Spring is right around the corner. That means spring cleaning, lighter clothes, and checking in on your health. This is the season of renewal and growth, after all. There is no better time than now to schedule a visit to your provider. Why is a yearly physical check-up important? We’ll break it down.
In 1956, Vice President Lyndon B Johnson declared February American Heart Month. The goal was to bring attention to issues impacting the heart and inspire a more healthy country. While these efforts have improved many lives over the decades, there continues to be work to do. Heart disease is still the number one killer of Americans. There are many types, and learning more about them can help you stay on top of your health.
We are now scheduling COVID-19 vaccine appointments for this week!
To put it mildly, cancer throws a wrench in your quality of life. Thankfully, advances in medical technology like the Varian TrueBeam™ Linear Accelerator can make fighting a diagnosis easier and more effective. Fairview Range Medical Center in Hibbing is proud to house this technology in its Radiation Therapy department. This gives our community the same level of cancer care as healthcare systems in Duluth and the Twin Cities, right here in Hibbing. TrueBeam™ technology not only gives patients better care, but it also gives them more flexibility in their care.
Sometimes the greatest advances in medical technology do not feel that high tech at all. Despite this, they completely change the way we live and better our community in essential ways. Virtual visits are a great example of this. Almost overnight, they have forever changed how people receive health care and access their provider. On the Iron Range, this change can be seen most prominently by the uptick in virtual visits offerings provided by local healthcare systems. While face-to-face visits will always be essential in some situations, virtual visits have become a wonderful resource for both patients and providers.
Even during a year that brought extraordinary challenges, there were many reasons to celebrate. We welcomed 276 babies into the world at Fairview Range Medical Center in 2020. Here are the most popular names chosen by our families last year.
We’re lucky to live in an area that offers plenty of good food, fresh air, and outside activities. This is useful during any winter, but it’s especially important during the COVID-19 pandemic. Staying mentally and physically healthy during the colder, darker months can boost your wellbeing and your happiness. According to Dr. Susan Hoyum, a Family Medicine physician at Fairview Mesaba Clinic – Hibbing, here are a few ways you can keep up your health right now.
We’re all ready to ring in a new year. At Fairview Range, we want you to have a healthy 2021 and that starts with how you celebrate New Year’s Eve. While we’d love to all be raising our glasses together in Times Square, that’s just not in the cards this year. Let’s all celebrate 2021 safely so we can also all celebrate 2022. Here’s a few recommendations for a safe New Year’s Eve.
Jean MacDonell, President and CEO of Grand Itasca Clinic & Hospital in Grand Rapids, MN has been named Interim President and CEO of Fairview Range in Hibbing, MN. Effective January 4, 2021, she will assume the dual leadership position in addition to her role at Grand Itasca. She has 22 years of experience in health care, 13 of which have been at Grand Itasca.