A permanent fix for acid reflux

April 1, 2019
Tri-County Health Care in Wadena is one of only nine medical facilities in the state that offers the LINX Reflux Management procedure. One of the many minimally invasive procedures offered at Tri-County, LINX is considered a permanent fix for acid ...

Personalized care for your loved ones

April 1, 2019
Linds have added third funeral home, second generation
Lind Family Funeral and Cremation Services, with locations in Alexandria, Parkers Prairie and Miltona, are run by (left to right) Curt and Barb Lind and Sari and Peter Lind. Contributed photo
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Ask the Expert: Am I eligible for occupational therapy?

April 1, 2019
Answers provided by Emily Guggenberger, COTA-L (licensed certified occupational therapy assistant) What is occupational therapy? Occupational therapy is the only profession that helps people across their lifespan to do the things they want and need to do through the therapeutic ...

Ask the Expert: What can be done about dry eyes?

April 1, 2019
Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What can I do for my dry eyes? Dry eyes is one of the more common eye symptoms that there is. We call it ...

A natural approach to weight loss

April 1, 2019
It’s not often that friends agree on the best way to lose weight, but these three doctors are all passionate about the Activate Metabolics program which they utilize in their respective clinics to help patients have a happier and healthier ...

Ask the Expert: Why should I get an eye exam?

March 1, 2019
Answer provided by Dr. Andrea Joplin M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud Question: Why should I get an eye exam? If I can see well and my eyes feel good why should I get my eyes ...

Pope County Expo returns on April 6

March 1, 2019
Thousands are expected for the 9th annual Pope County Expo, one of the largest free events in the area. The Expo will take place on Saturday, April 6  from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Minnewaska Area High School ...

Crafting your best online presence

March 1, 2019
AMS Digital is a marketing communications agency that specializes in helping clients build and improve their online presence through digital media. “We use effective marketing communication strategy, website design, branding and video production,” said Steve Henning, director/digital specialist at AMS ...

Is your farm truly protected?

February 1, 2019
A lot goes into owning and operating a successful farm. No matter the size, there are risks – some more substantial than others. It’s important farmers ask themselves how their operation might be at risk. If Mother Nature strikes or ...

Ask the Expert: Why is it important to treat hearing loss?

January 1, 2019
Answers provided by Kristen Dargay, Au.D., of Janning ENT of Willmar
Kristen Dargay, Au.D, Janning ENT. Contributed photo
What does your health reveal about your hearing? Hearing loss usually develops over time, making it difficult to notice in many cases. ...

Ask the Expert: Can cataracts grow back after surgery?

January 1, 2019
Answer provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud Question: Can cataracts grow back after surgery? Well, yes, in a way. First, though, a review of what a cataract is and how it’s ...

Helping people hear better since ‘74

December 1, 2018
Wales Hearing Center has special hearing event Dec. 3-7 Forty-four years ago, Sgt. Gregory Wales was discharged from the United States Air Force and returned to Minnesota with his wife and three children.
The Alexandria office of Wales Hearing Center
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Ask the Expert: What to know about provider networks

December 1, 2018
Answers provided by Keith Asmussen, Medicare Product Manager at UCare. Do provider networks differ from plan to plan? Yes. Provider networks can vary from one health care company to another, and also from plan to plan within the same company. ...

Helping people age in place… at home

December 1, 2018
One of the most difficult things about aging for some people is leaving the home they love. Prairie River Home Care realizes how hard that time is for seniors and is assisting them as much as possible to remain where ...

Updated Cookbook Locations

November 1, 2018
A few new locations that have cookbooks available have been added to this list. The newest Senior Perspective cookbook, “More Lifelong Favorites, Vol. 16” will be available at hundreds of stores throughout  Minnesota by early November. Books expected to be ...

Ask the Expert: Can I prevent macular degeneration?

November 1, 2018
Answers provided by Dr. Mitchell Gossman, M.D., ophthalmologist at Eye Associates of Central Minnesota, St. Cloud What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration refers to a number of diseases which affect the center of the retina, called the “macula.” The macula ...

Helping plan, protect your future

November 1, 2018
Ankeny works to help clients live ‘a more content, confident and generous life’ The mission of Thrivent Financial is to help Christians be wise with their money so they can live generously. Helping people reach that goal is Dane Ankeny, ...