Catch those Pesty Fruit Flies

Do you have those annoying small "fruit fly" bugs buzzing around your house? Dr. Tiffany Trenda, pediatrician at Hutchinson Health, has a great method to rid your home of the pesty bugs. A large mouthed glass with apple cider vinegar, fill with some dish soap and add water to make suds. The bubbles catch the bugs and they drown. Dump and redo mixture when many are floating. This WORKS! ... [Read More...]

Homemade Cough Syrup by Dr. Leah Willson

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Get ready for flu season....Dr. Leah Willson, Hutchinson Health pediatrician shares her homemade recipes for cough syrups, if you would like to make a version that is natural. Kids may even prefer the taste. Effective Natural Homemade Cough Syrup Recipes for children 1 year and older. NOT intended for babies under 12 months of age. #1 1 cup pineapple juice 1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice One level teaspoon ginger powder Two tablespoons honey Dash of salt (1/8 teaspoon or less) Dash of cayenne pepper (1/8 teaspoon or less) Blend in blender or food processor until smooth and no lumps of powder. Store in refrigerator. Can give 1 to 2 teaspoons up to every 2 hours as needed for cough. NOT for children under 12 months of age. #2 1/4 cup of pineapple juice and 1/4 cup of honey OR 1/4 cup of lemon juice and 1/4 cup of ... [Read More...]

Flu Talk – Get the Facts from the CDC

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Health Care Home Featured in Hutchinson Leader

Hutchinson Leader showcases Hutchinson Health's new program Health Care Home.  This program helps patients with their care plan, insurance questions, and overall health plan. http://www.crowrivermedia.com/hutchinsonleader/news/local/when-a-little-help-can-go-a-long-way/article_68d689bd-bb89-5262-a5da-1d1e0c8ea172.html   ... [Read More...]

Meet Our New Providers: Dr. Stuckey & Dr. Avery

Dr. Mark Stuckey Mark Stuckey, DO is Hutchinson Health’s new Family Medicine physician. He and his family moved to Hutchinson when he completed his residency. Dr. Stuckey specializes in family medicine, sports medicine, and general health care. He will be performing colonoscopy and endoscopic procedures.  Dr. Stuckey looks forward to practicing medicine in a variety of settings with colleagues who would push him to be his best. Dr. William Avery William Avery, DO is Hutchinson Health’s new ENT physician. Dr. Avery specializes in conditions of ear, nose, and throat and will provide care in the areas of nasal and sinus disorders, ear infections, throat and voice conditions, hearing disorders, dizziness. The key to Dr. Avery’s philosophy of care is helping patients understand their options and choose the most appropriate one. Both ... [Read More...]

Lice Update from Dr. Tiffany Trenda

Dr. Tiffany Trenda, pediatrician at Hutchinson Health, discusses school lice for 2016. "Unfortunately we have already started to see lice in Hutchinson this school year. The best treatment is prevention. Try to encourage your kids to not share brushes, hats, and to not play with each other’s hair, as the head louse is transferred through direct contact and they do not jump. If lice are seen, the current recommendations is to start with over the counter permethrin containing shampoo on day one of treatment. Use a fine tooth comb thoroughly through the hair every day for the next nine days and then retreat with permethrin shampoo. During this time all bedding and clothing will need to be washed and dried at a high temperature. Unfortunately, some lice are resistant to our normal treatments also known as Super-lice. The good news is that ... [Read More...]

Blood Drive a Huge Success

Hutchinson Health's Blood Drive yesterday was a HUGE success. The goal was 25 units and 28 units were actually collected. Half the donors were Hutchinson Health employees!! Thank you to all who donated and tried to donate; due to space and American Red Cross staffing restraints, 15 people who walked in were turned away. Please pre-register if you are considering donating at a blood drive, so accommodations can be made. ... [Read More...]

Hutchinson Health Include Always Video

At Hutchinson Health "We Include Always." Not only are we caring for others, we are caring for ourselves. We are employees. We are community. We are patients. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZp2OJIh3R8 Great video that depicts the roles we engage in, for the communities we serve. ... [Read More...]

Flu Vaccine Available Now

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Hutchinson Health Clinic now offering flu vaccines for the 2016-2017 season. According to Dr. Leah Willson, pediatrician at Hutchinson Health: "We will only be offering the shot this year. The recommendation that FluMist not be given this year was made by the CDC (Centers for Disease Control) after reviewing the data and studies from the US Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Network. The determination was made that for the 2016-2017 season, the injected vaccine will be significantly more protective against influenza. We do not know if FluMist will return in the future, but for now, all immunizations for influenza in the US will be the injectable (inactivated) vaccine." Call the clinic at 320-234-3290 for an appointment or walk-ins are also welcome.   ... [Read More...]

Marissa Wojcik, PA-C speaks at Hutchinson Rotary Club

Occupational Health was the topic today at the Hutchinson Rotary Club meeting. Marissa Wojcik, PA-C heads up Hutchinson Health Clinic's Occupational Health area. Marissa spoke to the club about what Occupational Health means. She focuses on the health and wellness of workers and their environment. Some aspects of Marissa's job entail: Pre-Employment Physicals Education Maintenance screening/testing Treatment of injuries Spirometry (lung function testing) Marissa's role is to help the employee,and employer have active, safe, and healthy lives. If you are a business wondering about Occupational Health call 320-234-3290 to visit with Marissa Wojcik, PA-C. ... [Read More...]

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