Mental Health Resources in Burnett County

What to do when you or someone you love is in a mental health crisis. May is Mental Health Awareness month, but as we all know, mental health doesn’t just happen in May alone, and oftentimes, the topic can be difficult to bring awareness to. But what exactly constitutes a mental health crisis? If you…

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Don’t Let April Showers Catch You Off Guard

Tips for Dealing with Urinary Incontinence Why did the bladder cross the road? To get to the bathroom on the other side – and quickly! All jokes aside, if your bladder is running the show, it’s time to take control. Urinary incontinence is the involuntary leakage of urine, and it can occur in people of…

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Colon Cancer: Be Aware & Take Care

March is Colon Cancer Awareness Month, a time to raise awareness about the third most commonly diagnosed cancer in both men and women in the United States. Colon cancer, also known as colorectal cancer, affects the colon or rectum, which are part of the digestive system. According to the American Cancer Society, there will be…

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Heart-Healthy Recipes That Aren’t Boring

February is Heart Month and that means we are bringing even more awareness to living a long life with a healthy heart. Here in the Northwoods, that is even more difficult with the abundance of fried food and let’s face it, beer, at every corner. Being heart healthy doesn’t mean you have to give up…

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Cervical Cancer – What You Need to Know

January is National Cervical Health Awareness month. Did you know each year, over 14,000 women in the United States are diagnosed with cervical cancer? While that number may be high, one of the leading causes of cervical cancer is preventable. Human papillomavirus (HPV) is a major cause of cervical cancer and may also lead to…

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Holiday Cheers to Heart Health

The holiday season is short and sweet – but oftentimes stressful, especially for your heart health. According to the American Heart Association, cardiac death is almost 5% higher during the holidays. More food + more alcohol, less sleep + more stress = heart health overload.  Not only that, people often delay care during the holidays.…

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Quit for Good

Breathe Better with a Tobacco Cessation Program at Burnett Medical Center We all know the statistics but just in case you needed to hear it again: yes, smoking causes lung cancer. In fact, according to www.CDC.org, people who smoke cigarettes are 15 to 30 times more likely to get lung cancer or die from lung…

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What is ENT?

ENT stands for Ears, Nose and Throat, and is believed to be one of the oldest medical specialties in the U.S. ENT doctors, also referred to as an otolaryngologist, are trained in...

ENT stands for Ears, Nose and Throat, and is believed to be one of the oldest medical specialties in the U.S. ENT doctors, also referred to as an otolaryngologist, are trained in the medical and surgical management and treatment of patients with diseases and disorders of the ear, nose, throat, and related structures of the…

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Go With Your Gut…

What Happens During a Colonoscopy Procedure?

While scheduling your colonoscopy is one of those dreaded tasks on the to-do list, it’s one of the most important. Colon cancer is very common, and it can affect anyone. The good news is, it is treatable when caught early! What is a Colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a medical procedure performed by a surgeon to…

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Radiology and Imaging

The x-ray changed the medical field forever. The ability to see inside the body has made Diagnostic Imaging crucial to modern medical care. With the variety of imaging services available at BMC, we can diagnose and treat a wide range of medical needs. What is Diagnostic Imaging? Diagnostic Imaging is the term used to define…

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