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The Difference Between a Lumpectomy and a Mastectomy

Jun 10, 2019 9:09:00 AM / by Fairview Range Breast Center posted in Fairview Range, Breast Center, Breast Cancer, Screening

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It’s a big decision. Which breast cancer surgery option is right for you? We’re breaking down the terms you need to know to help you understand what each surgery will entail, what you will need to take into consideration, and the advantages and disadvantages of each.

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Understanding Your Diabetes and Foot Care

Jun 6, 2019 9:38:00 AM / by Fairview Range Podiatry posted in Fairview Range, podiatry, diabetes

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Diabetes affects every aspect of your life, especially your feet. A small cut, an open sore, or even wearing improper footwear can pose serious health complications. That’s why it’s important to follow the guidelines put in place by your doctor and podiatrist, inspect your feet daily, and take conscious steps when taking care of your feet.

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Know Your Stuff: Breast Health Services 101

Jun 3, 2019 8:01:00 AM / by Fairview Range Breast Center posted in Breast Center, Breast Cancer, Screening, Mammogram

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Mammograms, MRIs, stereotactic breast biopsies—it can all feel a bit overwhelming. There’s lot of terminology that you may not be familiar with when it comes to breast health services—but no worries, we’re here to help break it all down.

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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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