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Have traditional weight loss methods been unsuccessful? The CentraCare Bariatric Center can help you lose weight when traditional weight loss methods have failed. Your journey begins at a free weight loss informational seminar. You will learn about weight loss medical and surgical options, expected outcomes, complications, insurance requirements and your pathway to a healthier life. [...]

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Travel around the world by sampling international food and dance steps from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, at River’s Edge Convention Center, St. Cloud. As a reminder of your journey, you’ll leave the event with health screening results, education materials, a photo booth memento, the glow from a mini-massage and possibly a [...]

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Caregivers of patients with cancer are invited to an evening of activities to help cope with cancer from 6-7:30 p.m., Monday, Jan. 14, in the Windfeldt Room at CentraCare Health Plaza, St. Cloud. Stephanie Hern, MS, family therapy doctoral intern with the Coborn Cancer Center will provide caregivers information on coping skills, education materials and [...]

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CentraCare Health System’s Communications Department received five Beacon awards at the Minnesota Health Strategy and Communications Network fall conference. These awards were received for: • Communication surrounding a 2011 medication diversion; • 2011 SCH Volunteer Annual Report; • My Healthy News e-newsletter; • The Health Matters radio show with Dr. Allen Horn; and • The [...]

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CentraCare Clinic – Sauk Centre, 433 Elm Street N., recently received health care home certification from the Minnesota Department of Health. A “health care home” is a partnership between primary care providers, families and patients to work together to improve health outcomes and quality of life for individuals with chronic health conditions and disabilities. The [...]

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Parents of a child suffering from a long-term illness or injury face the added challenge of lost work time and decreased income on top of mounting medical bills. To help offset some of the financial burden, Spare Key — a Minnesota non-profit — helps bridge the gap by making a mortgage payment for Minnesota families. [...]

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Because CentraCare Health System is seeing more patients from racially, culturally, linguistically and religiously diverse communities, CentraCare recently engaged a consultant to complete an in-depth cultural competency assessment. Surveys and focus groups were designed to better understand how well CentraCare serves its diverse patient population and where improvements are needed. CentraCare Health Foundation has invested [...]

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Practice reading labels to gain confidence in identifying potential allergens in food products from 6:30-8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, at CentraCare Health Plaza, St. Cloud — Hughes, Mathews room. A health care professional will provide resources to help you understand portion sizes, calories, fiber, fat, carbohydrates, sugar, sodium and protein content. Free. For more information, [...]

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