Amanda Zehrer, MD, recently joined the women's health team at Stellis Health. As an OB/GYN specialist, Dr. Zehrer cares for women throughout their pregnancy from planning to delivery and postpartum…
Not sure which type of face mask to wear? How to care for it? Read on to see the top face mask questions answered.
Which Face Mask Is the Best Choice?
With a constantly growing number of cloth and disposable face masks available, it’s understandable that you may feel some level of confusion. Should you choose a mask with a filter pocket? Do you need a cloth mask, or is a disposable option acceptable? Can you find a mask that’s comfortable and provides protection during your workouts? What about the coveted N95 respirator mask?
Bethel University recently named Stellis Health the Clinical Site of the Year, an annual award given to a clinic or health care organization that best exemplifies a long-term and enthusiastic…
Certain physical changes are tell-tale signs of advanced age, from silver hair to lines and wrinkles. Many people also find that as they get older, they also get wider. Excess weight gain can occur young and old alike, but it commonly accompanies the aging process.
“Excess weight raises your risks for conditions like arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, and heart disease,” says Kari Fabian, MD, internal medicine physician at Stellis Health. “We can all benefit by understanding weight management challenges and solutions as we age.”
Check out the answers to frequently asked questions on the subject.
How Does Advancing Age Affect the Body?
What parents need to know before scheduling their child’s flu shot appointment—here’s the most common influenza vaccine questions and answers.
When Should Your Child Get a Flu Shot?
With flu season upon us in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it’s more important than ever to reduce your risk for getting the flu. Most people should get vaccinated by the end of October, according to the CDC. Your child may need two doses of the vaccine (four weeks apart), if this is their first flu immunization. The CDC recommends starting the vaccination series earlier. (more…)
A lot of people try to balance the question of their health with the following question: is this serious enough to contact the doctor? Sometimes, you’re not sure if you need to worry about certain symptoms, especially if all you really need is a bit of rest or hydration.
Leg cramps can be extremely painful, but most of the time, they do not need more medical care than you can give yourself at home. However, sometimes leg pain can indicate the need for intervention.
Causes of Sudden Leg Pain
Most of the time, the feeling of intense pain in your legs is from muscle cramps or spasms. People often refer to these cramps as charley horses. The muscle contracts and often may not release for several seconds. During the contraction, the pain may escalate or intensify. Charley horses have a number of causes, but the most common reasons for the cramps include: (more…)
Kate Schroter, MD, recently joined Stellis Health. As a pediatrician, Dr. Schroter is dedicated to the health and well-being of all children. "We're excited to welcome to Dr. Schroter to…
Jacquelyn Harman, DO, recently joined Stellis Health - Monticello Clinic. As a pediatrician, Dr. Harman specializes in the health and medical care of infants, children and adolescents from birth to…
Your body’s kidneys, ureters, bladder, and urethra make up your urinary system. The primary function of the urinary system is to filter blood and also to produce urine. The urine helps rid the body of waste and extra water that the body doesn’t need. An infection in the urinary system is called a urinary tract infection or a UTI.
If you ever get a UTI, you should seek medical attention right away. Left untreated, a UTI can spread to the bladder and the kidneys. To help you better understand UTIs, here are the answers to four frequently asked questions about urinary tract infections. (more…)
CONGRATULATIONS Glenn Nemec, MD!! The University of Minnesota Medical School’s Rural Physician Associate Program (RPAP) recently awarded Dr. Nemec the Excellence in Teaching & Recognition of Service Award to recognize…