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  • Colorectal Cancer, the silent disease

    Colorectal cancer strikes more than 140,000 women and men each year, but with early detection and treatment it is a curable disease. Unfortunately, colorectal cancer often is a silent disease, beginning with no symptoms at all. 

    Join Oncologist Dan Anderson, MD, Surgical Nurse Lisa Thorsland, RN, and Surgical Technician Debra Martinson to learn about your risk factors for developing colorectal cancer and how to prevent and detect.

    You should attend this seminar if any of the following applies to you:

                • Aged 50 or older
                • Have a parent, brother, sister or child who's had colorectal cancer or colon polyps
                • Have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease)
                • Have experienced symptoms such as blood in your stool, abdominal pain or a change in bowel movements.

    Colorectal Cancer, the silent disease
    Thursday, March 5, 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. 
    OMC's Cascade Room

    Click here to register online or call 715-294-4936

  •  Ebola Update

    A message from Rene Milner, MD, chief medical officer

    With the Ebola virus making headlines daily, the medical staff at Osceola Medical Center works behind the scenes to ensure that our patients, staffers and community are prepared, healthy and safe, regardless of the circumstance.

    This is what we know about the virus. There have been no cases in our community and state, and it is actually difficult to contract. The Ebola virus is spread by direct contact with a sick person’s blood or body fluids, or by contact with infected animals. We also know that it’s raising anxiety levels in our community.

    Information is key to addressing the concerns associated with this virus. To that end, the links listed here can give you valuable information that we hope will help address your concerns. However, if you have recently traveled to Guinea, Liberia or Sierra Leone in West Africa, or have come in contact with someone who has, and believe you are experiencing Ebola symptoms, please call us (715-294-2111) before coming in to our facilities. As always, if you are experience an emergency, call 911.

    For the latest information about Ebola including symptoms and prevention, please visit:

    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website: cdc.gov

    The Minnesota Department of Health: health.state.mn.us

    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services: dhs.wisconsin.gov














  • FREE Baby & Me Classes
    Every Thursday 5 to 6 p.m.
    OMC's Cascade Room

    Supported by local hospitals and United Way St. Croix Valley’s Success by 6 Initiative, “Baby and Me” classes provide a play and discussion hour for parents and their infants (from birth to 12 months). Classes occur on an ongoing, ten-week schedule with discussion topics such as massage, sleep, nutrition, baby sign language, reading baby’s cues, child development, separation anxiety, music, taking care of Mom, family traditions, and more. 

    Click here to register and for a complete schedule of this class or call Family Resource Center at (715) 684-4440.