"Back" to school: backpack safety

“Back” to school: backpack safety

Sue Ellen Edrington, MSN, CNP, RN-BC Clinical Educator, Riverview Hospital Well, it’s back to school time. Most of our children are heading out to school with their backpack. Backpacks are better alternatives to carrying school supplies than heavy totes, messenger bags, or rolling totes. Heavy totes and messenger bags can cause pressure on the shoulder, […]

Milk Alternatives: Which is Best?

Milk Alternatives: Which is Best?

By: Laura Kenny MS, RD, CD Grocery stores are becoming well-stocked with milk alternatives, but consumers should not assume that all products are nutritionally equivalent to cow’s milk.  Of particular importance to the American diet, cow’s milk is a key source of protein, calcium and vitamin D.  So…should you choose soy, rice, almond, hemp or […]

On a mission to make a difference

On a mission to make a difference

[slideshow id=14] Riverview Medical Group orthopaedic surgeon Norman Mindrebo, MD with New Hope Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, his wife Peggy Mindrebo, and Riverview Nurse, Miranda Johnson, recently went on a medical mission trip to Haiti. Here, they reflect on their meaningful venture! Dr. Norman and Peggy Mindrebo: Working together in Haiti on short-term trips often […]

Focus on Prevention: Colonoscopy

Focus on Prevention: Colonoscopy

March is Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. In recognition, we offer some useful information regarding the importance of prevention. Colonoscopy is one of the least common screening exams sought by patients. The reasons range from the physician not mentioning it to fear of pain and discomfort both during the procedure and in the preparation for the […]

A fitness resolution that lasts all year!

A fitness resolution that lasts all year!

Riverview Hospital Registered Dietitian, Laura Kenny, RD and Riverview Rehab & Fitness Exercise Specialist, Ryan Lawson, offer helpful information on making fitness resolutions last all year… The start of a brand new year is a time for new beginnings. Resolutions to eat better and increasing your physical activity are a great place to start. To […]