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Vascular Screening Program travels to Duluth Clinic-Virginia



  DULUTH – Patients in the Virginia area can benefit from SMDC Health System’s Vascular Screening Program without making a trip to Duluth. Each month, the screening program is traveling to a different Duluth Clinic site in the region to o… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content. Username Password Remember Me   […]

“Tummy Time” important for babies



  In 1994 the American Academy of Pediatrics made a recommendation known as the “back to sleep” program, stating that it is safest for babies to sleep on their backs. As a result of this, the incidence of Sudden Infant Death Syndrom… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Depression: A hypothetical scenario




A woman (I’ll call June) wakes up to a beautiful spring morning. The sun is shining, birds are singing and there is no rain in the forecast. For a moment, she is excited to start the day but then her mood changes and she feels an overwhelming … Please register for a free account or log in below to access […]

Healthy for Life




  Happy Freedom to Everybody! We’re just moving summer right along here and I hope it’s proving to be a worthwhile experience for everyone. And I hope you all are taking advantage of exercising your freedom to exercise!! Exercise … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Your Prostate: An owner’s manual



 Editor’s note: In honor of Father’s Day, we asked Chuck Mayfield, VRMC physician assistant, to discuss prostate health. – Jean What is a prostate?   The prostate is a gland that forms part of the male reproductive system. … Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

“Food Rules”



Editor’s note: I recently read “Omnivore’s Dilemma: A Natural History of Four Meals,” by Michael Pollan. Then I got tiny tome, “Food Rules.” I asked his publisher if I could publish the 64 rules one at a ti… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

St. Mary’s, Miller-Dwan Auxiliaries make generous donations



The Miller-Dwan Auxiliary recently donated $75,000 to the Miller-Dwan Foundation’s Turning Point fundraising campaign. Turning Point is the highly anticipated child and adolescent mental health center that will be designed for youths sufferin… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Reiki classes offered



RELAX WITH REIKI is holding a Reiki Level 1 Class Tuesday and Wednesday, June 8-9, from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m. each evening. Cost is $125, which includes the manual and snacks. There is room for 2 more students. When the class is completed Students wi… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Duluth Clinic-Virginia Lab Director Receives Honor



Kent Froberg, lab director, Duluth Clinic-Virginia. Submitted photo. M. Kent Froberg, M.D., the laboratory director at Duluth Clinic-Virginia and a regional pathologist for SMDC Medical Center, was recently honored with a diploma of honor by the Ass… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this content.

Knowing the signs of a stroke is important



How do you know if your friend or loved one is suffering a stroke? There are some simple tests that can help you determine if you should call 911. The stroke experts at SMDC Health System are sharing the information with the community as part of nat… Please register for a free account or log in below to access this […]


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