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Home Isolation
Healing & Treatments Mar 30, 2020

What exactly does it mean to practice "home isolation" during the COVID-19 pandemic?

"I imagine many people in our community are in this situation right now," says Monte Johnson, MD, vice president of medical affairs at St. Francis Regional Medical Center. "They're not feeling well, maybe they're concerned it's COVID-19. They talk to the doctor only to find out that they can't be tested for the coronavirus, so they're thinking, 'Now what?'"

St. Francis Spotlight: Concussion Therapy
Healing & Treatments Mar 12, 2020

St. Francis Spotlight: Concussion Therapy

Whether it's a fall, a motor vehicle accident or a sports injury, head trauma and concussions are becoming more numerous. The symptoms that follow a concussion can create problems for a person trying to complete daily tasks. St. Francis Rehabilitation & Sports Medicine has a team of specialists trained in concussion therapy to help those struggling with concussion symptoms.

5 things to consider before reconstructive or plastic surgery
Healing & Treatments Oct 29, 2019

5 things to consider before reconstructive or plastic surgery

St. Francis and Allina Health board-certified plastic surgeon, Mahsa Moghaddam Smoot, MD, addresses five things to consider if you are thinking about having a cosmetic or reconstructive procedure.

Sage advice: Get screened for colorectal cancer
Healing & Treatments Sep 25, 2019

Sage advice: Get screened for colorectal cancer

Last year, the American Cancer Society (ACS) updated its guidelines for colorectal cancer screening. Through studying recent trends in cancer rates, the ACS learned that colorectal cancer is being found in younger and younger patients. Now, the ACS recommends colorectal cancer screening for an average-risk person take place every 10 years, beginning at age 45, rather than the previous age of 50.

St. Francis Spotlight: Aquatic Therapy
Healing & Treatments Aug 15, 2019

St. Francis Spotlight: Aquatic Therapy

St. Francis Rehabilitation & Sports medicine is equipped with a private, state-of-the-art therapeutic pool for adults in the 1601 medical office building on the St. Francis campus, and uses the pool at the Chaska Community Center for children’s aquatic therapy via St. Francis Capable Kids Pediatric Therapy.

Integrative Therapies Relieve Pain and Anxiety, Aid Healing
Healing & Treatments Jun 14, 2017

Integrative Therapies Relieve Pain and Anxiety, Aid Healing

St. Francis Regional Medical Center offers integrative therapies — massage therapy, acupuncture, acupressure, aromatherapy, guided imagery, healing touch relaxation techniques, and more — to hospital patients.