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Protect Yourself from Skin Cancer as Melanoma Rates are Rising!

By on Jan 16, 2017 in Events & News |

Melanoma, a typically malignant tumor of melanin forming skin cells, is on the rise.  Scientists predict over 76,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with melanoma in 2017 and over 10,000 will die from it.  This marks an increase from 8,500 melanoma deaths in 2009.  What can you do to protect yourself from melanoma?  The Melanoma Research Alliance...

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Happy New Year from Pine Ridge Surgery Center!

By on Jan 1, 2017 in Events & News |

Pine Ridge Surgery Center would like to wish a Happy New Year to all our surgery center patients and families.  If you are making a resolution for better health habits in 2017, keep in mind that diet & exercise are only part of the puzzle.  Scheduling a check-up with your primary care physician or physician specialist is an equally important step towards better...

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International Infection Prevention Week is October 16-22

By on Oct 16, 2016 in Events & News |

Did you know that each year approximately 1 in every 25 people in the United States gets an infection in the hospital while being treated for something else?  Whenever you visit a hospital or other health care setting, you become vulnerable to catching infections.  Unfortunately, infections caught in hospitals cause nearly 75,000 deaths each year.  The good news is...

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Know Your Risk! A Presentation in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By on Oct 14, 2016 in Events & News |

Know Your Risk!  A Presentation for Patients and Providers by Dr. Cecilia Stroede in Honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October   Wednesday, October 19, 2016 6-7 p.m. Pine Ridge Surgery Center 2500 Pine Ridge Boulevard Wausau, Wisconsin 54401   Do you know your risk of developing breast cancer? Do you know the appropriate age for you to have a...

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October is Health Literacy Month

By on Oct 14, 2016 in Events & News |

Health literacy is the capacity for individuals to obtain, process, and understand basic health information and the health services that are available to them.  Through the years, health care organizations, community services, health literacy coalitions, government agencies, and universities have hosted a wide range of Health Literacy Month events.  These include...

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National Women’s Health & Fitness Day is Wednesday, September 28, 2016

By on Sep 20, 2016 in Events & News |

National Women’s Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for women of all ages, occurs on Wednesday, September 28, 2016.  The event focuses on the importance of regular physical activity and health awareness for women.  On this day more than 500 groups across the country will host women’s health and fitness events at senior...

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