating the complex healthcare system is undoubtedly a difficult feat. Having options and the ability to make choices that best fit your medical needs is empowering and reassuring. Working with and seeking medical advice from an Independent Group Practice provides an extra level of care and flexibility, while still having […]

New Orthopedic Surgeon Joins Stellis Health

Fellowship trained sports medicine and adult reconstruction orthopedic surgeon specialist Jim Lorge, DO, recently joined Stellis Health. “We are excited to welcome Dr. Lorge to our medical staff and community,” says Brent Wilde, CEO of Stellis Health. “His patient-first approach to care complements our orthopedics team and clinic philosophy perfectly.” “I enjoy taking care of […]

Orthopedic Nurse Practitioner Joins Stellis Health

Doctorate of nursing practice and certified family nurse practitioner Chris Elness, DNP, recently joined Stellis Health. “We are excited to welcome Chris to our medical team,” says Brent Wilde, CEO of Stellis Health. “He is a tremendous addition to our clinic and community, particularly his extensive experience in orthopedic care.” “I strive to deliver the […]

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month: Know Your Screening Options

When searching for birthday cards at the store, especially for a 50th birthday, inevitably you will find at least a handful with jokes regarding colonoscopies – “Look who’s all grown up and ready for a colonoscopy! Happy 50th Birthday!” There are a multitude of jokes, comics, and memes on the topic, but colorectal care and cancer prevention is no laughing matter. It is estimated that colon cancer causes 50,000 deaths annually. However, if detected early, it is also one of the most treatable forms of cancer.

 

It may be an uncomfortable topic, but colorectal care and cancer screening should never be