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Dear Friends and Neighbors,

CentraCare care givers have been working around the clock for more than 20 months to care for you, your families and friends during COVID. We are committed to caring for every Minnesotan who needs us, and nothing will prevent us from doing so – even during these never-seen-before times.

The challenge of providing this level of care is that our hospital beds are often full. ERs in all of our hospitals are packed. And our clinical teams are exhausted. Early in the pandemic, our community stepped up in amazing ways to help us. We ask that you again join us in fighting this pandemic together.

How can you help?

  • Please get your COVID vaccines and booster shots. They are proven safe and effective in reducing COVID illness, keeping people out of the hospital, and preventing death.
  • If your situation is not an emergency, please use other care options, including:
  • If this is a medical emergency, call 9-1-1, or visit the ER.

Together, we can do this. Thank you for your support.

Ken Holmen, MD
President and CEO

New Environment — New Stress

Published in Lifestyle Health, For the Health of It Author: Shawn Linn,CMT,BCTMB

It comes as no surprise to me with the rapid changes of work environments that I am getting a recurring complaint. “My neck and upper back have been really tight lately.” I believe you.

Having to suddenly drop everything and work from home seems like a sweet deal. But not having an ergonomically correct workstation, doing work you do not normally do, or having your cat decide that your keyboard is a perfect place to settle down for a while can be a real challenge.

With those challenges comes new stress and some new aches and pains. Stress, in general, tends to gather in our necks and shoulders in the form of tension. The longer we have this uninterrupted tension, the pain is sure to follow.

Help is on the way! Lifestyle Health is open again with some new safety guidelines in place. Medical massage and acupuncture are some of the best ways to combat increased tension or pain.

We may not be able to change our work situation, but we do not have to just live with the aftermath either.

It might be more difficult to recognize us while wearing the necessary PPE, but we still are providing skilled and thoughtful health services for anyone willing to do their body a favor.

“You cannot pour from an empty cup” is a true statement. Take some time to recover from the new stress you have been experiencing so you can feel your best. We are here to help and just a phone call away!

For more information and/or to schedule an appointment, please call Lifestyle Health at 320-534-3096 or email Request an appointment today.