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Getting a Mammogram: What You Need to Know Before You Go

May 22, 2019 7:58:00 AM / by Fairview Range Breast Center posted in Breast Cancer, Screening, Mammogram

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Getting a mammogram is the best way to detect breast cancer in its earliest stages. However, for many patients, getting a mammogram for the first time can be an intimidating process. After all, what can you expect? The truth is, mammograms are not as scary as you think. But to better prepare yourself for your mammogram, there are a few things you may want to know before you go.

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Everything You Need to Know about Bunions

May 17, 2019 11:12:51 AM / by Fairview Range Podiatry posted in Fairview Range, podiatry, bunions

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Whether you’re wearing bulky boots in winter or breaking out the summer sandals, you might be dreading that large bump next to your big toe. Bunions are large, painful bumps that develop on the inside of a foot, where the big toe joint bends—often causing the big toe to bend sideways and face the other toes. Painful and permanent, those who have bunions will do almost anything to find relief. We spoke with Fairview Range’s Dr. Stacey Helland, DPM, to learn more about what causes bunions, what treatments are available, and how to reduce pain.

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Taking a “Step Back”: Understanding Foot Health Awareness

Apr 25, 2019 2:42:38 PM / by Fairview Range Podiatry posted in Fairview Range, podiatry, exercise

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With April comes signs of spring. For us Minnesotans, it means time to get out-and-about after a long winter. Hiking, walking, and running are all activities we enjoy as the weather warms up, which is why it’s also fitting that April is National Foot Health Awareness Month. This means, it’s time to take a “step back” when it comes to your foot health, what it means to you, and what you can do to treat your feet right.

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